Saturday, 22 October 2011

What to do with my ironing board ??!!

What a find!  I bought this vintage ironing board at a car boot sale to sell in my lovely little shop and now i've got it home I just don't know what to do with it!  My vision was to recover it and clean it up and sell it on looking all pretty and nice, however would it be worth more unaltered in it's original state?  I can picture it now with pretty floral vintage fabric sitting in someones laundry room ready to be used but I just don't get the same warm fuzzy glow from the picture of it as it is.  So I ask you my readers which do you think?  Leave as is or recover and restore?  My worry as with everything I buy for my shop is that I will want to keep it if I recover it and as my husband keeps reminding me that won't make me any money - but everything vintage is just so lovely!!
28 days till my first fair!!!
Until next time, Nostalgic Vicky xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

I've been to Norfolk & I feel inspired!!

Hello friends,
I have just come back from a much needed weekend in Norfolk.  We stayed in a cute little cottage in Snettisham which was a delight.  Homemade cakes awaiting us when we arrived and fresh flowers in the lounge.  After a long walk on the beach I had a long soak in the roll top bath with a glass of wine and a Christmas magazine!!  Not long now everyone - time for me to start spreading the joy!!
  Anyway at the end of the road was a small vintage centre with little sections for individual sellers to display and sell their goods.  I treated myself to a couple of bits but of course wanted everything. 
I resisted buying yet more Babycham glasses as my obsession  is getting out of hand!  It got me thinking though that I could research such centres near me and have a little section. Feeling all vintage and inspired I returned home to Leicestershire to my very first order on my online shop.  I've had purchases from friends and family but to have a complete stranger look at my site and buy something was the end to a perfect weekend.  As my lovely friend Louise said to me from small acorns do great oak trees grow.  I've got everything crossed and the dogs have got their paws crossed - well they would if they weren't so tired after hours of running on the beach! 
Norfolk never ceases to bring joy into my life!