Sunday, 5 July 2009

I will never have any money!

I would like you to meet the girls, well the Lavender Ladies to be precise! Hilary, Maude and Olivia. Here they are having a chat with Little Ted.
These girls like to have fun and enjoy dressing up. Floral frocks with bird detailing and button accessories, bang on trend! A mane of floral and muslin hair, so jealous! Smelling of Lavender (filled with it, they are). Wire legs and a wire hoop to hang around and chat to friends.

All three living in Etsyland at the moment, all in need of good company, someone who appreciates a girls' fine qualities!
Onto more brooches...... such a pleasure to make.


I also wanted to tell you about my trip to Ludlow yesterday and particularly a wonderful Antiques Emporium zanilady. I adore this centre, it is filled with mostly French antiques and vintage items. Every time I visit there is always something new and wonderful for the home. Well, me being me, I couldn't resist this picture, no way could I have walked away from this. Please forgive dreadful photo, but I just could not lose the reflection. Stunning black background in contrast to the sumptuous colours of the flowers and birds.
Birdies....don't you just love 'em!
And yes, there is more, the last thing I should be doing at the mo is spending money...but I will never have any and especially when I see lovely furniture like the kitchen hutch that came home too. Perfect size, perfect colour, so pleased. Holly reigned me in, as there was more I could have quite happily purchased. Glad she did really, as I would have gone on one massive guilt trip later.
So I haven't finished playing with my new 'hutch' yet, but you get the picture.

Well, after my tales of self indulgencies, I will love you and leave you and thankyou very much for stopping by.

43 comments:

jane and the happy crow said...

Oh Viv, your little ladies are sooooo sweet! Will we see any at Home spun? I am so jealous of you going into Zanilady, I love that shop and always go there when I stay at my mums. I always save up as much as I can as I will always find loads to buy! We dont have places like that in Cornwall and if you do find stuff it is SO expensive in comparison. Love your hutch, looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Jane xxxx PS Have posters and postcards for the fair if you could use any?? let me know.

Ticking stripes said...

Your girls are gorgeous and loving your new header too!

Pom Pom said...

I love the hutch! The ladies are lovely! This is my first visit to your blog - but not the last!

lilylovekin said...

What wonderful treasures I can see through the reflection that the bird picture is great I love the colors all those peaches. And the hutch I can see how well it goes in your home no wonder you could not leave it in the store. Also the little ladies in the etsy store they are so cute. This post was full of happy good things!!

Victoria said...

The ladies are lovely! (And oh my, how flattered Little Ted must have felt with all of their attention!)
As for the hutch I think you were one smart cookie to buy it... it looks fab!

Eileen said...

What charming little ladies! I'm lovin' your brooches, too. And your hutch is darling, Viv!!

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

Sal said...

Love the hutch!
Your little ladies are dressed to kill too!!
;-)

cocoa and blankets said...

I love your hutch, it makes me tink of the victoria wood skech where she complains her husband makes a hutch in the attic on her wedding night...and the only animal they have is him!!!! I love the broaches...especially the two ladies....

Gina said...

I love your lavander girls... so I've treated myself for my birthday!

Clare said...

Those ladies are lovely..can't imagine the gossiping though when they're together! Lovely birdies too, nice and fat and fluffy! Looks like a great haul. Have a good week. Clare x

Cowboys and Custard said...

This is so serendipitous Viv..
I was thinking of the Zanilady shop only yesterday.. I first discovered it a few years ago when peddling my cards to some shops in Ludlow.. and I could have spent a fortune.. had I had one!
Lovely brooches... inspired and beautiful .. as our your pretty maids in a row..

Michele xx

Corinne Phillips said...

Hi Viv
Your Lavender Ladies are fabulous. So cute! x

Margaret said...

Oh squeal! my Monday morning is complete, a Hen's Teeth update and a cup of coffee, fab! Lurve the new header and your gals look like they're a load of fun, watch out Ted! You're so talented Viv! Mx

Pam J said...

Hi Viv,
I just love your little ladies they are really sweet! The brooches are also lovely
Looks like you had a great time in Ludlow at the Antiques Emporium the picture looks lovely, and yes go spend girl I would LOL nothing like a bit of retail therapy to keep us girls happy.

