Wednesday, 11 January 2012


I got two days off from restoring and revamping.
Well, not really, got a table and a few other bits that need
some fixing so I took them home so I can work in a warm
environment. Also got some research to do.
I really do need a break, we'd been working even on our
days off lately and yesterday were manic to say the least!
I finished restoring six pieces of furniture and I learned the
art of creating a shabby chic distressed look and after we
closed we went to an amazing Edwardian house (built 1906)
to meet this rich man who wanted to donate a lot of stunning
furniture from the 1930's and a ton of books.
On Friday I will post a picture of the most gorgeous vanity
I ever seen! (He gave away two!) I so wish this house were
bigger, I would so keep it for myself if that was the case. :P

Got some new pictures of the shop after we rearranged it.
Check it out here! (Newest pics first.)

Just before Hanukkah I ordered two craft books for myself.
(They arrived last week.)
I needed a kitsch boost and these really did the trick! :)
I got them both for a song (less than £2 each) from Amazon.
Click the links to get a preview of the contents of the books.

The Naughty Secretary Club:
The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry

Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts:
Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties

I also got this tape dispenser for £5.99 on eBay.


vintage_kitten said...

Oooh you must take pics of the vanity cuz I am obsessed with them.I plan on getting another one for a spare room when we get a place.Those books look like fun.Can't wait to see what crafty things you do.I just love that tape cute.xx

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Ooh cool looking books! Cant wait to see what you make from them :)

La Dama said...

I bet you will craft even more cute creations with those cool crafty books.
killer shoe tape dispenser!