Monthly Archives: "April 2014"

Brown Betty Teapots

No vintage kitchen, indeed no vintage home is complete without a Brown Betty teapot. You might bring out a fancy porcelain teapot when the vicar comes for tea, but for everyday use a Brown Betty is the thing. They are plain, inexpensive, come in a size to suit every family and make an excellent brew.

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Lamp Cleaning Day

A wet Sunday a few weeks ago was designated ‘lamp cleaning day.’  There a over thirty of these little vintage oil lamps arranged in groups all around the cottage – it’s a proper collection. But during the winter storms,when the power went off more than once, it seemed a ridiculous state of affairs that none

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