Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Christmas Card from Me to You!

Merry Christmas

Please click on the 'Merry Christmas' link above to see the Christmas card I have sent you to thank you for visiting the Wendy-House.


Thursday, 17 December 2009

Though Miles are Between Us!

Found this great old Christmas card.
I can't help thinking Christmas at the Watson homestead
would have been just swell.

The overlaying of the young Watson's faces onto this family image
was way ahead of it's time.
Don't forget, there was no photoshop then!

It does however sadden me to think of all those service men and women
who even today will be away from their loved ones this year.


Sunday, 13 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas Pudding

How cute are these gorgeous little Christmas
pudding organic scented candles?


They not only look good but recently at a fair I asked a little 6yr old boy "What do they
smell of?" - his reply............

I nearly squealed with joy!


Saturday, 28 November 2009

Green Gallery Christmas Fair

I am getting very excited about next weekend as I will be at the Green Gallery Christmas Fair with my Wendy-House candles.

It's always a fabulous Christmas shopping event.

I wouldn't miss it, as I always get lots of my prezzies there every year.

However this will be the first year I will be there with my vintage organic candles.

I hope to see you there!


Christmas Background

Ohhhhhhh - Love Shabby Blogs!
Love my new Christmas blog background.
Don't you think it's "Beginning to look a lot like Christmas?"

I have been busy doing some lovely fairs this week, it has been such fun. So for all the people I have met and for all the Wendy-House candles that have been purchased - thank you, it's been lovely meeting you all and I hope you enjoy your purchases.


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends out there in blogland!


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

7 Up Anyone?

No more champers for me at Christmas,
not when 7 up can make everyone this jolly!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Dear Santa - I've Been Good All Year!

Dear Santa,

Please can I have the days back when little boys wanted cowboy suits and little girls wanted pink kitchens for Christmas?

I promise I have been good all year. (sort of!)


Sunday, 8 November 2009

Time to Prepare

Halloween - done.

Fireworks - done.

Now it's time for the big one!

And I can't wait!!!

It's one of the loveliest times of year, just so long as you are prepared for it.

I have some fairs I will be attending which I will let you know about in future posts, however I will be at Cornton Primary School this Friday with my Wendy-House goodies, I think it's going to be a fabulous night and I'm really looking forward to it.

I hope to see you there.


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Trick or Treat!

The Sky is Blue
The Grass is Green
Please May I Have My Halloween?

Does anyone else remember as a child saying this rhyme?

Friday, 23 October 2009

Kissed by and Angel and given an Award!

I was sent this award from Kissed by an Angel
It is so nice to think all the ramblings I do sitting in front of my little screen in my kitchen is, not only being read by someone else, that someone would take the time to read it at all, but they would actually think it was worthy of an award.
I was fortunate to receive the same award earlier this week, from the lovely Mami too!
I am humbled that two people would want to send me something so special, thank you Ladies, it is very much appreciated.

and so.......

I would like to share this award, and please forgive me if I change it slightly and say, if you want to send it to as many, or as few people it's entirely up to you. I'm sending it to you because I really enjoy your blog:

Troc, Broc and Recup
Rose Tea Cottage
Sarah Jane Down the Lane
Daisy Darling
Home is Where the Heart is

I don't mind if you don't want to put the award on your post or not.
I don't mind if you don't want to forward it or not.
I just want you to know I really enjoy your lovely blog.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Ready for Winter

Aren't we lucky to live in a country where we can enjoy all the seasons?
I love the sunshine, I love those lazy summer days in the garden with a chilled glass of wine.
However what could be nicer than sitting in front of the fire on a cold winters day with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book.
I put a log fire on today, and was quite delighted it was raining outside as it made it feel all the more cozy in my little sitting room.
Come on Winter - I'm ready for you!

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Thank you Mami , I so appreciate this.

Friday, 16 October 2009

New Outlets for Wendy-House

You can now find Wendy-House vintage treasures at,
The Scottish Antique and Arts Centre, Doune.
Why not have a look at their web site to see what's on etc.


Wendy-House vintage candles are now selling at:
Loopy Lornas
which is the most amazing Tea House,
if you like fabulous cakes and delicious tea
you simply must try it!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

An Award - for me?

How exciting!
Today I was given a lovely blog award.
Thank you Martina.

I would like to give this award also to:

Birdcages and Butterflies
Sweet Up-North Mornings
The Vintage Laundress
A Cuppa Tea With Me

I really enjoy your blog, you inspire me.
Thank you!
Please take your award and add it to your blog with love from me.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Yummy Cup Cake Candles

Yummy cup cake candles!
We had a little photo shoot in the garden today.
The sun shone - yippee!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Vintage and Spotty!

These beautiful Aynsley china spotty cups and saucers, look fabulous as a centre piece on a table or on the corner of your kitchen dresser. I have made some with the old fashioned smell of old Victorian tea roses or the light aroma of earl grey tea.
Once you have used your candle, the dish can be used to make a lovely fresh flower display too!

