Monthly Archives: "September 2012"

Vintage Reads

 A couple of books turned up recently with a real touch of class – ‘Upper Class’ that is.  Edited by Nancy Mitford, ‘Noblesse Oblige’ is ‘An Enquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy’. Published in 1956, its contributors include Evelyn Waugh, John Betjeman and Nancy herself. It is a classic of its time. And this is a very tidy

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More Vintage Sewing

      Breaking the ‘no old electrical/mechanical items’ once again – this was just too good and too much of a good deal to resist.   After the recent and highly worthwhile purchase of the 1950’s Jones CBE Machine this small scale  beauty turned up. ‘Your Little Sewing Machine’ by Singer dates from the 1960’s, it is battery

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Merle and the Sofa

The sofa in the cottage is small, old, shabby and battered, but can be made presentable and cosy with lots of rugs and cushions. But Merle doesn’t look that happy about it. She prefers it when it’s like this…. Sofa nicely ‘Merlified’ – much better.

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Vintage Books – One Child’s Library

Came across a box full of children’s books, mostly dating from the 1950’s and 1960’s. All owned by the same boy (his name printed inside all of them in the best John Bull Printing Set manner). After delving down to the bottom of the box and having a good sort through there was quite a pile.  There’s a stash of

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