Yesterday he had a party at the residential home, complete with entertainer and lots and lots of buffet food. He enjoyed opening his cards and presents and enjoyed having everyone there, even if he wasn't too sure who everyone was (he's got mild dementia). The other residents really enjoyed the part too and one lady didn't stop dancing from her wheelchair and doing a hand jive with my Nan.
|My cousin, Katie, and I.|
This week my mum contacted UK Handmade and they were really lovely, putting a good sized advert for our Blighty Boutique Vintage & Handmade Fair in their Events section. Our lovely volunteer waitresses have also taken it upon themselves to buy matching uniforms for the vintage style tea room and they'll be wearing black 40s style tea dresses with a white lace edged pinnie. It's great of them to have bought the dresses as I really wanted them all to have matching outfits but didn't mention it as I couldn't afford to buy them, with the tea room being for charity.
The dresses don't look that vintagey in this pic but they look very vintagey on. They're Biba's Barbara Hulanicki for Asda and the dress I have on in the above pic is the same dress but in a pink/grey pattern.
I took a little trip to the tip this week and came back with these two vintage biscuit barrels. The ceramic floral one is apparently from 1917 and is so pretty. It's missing its lid but is in great condition considering it's age and now sits on my bedroom windowsill. The wooden one is complete with it's heavy ceramic inner, and will be coming along with me to Saturday's Northampton Vintage Fair. I'm also having a stall at the Discover Vintage Fair at the Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa on Sunday....a busy weekend ahead. I've also got four little helpers to assist with choosing and packing my wares for the two fairs. Lily (my Scottie) and Alfie, Jack & Betty (Mum's Westie, Scottie & Chihuahua) are all at mine this week while my mum's away for a few days, so I'm off work most of the week to try and limit how much naughtiness they get up to!
Have a good week everyone xxx
Doesn't your Great Grandad look a dapper gent? You and your cousin are gorgeous, I love that dress.ReplyDelete
I've got a similar wooden biscuit barrel we store cat biscuits in. xxx
Looks like your great granddad had a fabulous time,ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to your Great Grandad! He looks like he's having a fab time!ReplyDelete
Looks like he really enjoyed himself. You've got your hands full this week with 4 doggies!ReplyDelete
Bless him. I hope he had a fantastic birthday.ReplyDelete
Lovely Pics :-) I have come to conclusion it's impossible to go to the tip without coming back with something!ReplyDelete
Your Great Grandad looks like he enjoyed himself - he certainly looks well for 85:)ReplyDelete
Grandad is looking very dapper!ReplyDelete
How lovely to spend time with your grandad, he certainly looks like he enjoyed himself. I love the dresses, I really must remember to check Asda out as people keep telling me about their clothes. Looking forward to seeing you onSaturday.ReplyDelete
aaww happy birthday for your dear Grandad ;-) lovely photo of you and your cousin you both look gorgeous. Good luck with everything, dee xReplyDelete
bless him, he looks chuffed!!ReplyDelete
happy birthday to your grandad! looks like a wonderful event! =)ReplyDelete
happy birthday to your GGdad, sounds like a fab party.ReplyDelete
Will be keeping my fingers crossed for your fayre.
You're looking much thinner in the face, well done! And 2 fairs in 2 days, I know how hard that is, good on you!ReplyDelete
Sounds like your great grandad had a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
What a lovely celebration, your GG looks fab for 85 years young.ReplyDelete
I bet your really looking forward to the vintage fair, how lovely that the waitress's bought matching outfits xx
Your Grandad looks very happy,must have been a lovely day,hope the fairs go well for you Linda xxReplyDelete
Sorry I missed this post! A belated Happy Birthday to your GT Grandad, what a brilliant achievment. Hope your fairs went well. One day I will get to Northampton for one!ReplyDelete
I’m just sending out a quick message to let people know their Faith Hope and Charity Swapping partners. Days of spreedsheet fiddling I tell you, if this works it’s going on my CV! I won’t have access to a PC from Tues 31st until June 6th – so any questions will have to wait til I get back I’m afraid. I’m going to put up a quick post on the rules before I go, but for now you can check out your partner’s blog and start figuring out what they might like.
Your swap partner is Lakota [lucky you, heehee]
Thanks for playing along!
Awww bless him what a lovely pic. I miss my Grandad loads. You are looking lovely by the way :) xxReplyDelete
Hi! Good luck with your vintage fair! I'm come along but I live too far away!ReplyDelete
I'm glad your granddad had a great birthday.
I popped over from your mum's blog, btw, as she highly recommends yours!