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Please feel free to browse my ramblings below and leave a comment if you like, they are most appreciated.
Jo xx

Thursday 12 September 2013

Goodbye & Thank you

As some of you may have already guessed I have decided to call it a day with my Blog.  I feel the blog has run it's course and although I have really enjoyed writing the posts I have decided that it is time for it to end. I won't delete the posts as some may still want to read my past ramblings and I must admit I too do enjoy a trip down memory lane from time to time to see how things have evolved since I first started writing.  I am of course not abandoning the scene altogether and the Pugs and I can still be found on Facebook. I also do of course still pop back to catch up with my favourite blogs in my side bar.  A big thank you to you all for reading my ramblings and sharing the highs and lows with me over the past few years.
Jo xx

Thank you from the Pugs and me xx

Tuesday 18 June 2013

More Naughties

Yes I have been buying again!  I couldn't resist these Victorian boots and cage bustle.

Very sweet little Victorian buttoned boots.  They will be coming to Antiques For Everyone where we are having a stand at the end of July.

These very sweet little silk wedding boots have an original hand written label with them saying they were worn by the ladies Grandmother at her weddding in 1858.  They even have their original bag with them.

A beautiful example of a Victorian cage bustle, and in fantastic original condition.
Hope you are all having a lovely sunny day.
Jo xx

Sunday 16 June 2013

Lovely Day Out................

Hubby and I enjoyed a little jaunt over to North Wales yesterday to pick up two new mannequins from Drew Pritchard Antiques.

I know I have a huge collection already but I can't resist them when I find them and they are becoming very scarce now.  

These Stockmans are circa 1880's, and it is rare to find one let alone two so I feel very lucky.
On the way back from picking up the two mannequins we decided to pay a visit to John whose blog called 'Going Gently' I read everyday.  Some of you will be familiar with it.  John lives in the beautiful welsh village of Trelawnyd with his partner and assorted animals.  His blog is the most fantastic and humorous read and I recommend it, it certainly brightens my day.  I have told him he should turn it into a book!

John showing me around his 'bosoms' (allotments to those who don't read his blog).

Was particularly impressed with Boris his sexually frustrated turkey who also has a shoe fetish, especially for 'crocs'..............

The beautiful countryside around his cottage.

It was lovely to meet you John and so kind of you to show us around, especially as you were meant to be in bed because you were working nights! Hope you don't think I'm some kind of stalker LOL!  Apologies for the bloody awful picture of me...........
Jo xx
PS thank you for the lovely goose egg xx

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

I love this lady...how cool

Jo xx

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Taking a Backseat

I have recently come to a very hard decision that I will not be attending the fairs as a seller in the near future. I have been finding things a little overwhelming so have decided to call it a day for the time being.  I will be attending a couple of local fairs just to keep my hand in but not travelling further afield.  Hopefully after this break I will return but for now I've got to focus on other projects.  I have a couple of projects in mind still to do with antique textiles and my passion for them of course so I'm not abandoning the antique/vintage scene altogether, and I will of course still be buying!

I have really enjoyed the fairs that I have attended over the years and the wonderful people I have met.  I will stay in touch with you all via this blog and Facebook so I can still see what's happening.  Hopefully after a break I will return in the future, and I am sure from time to time I will come to the fairs as a customer.  
Jo xx

Friday 3 May 2013

Brocante on the 9th of May

I am busy sorting and pricing textiles and antiques in readiness for this beautiful event to be held next Thursday.

I have some beautiful pieces squirrelled away, things that are very hard to part with but I hope will find new owners.

I've even had some new business cards printed!  It should be a beautiful day with lots of temptation on offer so I will have to keep my blinkers on especially as the Chelsea Tractor looks as though it may be needing some new tyres in the near future....veerrry expensive :(
Have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend and enjoy the sunshine.
Jo xx
PS Have just joined Facebook after months of resisting...I am slowly getting to grips with it.

Thursday 25 April 2013

Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney

Saturday I will be at the Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney, please come along if you can.  It promises to be a wonderful day organised by the very talented Lizzie and full of vintage and antique treasures.

This is a taster of some lovelies accompanying me on Saturday.
I have been busy sewing and to be honest it was lovely to get back to my work room and spend a relaxing afternoon sewing and listening to Radio 4 Extra on my trusty pink Roberts radio.  What was even nicer was my lovely neighbour cooked me lunch...she is in her seventies and her cooking is to die for!
Hope you can make it.
Jo xx