Sunday, 31 August 2008

2 down 2 to go......

Sitting here completely knackered, been humping furniture and boxes all weekend, and in great Brirtish weather conditions we had 26 degress on saturday, fog sunday morning and pissing down with rain as we traded today!
If you have never been to detling antiques fair, here is a quick fredsworld take on it......
Just before you reach the final years of your life, all Kent pensioners are given a sign by God to make a pilgrimage to Detling. They don their matching huskie hound fleeces, charge up their electric scooters and off they trot. They have no intention of buying anything but delight in theatrical asides such as " I had one of those but threw it away!" oh how we laughed! (n0t)
This tribe was closely followed by the NEXTS, you all know one im sure, Mr amd Mrs beige and brown, they would not understand shabby chic if it fell out of their Hello magazine and hit them on the head!
However they 2 days did provide some nice people who had good tastse, If was great to meet a fellow blogger, Lace Threads
she arrived just as it started to pour with rain, but this did not deter her, she ram raided the stall and even had to call her husband who had taken the children to the zoo to come and help carry her booty!.
A couple of enamel jugs and some other bits were bought by a prop buyer who sources for west end shows and they are to be used in the coming production of Carousel at the Savoy theatre in London.
Next we will be at Ardingly, on tuesday and wednesday, we have lots of fresh stock for all those bloggers who say they will see us there.
Going to soak in a warm bath now, with a large glass of Baileys!


Friday, 29 August 2008

Sale of the century......

ATTENTION ALL SHABBY CHIC BLOGGERS
WE HAVE DECIDED TO HAVE THE BIGGEST SORT OUT OF OUR LIVES!
THE HOUSE HASE BEEN RAM RAIDED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ITS ALL FOR SALE

WE WILL BE SELLING THIS WEEKEND AT
DETLING ANTIQUES FAIR IN KENT
AND TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK AT
ARDINGLY SHOWGROUND, NEAR GATWICK AIRPORT.

YOU ALL KNOW OUR STYLE BY NOW SO THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FRENCH ENAMEL, TEXTILES AND COLOUR!

I know its short notice but it would be great to see some of you...
We have the bunting up so you will spot us easily...
see you there, lets prey for sunshine!

Sunday, 17 August 2008

another august sizzler!


Well, are we all in training to become penguins? It felt like it today as me and the polish walked around the car boot sale in the rain...what was even more bizzare was the sellers who were just standing there with all there goods out as if they had not noticed! Everything was just getting ruined.
Still after a detour for a sausage and egg Mc muffin, we were back home early, ie before noon!
So I decided to get my finger out and be creative. I raided the vast vintage material stack we have and decided to make a cover for this chair...

I didn't want to do it conventionally so I tried using the scraps to make a patchwork....Im so chuffed with how its turned out, as my sewing machine skills are basic !

Just look at the best packed van I haver ever seen..it was such a shame they never got to unload it. i would love to have seen what else they had.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

where to start...


The summer has been extra extra busy, my son got the a levels he needed today to go to university, so as from September we have a room to rent. Free vintage hunting trips to France will be included in your rent as well as many culinary delights from moi! Although my last minute flash of inspiration to put fruit cocktail in tonights chicken curry didnt go down to well with Happy. Shes never satisfied that woman, at least i scooped out all the cherries first! Still she didnt like my haddock, tuna and herring fish cakes with lemon mayo that I made for lunch either! I think the general idea was there but it did not need the extra mushrooms, peppers and breadcrumbs, too much bulk!
Still back to the room, its compact, and has a wonderful art installation of empty Dr pepper bottles intertwined with dirty crockery and various stages of penacillin production! A tetanus jab would be advised. The room is complete with tv, although vari focal lenses would be advised as the grease and dust distorts the picture slightly!.
The bed enjoys a slightly elevated position due to used socks and discarded underwear.
A full empty wardrobe is free to use as all the clothing that will not be required for university will stay on the floor where it is at present.I cannot remenber what color the carpet is as its so long since i have seen it.
However, before you all start to email for a viewing i must state that terms and conditions do apply.
The lucky custodian of the room will be required to use the room in a manner to which it has grown accustomed...ie
The light will need to be on 24 per day, as will the tv and x box.
All windows will be, by order of the management, be shut tightly at all times. No fresh air is allowed in the room as it upsets the fragile teenage eco system.
No natural daylight will be permitted .
All clothing, books, underwear and magazines must be stored on the floor.
Grunting and swearing is the only language spoken and please and thank you are banned.

I know you think these rules seem harsh, but somehow they have worked, and with an A ,B and C, may son is leaving us for the land beyond the fridge.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Hello again....remember me?

Hello bloggers remember me........ I thought I'd had enough of blogging but now I miss it. I really messed up my wordpress blog so now Im starting a new here...and no I haven't had botox I was just about to stick my tounge out!