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

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Diana Gabaldon in Glasgow

Had a fabulous evening on Thursday at an author event in Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, where the author Diana Gabaldon was speaking and signing books.

As regular readers of this blog will know, I've been a great fan of Diana's Outlander series of books for many years, so to hear the author speak about the books was just amazing!  At the moment I'm half-way through the latest book in the series - "Written In My Own Heart's Blood" - it is fabulous!

My bff and I arrived an hour early to make sure we had good seats (I know, a bit obsessive!), but we had such a laugh blethering with other readers and talking about the books.  Met some lovely people.

I was so starstruck, that I didn't get to give Diana the gift we had prepared for her and bestie forgot to get a photo of Diana signing her book!  Oh well, never mind.  It was just a fabulous evening.  If you haven't read any of her books, then why not give them a chance, I think you might enjoy them.

Many thanks to those of you who emailed asking if I was ok because I haven't been blogging for ages.  I was a bit busy and having a wee break.  Hope to blog more regularly now.  Thanks for your concern.
Love, Liz

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Remember cheese and pineapple hedgehogs?

I love this photograph from a 70s Ladybird Book - Learnabout Cooking.  The kids look as if they are starving!

Love the 70s hairstyles and kitchen decor.  Look at those dreadful mustard tiles.

Lots of recipes for children to follow, including how to make that old favourite a cheese and pineapple hedgehog.  I made one of these recently with cheese, pickled onions, spam and cubed pineapple and everyone loved it!  Sometimes you can't beat the old favourites!

Of course, being a Ladybird Book, it had some top tips for cooking.

So remember - NEVER lick your fingers!
Love, Liz