Friday, 4 September 2009


Oh well another birthday has come and gone, which makes me another year older, deep joy.  Still must not moan the upside is that I had lots of lovely birthday gifts.  As you know Ann of Vintage at the Corner House and I are good friends and she know I absolutely adore Niki Fretwell of Nostalgia at the Stone House and she treated me to two of her little lovlies a super vintage Violets teacup pin cushion and a Pansies Lavender bag.  Ann knows me so well she also knows that Vioilets and Pansies are two of my favourite flowers the other being Roses and I love the smell of Lavender.   Thank you so much Ann I love them.
My wonderful mother bought me Niki's book "Living with Nostalgia" which if you have not seen it  I urge you to take a peek.  Each page is a cornucopia of vintage delights. Her other gift was the pretty Victorian velvet covered pin box.
How do you like this little chap his name is Skeezix and he comes from the 1920's newpaper cartoon Gasoline Alley and he is just the cutest little nodder doll.  He stands just 2 3/4" tall.  I saw him when we were on holdiay this year in the US but he was rather too much for me to treat myself too so hubby bought him for me.   I can see another collection coming on as he is just one in a series of little dolls.
I also had a lovely message from Annie at Birdcages & Butterflies who it appears shares the same birthday as me, two Virgos' I wonder if she is as nit picky as me....


  1. Hello
    I have just discovered your lovely blog! Niki's book is stunning! Always by my bedside, full of inspirational ideas. I have met her at a couple of fairs, she is such a lovely person, very genuine.
    I look forward to following your blog and wish you well with it.
    Have a great weekend
    Isabelle x

  2. Glad you liked your pressies, love your little doll he is really sweet.
    Ann x

  3. Oh I've been wanting that bookfor ages - the pictures we get of her home and her little vignettes are gorgeous. You had some lovely gifts - lucky you!

  4. Hello Debbie...
    Hope I'm not too late to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day and were completely spoilt...
    (Thank you for the mention - you are very kind!)
    Niki x

  5. Aww thankyou for the Mention hunny!! YEs I am very picky in the true Virgo sense...unfortunatly the tidiness associated with Virgos did not come with the package!!!
    You cant have it all!!
    Gonna take me a look at that book too...looks fab x
    Annie x

  6. hello any idea what the doll is worth as i have 2 of them please e-mail me at


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