15 July 2008

Awards. Fairs and Good Books.

I have received this Award! The Brilliante Weblog Award which is given for *Brilliante Photos and Text" I am so pleased Heidi Ann that you thought of me to receive it.
If you have not met Heidi @ foxglovesfabricandfolly.blogspot.com/... go and have a peek at her lovely blog, she is a very sweet lady. Thank you Heidi Ann. Now the rule is, I must now pass this on to 7 deserving bloggers - not easy as there are so many that I would like to award it too!
So here goes Simone @ simone-lindengrove.blogspot.com/ who makes such lovely cards and writes about her life in England.
Sarah @ misssewnsew.blogspot.com/ who loves to be creative and enjoys making her house a home.
Fi @ marmaladerose.blogspot.com/ Fi makes the most beautiful little Bunnies. Very hard to resist them.
Louise @ www.thisismypatch.blogspot.com/ this is a beautiful blog full of inspiring photos that make you want to get out in that garden and plant.
Sairer @ prettyshabby.blogspot.com/ who writes about her home and family and has lots of lovely hand made bits and bobs you can buy.
Pipany @ pipany-poltiskofarm.blogspot.com/ who writes about her life in beautiful Cornwall and makes very pretty textiles which she sells in her shop.
And Claire @ serendipitylovesnewyork.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-03-23T19%3A57%3A00Z&max-results=7 who is passionate about homes and interiors and runs an online home and gift boutique.

For those of you who cannot resit yet another yummy book ! Cabbages & Roses 'Guide To Natural Housekeeping' by Christina Strutt arrived on my ever growing pile of books this week.....full of very pretty images as always! well you may not think a line of washing is exactly pretty? well I do in this case.

It Is Official ! A Bloggers Vintage & Hand Made Fair
Some of you may have heard already, that a group of bloggers...me included here, will be holding a Vintage and handmade Fair in November. It would be lovely to see some of you there. We are hoping to have lots of scrummy handmade pieces as well as some Vintage item's. This will be a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done! We will have a little section set aside where you sit and have a nice cup of tea with home baked cake !
Vintage & Handmade Fair to be held on Saturday the 22nd of November 2008 at Rangeworthy Village Hall, near Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.10 a.m - 4.00 p.m.
I will be selling various Hand Made pieces. Here are a couple of Bird Box's that Mr N has made for me, I am hoping that I we can get some more made for the Fair.

I have to get on with my sewing now as I have a stall to fill....make a note in your diary...it will be a great opportunity to meet some bloggers and start the Christmas shopping.


this is my patch said...

Carol, what a surprise, thank you so much. I am so pleased to know this is what you think of my garden blog. Your garden has the same effect on me, I wish I had that butler sink! I do have a couple of trugs like yours though, good old Sussex ones. I do like the birdboxes, they should be very popular to buy as presents in readiness for nesting in the new year. Good luck with the fair, who knows I may be able to visit, but looks doubtful, anyway I would probably eat you out of cakes if I did! x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Oh thankyou so much, I really appreciate it! There are some amazing blogs out there so I'm very honoured. What a gorgeous book and I wish I lived closer to visit the fair. You live in such a beautiful part of the UK, if myself and hubby get a rare day or days ( we should be so lucky) we always head out your way......Claire x

Miss sew n sew said...

Thankyou Katherine how exciting my first award thanks for thinking of my blog that's really nice of you you've made my day!
The cabbages and roses book sounds really good, funny that I have been going through my magazines and ripped out their article on 'natural housekeeping' yesterday in CL and was thinking of giving some of her cleaning tip's ago!
I'd love to go to that fair but I just live to far away oh pants!
Thanks again Katherine hope you have a good camping trip you must be going soon,

periwinkle said...

good luck with the fair , its a great idea - i just wish it were a bit closer
lisa x

Lavender hearts said...

Isn't your mr clever, I wish my other half could make things like that!

Garden Girl said...

I so hope i can come to the fair- what a fantastic opportunity to meet with everyone and spend some hard earned pennies!

julia said...

I'm so looking forward to the fair, isn't it exciting!
I've tagged you, if you'd like to join in pop over and see!
Julia x

Simone said...

Thank you so much for the award! I now have to live up to people's expectations!!! Good luck with the fair. I wish that I could visit but it is a bit far from me and I am a non driver! I bet you have a wonderful day. I would be so excited to take part but nervous about meeting all the other bloggers! Don't forget to take lots of lovely pics of your tables!

Regina said...

Hallo Katherine
What a wonderful book!!
I wished I would live in the near and
could the market visit.
I wish you a beautiful week!!!

Miss sew n sew said...

Did I call you Katherine?!! Sorry about that it was late think I lost the plot for a moment what a plonker!

