Monday, 26 December 2011

And relax!!

What a relief to close the shop door ,Christmas eve and relax.
Had the best present I could wish for- Dad came home from hospital (he had to return today,but at least he got to spend Christmas here) They didn't discover anything too serious ,so a sigh of relief.
Another lovely surprise gift,our friend who lives near Geneva has invited us to stay and booked us flights as our prezzies . I have never been to Switzerland before so I'm very excited!!

We had such a lovely relaxing time much appreciated after all the stress of late and the hectic last few weeks in the shop.

Ede wore her red bow
We all had dinner in the Barn, So cozy.
She just needs them for the TV!
"Well it is Christmas!"
Never too old for bubbles!

The shop will open for New Years eve -then close for a rest and a revamp .
Seasons Greetings to you all. Warm wishes. xxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Festive lights

We finally got our Dec's up -we have a very titchy ,living tree this year.

We don't feel very festive with my Dad still in hospital! You don't realise the dire straits the NHS is in ,till someone you now is in their care. We think he will be in for Christmas ,as it is taking them so long to sort tests etc out??

Meanwhile ,I'm burning the midnight oil getting orders out- The workroom is full of candles, berries and foliage.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

My Dad was admitted to hospital today- We feared the worst , but things are looking better than we thought, fingers crossed. I wished Christmas was behind us and I could close the shop-I felt torn. Orders piled high , have to keep on.

Monday, 12 December 2011

A day in Cambridge

Today , we had a lovely moch around the shops, had a yummy lunch. Very civilized.
I purchased some rather expensive clothing. I know i shall wear them tirelessly ,so an investment? Oh, and some Christmas shopping . No piped ` do they know it`s Christmas time again` PHEW ... I worked in the Body shop once at Christmas, they had it on loop from Oct-NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Bit chilly , for a punt?
Lovely buildings
I love all the bicycles .

Thursday, 8 December 2011

To be featured in ...


New Country Living book coming out Jan 9`th called` Turning your talent into a business`
Article from last years Country Living magazine.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Artists to look out for

Carry Akroyd www.carryakroyd.co.uk

These two artists are good friends and produce fantastic work - exhibitions are a sell out .

We sell their cards and Carry has produced a calender - we have been selling like hot cakes.

Check out their websites and work


Mary Sumner www.marysumner.com
We stayed at Mary`s House in the Summer-Colourful just like her work.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Winter weddings...





Must be rather chilly getting married in December?? Fur coat , maybe or thermals???
I wouldn't be brave enough -have to wear my thermals and winter boats. Then I did wear boats when I got married -old Victorian skating boats -in June! Loved them,I just don`t do heels!!


Sunday, 4 December 2011

I'm feeling very chilled about Christmas this year. I heard a saying ,I found very apt for this time of year -
" What screws us up the most in life
is the picture in our head of how its
suppose to be"

So I shall not worry on how to decorate my home for Christmas or how to have the ideal Christmas dinner as all the magazines are full of this time of year.
As long as we are all together and well ,is all I shall want this Christmas. Iv felt this since Poppy was in hospital for her first ever Christmas . Enjoy ,what really matters.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Wreath time is upon us....

Full time production has commenced. Red ones,white ones, feathered ones, traditional ones (yet,not so many of these ,so far..I'm pleased to say-do get bored of the same thing!) Iv had a request for a Pink one too!! Bring it on the more unusual the better!!

Orders taken tel 01832 274593 www.foxtail-lilly.co.uk

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Vintage glass

Sparkles at Christmas

Trifle bowls, pale blue bottles and jelly moulds- all for sale .

Were a few of the finds on our hunt this week. My Hubie ,Rick, came with me and drove the van we hired . He was a great help lugging all the tables etc. When you get up at 5 .am and drive in the dark ,wait in the cold ,you wonder `why are we doing this??` Rummaging around discovering treasures always makes up for it. Beats the crowds in shopping centres any day!!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Advent

Advent starts tomorrow. Light your candles.

Have a jolly weekend pips.
I'm excited hired a van off to buy bucket loads of vintage-my kinda shopping.