I’m a bit rubbish about buying cards online.
I have to admit that, even when the occasion I am buying for involves those closest to me, I am apt to forget all about a card (and usually giftwrap too) until it’s time to actually write the thing.
At which point I find that I have absolutely nothing suitable in the house. And by which time it’s too late to order online.
But I am trying to improve. It is on my list. Along with sorting out my driving and painting the spare bedroom floor.
If I weren’t so rubbish, I would definitely have bought some cards from Jolijou by now.
Not that I imagine either lad or his dad (my primary card-recipients) would fully appreciate them.
But so much the better…
I might just get to keep them for my wall instead!
p.s. Check out Jolijou’s mugs too – they’re lovely!
p.p.s. The broken English descriptions of the goods in the shop are so sweet!
e.g. “These cards are much too good to be used as a map, make plugged also great eye-catcher on your wall, or on your wall if framed, dangling with a Clothespin on a leash, you will hopefully enjoy it”.
See what I mean?
I have had a lovely couple of days out in the sticks this week, staying with friends.
I did not go looking for vintage treasures.
So imagine my surprise when we happened to visit a little house in the middle of nowhere – that turned out to be a cafe and charity shop!
You may be familiar with my love of Hornsea Pottery.
I caught sight of this gorgeous Hornsea mug – and it was love at first sight.
It looks to me like a mid-1960s Clappison design, but I have never come across this pattern before. It would be wonderful if anyone can further enlighten me.
I love a bit of retro-patterned homeware.
The people behind these rather wonderful mugs are Martin and Jill, collectively known as They.
They are fellow WordPress bloggers, which is how I discovered them.
I was very impressed with Martin’s twirly-moustache-and-pipe combo, so I followed their blog.
(Yes, that’s how shallow I am).
They also do a nifty selection of Little Red Riding Hood patterned stuff, available in their Etsy shop.
But it’s these lovelies that set my heart racing.
The mug below is pictured next to a Hornsea Pottery storage jar, just like mine.