Thursday, 27 November 2008


Vintage bedlinen...........

Angel wings.
Testing for comfort :0)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Charmed Cake ~

I made this today - chocolate sponge filled with jam and fresh cream.

Topped with glace icing, sprinkles and glitter. The tiny apples are vintage and the little pottery figures are old French Christmas pudding charms. I'm off now to have a slice of cake and a mug of tea.
Until next time.
Sandi x

Monday, 24 November 2008


Such a lovely word isn't it - J O Y - a vivid emotion of pleasure.

Making up little stories gives me great joy and I would like to share this one with you.
Ivy and Pearl needed to dry all the dolls clothes but it was raining so Ted came up with a rather good idea (or so he thought, the girls weren't quite so sure). Why not hang everything off the candelabra?
Hmmmm, it was rather tricky reaching the candles to sling the line between them so this is where I came in useful.
The dolls managed the rest by themselves. Ted wasn't much help here, being rather challenged in the height department. Ahem, he doesn't like to talk about it so I won't dwell on this particular subject.
Ivy felt that she had done more than her fair share of pegging out.
Pearl on the other hand secretly thought that hers looked much neater hanging from the leaves and roses in such an attractive way.
Personally, I can't see any difference whatsoever!
What do you think dear reader?
Until next time,
Joy to you,
Sandi ;0)

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Welcome ~

Today the sun is shining and the Jasmine growing outside our front door is glowing. Such a welcome burst of cheer at this time of the year and the ideal spot to drape the fairy lights in a few weeks time.

Someone else attracted to the flowers - intent on bee business.
There isn't a great deal of colour left in the garden now, heavy winds have stripped the last of the leaves which were still clinging to branches and stems and yet I see there are buds already on the Magnolia tree.
Mother Nature is wonderful!!!!!!
I'm off now to prepare our evening meal.
Until next time
Bye for now,
Sandi x

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Almost Finished ~

A lovely little armoire which needed some attention...............

Ah - that's much better.
Amazing what a generous dose of tlc can achieve.
Now for the next stage - filling it with all the household linen.
Not just yet though - I need a rest and so does my supervisor ;0)
Ah well - at least I can tick something else off my never ending list of 'Things to do'.
Bye for now,
I'm off to put the kettle on.
Sandi x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook Page, originally uploaded by Thenostalgiafairy.

My fur baby wears pink and aqua wings.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

My Latest Project

I bought this many years ago and it is really too small to store clothes in so I have decided to give it some tlc and use it for household linen, blankets, etc. Can't wait to get stuck in :0)

Monday, 17 November 2008

Garden Cheer ~

It is so dark and gloomy here today that I felt in need of a cheering post.

I went through my archives and found these pictures that I took of my parents garden earlier this year.
My dad enjoys wood carving and made all of these characters.
Entrance gate to the fairytale garden.
A totem pole among the plants with an owl perched on top. Lots of birds.
A Christmas gift from us last year.
Sweet robins perched on the edge of a bird bath.
A stunning Dahlia.
A touch of whimsy - the wheels spin around in the breeze.
Ah I feel better now. A nice reminder of a happy weekend and some colour to brighten the day.
Bye for now,
Sandi x

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Sunday Pottering ~

Time for a little light housekeeping - my most favourite sort.

Just playing really. Arranging and tweaking things, making pleasing little displays.
A pottering around day with a roast in the oven to look forward to and the December issue of Country Living magazine to enjoy this evening.
Simple pleasures maybe but to me sheer bliss.
I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday.
Bye for now,
Sandi x

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook Page, originally uploaded by Thenostalgiafairy.

My latest page using an old French Christmas card.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
Though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By John McCrae, May 1915.

90 years - 1918 - 2008

Monday, 10 November 2008

Old Things

I love old toys.

I collect vintage jewellery.
I enjoy knitting.
So I combined all three and here are the results.
Old toys wearing old bling and hand knitted clothes.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Fairy Cakes for Tea

 I love making fairy cakes.I love eating them even more.
Would you like one?
Until next time,
Sandi x

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Just some things I have around my home. This bag belonged to my aunt, she kept her knitting in it. I love the fabric.

An old pincushion - such a pretty miss.
A vintage evening bag.
I love my 'stuff'.
Enjoy your weekend.
Sandi x

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Meet Thomas ~

Meet Thomas, a pint sized bundle of fluffiness. He belongs to my future daughter-in-law and he is such a little cutie. He came on a visit yesterday evening and the instant his lead was removed proceeded to zoom around our living room without his paws ever coming into contact with the floor. His preferred route was along the backs of chairs, the sofa and occasional table. Had the curtains not been closed I was reliably informed that he would have been in the windowsill too, seeing off all would-be trespassers, not to mention innocent passers-by. He sped around in a blur of fur with barely a pause, eventually stopping and launching himself into mid-air and landing effortlessly onto the carpet. After extensive surveillance of his surroundings, negotiating the stairs and peering interestedly into the bedrooms he finally came to a tired stop.

He then settled very prettily on his mums lap.....
and peered down at the equally exhausted dog of the house who had been roped in on all this extra curricular activity.
Yup, Mr Dante was totally pooped too, couldn't take any more 'Thomas' action and slumped down into a weary stupor.
When our diminutive guest finally left with a wag of his tiny plume of a tail and a farewell bark at my husband we all sank down gratefully and drank restoring mugs of tea.
Mr Dante settled for a large bowl of water and retired for the night fit for nothing but a good long sleep.
Phew, I know exactly how he felt too.
Until next time,
Sandi x