Saturday, 18 March 2017

An English Garden

I am so thrilled to be returning to the  Larmer Gardens near Salisbury on May Day for a lovely Brocante fair. I will be selling my beloved textiles, quilts, French linens and a number of decorative items for the home that I have collected over the years on my many trips to France. 
I have to say that aside from this wonderful Brocante fair it cannot go unnoticed that the venue is absolutely stunning. 
With Peacocks wandering around you feet, to an open air theatre and beautiful buildings surrounded by equally beautiful gardens the venue alone is worth the visit but with so many wonderful stall holders selling all kinds of Borcante I can't wait to explore it all again .... Yes .... I know ...I've come to sell ..... 🙄

Nothing sweeter than freshly washed vintage durham quilts and cushions.

Cards made with vintage print and  millinery

Spring Bonnets and millinery are some of my favourite things.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Spring is in the air and my first fair of the year.

Everything is coming up Roses this season,  firstly I was totally spoilt with Roses this valentines.

Then planning ahead for my next fair.

Opening up my cupboards and searching out stock for my next fair I realise that roses r us, they are everywhere. 
I'm looking forward to my first fair of the season with Vintage Bazaar Events in Devizes, South England, and I will be taking along many beautiful fabrics, linens  and quilts that I have collected over the years. I particularly love roses and have a few quilts and fabrics with a rosey theme, one being this beauty.

A beautiful Welsh collectors piece, gorgeous fabric and hand quilting incorporating hearts and leaves, cross hatching and much more. Most likely a marriage quilt and a quilt that was truly cherished as it is in excellent condition.
Need to sort out some more roses.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Corners - 2016

Just faffing with some corners around the house at Christmas

 Not finished yet. Need to add some twinkle.

The cosy corner on the grand chaise.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Quilts Glorious Quilts

I'll be showcasing textiles Quilts lace and linen and all that is vintage Brocante plus fairs that I will be attending  on Instagram as Ginnyatvintagepink your welcome to come by and say hello 😊
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Best wishes to you all Ginny X 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Wishing Health and Happiness for 2016

I see from my stats  that I still receive visitors from all over the world so thank you and best wishes for 2016.
I do very little journaling on this blog nowadays but I use Pinterest for sharing and finding inspiration for my hobbies and style, I also keep adding to my Textile Art Blog  when the creative juices are flowing ....

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So Adieu to you and you and you and keep crafting.

Happy New Year to you all. X

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Lemon and Roses

I seem to like the colour lemon as much as I like pink, and looking about my home there is actually quite a lot of it.
I love  lemon against florals, especially roses.

I bought a lovely soft fluffy wool shawl from Laura Ashley this spring to keep on the end of the bed for cuddling up in and it fits in beautifully with my collection of quilts.

I collect a few things, Quilts being number one, closely followed by dolls ( but that's another post).
The trouble is how to store the collections, I have to be careful of sunlight.

 Many are housed in a dresser.
I have found a great way of storing my eiderdowns. I have a wall of them in the alcove of my bedroom, the effect in the real is quite stunning, which I am not quite capturing with this picture, but you get the idea. 

 I freshen up my hand stitched quilts by washing in the machine on 30 or 40 degrees, and add softener which holds the fresh smell beautifully. Giving them a spring clean also lifts the quilting up so that you can really see the patterns in all their glory. English Durhams, or North Country Quilts wash very well, I have to be  careful with my Welsh Quilts as they tend to be made with wool filling and if washed on too high a setting the wool will felt and pucker and ruin your quilting, with wool fibres coming through the fabric, I wash Welsh quilts on a 30 degrees wool wash.

On a lovely sunny breezy day my quilts dry in no time on the washing line. 
This quit below is  a French Boutis quilt, the fabric is quite grainy, a heavy cotton, compared to the high cotton silky content in Engilsh and Welsh quilts, but equally as beautiful.
 Eiderdowns are feather filled and a lot more care is needed when washing. Firstly I would check out for any repairs especially looking for holes in the corners. I wash them at 40 degrees and use the tumble dryer to ensure that the entire quilt and feathers are dry, to really get a great effect I would put 3 tennis balls in the tumble dryer to ensure an even and plump quilt.