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.