Sunday, 6 February 2011

Hymn and her!

I can't believe it's two weeks since I last posted but life seems to be rushing by so quickly at the moment I'm struggling to fit everything in. I've been a little light on photo opportunities as I seem to be working whenever it's light. Still I have managed to take some time to find some vintage treasures which I thought I would share with you.

First a hymn board. Not everyone's idea of a vintage treasure but having been inspired by Sibella Court's book I've been looking on Ebay and was thrilled to find one for a very reasonable "Buy it now" price and close enough to collect. Why? You'll have to wait until it's a little brighter so I can take pictures and show you!

I've just come home from a vintage fair where I had to buy this delightful battered drum money box. It's very small and wouldn't have held much money. If anyone has any idea as to how old it might be please let me know. It will fit in nicely on my "toy shelves"

I've been really lucky with fabrics and curtains recently. I know its not everyone's favourite clour but I love lime green/chartreuse and particularly like the smudgy rose "sketched on" in black on this one.

This lovely fabric is a pair of curtains with pink and grey roses and lilac. I might have to turn them into a set of matching cushions...

More chartreuse and more roses!

And another blue and lime ...

I also found this lovely little box which was sold to me as a letter rack. Not ocnvinced of that

I must mention Cathy at Menopausalmusing and Lesley of Printed Material who both responded to my last ist with surprise packages for me - one a packet of coloured leather pieces (thanks Cathy) and the other a little book hand made by Lesley (and thank you too Lesley)

I must also thank Amy of Blighty Boutique for her award and will try to think of 7 interesting things about myself for a separate post.

And last but not least welcome to my new followers and to all commenters. Its great to have you on board - I really do appreciate all your comments.

Hope you have a great week,



  1. At work we had a little box similar to yours which looked 'vintage' which was used for coffee filter papers! I'm not sure if that is what it was designed for, I think it was a jumble sale donation! Love the little drum tin.

  2. Wow you have found some beautiful curtains for some lovely projects, so pretty. I look at curatins now and think dress or skirt ;-)) enjoy your week, dee x

  3. That little drum is just such a lovely little object............. :O)

  4. I love old church furniture, so am v. jealous of your great hymn board buy! Great fabric finds too :-)

  5. Hello there Wendy - I never knew that particular type of fabric was called chartreuse. We learn something new everyday! I love rose motifs on anything.
    Have a lovely week
    Jo x

  6. Can't wait to see what you use the hymn board for. I suspect it will be very stylish and induce envy in me. I'm with you on the charteuse green . I love it but also love that celadon green that is usually set off by black and white and so 1930's. I love your finds Wend and that little drum is another gem. Lesley

  7. The drum obviously belonged to Tom Thumb :)

    Lovely fabrics and can't wait to see what the hymn board is for. xx

  8. lovley treasure and i'm rubbing my moustache wondering what's going to happen to the hymn sheet stand.....

  9. Wendy I am intrigued as to what you are going to use the hymn board for - mmmm.
    Also the letter rack looks like a deco fruit bowl to me, I sold one like it with glass sides front and back but it was that shape.
    See you at the fair

  10. Wow rather a fabulous collection of goodys I rather like the fabrics, they are getting so hard to find now.
    Hugs Lynn xx

  11. That hymn board is so lovely as it is, do you need to do anything with it? I'd just hang it up!
    Z xx