Remembering what you’ve got!!!!!

vintage whimsy collectables

I was catching up on my favourite blogger at the moment (Blue Yonder) she has been sorting out her life by having a spring/summer clean and then I got to thinking that there are plenty of things that are placed in my house, that I take for granted….but I haven’t actually looked at them in a long time. its not until you do a bit of spring cleaning, that you think…ahhh yes I remember buying that, or yes, I remember when I got this. So I have decided to rather than show you my latest purchases, (and believe me there have been many!) but to show you my items that I have acquired over a lifetime, that I take for granted….so here goes…

french enamel shabby chic
I’d totally forgotten you Red Teddy placed on the top shelf in our dining room…We bought him at a Boot sale back in 1995 for £20.00, he is indeed straw filled and I have had him valued at £300.00 but would never part with him – he is sooooo cute!

cath kidston look

Hello Dolly!…Can you see this little dolly in the Raisins jar, she has a lovely creamy lace dress and little white socks, and is absolutely perfect in condition, I forget where I bought her from, but again she is something that I totally forgot that I had!

mother of pearl vintage buttons

Buttons…I love buttons, you will often find me making jewellery out of them, or collages, you see I am fond of all things circular…these lovely mother of pearl buttons, I found in the dining room on this lovely blue crystal cake plate.

scruffy westie dog

I do apologise for this pic! Max our dog does like to get in on the act! and thought he would do this silly pose in a cardboard box in the garage, so that I would take a picture of him…..and of course I couldn’t resist…Max the scruffiest West Highland Terrier you ever did see, bought for £400.00 but worth every penny!

pretty artificial roses

These beautiful flowers are on my chest of drawers, they are roses, my favourites, they are made of silk with water droplets and it wasn’t until I started taking pictures in my bedroom, did I remember how beautiful they were…The colours of the flowers matches the vase beautifully…we bought them in a Second hand shop in whitstable in 2001…

I do hope you like my little collection of things that I had forgotten about….No doubt I will be bringing you more as my blog continues….and Thank you Blue Yonder girl for making me remember them!

Love Happy x

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11 Comments

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    Angel Jem
    September 17, 2007 / 4:13 pm

    It’s wonderful when you remember something you had forgotten about, like a teacup or a saucer, and so much better than spending again! Love the look of your blog, so I’m back dating comments… hope you don’t mind?

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    Carol
    July 15, 2007 / 2:29 pm

    I see we love a lot of the same things, like old enamel ware, glass jars, buttons and flea finds! It will be a pleasure to follow your blog and flickr and etsy! Carol from Boxwoodcottage xox

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    --erica
    July 13, 2007 / 3:39 pm

    i’m so glad I found you! 🙂 I could stay all day!

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    Country Cottage Chic
    July 4, 2007 / 10:13 am

    It’s true – you tend to forgetwhat treasures you have when you see them every day.Love your red teddy!

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    Samantha
    July 3, 2007 / 7:06 pm

    Hello,I have found you through Yvestown and your hubby’s blog.Love your House – especially the dog!

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    a pink-bee
    July 3, 2007 / 3:33 pm

    Your blog is delightful :)Love your style!

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    Tamar
    July 2, 2007 / 6:28 pm

    ooooooooooooh what a beautiful blog!!!i am so happy i discoverd you guys! I adore Cath kidston, I wish we had a store around here, the closest one is in NYC and the prices there are high!!!!!!!!!!all my best

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    Erin D.
    July 2, 2007 / 1:33 am

    I found your blog through your Hubby’s blog, through Yvestown’s blog! Love your style, I also love the CK-1950’s-shabby chic look!Such beautiful decorating you do!Wow, the flowers in that lovely blue vase look awesome!:O)http://thehappyhousewifedecoratingadventures.blogspot.com/

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    janet clare
    July 1, 2007 / 9:06 am

    Just found your blog – and have just realised that only a few minutes ago I was leaving a rambling comment about Cath Kidston on Fred’s!Love your style – I’ll come back again.

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    Happy
    July 1, 2007 / 8:45 am

    OH thanks for letting me know that – ahh you are blushing that is so sweet – have a great day speak to you soon – we are off to the Diana concert today – hope the rain stays away – luv happy xx

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    blueyondergirl
    July 1, 2007 / 5:48 am

    I’m blushing over that “favorite” bit. Thanks! Loving the tour of your old fav’s remembered. The red teddy… and that dog. Love them!Oh, by the way, your settings are preventing comments from people who don’t have a Google account. I had to sign up to leave you a note. Might want to change that setting so that all your visitors can say hello.

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