BIG BIG Birthday this month.........
and my trip to Miniatura at the NEC in Birmingham
Firstly, thank you to all for your good wishes on my new little venture! Also, I want to welcome all new followers to my blog, welcome along!
Now, as you've guessed, I've a BIG birthday this month, (shhh! I'll be 50) and I am giving a massive 20% discount on all my items in my Etsy shop for the month of April only. The promotional code is BIG50. The link to my wee shop is on the right hand side of my blog... spread the word! :)
I also went to the Miniatura Show at the NEC in Birmingham last weekend. It is only the second miniature fair I've ever been to and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I stocked up on lots of fabric and trimmings, and some little kits - and spoiled myself with a tea set for my Dining Room from Stokesayware....It matches the Dining Set I bought last year. In the second picture you can see a little spills vase for the fireplace, that's for the Dining Room too!
I also bought some fabulous glassware from Phil Greynor at GlassCraft, I just love his items. The two little china ornaments in the front of the second picture are Ottervale China by Anne Dalton... can you see the little fox, he's so cute! I know, I can't resist a fox..... sure I married one!! LOL
A couple of pictures of the china in the cabinet, that's from the Lady's Sitting Room.... I intended to get around to taking a picture of it in situ, but I'm a ding dong and forgot!
I got wallpaper from Susan Bembridge and a beautiful picture frame from John J Hodgson too. It's a warm cream colour with gold. You can also see a fancy 'border'? set. That's destined for a roombox I'm going to make for me! At the top of this picture are a couple of lovely mirrors from Tarbena, they're destined for that same roombox.......unless I change my mind, of course! :)
The gorgeous lamp with a marvellous red shade was made by Ray Storey, I just love his lamps and lighting too, they are little miniature works of art. Mind you all the items I bought are made by true craftsmen.....and craftswomen!
I know I spoiled myself, but birthdays like this one, only come along once in a lifetime..... at least that's the excuse I'm sticking with! LOL
So that's it for another wee while. I must get started on my attic, but, well, don't laugh; I have to get in the big steps for that job!
All the best and take care,