Thursday, 29 September 2011

ONLINE VINTAGE BROWSING

I am starting my Christmas Shopping, I know 70 degrees outside it's insane but this year with December being so busy I have been getting ready, over lunch I have been doing some vintage armchair [well office chair ] shopping

I like these


And these




And this darling scarf






The trouble is can I part with any of them ?








Tuesday, 27 September 2011

CHRISTMAS MARKET



WE ARE OFF TO PRESTWICH TO SHOP AT THE CHRISTMAS MADE AND FOUND FAIR

Join us as a stallholder or to shop or just for tea and a sit down 
mail@crownandcountryvintage.co.uk

MANCHESTER VINTAGE

A very vintage weekend mooching around different fairs  like the
Decorativefairs at The Armitage Centre in Fallowfield this fair is always very very busy and very hot, but has some lovely stuff I could [do] spend hours pottering around it is advisable to set a budget








 can't post photos of buys because camera is with husband





Thursday, 22 September 2011

FOLKSY SHOP


I have finally got round to sorting things to sell on our various on line shops, added this today to our folksy shop

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

BABYCHAM LOVE


This is our new little friend won on ebay last week, a Christmas babycham deer, she is so sweet we have named her Bubbles



NEW ON LINE MAGAZINE

Read this new on line magazine today, it is worth a look good articles


 




Monday, 19 September 2011

A CHILLED WEEKEND

A perfect weekend no have to do, no have to goes, Friday started with lunch out and coffee after, no rush no where to be just eating, drinking coffee dodging rain showers.  On Saturday lunch at the Corner House Manchester not the first choice but our preferred choice The Thirsty Scholar what seems like a seedy student pub under the railway arches but does[ did ? ]really good vegan / vegetarian food  appears to have shut down, then we watched Jane Eyre at the Corner House Cinema, what was nice unlike other film endings peole stayed and just listened to the music and read the credits nice.










Our meal at he Corner House Cafe was good, I had a falafal burger with chips and Daughter had a vegan pizza, would recommend last time we went food was not up to much hopefully this wasn't a one off and has improved I believe it is under new management

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The rest of the weekend just pottering reading new books, planting out new rosemary plant, baking pear and strawberry crumble, eating strawberry and pear crumble with soya neapolitan ice cream with rain lashing on the windows while watching You've Got Mail, yes Autumn is here, also with the rest of the world watching Downton Abbey love it so much.




 There of course was time do a bit of thifty shopping, old biscuit tins and embroidered cloths with some more plates for hire stash








Friday, 16 September 2011

TEA TIME

Pop up tea shop







I hear they are having a pop tea shop, yes it's the 4th December at the Longfield in Prestwich Manchester let everyone know and there are stalls full of handmade and vintage goods

Thursday, 15 September 2011

NEW SEASON WARDROBE

To Autumn by William Blake
O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain'd
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

'The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.

'The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load. 
 
Although a bright and sunny day here today, this morning there was a delightful nip to air , spent the day sorting out winter clothes and packing up summer lights and strappy sandals, it's funny how you forget in just a few months what you have put away it's almost like shopping with no shops or cash, now off to charity shop with a bag of no longer wanted clothes.

Monday, 12 September 2011

CUTE TRAVEL COMPANION


well the best way to travel

RESERVED

A nice touch







BUY LOCAL


BUY LOCAL , MAKE LOCAL
Don't forget our Christmas market 4th December a chance to promote local handmade goods, sell with us or buy from the makers or both, this helps the local economy and the environment

Sunday, 11 September 2011

LIVERPOOL



IT'S NOT THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL


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Spent a lovely day out in Liverpool yesterday, Liverpool has a special place in my heart it is were I spent my early working years and spent a few years of fun, parties and nice people the city has changed so much since  being Capital of Culture a few years ago it gave the city an enormous boost and since then has gone from strength to strength especially has a major tourist attraction, the Beatles aside there is exellent galleries and museums, shops and attractions if it has been a while or you have never visited I would highly recommend.

Yesterday was the River festivals with some boats with real sails !




We met lots of lovely craft/ makers on a market between the Albert Dock and Liverpool one[the big new shopping area ] very talented and hopefully some may join at our Christmas Made and Found  Market on the 4th December in Prestwich






Thursday, 8 September 2011

WEDDING DRESSES

1950'S LOVELINESS

These dresses are gorgeous and elegant all these are sold but there are others 




I am not sure which is my favourite maybe no 1
All from this vintage clothing store








Tuesday, 6 September 2011

VINTAGE STYLE WEDDING

 SCOTTISH VINTAGE WEDDING


I love this vintage inspired wedding in Scotland nice and relaxed individual and clever




Pictures from here I recommend this site really good indie wedding ideas 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Australia

EBAY WISH LIST

I wish I lived near here, a lovely haul of goods for sale on Mandy's EBay shop from 16house





CHRISTMAS MADE AND FOUND FAIR




Don't forget our fair on the 4th December in Prestwich lots of hand made presents and vintage gifts, relax with the Sunday Papers sip some tea, eat some cake in our pop up vintage tea shop.

Join us as stallholder or to shop

e mail  us for details
  mail@crownandcountryvintage.co.uk


Thursday, 1 September 2011

LEFT OVER THURSDAY

What's in the fridge ?


Thursday is the day we go through the fridge see what needs using up and can be made into a meal from the store cupboard, we had left over mashed potatoes left over boiled and marinated Anya potatoes, so after a look in the cupboard I made potato topped lentil casserole






RECIPE

Chopped onion
1 celery stalk chopped fine
3/4 crushed garlic cloves
2/3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of vegetable marg [you can use butter]
1 teaspoon of dried ginger
1 teaspoon of dried chilli powder
1 tablespoon of gram marsala
1 teaspoon of turmeric
4 handfuls of red lentils
2 handfuls of frozen garden peas
1 pint of veg stock[ I use marigold low salt ]

Left over mashed potatoes /or sliced boiled potatoes

Sweat the onion and celery in the oil and marg until softened add the spices and garlic and cook for about 5 minuties if getting dry splash in a little water

Add the lentils and stir through for a minute or so and then add stock, cook until lentils soften add the peas and cook 1 more minute, cool and pop into casserole dish and then add cold mashed potatoes or slices of cooked potato
cook in a medium oven 180 approx for 30 minutes and serve with crusty bread 

I made one large one for tonight's dinner topped with mashed and 3 smaller ones for lunch's tomorrow