Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Twenty Thirteen

From Rescued by Rover

 Happy 2013! And merry belated Christmas! The holidays are over and I've just finished nursing myself through a bout of lurgy, which has meant shivering under a blanket watching M R James ghost stories - a very good tonic! While I was sniffing away, I also discovered this flickr site full of wonderful archival photographs and postcards. I wanted to share the one above to start off the new year - Bonne Annee!

A new year also means - finally - some new items for the shop.

Pretty button from a pretty dress

Take a look here to see the latest additions. And I've gathered together a new pile that needs photographing so weather allowing - and there are some bright skies forecast! - expect more updates very soon.


  1. I was also sick over the holidays and spent about a week and a half snuggled under a blanket and drinking honey and lemon tea! (I'm glad to be up and about again.)

    I love the button on that dress! I'm really fond of beautiful carved plastic buttons from the 30's and 40's, and even though that dress is newer, the buttons definitely have a similar feel.

    1. I was drinking lots of hot drinks with honey too! Glad you're feeling better and hope you're enjoying the start of 2013.

      The buttons on this dress are lovely and definitely have an old-timey feel. In fact, they're pretty similar to the buttons on a 40s dress I own (which I'm dithering about whether to put in the shop or not - it might be too hard to part with!). I'd really like to find some more dresses from that era as they were so beautifully made. You seem to have a great collection!