Tuesday, 20 November 2007

The Belated Giveaway & A New Arrival

So finally it's here, I have given up on making something for the giveaway and instead have opted for this pretty little cake stand. It was going to go on the website, but unfortunately what I thought was dirt when I bought it, has turned out to be ash inside the glass, I shall have to look more carefully next time!

Apart from it's little fault, (and lets be honest, we all have them!) it is so pretty, and I thought that one of you would give it a good home and a chance to fulfill it's 'christmas destiny' by displaying mince pies or tealights.
To enter the giveaway you will need to leave a comment on this post before next monday morning - when the winner will be picked at random by Ella, everyone is welcome to join in, even if you haven't commented before.
I seem to remember that I also promised you a peek of what is going to be in my new online shop, I hope to have it up and running for the the start of December, a little bit late for christmas, I know, I'm going as fast as I can, but the website is taking a bit of a backseat due to other commitments.
When I finally launch it I will hold another giveway, with '£5 off your first order' for 3 people picked at random, so be sure to come back then.
In the meantime here is a glimpse of what will be on offer.

Aren't these pressed glass candlesticks beautiful, I'm in two minds whether to keep them all for myself! These are priced between £3-£8 a pair

I have managed to collect a good selection of cake stands that are perfect for creating christmas centre-pieces, or for displaying mince pies or christmas cake. Priced between £8-£12

This is a close-up of the Ditsy Rose Double Eiderdown I have for sale, I have two more eiderdowns winging their way to me as well in Pale Green Paisley and Pink Paisley all priced between £65-£80 each.

This 1930's heavily beaded purse would be perfect for the party season

I've found some lovely pieces of china including this cute rose bowl which is £3

I've managed to collect some lovely kitchenalia, but for some reason it all seems to be green!

This beautiful filigree brooch is sterling silver and would make a lovely christmas present. Brooches range from £3-£12 each.

With reference to the new arrival, no, it isn't a baby, but my parcel from MacCulloch & Wallis Who since 1902 have 'supplied the fashion trade with fine fabrics and trimmings from the same central London premises between Oxford Street and Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair'. They have a great selection of bias bindings including florals, checks, ginghams, velvet, needle cord, and are really good for special things like the vintage laces that I ordered.

this pink gingham bias binding is going to be for the edge of a patchwork quilt that I've started for Ella, I'm guessing it's going to be a while before it's finish though. The buttons are shell printed with roses.

Oh and one last thing, I managed to finish covering and painting my freecyle office/sewing chair after being inspired by one that my sister-in-law did. The fabric is Laura Ashley's 'Clarice'


  1. I've just placed an order with MacCulloch and Wallis too! Pink gingham bias binding too! We have such good taste :)
    Love the glass candlesticks

  2. Hi Jessica, I would love to be included in your giveaway.

  3. Wow what fabulous eye candy. It really did cheer me up (thanks for your lovely comment on my blog earlier). I can't wait for the opening of your website - it will be so exciting. I am also so excited by the pink bias binding. I once bought up everything that a small sewing shop had of that in blue and pink and haven't seen it anywhere else. I now know where to go! I am a happy bunny. Thank you!
    Cathy XX

  4. Count me in for your giveaway!
    I cant wait for you to start your website, its a shame we dont live closer to each other, we would of made great partners for a 'vintage chic' shop.

    Loving the eiderdown!

    Jen x

  5. I love all those glass candlesticks - I have quite a collection but I am always tempted by new ones. I can understand why you are findng it difficult to let them go.

    I love the gingham bias binding - I'm tempted!


  6. You have some lovely things for the shop. Good luck with it all Mary

  7. Such beautiful things, Jessica. I shall look forward to your shop opening. Jackiex

  8. I would love to be included in the giveaway, and I think your chair looks fab!!!!
    Those other cake stands are gorgeous. I will keep my eye open for the website opening, I think there's quite a bit I'll want to get my paws on!

  9. Your chair is Fab, I have that material in the pink colourway. I am going to use it for my new 'study'-'blog room' curtains.
    Some great pieces there. I adore the candlesticks, I have a few but want more for the daughters houses.
    Please include me, if I not too late.

  10. Oh Jess I'm in love with your candlesticks! I've been hunting for one with a barley twist stem for ages and and ages - let me know when your website is up and running and I'll be your first customer. Its got my name on it!

  11. Hi Jess,

    I love your Macculloch and Wallis order. They have some fabulous goodies.

    Your pressed glass pieces are lovely and I have been wanting a cake stand for ages, so thanks for including my name in your giveaway.

    Good luck with your shop opening.

    Marie x

  12. Hi Jess,
    Sorry for the delay in response, I left a message for you yesterday but for some reason it didn't get added??? I must pay more attention when adding a message lol.

    Love all your vintage treasures, if I had found all of those I would be very reluctant to sell them, I'm sure your new venture will do very well :) Thanks for the message about the ginger bread house... I've just bought a great book on how to make them, just waiting for it to be delivered. You will have to post a picture of yours once you and Ella have finished decorating it, I will have to be quick with taking a picture of mine as I have a feeling it wont have many sweets on it for too long.
    Take care :)

  13. Wow the stuff you have for your shop is lovely and very reasonably priced! I too am trying to get a website up and running, but it takes so much longer than expected! I am definately going to follow up the McCullach and Wallis link too. Lovely blog!

  14. The candlesticks & glass cake stands are lovely all grouped together like that! I'm looking forward to seeing your new shop.

  15. i've only recently come across macculloch and wallis too, they have some lovely boiled wool fabrics which i'd love to get hold of. their bias binding is very pretty. you seem to have a real flair for fab vintage finds : )

  16. Hi Jes,
    Havent posted lately. As passed my driving test!!!!!!! and been making the most of it .But my nerves are not good at the moment, as I find it scary driving on my own. Love your website very inspirational and cant wait for your shop to open. Love computer chair too x


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