February 14th is also my good friend Debbie's Birthday, who I have mentioned several times on my blog in the past, because she shares my passion for vintage. (Here, here, her Christmassy cottage here and all about her garden here.)
Debbie does not have a computer, so no blog(!), but those of you who visit the Vintage Bazaar in Frome will know her, as she creates a fantastic vintage gardenalia stand there, every spring. (A few photos here.)
Anyway, I'm always aware of the slight pressure on me to buy her the perfect Christmas and Birthday gifts, as I think she has great taste and she really knows what she likes!
This year I think I've found a little gem. I hope she'll love this old sign with its grungy green lettering and the weathered and peeling paintwork.
If its a hit, hopefully Debs will let me take a photo of it in its new home and I'll show it on my blog in a later post.
There are two large metal hooks on the back of the sign, which were probably designed to allow it to be lifted on and off some kind of stand, when the place was open for lunch. These were causing me a few problems when I came to wrapping the gift, so in the end I went for a large piece of Sanderson fabric to wrap around it. This I just stapled in place around the edges.
The other parcel contains some other garden related items, which I tied on top with vintage lace.
A small Victorian souvenir cup with the words 'From a Friend' in gold lettering, finishes off the surprise.
I hope she'll like it.
Enjoy your day,