Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas

Where did December go? I have to confess that I am not really in a festive frame of mind.I have to start so early with the shop and school etc.I managed to miss the carol service,School Christmas lunch and the school party due to a nasty bug.I have also been in a Strictly Come dancing bubble which I have loved I have become a cougar and love to watch Harry Judd dance  with a passion.I haven't bothered with a tree apart from a very sad artificial one with coloured lights the total antithesis of what I would normally do.I feel like John's mum, Kitty. She used to keep a ready decorated one in the wardrobe and bring it out every year and plonk it on the coffee table in the window.She'd fill a bowl with satsumas,dust off the Baileys and the Cherry brandy which also lived in the wardrobe and declare it to be Christmas.She was,however, an amazing cook and her roast dinners were fabulous but I guess at sixty eight she had had enough so she was happy with her instant Christmas and a spot of horse racing on Boxing Day and her picture of the Pope. So I am not really in the mood but I am spending the day with all the family and will raise a glass to Kitty, sadly missed but never forgotten and count my blessings...
Have a wonderful day with your people and enjoy every moment as if it's your last.
Happy Christmas one and all.Will be back in the New Year...
Anne x

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Things I am loving right now.....


I love these knitted beauties from
How lovely they are.I really want some rosy wristlettes..........and a tutu....
Love this slightly demented looking rabbit from
Also loving the simple idea of a granny stocking from the Royal sisters and the rosy rings....
Some great ideas as to how you can recycle those granny doilies.....
Love this shelf edging......

and this gorgeous feltie wreath...

Cath bedding pretty..
Have a fabulous week.Off to watch Strictly.......Come on Harry .......
Anne x

Friday, November 11, 2011


 In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Homespun and Vintage Fair.....

Well, girls. Hope you are all feeling tickety boo.I cannot believe that it is actually Friday tomorrow and that I have been back at the chalk face for a week....I have been late in posting about the fabulous Homespun & Vintage fair which was a huge success in it's larger venue at Hallgarth.It took a lot of styling to make the Hall look vintagey and gorgeous and we worked into the small hours the night before but it did look the part by the next morning...Here are some of the stalls....... enjoy!
Andrea Willis designs
Gail & Temple
Gorgeous Rowan yarn from Joanne
Vintage fabrics
Pretty gifts from Linda & Cheryl
Naomi Newton
It was a lovely day and Franny,Maxine and Naomi did an amazing job in the tea room.
Thanks Cheryl & Linda
                   (It was also lovely to meet fellow blogger Catherine from Alchemillymolly.)
                                                                    love Anne xxx

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Homespun and Vintage fair,Pickering.

Can't wait until next Saturday.Cheryl and Linda are holding their annual Homespun and Vintage Christmas fair.I am lucky enough to be able to have a stall there and have been  making bits and pieces and sourcing lovely vintagey stuff.Hope you can make it as it promises to be a lovely experience and it's now at Hallgarth which is much closer to the town and those handy cash machines!!!!
Hope you can make it and come and do some Christmas shopping with  difference.

Friday, October 21, 2011

More war weekend..

Just wanted to share some more photos with you.I just loved all the clothes that people were wearing.During the weekend you actually feelout of place if you don't dress are some candid shots which I took on Sunday I had to be quick as everyone was on the move.There are some headless ladies but I was focusing on the clothes honestly!Although I do find the abundance of dead animals draped everywhere a little bit alarming 1ol!

two veterans having a snack...
This really needs a caption....any ideas?
Simply elegant..
Young love....
family love....
A bit of street jive...

Eric, Jenny's dad a true veteran...aged 92..looking good Eric..
The German occupation of Le Visham takes place over the weekend and here is an officer who has strayed with a nice young nurse....
This lady attracted a lot of attention and I think she really suits the look...

Hope you can make it next year!
Anne x