Monthly Archives: "August 2011"

Back to School

Yes it’s almost that time – to get back to school, college and work. But to soften the blow Girl’s Own Store have a few of items to add a little cheer.   Who wouldn’t want to pack their sandwiches into one of these lunch boxes? Made from recycled plastic in 3 great retro prints.

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Vintage Polish Dolls

These vintage dolls were made in Poland, where they were produced from the 1950’s onwards in large numbers, although no two ever seem to have the same outfit. The faces are hand painted and so, although they are usually looking to their right, they all have a slightly different expression. This, of course, makes them

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Small Scale Gardening

Although the main garden is a very good size it is detached from the cottage. Outside the back door of the cottage itself there is only a narrow passage which runs the length of the short terrace.  Not much scope for gardening here you would think. Along one side of the passageway there is an old stone wall,

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Russian Dancing Girl appears in Bridport

Some things are just impossible to resist. In this instance it was a tin plate wind-up toy (complete with key) just 15cm high. She was a bit of a mystery when bought a short while ago (on Bridport market, of course). Wind her up and she glides forward a little,  pirouettes in one direction, then glides off in another

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