But typically, I don't relax for very long before I look for something to busy myself with, and as I did not go stock hunting this weekend, I thought I would show you some of my favourite belongings.
Back when we first started the blog Simone and I did this, but there are so many things I treasure, I couldn't show them all in one go, plus, being in the business of buying and selling, things come and go and there are constantly "new" things to adore.
-We have dealt in gas station numbers for a couple of years now, and I do have a little personal collection which I still love. The large red and cream 1 and 5/10th is from a new batch which are being listed on eBay this week.
My little "grey girl" has been with me for some time now and is just lovely....and doesn't she sit nicely with my David Bromley jug?
I had a milestone birthday recently and this jug was a very generous gift from my brother Matt and his partner Nadja (little plug for them....if you are looking for an investment or just a lovely artwork ready to hang and enjoy, take a browse through their website.... " matthenryartbroker.com "
I am really in love with all my cushions at the moment. They don't all generally sit on the one couch, they are spread over 2 but I just love the eclectic mix of colors, styles and textures here.
I have always used a lot of red and green in my house. This is what sits on the mantle over our fireplace. A lovely green oil jug and the base off an old thermos which I use as a vase from time to time, plus a string of lights from Typo which I put on every night and they just add a nice warm glow to the room.
This is a funny thing to love but it is an old folding ruler. I saw one like this ages ago on Etsy and fell in love, but it was quite expensive. So I was thrilled when I came across this recently in a market for a fraction of the price.
I love Sibella Court and her style, and pour over her book "etcetera" constantly, so I was very lucky to have this given to me recently as a gift (thanks mum) and daydream my way thru the beautiful images and count the days until I might be standing in one of these divine stores in New York.
This was also a recent birthday gift from my husband (with help from my mum). I have wanted an old watch for a long time, more as a piece of JEWELLERY than anything else as I am not a watch wearer.
My mum had come across the remains of a watch that belonged to my grandfather, but it was all in pieces, so they worked together to take it to a JEWELLERY and have it put back together. It is so special to me. It has my pop's initials engraved on the back "W F" and 3-3-33, the date of his 21st birthday when the watch was given to him. It's so nice to have something that was once treasured by someone you loved dearly, and also something that can be passed on thru the years.
Last but not least, I love this Leunig cartoon which is pinned to the notice board and is there to remind me not to spend all day on the computer, iPhone, iPad etc etc etc.....
On that note, I will sign off here and go outside and enjoy a cup of tea in the garden.
Have a great week one and all...
Vintage girl -Bec xx
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