Monday, 9 March 2015

Its time for change and a move

Hi Everyone,

its been a few weeks again since I was last here. Been a busy few weeks. It was my first Vintage and Handmade Fair 2 weeks ago and it was so lovely to see so many people happy and enjoying the day. Lots of  bags walked out that day full with lot's of lovely vintage goodies. If you would like to see the photo's then please head over to my events page at  you can also find out the details about my next event on 9th May to help mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War 2 in Europe.

So after 16 years its all time for change in our home I cant believe I am giving up my gorgeous kitchen with its 60s wallpaper and my wonderful summer house. But the boys are now older and I no longer need to be close to town or the schools. And the time is right we have signed the papers and will be moving to the country over the next few weeks :-) I cant wait to get back to nature and the peace and the quiet. Being able to see the stars at night and listen to the birds. I have field views from every window in the house. I will be able to step outside my door walk across the road with the dogs and step right into the fields :-) Now the nerves and the detachment have been broken about leaving the family home of 16 yrs I am really excited.

So that little house at the other side of the field will soon fingers crossed be our new home :-) I have a little folder of ideas of how we would like to decorate it. But first we have to rip up carpets and paint it through out before we move our things in. I will be putting a new twist on things for me its going to be cottage/Retro style so you will have to watch this space :-)

I have been squirreling away Vintage wall paper rolls and here are just 2 of the 70's wallpaper's that I have to chose from for the lounge not sure which to use yet.

I have also selected the colours I will be using here are my choice of 2 sets of curtains I can use again not sure which pair to use yet.

50s Barkcloth in shades of red, yellow and greens or

These lovely 70's green flower ones it may be these. I have also made some pretty crochet cushions so you will get an idea of the colours...

I backed them in lovely cream fleece.

I also made 4 cushions from this lovely 50's barkcloth fabric and backed them in thick cream calico.

So you can kind of see the theme I have going on for the lounge.

Its fun being able to make and design for new rooms again I think after 16 years in the same house it can get a bit stale but its been a wonderful place to raise my boys and I am excited about the next chapter in our lives.

As its a smaller property I am having to down size and I have decided to have a sale in my etsy shop here at    all my Vintage Dresses have now been reduced to £10 each just click on my shop link and go to the Sale section to find all these lovely dresses for sale.

I reduced these last night and the 60's green sequined twin set top right corner has now sold but all the others are still available so grab yourselves a bargain :-)

Thank you to those of you that kindly took the time to leave a comment on my last post and thank you to those that continue to read it.

Take lots of care

Hugs Dee xx


  1. Good luck with your move. I rather like the white background wall paper. Your crochet cushion covers a absolutely beautiful
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. Here's to a very happy new home! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. Ooh, how exciting - I hope the move goes smoothly, and that you'll be very happy in your new home, Dee! Fab wallpaper and fabrics, btw. xxx

  4. I'm so thrilled for you ! It's going to be fab and I can just see what you and John will make of your new home. Talk soon.

  5. How exciting! i know your new home will be just as beautiful as your last! xx

  6. I can't believe your leaving your beautiful, beloved, amazingly decorated, home Dee. It must be a huge wrench leaving, even though exciting times and a whole new home to decorate and call your own (you and John's) lies ahead.
    And I can see by all the lovely fabrics and wallpapers you've picked out that this one's going to be just as snazzily decorated.
    It all sounds so lovely, lovely - living in the country. We get "Escape to the Country" on the telly here and it reminds me of that.
    Looking forward to seeing pics of your new place. Good-luck with the move and take care Dee x

  7. Good luck with the move. I love all those colours - you'll soon have it looking fab!
    M x

  8. Ah, how exciting and daunting at the same time. It'll be fun to start over in a new place. xxx

  9. How wonderful to escape to the country Dee! I can't wait to see pics of the new place and it's conversion to your glorious style. All those fabrics are making me giddy! Xx

  10. How exciting Dee! Good luck with the move and I hope you will be really happy in your new home. Can't wait to see more photos of your style (loving the 70s look) xxx

  11. Good luck with your move, Dee! You will have fun working on your new home. I love your gorgeous crochet cushion covers here. (And thank you for visiting me recently, it was lovely to come over here and catch up with you again!)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox