Monday, 22 October 2012

Colourful Days......

 

 
Well today, the weather is damp and foggy. The kind of day where the lamps and heating should be on. I am however, trying to save the pennies, so extra jumpers are worn and we try very carefully not to bump into each other! (actually that's an exaggeration, have I told you I'm prone to exaggerations!?).
 
It's been beautiful weather over the last week, blue skies, the perfect backdrop for the Natures Autumn Display.
 
The above photo is our cat Minnie, she seems drawn to all things vintage! Here she is helping me get ready for a little pre-Christmas sale I did this week. A good friend was having a perfume/accessories sale in her home, and asked if I wanted to take along some of my vintage wares! But of course! Happy to spread the vintage love!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I actually did quite well, filling my little space with as much colourful loveliness as I could! The little wooden houses sold, some of the fairy houses, a few little bags and my printers tray! I was very pleased.
 
I cut loads of fat quarters, thinking they would sell in my last fair, but alas they didn't. I think I will list them in my Etsy shop, perhaps make up some little bundles. I was hoping to list some other things today, but the light levels are so low, my photos are even more awful than usual! Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow and I will get them on, I will also paint some more houses next week, they make lovely little stocking fillers!
 
Yesterday was beautiful, so off we headed out into Derbyshire........
 
 
 

The little specks in the sky are hand gliders! Bet the views from up there are spectacular!

 
We a mooch around Castleton, just lovely!
 
Whilst we were having our picnic, a thick fog rolled in. It was very eerie. Eldest Bea, who's been learning all about volcanos and Pompeii, thought it looked like paroclastic flow. She went on to describe how to suffocates and kills everything it touches, there really is no hope! She knew just enough and, coupled with the tone of her voice, and drama of our situation, put the fear of God into Little Bea! After some calming and explaining, we were in the middle of Derbyshire, no active volcanos in Derbyshire, yes I promise, order was restored, and our picnic was eaten......in a grey cloud!
 
 
 
Well, that's all folks!
 
Thanks for dropping by! Welcome to everyone who's new to Vintage Sheet Addict! Thanks to everyone for your support over the last few days...
Ada Bea is back!
 
Ada :) x
 
p.s. just to let everyone know, I have a BRILLIANT, supportive, husband. He might not be very practical or very romantic, but he's always there, he listens, and cares! I've also got a fantastic family, and great friends, they always seem to know when to step in, I couldn't be this strong without them!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the sales! I really like a good walk around Castleton too. I'm sure the fat quarters will do well in the shop, they look so appealing!

    Anna. x

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    1. I always think everyone will love vintage sheets as much as I do! Can't understand why they don't! Ada :)

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  2. lovely display at your friend's house and happy to know the sales went well!!! hurray for Ada!!!
    good idea to put your bundles in the shop!!!
    Next time you have problems with "volcanos", don't hesitate to call a specialist : I'm a geologist!!! ;oD
    xxx Alessandra

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    1. Will do Ale, my daughter thinks its cool I converse with a geologist! Ada :)

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  3. What stunning views Ada! So autumnal.
    Victoria xx

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  4. Well done Ada, those houses are a winner I reckon! it's all looking good. Heather x

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  5. I'm hardly surprised your things sold well. They look absolutely gorgeous all grouped together like that. My aunty lent me some of her old dust sheets this week - one of them has huge purple and white flowers on it - you'd love it but sadly it's completely splattered with paint!! M x

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    1. Oh No! Mine you some people just don't understand their importance!!! Ada :)

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  6. Hello again Mrs!
    I have one of them husbands too, they are the best.
    congrats from me too on those sales!
    Enjoyed that little trip out, its been amazing here and almost like an Indian summer..yipeee!
    Take care love Maria x

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    1. Oops forgot to say'Love Minnie' what a cutie!

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    2. She 'found' us a couple of years ago, she wasn't being looked after very well, we love her so much! Ada :)

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  7. Such a lovely spot for a picnic :)

    Not picnic weather here though - and I cheated today and put the heating on for an hour - have 3 clothes horses of washing in various stages of damp to dry!!

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  8. What a gorgeous display! Your stuff looks really great.
    I have turned the heating off for a bit too. It's a bit miserable isn't it?
    Xx

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  9. Such a beautiful and cheery display Ada!! So glad you had fun and did well!! So gorgeous where you live!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  10. Love your post ... again! I read your yesterday's post and followed your link to your "girl at the party". Ada, you should seriously consider furthering your talent in the writing world as well (maybe you already do!). Honestly, your posts are so clever and charming. You see the world through different eyes I think. Your impromptu sale stall looks so inviting, no wonder you did well! Take care, Wendy

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    1. Thank you Wendy, it's very kind of you to say! We do have a writer in the family, my big sis, although she's never tried to get anything published! She's done some great poems too! Ada :)

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  11. I love the Derby Dales - so picturesque and breath taking...especially when tackling all those hills.

    Nina x

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  12. Minnie is cute, well done with your sales how exciting!

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  13. Looking so good, both your products and the views! Best of luck to you! And a good husband, family and friends are the best treasure in the world <3

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  14. How lovely a little corner of treasure, well done on your sales, I love wandering around Casleton the weather was perfect yesterday for getting out and about, we went for a lovely country walk too, Minnie is so sweet, my cats love anything new they are so nosey !
    Happy week
    Thea x

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  15. Your cat wants to be like you... just like my cat does - thats funny : )

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  16. Ada, it has been lovely to know you in all your facets. I will be scouring the etsy shop soon. I too have the best man in the world by my side, it takes a team sometimes!!

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  17. Glad to know things are good Ada! I for one would love it if you'd put some fat quarter bundles in your shop as I would like to buy some vintage fabric but don;t want metres and metres, just little bits for the odd small project. x

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    1. Yes, sometimes its good just to have those little bits of yummy fabric! Ada :)

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  18. Great vintage vibe going on in your pop up shop Ada, congrats on the sales those little wooden houses are so sweet.

    Beautiful pics from Derbyshire and Eldest Bea's story about paroclastic flow would've been enough to send me heading for home quick smart........
    So good you've got a great support network around you......

    Claire x

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    1. She can be a very convincing story teller! Ada :)

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  19. Hi Ada ... lovely to have you back :) ... I love all your pretty makes ... they look great all on display ... will be keeping an eye put for your FQs ... have a lovely week ... Bee xx

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    1. I did lots, not quite sure what I was thinking! Ada :)

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  20. Lovely photos in your post and of course, great stories to go with them. Have been committed to a scrapping challenge this month of at least one layout per day. Some how, checking in on all the other ladies layouts and commenting on them seems to take up all my spare time. Next month, there should be more time for sewing and crafting.

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  21. your display table looks very eye catching no wonder you had good sales.
    Just as well you had your day out around Derbyshire and not Yorkshire, we have been plagued with all day foggy mist here, sunday I could not see over the road.

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  22. Oh my - I hope you are going to list the little wooden houses on your etsy shop - I want one! xo

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    1. Hi, yes, I will make some more next week and pop them in the shop! Ada :)

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  23. What a sweetie your Minnie is,adorable!
    Love your photos of Derbyshire..we had a wonderful holiday there a few years back and your post brought back lots of happy memories.
    Very misty and dull here today.I'm off to take Bella for a walk now and enjoy the Autumn colours.Take care and have a good week.
    Love bellaboo X

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  24. Oh if only I lived closer...so many things I spy I would love to bring home...your photos are so lovely. What a beautiful area! xoxo

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  25. Love all your pictures, especially the wonderful suitcase one complete with kitty! You have such a great eye for vintage colur and pattern!
    Hope you have a happy week, Ada.
    Helen x

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  26. Hi Ada,love all of your makes for the sale,they looks so colourful and gorgeous.What stunning scenery on your trip. I adore the suitcase,kitty has very good taste,Xxxx

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  27. Minnie has good taste! Derbyshire looks lovely in the autumn sunshine.
    Sarah x

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  28. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of Derbyshire. And what a lovely collection of vintage goodies. Glad you had some sales that night : -)

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  29. You had a lovely display there Ada, I'm not surprised you had good sales.

    Great photos around Castleton.

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