Friday, October 30, 2009

Sourcing spree

Oh dear. I've gone a bit mad sourcing new items for Wooden donkey. Our house is looking slightly swamped at the moment. I was photographing the finds in our bedroom the other day and Simon (my husband) walked in and said "Oh no! You're not taking over the bedroom too now are you?!" Poor Simon. I think he thinks we won't have any space left to live in soon. So sell, sell, sell I must! Keep an eye out for lots of new goodies arriving in the shop this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Creepy Tree

While establishing my shop, I've soley been posting about site news and shop updates, but now I'm properly up and running I'm going to start sharing some of my favourite site with you. I want to start with Creepy Tree, a brilliant site selling some of the coolest, funniest, quirkiest card designs I've ever seen. I discovered Creepy Tree last week when some friends sent me one of their cards, featuring a moustached guy. Every time I look at it, it makes me laugh. Check out the site. Brilliant!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

1960s Carlton ware horse moneybox

In case anyone has had their eye on the Carlton ware horse money box in my shop, I just wanted to let you know that I have finished cleaning it up and it is now available to buy and looking great! The moneybox had obviously been left in a room (by the previous owner) while somebody was decorating and it had been splattered with tiny flecks of white paint, but with some careful cleaning these have come off and it looks lovely once again. (I haven't rephotographed it but the flecks you can see are gone). This is one of my favourite of the Carlton ware money box designs. I just love the colour combination, so perfectly 60s.

Monday, October 12, 2009

And another mini update!

Yet a few more goodies in the shop today, including an interesting Kenneth Townsend dish, some lovely coasters and a Bournvita cup like the one I wrote about recently. I'm going to have to remove some of my sold items from the shop listings soon but I don't want to let them go :( I've started a Shop archive set on Flickr to keep a record of all my sold items. If there is anything you're gutted you missed out on, let me know and I'll see if I can track down another for you.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Shop update!

There are a few new vintage items in the Wooden donkey shop today, including this soldier egg cup, a personal favourite of mine. He combines too of my favourite things - toy soldiers and things with moustaches on them. I've also set up an Etsy shop to promote Wooden donkey. You can see a few extra items there. I'm happy to combine shipping if you want to buy items from both shops:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vintage French card game

Well I'm back from lovely Scotland and excited about my next shop update. I've added a few things this evening and am planning on adding more tomorrow, so make sure you check back in over the weekend. This is such a cute vintage card game from the 1970s. I don't know how anyone could not fall in love with it. The little fuzzy felt illustrations are so charming. It's available in my shop now!