Category Archives: Vintage

Pirate’s treasure bag

This week has been very busy for me, and I’m afraid it’s meant I haven’t managed to post as much as I wanted to. This afternoon I grabbed some time to make a present for a little boy whose 5th … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I just wanted to post a little thank you note to all of you who have found my blog and are taking the time to read it, and especially, to those of you who have been kind enough to tell … Continue reading

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The joy of wood

Wooden games pieces of all shapes and sizes. Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and draughts. A dice rolled onto 5. A wooden kiss from a friend. And a tiny train pulling two carriages. Bamboo bangles, calligraphy brush and clothes pegs. … Continue reading

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Matryoshka kimono dolls

I have always loved Russian Matryoshka dolls. I’ve had one since I was a child and, even though it’s now a bit cracked, and the dolls don’t fit together so well anymore, it’s still one of my most treasured possessions. … Continue reading

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Coral, shell and bone

I’m drawn to coral like a treasure hunter. It makes me think of Tibetan necklaces and the ancient Silk Route and holidays on tropical beaches. Rough pieces washed up on a beach in Fiji; smooth beads bought from an Afghani … Continue reading

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