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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Belated Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas?  We had a nice quiet one here at home and managed to catch up with lots of maintenance jobs, there is always something that needs doing in a period cottage!
I have also been very busy with my new online shop at Ruby Lane.  I was finding that the more delicate pieces that I sell wouldn't stand up to being carted around to the fairs and would get damaged so I have decided to sell some of them on line.

As you can see, Ruby Lane is also very dangerous for buying!  A blue silk pair of early nineteenth century shoes.

....and a green pair!

I also have recently bought this Victorian silk wedding dress for my collection, absolutely tiny but in lovely condition.  The 20's dress and lace jacket next to it came from Ali when Mum and I attended her Betty & Violet Christmas Boutique open house sale just before Christmas.

Camille was part of my Christmas pressie, she is a Pierre Imans wax mannequin dating from the late teens/early twenties.  She is wearing a 1914 velvet and chiffon opera coat that came all the way from the USA courtesy of  Holly at Past Perfect Vintage.

Andy and I decided to go on a little jaunt last Sunday to the Malvern Flea, quite why we have never been before escapes me because it was only an hour away and absolutely fantastic!  This beautiful marriage casket with mirrored stand was an favourite purchase.

This little French mirrored stand was also another purchase.  We met Jane from Country Cottage Chic and her hubby who were also out having a spend.  It was absolutely fantastic and the weather was kind to us.

Quite how I managed to fit three Pugs on my lap is beyond me!  As you can see, Pixie has made herself very much at home here with us (she is the little one at the front with teeth showing) and is proving to be a bit of a Madam!  Hope you have all had a great start to 2013.
Happy New Year.
Jo xx


  1. Happy New Year Jo. What lovely shoes! Oh to have them and have a wonderful party to go to and wear them! Jane xx

  2. Hi Jo
    sorry to have missed you at Malvern it wasnt as big as usual, maybe we will see you at the next one.
    T x

  3. Lovely photos Jo. Happy New Year to you all. Hope to catch up with you sooner rather than later.
    Hen x

  4. Happy New Year to you too! The shoes are beautiful, as are all your finds. Good luck with Ruby Lane. M x

  5. off to have a look but NOT a spend at Ruby Lane. (Well maybe a teeny weeny little spend...?)
    Happy New year Jo

  6. Camille is Simply divine.....and as for the ballet shoes in the glass dome......now I have to find a pair to fill a dome too!! Now look what you`ve gone and done!!
    I used to love the Malvern Flea when I lived in the UK but I haven`t been for years.
    Just off to look at your shop
    Happy New Year or Bonne Annee

  7. Love your things on Ruby Lane! Hope it goes well and I will follow your venture with great interest.

  8. Looks like a pawrty over there
    Benny & Lily

  9. Wow Jo, looks like you have had super buys and gifts. I don't think i could part with those blue and green satin shoes simply stunning i wonder who wore them and for what show. Bless your pugs such a sweet shot. Happy new year. dee x

  10. Great finds Jo, Camille is amazing and all the way from the USA too.
    We went to Malvern a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it...and bought really well.
    Happy belated New Year to you all and off now to check out Ruby Lane.
    Julie x
    PS That Pug picture is brilliant but how do you tell them apart?

  11. Hello lovely, your little madame, looks just like my peanut ! by that I mean our naughty but adorable little pug ! lol ! I hope you are well and happy and i wish you everything you desire for 2013. Also please could you email me when you get time Jo, as I would love to collect my bunny from you and I cant find your email address in my address book?! maybe the pugs have stolen it ! it wouldnt surprise me, what mine do ! lol ! Lots of love to you and yours and those puglets, love Debs xxxXxxx

  12. Twas so nice to see you both last Sunday...we will have to meet for a cuppa & natter next time.

    Off to visit Ruby Lane....

  13. Belated greeting to. You too x

  14. Hi Jo, Happy New Year! Love the pug photo, soooh cute!!


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