Sunday 8 August 2010

A Tough Decision and More House Stuff

I’ve made a tough decision and have decided to sell my Vintage at Goodwood tickets. I so wanted to go, but decided that finishing the new house should come first and having already had an amazing holiday to New York this year and lots of mini breaks, I couldn’t really justify spending more money enjoying myself. They’re worth £300 with their camping passes and I have just sold them on Ebay for £140, which can go towards getting my front garden turned into a parking spot. Originally I had intended the front to be a little courtyard garden, but with visitor’s parking scarce I’ve decided to have the ground made ok for a car and some stones put down, with an old sleeper acting as a kerb/separator between the parking spot and a couple of vintage Belfast sinks.
Lily's Had Her Hair Cut
 I’m also in the process of putting slate down around my shed and in some of the flower beds to make them look a bit neater. All the untidy woodchip was driving me mad and the previous owners had left me eight big bags of slate behind the shed. I also desperately want a vintage caravan for the back garden and I definitely have the space, but how to get one in when you’re surrounded by houses and gardens? Most people would give up at this point but my eccentric family said ‘no problem, just get a crane to drop it in’, so in a year or so, a crane it will be. I’d eventually love one like the one below, but will need to be looking for a reasonably priced one that needs some TLC. After all, it doesn’t need to be road worthy, since it will be going nowhere once it’s plonked into my back garden. There’s a lovely old caravan sat on a driveway near my uncles house and I’m very tempted to pop a note through the door suggesting they sell it to me, lol.

Last weekend I had a stall at the monthly Bicycle Basket Bazaar. We set up outside All Saints Church in Northampton and it was a lovely venue with lots of customers. The nice weather was a bonus too, with us all watching the sky for signs of any dark clouds. Everyone commented on how lovely my stall looked, but unfortunately I’d forgotten my camera. This neon swimming costume was hung across my bike’s handle bars. It has a lovely low back, buttons on the shoulders, formed chest and a little skirt. I love it.

I’ve also been spending a bit of time organising the house and have had my very sweet Hetty Hoover arrive.

My bedside table and Elvis Teddy Bear. He even plays 'Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear'

Scarves, bangles and pretty china plates loaded with earrings


  1. Hi Amy,
    it's a shame about the Goodwood tickets but I guess you made a wise devision. It's great that you did well at the BBB, I wanted to go but ended up in London instead. I love the caravan picture , I would love one for the garden but like you would have to crane it in.
    Ann x

  2. I'd love a vintage caravan in the garden too, even if the neighbours did think I was mad. It'd be a bit like having a grown up playhouse. It's a shame about Goodwood, but you can put the money to good use and I'm sure they'll probably do it again next year. x

  3. Love lilly new hair cut, Daisy desperately needs one but will have to wait till we get home from our babysitting holiday. It's such a shame about your goodwood tickets but sometimes we have to make sacrifices and think of all the money you'll be saving go on buy the belfast sinks!!
    Pene x

  4. Hi Amy,
    I think we may have a stall left and it would be great to have you on board. I will contact Debbie and check as she is keeping track of the bookings. I will be on touch over the weekend.
    Ann x

  5. Just found your blog , by looking at Ann's. You have a lovely blog, and look forward to seeing you at the Northampton Vintage & Handmade Fair in October!

    Sharon xx

  6. Came across your blogg by accident - and its lovely. Thank you for sharing. :)


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