Wednesday, 21 January 2015

All the Fun of the Vintage Fair...

The clouds have aligned and we SHALL be there!!

Things to show you once I see a bit of sunshine and take a few photo's

Pop it on your calenders though...


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Etsy Listings in time for Christmas...

Keep your eyes peeled for a few pretty things going onto Etsy in time for Christmas.

I still have LOTS of Beryl and Jasmine utility ware, tins and perhaps a couple of pretty linens for the Christmas Table?

Friday, 20 June 2014

Tins? Addiction or Collection?...

How many tins does one person need?

Far less than this one person covets!!

A few that I can bear to part with...
getting ready to be listed on etsy this this week


a few faves...

I really like the Jacksons tea tins, handy size

Struggling to let these two go, I have a couple of tins for my crochet hooks, scissors etc. for travel the same of the one on the left and they're perfect.  
The one on the right is just so folksy/scandi/retro

I really do love that blue Jacksons tin!

Cute doggies, the one to the right is another 'crochet' tin

{I'm humming 'Let it go' from Frozen as I type}

...but then the black is pretty lovely too...

{Let it Go}

Christmas Quality Street anyone?...


Turn your back in my house for a couple of minutes and all sorts of things happen...

Chickens make a break for it and take liberties in the flower pots...

and strawberries mysteriously vanish from the garden!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Floral Headbands...

Handmade Floral Headbands
made by our Artisan Florist
{aka my eldest daughter Abba}

She hunts high and low to find the most gorgeous silk and artificial flowers.  Doing what we do here at Priddy Priddy turning the old and unwanted 
something new and coveted!

Full, literally FULL of flowers and greenery

She really is an artisan florist in the real world, 
{Vera Wang trained don't ya know} 

it's something she has been doing for the past 6 years she is a true artist and has a natural flair and talent for it

A Flower Nerd at heart...rolling off the names and seasons of flowers...

Perfect for the wedding season, a must have for the lucky of you heading out to a festival this year, maybe add a bit of glamour to your glamping experience or finish off your Prom dress with a unigue 1 off accessory.

Pop in a memory box or keep out on your dresser as they're just so darned spiffy!

Corsages also available, set on quality velvet ribbon...

Over on Etsy...

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Feeling Flighty...

There is theme here at the moment, purely by chance I want to add!

This lovely porcelain set listed over on Etsy

The bird-cage

And a pillow to match the lampshade

Tweet Tweet!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

MK March photo's...


Life in the Real World has been hectic...days and weeks passing by in the blink of an eye.

But finally I have a couple of photo's to share from the BIG MK Vintage and Handmade Fair last month.

I sold the suitcase of wonders, which was my 'thing', something that people recognised us by and attracted them to the stall.

This time I needed something new and carrying on from the case it had to be something from stock or home that I had 'done up'

The standard lamp stand is painted to go in my girls room and the shade had been stripped last year and had sat waiting for inspiration to strike!

Add a few JUMBO POM POMS, a trim of pom poms along with a dash of handmade tissue flowers {oh and a couple more pom poms!}



One totally BONKERS display item!

If I could have had a £1 for every time someone told me how much they loved it or charged for its photo to be taken I could have retired merrily.

It did the trick!

We used the March show a chance to clear the stock that we had taken to more than one show, giving us a chance to start afresh with lots of lovely pieces this year.

That said we also took along a few new pieces, I never have been able to walk past something pretty and vintage 
{despite telling myself that I wasn't buying for this show!}

As always I had a selection of Utility China with me, the work horse of any kitchen and the pastel colours are all over the magazines... still standing the test of time

I've a real soft spot for a Vintage Tin...they make for pretty and original craft storage
{my crochet hooks are stashed in some very cute tins}

Then we had the Vintage Kilner Jars that I've stashed in the loft for far too long!  
Originally bought for my preserving, I've kept most but still had a lot that year after year I just haven't used so moved them on to stock.

Although I'm not using them I still find it hard to let go of some bits of stock...Linens fall into that group!

I sold 2 of my largest ones 
deep breath
still excuse for me to re-stock!

A red suitcase that was a lucky find, it was 1971 and lined with a luxury satin lining

^can you see it peeking out the front there^

^crafty bits^

All in all we had an amazing weekend, lovely neighbours and super customers!

If you still haven't visited it I can't say it loud enough but you really should try to get there.  
The prices are competitive, the assortment from tins to larger pieces of furniture and a selection of handmade goodness from cakes, pickles, jewellery and sewing from pillows to clothing!

It is inside the huge Milton Keynes shopping centre, dry whatever the weather, entry is totally free and there are hundreds of 'high street' shops to browse if you fancy as well as a selection of food stops from Jamie Olivers' to Burger King!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

MK Handmade & Vintage Fair March 1st - 2nd...

Guess whose back?...
Yep Priddy Priddy is back at the Fair and boy o boy are we ready to go...

Stock ready...check

Displays ready?...
almost there...