Saturday, 15 September 2007

A Wedding

Today my lovely friend and the other half of OhSoVintage got married in Gretna Green. I so wish I could have been there with her to share her joy but it was to be a very low key affair with just her two children, their partners and her grandaughter. She and her husband originally thought it would be fun to elope and not tell anyone till after the wedding but their secret got leaked! All her friends and the rest of her family will be celebrating with a BIG party when they return. We have a lot of fun running the business together and I wish her and her new husband many, many years of happiness together. This is a photo I took of her last year at a Michaelmas fayre at which we had a stall. We were going to do it again this year but she'll be on her honeymoon - how inconsiderate is that?!

I have just taken a photo of my 'den' which used to be my daughter's bedroom. I love to come here and sew, listen to the radio or just potter looking at my stash of linens, lace and materials. Here it is (looking tidier than usual!).

Our next book we have to read for my reading group is 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and I cannot find it in any shops, would you believe? How can it be that two huge Waterstones and two W H Smith's don't have it in stock? I know I could go to the library but I am funny about books, I like to have a brand new copy that no-one else has read, I just love the smell of the new paper - one of my foibles I guess.


  1. Hi I've just been catching up here and looks like I need to catch up a lot.

    Your daughters room looks a great place to relax in and no doubt you will feel closer to her there while she travels away from home:)

    best wishes Ginny

  2. I love the little brass bed-it's gorgeous! Have you tried Amazon for your book? xx

  3. What a pretty, relaxing room. lovely to spend time in there. Hope you find your book (I've seen the film which was great , but not read it)
    Kim x
    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  4. What a great little sewing room, Im thinking of turning our geust room into a bit of a 'hobby' room...You have inspired me!

    Jennifer x

  5. I just found your blog through a link. I noticed that you are a fan of Bob Dylan. He is my favorite! I saw him in concert a few years ago.
    Lovely blog -- stop by mine sometime.

  6. Don't get me wrong I love book shops but unfortunately most of them, certainly the big chains, only seem to see best sellers and newly published. I find the choice woefully inadequate and wonder how we ever managed before Amazon.
    Best wishes to your friend on her marriage - so romantic.

  7. Hi Ruth, Congratulations to your friend and partner!

    Looks like you have a nice place to work and relax. I've finally got my place to work from - after waiting months and months!

    Clare x

  8. USED to be my daughter's bedroom eh Mum? I thought it would always be my bedroom! Missing you xx

  9. What a lovely room!

    I used to think the same as you re the starch, but I rarely use any now - the linens are better without it - and iron everything damp. I don't mind 'business' ironing, but I'd much prefer not to have to iron our clothes!