Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Famous Trifle Bowl

Here is a little Christmas story about a Trifle Bowl!

Made in 1930's this little Trifle Bowl was spotted by Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen at an auction in Snettisham Norfolk.  The set comprised big bowl with 6 small bowls.  This little set sat unwanted on the website for 6 months and started to feel very unloved despite Mrs Nostalgic's kind words of reassurance!

Then one day Mrs Nostalgic received an email from Country Homes & Interiors magazine asking to borrow the set for a photo shoot for the magazine.  Carefully wrapped and full of anticipation the Trifle set made it's way in the post to stardom!

One sad day Mrs Nostalgic received a phone call from a Kitchen fitters to say they had received a parcel that was meant to be for The Nostalgic Kitchen.  When Mrs Nostalgic picked up the parcel it was the returned set and lots of the small bowls were broken!!

Undeterred Mrs Nostalgic took the chipped big bowl and 3 small bowls to a fair as she knew how beautiful they were.  Again no one showed any interested in the damaged set!  Two of the remaining small bowls broke in transit and the big bowl cracked beyond repair!!!!!

One small bowl remained.........And then the January 2013 edition of Country Homes & Interiors Magazine came out.

On page 117 there was the little small bowl full of yummy trifle as famous as famous can be!!!! 

Mrs Nostalgic did not want to risk losing the last of the beautiful Trifle Bowls and so kept it in her special cupboard to retire happily with all her other treasures.
And so the story has a happy ending......Merry Christmas everyone xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Yay!  It's nearly Christmas and I'm all warm and fuzzy inside.  I wrapped pressies last night and am listening to Neil Diamond's Cherry Christmas CD while I write this!!  He's starting to look old - well aren't we all!

Bought Christmas fudge ingredients today to make fudge for neighbours ( will post recipe at a later date - very easy) and have even starting buying nibbles for my retro cocktail Christmas bar!

Got this little cracker on eBay and have been stocking up with booze and have got all retro bar equipment needed for a right retro knees up!  Mum & Dad don't know about it yet.  It's going to be a Christmas surprise.  Makes a change from doing a jigsaw!

Been busy with the online shop and fairs and antique centre this week making everything look festive and enticing!  I've created gift vouchers to use on my online shop and at my fairs which I'm excited about....whether anyone will buy one or not remains to be seen but I'm crossing everything.  I've introduced a loyalty points scheme on my online shop as well to encourage repeat visits...again everything crossed.
Yay!! It's nearly Christmas xxxx