Monthly Archives: "October 2012"

That Vernon Ward Bloke

This is another collection that started by accident – vintage flying duck and seabird prints. The artist is often that Vernon Ward bloke. Vernon Ward (1905 – 1985) was an English painter and commercial artist. He was extremely prolific and his work was particularly popular for many years for greeting cards; being very English and tasteful to

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Dorset Apple Cake

It’s getting into full-on apple season and Dorset Apple Cake is what’s called for, just the thing for an autumnal afternoon tea.  It’s basically a plain sponge cake with chunks of apple.  Like most regional recipes there seems to be hundreds of variations. This is a version with just a touch of cinnamon for a little extra zing. Ingredients:

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Lots of Little People

The knick-knack shelves in the shop are usually home to kittens, ponies, very tiny teapots and other such kitsch items. But at the moment there seems to be a gathering of  little people. And they’re quite an international bunch.   There’s a band of wooden Russian balalaika players. They are very jolly. And a couple of Portuguese drummers

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School Posters – A Vintage Education

  With all the interest shown in the vintage school posters recently featured on the Girl’s Own Store Facebook page, it seems only right and proper to  give them some more attention here in greater detail.  They date from around the 1950’s, measure 53 x 43cm, and are beautifully printed in rich, saturated tones covering a variety of subjects. They are in remarkably

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