Sunday, 6 June 2010

Here are a few of my favourite things

Just so you can get to know me a little bit more:

I absolutely adore my garden and this was one of my finds at my children's school May Fair. It is a really well weathered terracotta planter - just how I like them to be!!! As a bonus it came with plants too.

Another one of my lucky finds - this time at Kempton Park Antiques Fair which is held twice a month and is only 10 minutes drive from where I live. I love the galvanised buckets and thought this hydrangea looks beautiful in it.

Now this beautiful lady has to be one of my most treasured possessions and was purchased by my husband as a surprise present for me - Thank you Matthew xxxx She is a late 19C Wasp Waisted Mannequin and comes complete on her original stand. I hope you all agree that she is absolutely adorable.

Isn't he just adorable!!! One of my ebay finds - how could I resist!!!

I have many tins dotted around the house but this one has to be my favourite. I just love the seaside scene on the lid and it is just perfect for my bathroom to store all of my children's shampoos.

And now for some of my favourite china:

This has to be my favourite pattern - Shelley Melody - as it reminds me so much of my Grandma who sadly passed away 7 years ago. She had a whole set of this given to her as a wedding present back in the 1940's and it all lives at my mums. I couldn't wait though until it gets passed down to me so I have collected some pieces of my own including this trio.

I am a big fan of chintz and this Royal Albert set is so unusual. I found it at Kempton Park along with another set so couldn't resist - then again who could!!!

I hope this gives a little glimpse into the things that I love and I will be posting much much more over the coming weeks.



  1. Hi Kerry
    Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! - Glad I'm not the only one who likes vintage china. Looking forward to reading more of your 'loves' soon.

  2. Hi there,
    What gorgeous vintage items, and that is one of the most beautiful trios of china I have ever seen.
    Lovely blog, and I really look forward to your next post!
    Sharon xx

  3. Beautiful things, I love the mannequin and your dog. The tin is great, I have tins dotted around the house too, I can't seem to stop adding to my collection and I love anything with a seaside theme.
    Ann x

  4. Just popped by to say hello!!!! Love this post, such gorgeous things you have found!!Will look forward to reading more posts. Have a wonderful week. Karenxxx

  5. Hello & welcome to blogland :)

    Galvanised stuff is great planted up - we have an old watering can which I planted up years ago with an ivy - looks great slightly hidden in the borders.

    I've become a follower & will come back again & find out what you've been up to :)

  6. Thanks for passing by 'chez moi'. We have similar tastes; sometimes sell at Kempton, good venue, for me, to pick up new clients. I have a doggy a bit like yours but full of dust! and the wasp waisted beauty is a real treasure as is your husband for buying it for you... See you soon Linda.

  7. Thanks for following me, your blog is lovely and I look forward to seeing more posts x

  8. You have some lovely things. I love the dog! 250 cups and saucers OMG! Makes me feel much better about my bits and bobs lol.

  9. Welcome to blogging, always nice to find a new blogger to get to know so thanks for popping up on mine. That mannequin is beautiful, I would just love that in my bedroom cant believe a man chose it, lucky you !!

  10. hi there , just popped over to have a look at your blog , wish i was clever at blogging like you all are Please keep in touch , please can u ? i do a blog/ link from me to you ? thanks again any help appreciated Luv Helen XX crochering lady !! xx

  11. Hello, found you via Vintage Vicki.
    Love your dog on wheels AND your real dog, too.

  12. Hi Kerry - Thankyou for popping by my blog - it is lovely to 'meet' you! I love your china - so pretty! Am looking forward to reading through your blog in more detail xx

  13. Hello Kerry
    Thank you for visiting my blog. The Shelley Melody pattern is beautiful, all the nicer for you though as it reminds you of your Grandmother.

    I wish you well with your new blog. I have been blogging for just over a year and love it!

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  14. Hello Kerry!
    I also love the Shelley 'melody' pattern and was thrilled to find a cake stand on one of my antique 'hunts'.We have a lot in common as I too have a huge china collection...100 jugs at the last count..and lots of chintz pieces,cups and saucers I think I'm going to enjoy following your blog!
    My Mum has a dog on wheels just like that.All the little ones in the family have learnt to walk pushing him along.

    Bellaboo :0)