Ain't it Quaint?

Little Women written in 1867 by Louisa May Alcott is one of my favourite classic novels. I'm sure that many of you have read it and or seen the film adaptations. This is my copy from 1947 published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, and illustrated beautifully by Louis Jambor. A favourite of mine to display also, it doesn't bother me that this book is missing its dust jacket as I love the charmingly quaint cover which is made from cloth.

I purchased this lovely book from Rosamund:

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Napkins Upcycled into Bedroom Decor & Giveaway Winner

A glimpse of my bedroom. The throw cushion covers on my bed are made (by Mum) from vintage 50's Wilendur "Princess Rose" cotton napkins. They feature my favourite rose print ever, the most resplendent I've seen, and are still ablaze with colour after all these years. Synonymous with quality table and kitchen linens and boldly coloured prints, Wilendur/Wilendure was produced from 1938-1984 in the USA. In 1958 Wilendur changed to Wilendure.

Can you see the book? It's a vintage book from 1947, one of my favourite classic novels, and with its charmingly quaint cover a favourite of mine to display also. I'll reveal the book in my next post...

The lucky winner of the giveaway sponsored by Allies Adornments is Peggy AplSEEDS! Congratulations Peggy AplSEEDS! Thank you to Allies Adornments for sponsoring the giveaway and thank you to all entrants!

For the next giveaway I'm hosting here the prize is a romantic upcycled display piece that's also useful. I'm not telling what it is...

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Vintage for a Good Cause

At Shermancat 100% of the proceeds from sales go to the Humane Society of York County, USA. The HSYC is a non-profit organization that receives no government funding, and relies completely on donations to help the homeless animals in its care.

Run by volunteers, Shermancat is well stocked with a range of fabulous vintage items. Here are some of my favourite finds:

Above, cute miniature tea set and gorgeous framed mirror.

Wonderfully decorative books great for displaying.

Oh so romantic mirror tray with watch and faux roses included.

Shop vintage for a good cause at Shermancat:

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Allie's Adornments Vintage Button Pendant Giveaway

Please Note: This Giveaway is Now Closed

Depicting two baby birds emerging from their nest, this vintage button pendant by Allie's Adornments could be yours. Awww, how adorable is it? The brass button dates all the way back to the 1800's and is in an antiqued silver plated setting. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide.

To enter, simply do these 3 things:

1.Visit Allie's Adornments on etsy where you will find more lovely jewellery handmade from vintage button treasure. Here is the link:

2. Leave me a comment and tell me about your favourite find or finds from Allie's Adornments on etsy. One entry per person.

3. Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner. Alternatively, leave a link in your comment to your profile, blog or website where I can access your email address from.

This giveaway ends on June 17 2010 at 4.30 pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Comments will be allocated numbers in the order in which they are received. I will use to generate the winning number on June 17 2010 after 4.30 pm AEST. The winner will be notified via email on June 17 2010 by 6.30 pm AEST.

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