Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Isn't she lovely

This beautiful girl has come to live with me. She has been keeping Deb company for a while but the moment I saw her, I wanted ever so much for her to come here and now she has. Deb describes her as having the look of the young Princess Elizabeth and isn't she right. I've got plans to make her a proper home beneath my bevelled mirror which shamefully is still under my bed. Is that a vintage sin d'you think? Maybe I won't ever find a beautiful, shabby treasure ever again - I don't deserve it! Honestly I'll sort it out soon.

For the moment my bedside table is looking much prettier and the colours in the print pick up the colours of my first-ever attempt at a lampshade cover! Now this is bonkers but I feel almost giddy that it's turned out more or less ok. Well actually its a bit short on one side but I'm just concentrating on enjoying it (well apart from the fact I haven't got a long enough extension cable for it but yes, it's on the ever growing list too...)
And look what the postman delivered yesterday - the most fabulous Pay-it-Forward present from Jess who is the such a lovely and creative blogger. A sweet cushion in my very favourite print with pretty bobble trim that I've been admiring for ages, plus some lovely green polka dot fabric that I'm earmarking for a little bag for the bathroom.
Thank you so much Jess for making this for me and for remembering what I like, I'm very touched and ashamed at how forgetful I am because Jess was one of my PIF winners and I still owe her a pressie and my year is almost up! So keep your eyes on the letterbox Jess, there'll be something on it's way to you soon!
And someone else who needs to keep an eye on the letterbox is the delightful Anna of All Things Lovely who is the winner of my blog anniversary giveaway. Not quite sure if the crinoline ladies are quite the decorative touch you're looking for for the cafe Anna but hope you enjoy them!

23 comments:

kelly said...

yes, she is indeed very lovely! I just found your blog and have enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos so much. I want to add that I also love the tour. I have been addicted to it for some years now. There is so much about it that I enjoy. Glad to know there are more like me out there, "vintage" girls into the tour, we must be a rare breed?

Miss sew n sew said...

Love your little collection of pretty things on your bedside table, especially your lampshade cover well done you! I love that style I shall have to give one a go. Your goodies from Jess are gorgeous you must of been delighted!
Sarahx

Leisa said...

Your bedside table is looking very pretty - the print is beautiful. Enjoyable as always.

Sal said...

I love the fabric of your cushion!
You must have been truly delighted when that arrived!;-)

Garden girl said...

Sigh. Your house is filled with such lovely things!(all things lovely-ha!)Thankyou so much for the lovely ladies!! They will be well looked after, rest assured. And they will certainly be kept well away from the cafe, where they may get coffee spattered! I am being ever so slightly thick today (no change there) and cannot find an email address for you, so here is mine! If you email me back I can send you my address...is that ok? Am I being cheeky? I do hope not!Thanks Steph x
annafield@hotmail.co.uk

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Steph, your bedside is looking very pretty and as for the lampshade..sigh. Did you design it yourself or is there a pattern availabl? I have a pretty base but can't find a shade that I like. Dev X

JuicyFig said...

Lovely picture - reminds me of the school reading /story books from the 70's!

The lamp shade is gorgeous - as is your bedside table - think mine may be due for a re-design now!!!

Kath
x

Ragged Roses said...

She does look like Princess Elizabeth, she's lovely. Your bedside table is looking very pretty and I love the lampshade. Gorgeous cushion, you have some lovely things Steph
Kimx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahhh so pretty.
Well done to Anna to for winning the giveaway.
love
Alison x

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Steph many thanks for the instructions, I will add it to my list of things to do..deep sigh! Dev X

Pipany said...

Oh I have the same flowery nottle as you Steph! Pretty isn't it? Your tanle top looks just like one of mine, all covered with favourite treasures. Have a good weekend xx

Sandie said...

Just popping by to say that I am giving you a Blog Award (see mine for further info)

I so enjoy reading and looking at this beautifully presented blog. x

Deb said...

Your side table looks so pretty with your new print. Congrats to Anna for winning your lovely blog anniversary giveaway!
Have a great weekend Steph.

Country Bliss said...

Hi, she is lovely and does look remarkably like a young Princess Elizabeth. Your lampshade cover looks very pretty. You have a great blog with beautiful pictures.
Yvonne

funkymonkey said...

I love the new lampshade. I also notice that the two little bottles on the cabinet are in my collection. We are obviously both ladies of great taste!

periwinkle said...

congrats to Anna - she does look like the young Elizabeth.
lisa x

claire said...

You have such lovely pictures - your bedside table looks beautiful - I would never dare photograph mine lol!!!
I've given you an award - details are on my blog :)

Lavender hearts said...

I love the lampshade cover, how did you make it. I've looked for instructions online and had no luck!

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Steph, I love that little girl too...I did see her and was so tempted..I am pleased you got her, she has gone to lovely home full of lovely vintage bits and bobs..love the shade - I am making some of these for the Vintage & Handmade Fair in Nov.
How is the new job?
Carol xx

Sarah S. said...

Lovely pictures. It is my forst time on your blog. I am really enjoying it!

julia said...

Pretty post again Steph, love the lampshade.
I've tagged you if you feel like joining in. Pop over and see.
Julia x

This Vintage Life... said...

She does indeed look lovely in her new home Steph, alongside your pretty lampshade...it's the only sort I'm willing to have a go at! Well done you...you should be very proud of yourself.
I loved your pics of Winster..I really miss being so close to the Peak District. Deb X

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

That cushion is gorgeous and you're very lucky your friend let you have that pretty picture - it looks like one you'd find in a ladybird book!
(PS - I'm having a fab blog giveaway - I hope you can drop by and have a look!)