An Early Christmas

Each year we have a (fairly) strict timetable of who, where and when to visit over the Christmas period. We go to my parents the weekend before Christmas, spend the day itself in Glossop by ourselves, some friends come over on Boxing Day; after that, it’s a slow, day-to-day movement over to Barnsley then up…

Look What I Got for my Birthday!

Imagine how excited I was to open this: My parents gave me this for my birthday last week. I was extremely pleased with it, to say the least! It’s in perfect condition with its original stopper and the Carlton Ware stamp on the bottom. I love it!

Christmas Wish List No. 3: A Carlton Ware Owl Money Box

These were designed in 1969 by Carlton Ware. They made a whole range of different animals for children, including a cat and a horse.  However, it’s the owl version that I love. I finally saw a real life one in a shop in London yesterday. God only knows why I didn’t ask how much it…

More Halloween Owls… why not?

Continuing on with the Halloween and owl theme, I thought it was about time I showed you the vintage owl prints I got from Crosby last week.  I found the picture above through another Google search. These vintage Halloween pictures are fab: I think next year, I will be decorating my classroom with these before…

Charity Shop Finds: To Ebay or Not?

I absolutely love trawling round the charity shops. You can find the most amazing things for bargain prices. My boyfriend claims that I am far too bothered by how much things cost, and he hates how I list the prices on here. Yet, I can’t help but be amazed at facts such as: today, I…