CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young

Crazy Golf

Crazy Golf

After one of my cushions helped raise money in an auction for the Cornwall’s Children’s Hospice, I’ve now been asked to donate one for another charity, see above.  My “Crazy Golf” floor cushion has been chosen as it’s a golfing event so I’m hoping this very worthwhile cause is well-supported.

Marshmallow Mountain – fabulous vintage site

Charles Jourdan vintage silk scarfCubist vintage scarf50s brushstroke print vintage scarfRichard Allen graphic print vintage scarf

I was contacted this week by, an online vintage store based in London.  They loved what I do and asked to write a feature which you can see on their blog.  It’s a great site for all vintage enthusiasts with really unusual items of superb quality and well worth a browse if you are in the trade or simply looking for that elusive gift – for yourself or another!  I’ve shown four of their scarves here today and will add more over the weekend.

They have almost 700 vintage silk scarves (376 currently in their ebay store) with new items being listed every couple of weeks, categorised into patterns and themes to enable you to navigate their wide choice easily.  They date from the 1950s onwards and include the classic British heritage brands of Liberty, Jacqmar and Richard Allen as well as French and Italian luxury labels.

For a limited period they are offering you a 10% discount off any scarf purchased in their store.  Just type in the code Scaramouche at the checkout.  The offer ends midnight Sunday 8 December 2013.

Latest commission shown here

Liberty of London Paisley Sky Blue (commissioned and sold)

Liberty of London Paisley Sky Blue (commissioned and sold)

Here is a photo of my latest commissioned vintage scarf cushion to act as a reminder that they make good presents, especially if you have a family-owned scarf that never sees the light of day but means too much to throw away.

Some customers have said to me that they’ve found scarves in bits at the back of drawers after moths have had a fine time with them so don’t delay and check them out today!

If you want to give them away to a good home (me!) I’d be happy to donate what I would have paid to a charity of your choice – the Philippines Disaster Fund comes immediately to mind.

Granary Xmas Sale – Friday/Saturday 6th-7th Dec 2013

Now on to the next sale…my sister’s sale in Chesham should not be missed.  Now in it’s 9th year with over 15 stalls selling superior wares, mostly handmade, it is now an annual institution.  Candida Spencer’s ceramics are the centrepiece – check her website – and she provides refreshments to fuel the buying spree!  Friday from 9.30 till 4.00 and Saturday from 9.30 till 3.  Larksdell Barn, Vale Road, Chesham, HP5 3HW