It has been a while since I have had time to visit my favourite shop in Bristol, despite working only minutes away from Alma Vale road.
Monday, 30 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Pretty Scruffy is tucked away in a side street, and it's gorgeous green exterior conceals an interior packed with beautiful things.
But my favourite were these beautiful babies. Exquisite miniature animals on wheels!
Sunday, 22 April 2012
I have always loved the 1930's and last week I got the chance to visit one of the few remaining Art Deco lido's in this country. Hilsea Lido was built in the 1930's and after many decades of being loved and enjoyed it has fallen into disrepair over the past few years.
However, all is not lost and work is being carried out to restore this wonderful slice of history to its former glory.
crumbling concrete fountain which would originally have aerated the water for the pool, now planted with flowers.
I look forward to watching the restoration progress, and who knows I might get to enjoy a swim there in the future!
Monday, 16 April 2012
Just had to share these images from yesterday. It was the 3rd Dairy House Vintage Textiles and Costume Day.
The sun shone directly onto Chloe's stand which was piled high with exquisite handmade treasures.
Inside the Dairy House the rooms were decorated and ready for the eager shoppers who arrived promptly at 10 am, and then continued to arrive throughout the day....
Some of the best photos I took were on the top floor where the light was perfect for my temperamental old camera!
It was a very special day, and you will no doubt see plenty more photos in blog land this week.
Here is Niki's stand. How I resisted that cupboard was nothing short of a miracle!
Sadly, the Textile Day marked the end of an era for us. we have very reluctantly given up our space on the top floor, so will no longer be trading from there. The restraints of a full-on job in Bristol and the increasing price of fuel has meant that it is no longer a viable side to our business.