Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14th

Happy Valentine's! - Have a blissfully romantic day! :)
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.
Who knows, maybe it will even spark a new business venture in her?! ;-))

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,
Niki x


  1. For sure, there will be plenty of other jealous girls out there...
    Happy Valentine to you, dear Niki!

  2. Anonymous8:23 am

    Happy Valentines Day Niki! xxx
    I think the old sign is wonderful and so nostalgic,Sanderson wrapping? how beautiful it looks especially with the sweet Victorian souvenir cup and it s sweet sentiment attached.
    Wishing Debbie a happy birthday!

  3. Awwww how nice, I'm sure she'll love it although if I were her I wouldn't want to open such a beautifully wrapped gift maybe she'll keep it until tomorrow and savour it, happy valentines day, Lucey x

  4. Wishing you and yours a day full of love and laughter..
    Warm Wishes,

  5. What great gifts. Happy birthday, Debbie.

    And a very happy Valentine's Day to you. xx

  6. great sign! I think anyone would love it!
    happy Valentines day

  7. A lovely post. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

  8. I'm sure your friend will love her gift and what a wonderful way to wrap them.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you.
    Carol xx

  9. Happy Valentine's Day Niki! I'm pretty sure your friend will love, love, love that sign!

  10. Debbie will love it, especially that sign, I am green with envy!!
    Please pass on birthday greetings to her for me.
    T xxxxxx
    ps is she at Frome in April? as I will make a beeline for her gardenalia delights!

  11. Very very vintage....xx

  12. I think your friend is going to love this weathered sign, the packaging, the cup everything...what a sweet gift...have a lovely day! Sharon


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