Sandi McBride said...

COngrats on the awards Carol and I had heard about this fair only wish I could be there to enjoy it with you all! Please take lots of pics, okay?
how's our Guy doing? Hound had her little op (spay) yesterday and Dr. Lawhon said she's the tiniest kitty he's ever spayed!
He wouldn't think she was so tiny if he ever had to peel her off his back, tho.

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats on your awards Carol, they're very well deserved! Love the look of that book too, I might have to invest at some time. Good luck with the Fair, it sounds like it is going to be great fun - enjoy!!
So glad your parcel arrived safely, thanks for letting me know

Deb said...

The cabbages and roses book looks wonderful. A Bloggers Vintage & Hand Made Fair sounds like such a great idea & so much fun.

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi Carol,
Many thanks for visiting..I did indeed have a good holiday..thankyou. There were a few G & T's consumed I must admit!
What a great idea the Fair is..I'm sure you'll do well...I love the bird boxes..what a talented chap you have!
Deb x

Pipany said...

Hello Carol and thank you for the award; I am really flattered and will do my bit soon. I have had a few people ask if I am going to the fair but it is just too far - boo hoo! I would so love to go and will enjoy reading about it xx

Miss sew n sew said...

Hi Carol how do I get the award on my blog? Sorry my computer skills are really basic this is all new to me!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Congratulations on your award.
The fair sounds great but it is a bit too far really for me to travel and it is on my birthday too, but it will be a fantastic day won't it.
Have a lovely weekend
love Alison x

Sandi McBride said...

And just when you thought it was safe to go into the garden, along comes another award...it'll be at my place Carol,so come pick it up!

prettyshabby said...

Well done on the award Carol and thankyou for mine!
I love the birdhouses..he's a clever chap that N!

Clover Yard said...

Hello Carol, what a lovely book. I so wish I was within reach of the fair. What a great idea - here's wishing you all a fabulous day when it arrives. I have just come back from Borders bookstore drooling over some great books. Picked up a lovely magazine which I'll be posting about later! p.s. love that shade of green you've painted your chairs. Is it the high gloss finish you use? I have spotted a dresser that I'd like to paint but it's covered in that awful orange varnish. Any tips on how to prepare it for paint would be gratefully received!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh.....a vintage and hand made fair sounds fun!! Best of luck to you!

Sandi McBride said...

Just wanted to let you know you have an award at my place...check Friday's post

Country Cottage Chic said...

I can't wait to see what everybody brings!

Congrats on your new award.


Rosie said...

What is it about bird boxes? they are just so sweet!
The book looks fabulous, and the washing line is a great picture!
Rosie x

Pondside said...

Wow! If I lived nearby I'd definitly be at the fair - I'll have to be satisfied with reading about it. You are so energetic - can't wait to see more of what you're making for your booth.

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Carol, I LOVE books like this about the "home & all"! I have stacks too!!...just can't seem to resist them! After seeing it on your site...I went & purchased "Cloudberries" too ( & saw the article about Tessa in Romantic Homes magazine)...is that the most charming book, woman, life!!!....On a different note,... Oh! I wish I was close enough to come to your November "fair"!!! I adore your birdhouses!!! How much would those be?...I may want to purchase one!....Better go...Please stop by though, if time permits...I am celebrating my 100th post & am having a lovely giveaway (quilt, runner & pillow!)!...Enjoy your day!...Thank so much!...heidi Xo

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi Carol -love the bird boxes. We are currently in discussion about doiing B&B and just visiting but it is a long long way from up in North Yorkshire. I love the little heart as well. Are we going to have some more pics of your lovely grandbairns

Amanda said...

Oooh I just followed a link to your blog from another one and found this and have to say I shall be making every effort to get to this as I LOVE all things handmade (just wish I had more time to handmake some of my own things lol) so this would be ideal for me just before Christmas... must go and try to persuade T that a trip over there is necessary that weekend lol

mollycupcakes said...

OMG honey,
I'm going to be chewing Ben's ear off until Nov lol so we get to come to the fair. I'm excited already as Julia, Vintage Heaven as said about it to. I'll start saving the pennies now lol
Hope to see you there sweetie.
Right I'm off to find that fabuous book now.
Many hugs.
Catherine x

the homely year said...

The bird boxes are lovely. What a good idea to hold a fair...don't know if we'll be able to make it though...it's a bit too far for us I think.
Margaret and Noreen

Rhondi said...

Hi Carol
I am trying to get caught up with my blogging friends. Sorry I haven't been by to visit in awhile! If I lived in England I'd be at your sale. I know you will have lots of goodies.
Congratulatons on the well deserved award
Hugs, Rhondi