Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Small World

Just wanted to share these images from last months Homes and Antiques with those of you who love vintage haberdashery...

I can't say I've ever been a fan of doll's houses and their furniture but this combination of drawing, cottons etc and miniature furniture really struck a chord.

Please preserve me from starting yet another collection...

Moving on, "Vintage mum" has passed on this award to me and I'm supposed to let you know 7 interesting things about me. Thank you Vintage Mum! I'm struggling to come up with anything interesting about me so I'll just say "Take this award and share the love!"

I've also been lucky to receive this award from the lovely Debbie at "Home thoughts from Vintage wants". Debbie has a lovely blog and is co - founder of the Vintage and Homemade fairs in Northampton (with Annie from Vintage at the Corner House)and makes the most gorgeous altered art pieces. Thank you so much Debbie.

I'll pass this onto

"Beach bygones" - for its seaside vintage vibe incorporating a love of East Anglia,
"Useful or beautiful" - because I love Lucille's "less is more" style and wish I could emulate it
"Julia Crossland" - for her delightful illustrations...
Jaboopee - for her wonderful humour and for becoming a special blogging friend - not to mention her fabulous mosaic and handicraft
Cathy - Menopausal musing - for her humour

Please have a look at their blogs if you haven't before - I'm sure you'll enjoy them.

Love Wend


  1. Hi wend, I saw the article, but being a bit of a doll house nutter,(as well as a textile loony) ....I thought they could have used more interesting pieces! Lizzie xx

  2. Like you I rather like the combination. The furniture is beautifully scaled down adding to the illusion - but just tell yourself nice to look at pictures - think of the dusting!!

  3. I am pretty crazy about the way that article combines the dollshouse stuff with usual tiny items. Very clever. I suppose I've done something like that filling my little French armoire with buttons...

    Many congratulations on your awards!

  4. The 'small world' is very engaging, like a seamstress' take on Charlie and Lola.

  5. I love the drawn backgrounds...... very stylish, very clever.

    Thanks for the award :O)))))))))))

  6. ah shucks ,thanks wend, i'm gone all shy now....
    theres a fantastic new flickr group that styles little furniture
    into lovely interior decor shots....can't find the link now
    theres something hugely endearing about dolls houses

  7. I love those images - the combination of line drawings, miniatures and haberdashery is just gorgeous. Thanks for entering the Pass the Book draw!

  8. I can see how you might be tempted to start collecting. The set reminds me of the Paddington Bear tv series. The bear was real (well, you know what I mean) whilst the background and other characters were drawn. xx

  9. Oh! How lovely of you. I will go visiting very soon.