Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Some photos of Rip it up at the Frock Around the Clock vintage fair from a few years ago.
Retro revived. Unloved pieces of furniture given a new joie de vivre with pattern and colour.
The Rip it up pop up shop.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Craft corner newcomers

 Some newcomers to the craft corner in our hallway.

Trolley Dolly

Did your granny have one of these? I picked this one up from a charity shop in Newtownards for £3, a wheel fell off as i was bringing it back to the car and a nice couple ran after me to give it back! I'd been looking for one for ages and of now i've found one I see them everywhere.

Before. Messy! The painting in the background sums it up!
Trolley Dolly, works a treat as a dressing table and I've got my chair back.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

show your bits

Inspired by this retro look teatowel ,which was too cute to use so I framed it instead, the design is called My kitchen shelves...ToDryFor
Off came the cupboard doors, one roll of wallpaper, the pattern is called Cocktail from BandQ, some glue, a little bit of know how and alot of patience later........
My kitchen shelves! Cheerful and easy to find everything!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Bog Blog

sometimes people need to be reminded
how clean is yer bog?

Thursday, 4 August 2011

stolen afternoon

 I had an unexpected afternoon off work today and went to Greyabbey to the gorgeous vintage shop Vintage Homebird. The shop sells vintage and retro furniture and collectables - my dream shop! The lovely owner allowed me to take some photos to share and I couldn't come home empty handed so I bought this flowery coffee pot to cheer me up in the mornings.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

tomato watch

I'm growing tomatoes (trying to grow tomatoes) there are lots of little flowers so hopefully lots of tomatoes!
 This summer my dad built a veggie patch for us . If you want to be happy for an hour get drunk, if you want to be happy for a year fall in love, if you want to be happy for life take up gardening (chinese proverb) growing carrots , lettuce , scallions, rocket and corriander , yum !

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

pretty pictures

two tapestry pictures found in a charity shop in antrim , bought for 1 pound ! and the crochet flowers are made by my mum