Monday, 18 November 2013

Hallway decoration

Hi Everyone,

thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last post its nice to have my voice back so to speak and be sharing my home and finds with you again. This past week My other half has been painting my hallway for me. He only did it I think 12 months ago but I over time I hated the darkness of the raspberry walls I chose it made the hall dark and depressing. I had some lovely 1970's wallpaper in the loft and decided to use that to make a feature on 2 walls and painted the remaining walls an Oatmeal colour its so much lighter and brighter and even feels bigger.

God its so dark I loved it at the time its amazing how quickly your taste can change. So good bye raspberry hello Oatmeal and gorgeous vintage wallpaper :-) If you click on the photo's they will appear larger.

Hello pink and cream 70's wallpaper ;-)

A close up of the paper for you.

And my new hallway ;-) I love it now, the wallpaper is just on 1 wall downstairs and makes a great feature as you walk in. I kept my floor the same. My 50's larder had a lovely new makeover and was lined with vintage wallpaper and it homes all our shoes, and bits and pieces we need for the dogs ie, coats and leads etc. I am just waiting to have some glass cut for the doors and then it will be finished.

I had the 70's purple flower curtains and just had to cut and join some to the bottom to make them longer but they go so well with the wallpaper

I love the yellow and the purple and pink together.

Then if you look up the stairs you can see the paper again on the wall at the top of the stairs just behind the cabinet. Again making a feature and a focal point.

I have had my cabinet for a few years now I found it in a charity shop for £8.00 I started to fall out of love with it when the raspberry wall was behind it now it looks young and fresh again I feel.

I have a collection of 60's and 50's prints on the walls

And above the stairs just as you go down a shelf with a collection of bits and pieces with an art deco mirror above it helps to reflect the light.

And then an old wooden shelf holds my collection of Enid Blyton and Ladybird books.

And again I have had this lovely 50's lampshade for ages this is in the bottom hallway.

My little wooden shelf I got from the antique market is home to some pieces that belonged to my family. The camera was my fathers first one he ever owned, the jubilee mugs belonged to my Nan along with the jug and the xmas plate and the old teeny tiny dictionary's to.

And the other 50's  lampshade at the top of the stairs I have again had it for ages.

We had a lovely weekend and went to two vintage fairs Crikey its Vintage in Exeter and then we paid a visit to my lovely friend Katie's Vintage shop in Budleigh Salterton along the way. What Katy Did a ,little treasure trove of vintage goodies if you haven't been your missing out on a wonderful treat. While we were there we took Midi and Kia onto the beach for a walk it was the first time for Kia bless her she didn't think much of the pebbles.

It was such a still day and so peaceful there.

I wore a 50's twin set skirt and blouse with a 70's green velvet jacket one of many I own. My lovely hubby had one of his Harris tweed vintage jackets on dressed down with comfy jeans.

Right that's me done I have a pounding headache and I have had the making's of a head cold for the past two days fingers crossed it doesn't come to anything. I am now off to cuddle Midi on the sofa and rest up.

See you soon,

Love and hugs dee xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Vintage goodies and a friend stop

Hi Everyone,

well it took a visit up to Walsall to make me feel like blogging about some of my vintage finds again. Its been ages since I shared anything with you really not that I have bought loads I have had a few months since having adopting my greyhounds that I stopped buying. But if you are a collector like me the bug soon comes back :-) I woke up on Friday morning to see that I had won a gorgeous 50's kitchen larder  ( not that I need another one I have 3 already ) I never thought for one minute that I would get it as ebay I find very hard work these days the prices are so high. Anyway we arranged to pick it up Sunday morning and took the 2 and half hour drive to collect it. It was a gorgeous morning we watched the sun come  up and the sky turn blue it was a cold crisp Autumn day perfect for traveling and meeting friends.

What I love about this one are the legs it stands on and the black sliding glass small doors and the decorative main glass doors. Its just to yummy for words ;-) I have a soft spot for these and I currently have 3 already but what's one more :-) Don't look to closely though the paint job is shocking and this will be stripped and re painted and have new vintage wallpaper lined inside hopefully this week. Having a painter and decorator as a husband can sometimes work in your favour :-) I will keep the same blues though as this works in my front room.

Pull down the drop leaf cupboard and inside are 2 little corner shelves that I don't have in my other ones. I love the fact that they are all so different.

The glass doors are gorgeous and etched in Gold

This is where she will be going when she has had her new lease of life. To be used as a cocktail cabinet I have so many vintage glasses that it will be nice to have them in one place again and not dotted around the house. Glasses from the 50's and 60's and kitchen cupboards and larders are my love and I can't resist them :-)

So while I am showing you my larder I thought I would share a couple of my other buys from the summer months.

This 60's foot stool was a great find and only cost me £3.50 I think it was I paid my money and ran out the door :-)

I got this lovely 50's tray from one of the sellers at my Summer fair I love the colours and design.

These 1950's sputnik bowls were a great find not something I had seen before.

Flip the lids back and they will be great at Christmas for our party nibbles :-)

And lastly my little West German pot by Goebel stamp marked 1962 I love it, its such a sweet design which travels all around the pot. If you click on the photo it will appear larger for you.

So sweet ;-)

And the best thing about going traveling and buying things is that you can catch up with friends. The larder cabinet was in my lovely friend Vic's home town so we stopped in for a cup of tea and quick catch up ;-)

It was great to catch up with Vicky  she was looking as gorgeous as always. Thank you lovely for letting us into your beautiful home again and for the cup of tea :-)

And well that its from me see you all again soon,

Hugs dee xx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Dee dee's Vintage and Handmade fairs presents a Gatsby style evening

Hi Everyone,

I know I am a very bad blogger these days but our lives change and take us in different directions and this is what's happened to me but its all good and positive ;-) It just doesn't enable me to be an active member in blogland at the moment but I will come back properly when the time is right in the mean time I will have to continue to just pop in and out.

I wanted to share my little bit of news with you all my Christmas fair on Saturday 14th December is mentioned in this months Homes & Antiques Magazine only a small mention on page 120 on their December Fair dates page but its still nice to see :-)

But what I really wanted to share with you all is that I am organising a lovely evening event next year 2014. I am really excited as it will be something a little different for us.

So here goes....

So the usual Vintage and Handmade Easter Fair will be taking place during the day on Saturday 5th April at Trull Memorial hall, near Taunton, 10.00am-3.00pm. Then it will be a quick clear up and re staging the hall 1920's style for a lovely Gatsby style evening :-)  With the wonderful Des Bacon's Red Hot Syncopators. Find and listen to them here

If you are interested in joining us all the details you need are on the poster just click on it and it will be appear larger for you. Or find me on Facebook at

And well that's it from me for now. Thank you for those of you that took the time to leave me comments on my last post. I will pop over to yours in the next couple of days.

Love and hugs dee xx