Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Vintage finds and polka dots

Following my success in the charity shop a couple of days ago, I thought I would just pop in whilst passing and, lurking at the back of a shelf, hidden behind some hideous statues, LOOK what I found:

How fab is that?! On the base, it is stamped T G Green England, who are the people who make the lovely blue and white striped Cornishware. I was so happy - it was a little bit greasy but I popped it in the dishwasher and it came out looking like new. I couldn't resist doing a bit of research on good old Google and I found out it is from around 1970 and the pattern is called Channel Islands Jersey Blue! I think it was sold in Habitat.
It's amazingly satisfying to find something old and unloved and make it shiny and new again! It is certainly loved now!!
Had some more good news, well not me personally, but my good friend Lisa found out she won the Umbrella Prints challenge!! Fantastic!! Yay Lisa!!

This is my favourite of her fabric pictures - if you have a spare few minutes, you should pop over to her blog and see how she did it - what a creative lady - don't know how she finds the time!!
Oh, and the lovely Julie from 'On the Dot Creations' has featured one of my patchwork tractor cushions on her blog here - it really is lovely when someone out there in bloggy land finds something I've made, let alone likes it enough to feature it!!! x

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! ... you're my inspiration your enthusiasm bubbles over every time we meet up and is very infectious and I credit you for taking my down the road of sewing and fabric!! Lisax