|Whilst at my shop yesterday, I was looking around the shelves at some of the stock that has hung around a little longer than I would have liked. One of those items was this boxed set of EPNS egg cups...|
|Now normally I wouldn't split up a boxed set, but these really have had their chance to sell and they needed to move on - I decided to make individual Easter gifts from each one...|
|A pretty pastel bow around the base and the addition of a scrummy chocolate egg, they were ready to be packaged.|
|Cellophane bag tied with a velvet ribbon and a decorative tag.|
|(The blue velvet box that they were in will receive a makeover soon!)|
|I then moved on to some simple Wedgwood cups and saucers in plain white bone china. Perhaps because they are so plain, and my shop is known for its abundance of flowers, they have proved to be poor sellers...|
|Hopefully with the addition of chocolate, they may become more popular! ;-))|
|I've display them inside a stunning vintage flower arranger's basket, which I tied with a big floppy satin bow.|
|I also had some plain white sugar bowls, which I have filled with candy coated chocolate eggs and added a pair of vintage sugar tongs to finish.|
|I then turned my attention to my drawers! ;-))|
Sadly, these have always been a difficult area to sell from, with customers reluctant to ask to look through them...
|I pulled out some of the tray cloths that have sat piled up inside for a while. I thought with a few quick stitches and the addition of a wooden coat hanger, they'd make pretty hanging storage.|
|Ideal for keeping tights, head scarves, gloves etc organised in the wardrobe.|
|I made two of them from the glut of cotton tray cloths.|
They'd be a sweet gift for Mother's Day...
and with that in mind, I also packaged two 'mother' brooches with handmade pillows and a vintage card as another gift idea.
WWII era brooch pin.
Same era, with mother-of-pearl backing.
All of these items will be coming with me to the Vintage at the Village Hall Fair tomorrow. A visit to Blandford Forum Corn Exchange will be the perfect place to do some gift buying for Mothering Sunday and Easter! (Or just come along and treat yourself!)
|This morning I topped up the treasures for my stall with a quick trip to my local market...I'm putting together a very springlike display with lots of pastel colours and flowers reflecting this special time of year.|
|It would be lovely to see you if you can make it along :)|
|PS: Just wanted to show this little vase that I bought for myself - Probably Victorian, is hand painted and made of opaline glass. Love it. I now have two opaline vases, so feel another collection about to start!|
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!