Happy New Year

4 Jan

I’m not really one for hardcore detoxing and January blues. For me it’s such an optimistic month – the promise of a new year and exciting challenges ahead, the gentle creeping of a daily extending dawn and the anticipation of spring on the horizon. Nah, you can keep your carrot juice, I’m still on the Christmas Lindors and reveling in a supercharged energy for all that beckons this year.

On the home front we’re due a revamp upstairs. Little CV is going to be ‘upgraded’ to a bigger bedroom, so we’re having a switch around. I’ll finally have a proper place for all of my increasingly random acquisitions… my very own {tiny} office. Yippee.

I’m already planning what lovely things I can find to give each room its own new identity. Most exciting is transforming a bare room into a pretty space for our little girl. It’s fair to say I will be in my element and almost certainly channeling my inner princess. Watch this space for purchases, revamps and quite possibly a fair amount of pink stuff!

In the meantime I’ve been ‘stocktaking’ a few of my treasures in readiness for an imminent clear out. One of the things that always appeals to me and stands out a mile in a sea of other people’s junk is something with that unmistakably subtle, pure colour that somehow never seems to be recreated convincingly in modern processes. I’m a sucker for anything – from a teapot to a biscuit tin – that has that gorgeous, authentic wash of colour that can only be vintage. Here are a few of my favourites – a pastel-infused assortment to cheer up anyone who’s feeling a bit jaded this January.

Poole pottery teapot in classic vintage green

J&G Meakin Sol Glamour Celeste milk jug

Grindley 6-piece coffee set in the most delicious shade of strawberry ice cream pink

Spode Flemish Green gravy jug

Glade Green Bone China tea cup, saucer & sugar bowl

2 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. Frances flynn January 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    Would u b abLe to tell me what year the glade green tea set is as I just cannot believe it I’ve had this set for years in my dresser it’s just missing 1 saucer x a very sligh chip on 1 Of the tea cups it s a real cute set x now we have painted r Kit age a vintage green with cream cuboards it will b used for tea

    • createvintage January 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

      Lucky you. It is indeed a beautiful set!
      I don’t know the exact era I’m afraid, but my guess would be early 1950s.
      Hope you enjoy using it. x

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