Pam

Jackie said...

Lovely ladies. What a great idea. Its hard to believe but my legs were that thin once!!!

Abigail Thomas said...

So its not just me on a spending spree!!! Love the 'hutch'!!

lisette said...

viv your creations are just exquisite - i couldn't resist :)

Calico Kate said...

Ooo I love Zanilady too. Haven't been able to get to Ludlow for a year or two but my mum (who grew up there) came home yesterday after her annual three week jaunt to the festival (she does the posters/t-shirts/programmes and had an exhib this year) she did the flea market too!
What lovely ladies.
CKx

Stephanie Faith said...

Hello and *waves* to the Lavender Ladies - - - I wonder do they drive about in Muriel? (If it wasn't for my mobile burger bar I'd definitely go for a Muriel!)

Heloise said...

Wonderful lavender girls. Oh to have such long thin legs.

Laurie said...

I love those Lavender Ladies! Very sweet indeed!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

What gorgeous girls your lavender ladies or perhaps Ladies in Lavender one of them does look deceptively like Maggie Smith!
S x

Lyn said...

Zanilady is my mother in laws favourite shop! she bought me the most fantastic wire work basket for my birthday this year from there!
Love the Lavender Ladies, they are sweet!
Love
Lyn
xxx

thevintagemagpie said...

I love the little ladies and I am blown away by the hutch! What a fanastic idea... I'm off down the reclaimation yard tomorrow..see if I can bag me a hutch!!! xx

Fleur de Boheme said...

The dolls are lovely! And so is the kitchen hutch - I can understand you had to have it ;-)

I will never have any money either - I spend too much, do not earn enough, the motor of our car broke down and we had to buy a new one, and today I got a parking fine - which here in Denmark, the most expensive country in the whole of Europe, hooray - means 60 £ for having forgotten to set the parking meter...... deep sigh...

Fleur de Boheme said...

Oh, forgot to say, I love your "new" car!!! And your doggies are too sweet!

Mad Aunt Bernard said...

I love the lavender ladies! They are fantastic!!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Viv,
Just popping by to say "hello" and sending wishes your way ...
Have a lovely weekend coming up!
Love, Carolyn x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What sweeties they are! Love the Morris minor!!!!It is on my wish list.
Have a great weekend!
Isabelle x

Katie said...

Love your lavender ladies! I too have enjoyed a wander or two around the shop you visited in Ludlow...so many lovely things!

mimilove forever said...

Lovin' lavender ladies lovlies!...and it's a fair approximation of what my hair has looked like for past 2 days!

Step away from the antique shop!!
x;0)

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

So inspiring!
Do you make your own prints on fabrics?
And if, how does that work?
Kindest regards
Rebecka

'fancypicnic' said...

Hello, girls! Viv - they're gorgeous!!

lovely to have you pop in, and thanks for your comments m'lovely x
I seem to have less and less time these days away from the l**s (yes, it's a dirty word to me now. I guess I shouldn't complain!!).

LOVE your header - 'tis gorgeous!!

silverpebble said...

This post is full of lovely things. What sweet little lavender dolls and that hutch is JUST up my street. Your header picture is delicious - and of course, it has a little birdy x

Kate said...

Wow, these are so cute and amazing! I love the little ladies!

AnnaVallance said...

Love anything to do with lavender and your creations are so neat.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hello - only 2 weeks to go ...

karen said...

Hi! Where are you? I hope you are ok and sunning yourself on a beach somewhere!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Viv,
I love the Hugly too! Just wanted to tell you! Love Sarah x

meleen dupré said...

viv,

i couldn't resist your beautiful brooches....just ordered one from your etsy shop!!! can't wait to see it!!!

meleen dupré

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Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Viv, your lavender ladies are lovely (is that enough L's for you!) Thankyou for visiting me the other day and sorry I have taken a little while to say 'hi' but the kids have started holidays so time has not exactly been in abundance. I hope you have a warm and sunny Summer :)

Gerry said...

Love, Love, Love your hutch. Also, your little ladies are so fun. Wish I had a Zanilady close by.
Gerry, NC.USA