Monday, March 18, 2013

Cottage Chic

Yesterday I was out at an antiques fair with my good friend Debbie. These are some of the treasures I came home with...
A barbola waste paper bin, which is for my daughter's bedroom. 

A beautifully executed rose painting on board.
This little tri-ang pushchair is just the right size for my rag dolls, so I shall be using it to display one at the Vintage Bazaar, Frome next month.
A lovely collection of beaded bags - Some require a little tlc, but I shall have fun repairing them.

Tiny trinkets some to repurpose and some to keep.  

Adorable mother-of-pearl pin keeper.
And a cheerful selection of postcards.
On taking Debbie back home after our visit to the fair, I asked her if I could snap a few photos of her lovely cottage to share with you on my blog...
Some of you will know Debbie - Her home and garden are included in my book...
And she is also an exhibitor, once a year, at the Vintage Bazaar, Frome, with her (always!) stunning gardenalia stall...
Where she trades under the name of 'Pots & Pansies'.
As with her stall, the attention to detail in her quaint little cottage echoes her taste for a by-gone era
Come on in...

The dinning room. 

The kitchen.

And the living room.

Hope you enjoyed the tour -
Have a great week,
Niki x


  1. Great finds,and I love your friends cottage...its just wonderful....blessings

  2. Niki Wow, this is the cottage
    of my dreams, you compliments
    to your friend and her porcelain,
    Love Susy x

  3. Niki, Just lovely, your friends cottage is perfect. Lynne xx

  4. Oh, how lovely! It's nice to see other homes with similar values and standards to your own... and I do love that tiny pin keeper too!

  5. Hi Niki.
    Wonderful tour, I want to live in this house!
    Debbie is the lady who was with you at the fair, is it?
    Good work, *Maristella*.
    (with translator)

  6. Hi Niki - what a wonderful home. Please thank Debbie for sharing it with us. xx

  7. What a lovely house, lots of things to look at.

  8. Lovely to see you and Debbie yesterday. Thank you for the tour! xx

  9. Ohhhh! I would love to have a split door like your friend has! ! ! So glad she allowed you to share! :)

  10. wow wonderful pictures !

  11. Oh i love your treasure Niki,The barbola waste paper bin is lovely!
    Such a dreamy cottage and such a feast of pictures! I remember seeing Debbie's cottage on your blog when the garden was in flower and i must get your book! xxx

  12. knowing Debbie I can see her in her cottage but more pics of her garden please as I guess its as fabulous as her stall?!
    T x

  13. Hi T,
    Hope all is OK with you.
    Many thanks for your comment on my blog. I have featured Debbie’s garden on my blog a couple of times in the past (mostly summer, as its not looking its best at the moment given the freezing/wet weather we’ve been having!)
    Here are the links:

    And this one is her cottage at Christmas:

    Love Niki x

  14. Lovely pics..I do have your book but I love to see Debbie's cottage.. I would love to live there!! Sue

  15. I shall be selling for the first time at Frome next month, so I look forward to seeing both your stall and 'Pots and Pansies'. What a lovely homely cottage she has! Enjoyed the tour x


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Niki xx