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Monday, 21 September 2009

My Baking Bible

When I was growing up I loved to bake.
Everything I baked in my early years came from this little book, which I was recently given a copy of. This is the actual version which my mouth watering (sometimes!) efforts came from.
It was a little gem!
If you contact Be-Ro you can get a new up-to-date version.
With none of the 'helpful advice' for the woman of the house!
However I'll stick with this one - a stroll down my baking-memory lane.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Candle Making

I am in my kitchen today feeling gloriously creative when it dawned on me you might like a little look at what I am doing!

I thought you might enjoy seeing some candles I am in the process of making today.

They are of course organic soya wax, as always.

They are scented with various natural scents; rose, lavender, tea, etc.

As you can see my vintage containers are very different from the mass produced plain glass jar style.

I like to think my beautiful vintage containers all have their own unique personality.

I am having such a lovely day, the sun is shining in my garden, I have the doors wide open with the radio on in the background.


Monday, 14 September 2009

I am in Love!

With the evidence of the Cypriot sun on my skin and although I only returned home last night, already I long to go back.

Once again I have fallen 'head over heals' in love with this beautiful island.

Graceful pink flamingos return to bask in the glory of Cyprus and enjoy the beautiful salt lakes in Larnaca.

Cypriot people are so friendly and welcoming, and so proud of their beautiful country, rightly so.

I don't know what magical hold Cyprus has over me but I know I'm not alone, just watch when you mention Cyprus to someone who has been, their face melts into a smile and I can see like me, they too are smitten.

The week before I flew out to Cyprus, I was listening to Ken Bruce on Radio 2, and someone mentioned Cyprus on his show, he sighed and said "Ahhh Cyprus, beautiful Cyprus", and I couldn't have agreed more.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Coco Before Chanel

If you haven't seen it yet, go now.
It's a visual feast!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wendy-House Business Cards

These are my new business cards.
I'm so pleased with them.
I think the colour and design are so pretty and of course, just a little bit vintage!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Scones on Sunday

It has rained all day today. :(

Scones in front of the fire on a Sunday afternoon is the only way to keep that summer feeling going now!

I'm not giving into Autumn just yet, I'm just having 'summer' afternoon tea in the sitting room.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

What a Woman!

Where do I start with how good this photo is of my Mum?

The old deck chairs, the fabulous wooden beach huts, the dress, the hair, I have no doubt the amazing shoes hidden out of shot.

Was I born in the wrong era???

Next I must mention the volume of people on the beach, unbelievable!
That's ABERDEEN beach, around a mile or so offshore there are now men in full outdoor padded wind and waterproof clothing (at all times) just in case they fall in.

My mother was swimming in there, for recreation!

What a woman!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Plum Tree Race

Ok, the race is on.

I have two cherry trees in my garden and this year although the branches were arched with the weight of fruit, I enjoyed TWO cherries.
I love cherries, but decided to wait until they were just perfectly ripe before picking.

Every day I went out and looked at them, thinking perhaps tomorrow.
Then one day both trees were completely stripped of fruit.
The early birds got my cherries. :(

No one will have my plums!
Unless I say so.
I love plum jam and plum chutney, plum crumble and plum...... well, anything actually.

I sat under the plum tree today and now I'm watching those plums like a hawk.

I just need the sun to shine on these little beauties, turn them pink, and then - they will be mine!!!

Monday, 10 August 2009

My wendy-house in the Garden

This is the wendy-house in my garden, this is the little studio I will work from.
You may think it looks serene from the outside, but trust me - it's all happening on the inside!
It will be be vintage from top to toe.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

New Look Blog

Sometimes a girl just needs a change!
So the wendy-house has a new background. are the best, I'm always spoiled for choice - just how I like it!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

My First Award!

Isn't it a fabulous Tuesday?
The Duchess at Rose Tea Cottage has just given me an award, as she likes my blog so much!
Huge honour!
If you click onto Rose Tea Cottage which is in my list of; "Blogs I Love to Follow", you will see why I follow it and why I'm so excited that the Duchess chose me as one of her favourites.
Hope everyone is having as good a Tuesday as I am.

Monday, 3 August 2009

New Vintage Stock

New/old vintage stock for the wendy-house.
Photos to follow soon.

Friday, 31 July 2009

My Visit to the Beautiful Granite City

What a wonderful couple of days I have just had in Aberdeen.
I lived there many years back and had a ball, so it was nice to return to stay with friends and enjoy all this beautiful city had to offer!
Can't wait to return. :)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

And the Award for the Best Dressed Tea Pot goes to.......

£ 9.50

This beautiful hand knitted tea cosy could look very sweet on YOUR table.
Whether on your breakfast table or your afternoon tea table, this has to be the sweetest tea cozy ever!

Ohhhhhh London!

Just back from the most amazing time in London - hectic but fabulous!
Things I recommend:
War Horse
Spittalfield Market
Brick Lane
Columbia Road Market - cup cake heaven!!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

I 'heart' my Butter Dish

Isn't this just the most gorgeous butter/cheese dish you have ever seen???

Circa 1920, Royal Winton and utterly adorable.

Some things in life are fall-in-love with items, need I say more?