Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shop update!

Just to let you know I've been busy adding new items to my shop today. Hope you like the new arrivals! My favourite is this toy soldier cushion. He is even more charming in real life.

Vintage British lion tea towel

Recently I've encountered a number of vintage tea towels so beautifully printed and with such stunning designs that each one is like a little work of art. This one is no exception, and if I don't sell it soon, I'll be in danger of keeping it and starting my own collection, so in the shop it must go. I just hope it goes to a collector who will fully appreciate its loveliness. I think it would look great framed.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

International postage is here!

I have at last got round to adding worldwide shipping to the site, so international customers can now place an order without having to contact me first. I hope it will run smoothly but if you experience any problems, please let me know. For more info, please see the Ordering from us page in our shop.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My vintage coasters

Sorry there have been no shop updates or blogs this week. I've had a busy one with weddings and visitors. I still haven't got round to adding international shipping to my site yet either, but I will do soon - promise! -and you'll hear about it here when I'm finished. In the meantime I wanted to share my collection of vintage coasters with you. As I'm sure I said in an earlier post, I'm a big fan of coasters. Each one is like a little work of art. I've put together this montage to show you what I mean. If you're thinking about starting your own collection, I do actually have some more to sell and I'll be adding them to the shop in the near future.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shop update

A few more new items in the shop for you today, including this tin from the 1970s, which I think is brilliant. The illustration of customers milling about in a shop and the shopkeeper waiting at the counter is just soooooo seventies (as is the colour combination of orange and brown). It's like a little piece of social history too, recording the switch from old money (pounds, shilling and old pence) to the modern system (with no shillings and 100 pence in the pound).