Thursday, 18 December 2014

Vintage Teacup Tags

How cute are these vintage style teacup tags?


I purchased them recently in a craft shop - they are just perfectly gorgeous!



By Tilda, there are four different designs and you get three of each - perfect for adding to vintage gifts.


Could also be used to make a gorgeous collage.  Or even as name tags at the table for a vintage tea party!


This is my favourite.


Love, Liz

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas China

I thought it would be a good idea to put together four of my vintage china cups which I think are particularly Christmasy.



Wish I had thought of decorating my Christmas tree with vintage cups before I had actually put it together!  Perhaps next year?!


This lovely floral cup is a Polish china pattern.  You can read about how I came across this set here.


This red and white spotty, dotty Royal Vale tea cup is one of my favourites, although I shouldn't really say that!  Perfect for Christmas!


The rich colours of this pretty vintage cup by Burns is just right for Christmas tea.


Last, but not least is this gorgeous snowy white Bristol china tea cup.


Hope you have enjoyed this wee glimpse at some of my vintage tea cup collection.

Love, Liz

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pretty Vintage

Just got some pretty vintage china to show you today.


Time to move things around a bit in the pre-Christmas clean!

Love, Liz

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Story of Newspapers - Ladybird Book

My friend gave me this fabulous Ladybird Book - The Story of Newspapers.


Its from the Ladybird Achievements Book series from the late 1960s.  Written by W D Siddle, the illustrations are by R Embleton.


Love the illustrations.


Happy families!

Love, Liz

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Vintage Paisley

Went on a visit to Paisley Museum earlier in the week and then found this amazing vintage tea room just across the road on the High Street - Ta Ta Bella's Tea Room.


Tea and coffee were served in lovely vintage china cups and the cakes were home made and delicious!



Lots of gorgeous vintage bits and pieces to look at and a warm and friendly welcome.


Make sure you go and visit if you are ever in Paisley.  You can find out more about on Ta Ta Bella's website.


Love, Liz

Friday, 14 November 2014

As Seen On ... Waterloo Road!

Do any of you watch the BBC drama Waterloo Road?  If you do - then look carefully next time there is a scene set in the staff room and you might see this -


Yes - it's one of my tea cosies!


Waterloo Road was filmed in Greenock, although they no longer film here.  But while they were here I sent along a tea cosy I had knit in Waterloo Road colours.  Imagine how delighted I was to see in on my telly!


Fame - at last!!!!!


Love, Liz

Monday, 20 October 2014

Double Meanings!

This advert from a 1975 magazine made me smile.  Love the outfit - so dapper!


Hmmmm ..... so many meanings!

Love, Liz

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Ladybird Autumn

Here's the perfect Ladybird Book for this time of year - What To Look For In Autumn.




Words by E L Grant Watson and illustrations by C F Tunnicliffe, RA.



The colours are just wonderful.


I love these books!


Love, Liz