Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday Roundup

We've had the odd few hours of gorgeous weather this week here in Kent, but one minute it feels like summer and the next the chill winds and heavy rain remind you it's still a long way off!

But on this chilly and dull Spring day I have a ray of sunshine to share in the form of these pretty vintage china plates that I found in the charity shop a little while ago. 

A real taste of summer and summer holidays, with a nostalgic scene of sailing boats on a lake viewed from a pretty lakeside cottage. 

Looks the perfect place to unwind!

Manufactured by W.H. Grindley, Staffordshire, in the 1950s, the pattern is, not surprisingly, called "Holiday"!

Photographed with the vintage china are some pretty, springlike vintage fabric drawstring bags, made from a vintage French fabric by Marignan called Daffodils. 

The photo doesn't do the fabric justice as in reality it is a beautiful green with pure white daffodils (they look rather dull and grey in the photo!) and the cotton is very fine and smooth with a soft sheen.

Continuing the vintage vibe are a few cushions that I've made this week..... the one below is made from a vintage white linen cloth or sheet with a selection of vintage lace and crochet trims.

It's backed in an upcycled work shirt....I do love upcycling hubbies shirts, so satisfying to give them a new lease of life!

Not vintage, but with a vintage feel, are these classic blue and white ticking cushions now in The Loft Room and soon to be in my Etsy Shop.

The pretty pale floral centre panel is upcycled from a vintage pillowcase.

A selection of vintage and vintage style cushions available from The Loft Room, and some of these are also in my Etsy Shop.

In my space at The Loft Room at the moment are some vintage French ticking cushions, a vintage feedsack patchwork cushion with hand quilting, grainsack type cushion, and lots of other designs, some shown here.

Thankyou for taking the time to visit me here, its lovely to have you! 

Hope the weather brightens for the weekend in your part of the world, 
Happy Weekend everyone!


  1. Its always a pleasure to visit, you make such beautiful things. Love the pillow made from a shirt, such a simple but effective idea, inspirational.

  2. Weather is the same here. We all have a cough and rhume , one moment you are outside without jacket and then in the afternoon the cold wind is blowing you away........ Those plates are gorgeous, i just bought two cusshions at Emmaus for one euro each. I will use them for inside cushions......

  3. Oh those plates! I love them. And your space with all your cushions looks yummy. Raining here today, wind blowing, so no garden work for me. I will be tucked away in my sewing room :)

  4. The plates are great, I had some in a similar style which my mum gave to me. Not the seaside version but more of a street scene. Love the cushion idea using the shirt. I have some old shirts ready to cut up for patch work xx

  5. Your cushions are beautiful as always! I love the plates, they really are so fifties and with a real vintage vibe which I love! Hope you enjoy using them a lot! xx


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