Monday, 15 November 2010

Things We Love Part 2 Vintage Balloon Pumps

The Agnes Darling home never started out to collect vintage balloon pumps but it was the classic case of finding one and then another and in no time at all we had three. Three *is* a collection, did you know? Then it was too late as we were hooked on finding different ones. We never realised just how many great designs there are out there.

We just love the graphics and the sense of fun they display.Our favourite is the 'Li-Lo' one because it reminds a certain 40yr old of family holidays in the 70's!

You can still pick these up for a few pounds if you look hard enough and we always have our eyes peeled for another.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Green Felt Coat

We've just added this sweet little girl to the Agnes darling shop. She's all ready for winter in her green felt coat.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Mini Shop Update

Yesterday's lovely fabric find spurred me on to list some other lovely fabrics in the Agnes Darling shop.
These are all from our personal stash and destined to become cushions for the sitting room but there is plenty so it seemed rude not to share!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New Fabric In The Shop

We were lucky enough to come across a huge length of this gorgeous 1960's printed cotton recently. It's the type of print that I'm sure has inspired some well known textiles designers in recent years. Destined to become cushions and totes there is far more here than we will ever need.

So we have listed a metre in the shop. There is actually quite a bit more available so if you need more please do ask.

In the meantime I'm going to sit and enjoy it's vintage charm.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Pillow Challenge Week

Erin over at House on a Hill Road is having a 'Pillow Challenge Week' and we thought it would be a nice idea to join in. We need to build up some stock for a few upcoming vintage and handmade fairs so thought the challenge might kick us into gear.
I don't think we will manage 1 a day but we do already have 7 cushions in various stages of making so by sunday we should hopefully have 7 finished. That's the plan anyway.
(In case you are wondering that gorgeous cushion in the background is by Blondie Blu.)

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Things We Love Part One Vintage Polish Dolls

We thought it would be nice to share a few of the things that we love here in the Agnes Darling home. So first up is our collection of vintage wooden Polish dolls.

One for each of the girls in the house. We love how full of expression their faces are. Each one is slightly different and has their own character.
Obviously we can never resist one when we see them but 5 is our limit so the rest will be headed for the shop. In fact there is one in there now.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Shop News

Well our little shop is ticking along nicely. We've been selling on etsy and also ebay . Re-stocking those shelves is something we need to keep on top of and we've been busy sorting stock ready to photograph.

We are also hoping to start attending some local vintage fairs so watch this space.