Thursday, 2 January 2014

~Happy New Year~

Happy New Year,

lots of love,

The Curiouser And Curiouser Blog 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Burlesque Beauties of the 1890's

 More pictures after the break....

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Vintage Colonial Steamer Trunk

I recently sold this on was sad to see it go, but I'm sure it went to a loving home. Perhaps they shall use it for their next trip on the Orient Express or for sailing up the Nile? Ah! Now where did I put my Agatha Christie book....

more pictures of the trunk after the jump...


Saturday, 20 August 2011

"Keep Young And Beautiful"

I've always loved Annie Lennox - did you know her song "Keep Young And Beautiful" is a remake of an old Eddie Cantor song from a 1930's Busby Berkely film?

It's a bit racist, to be honest! See the Annie Lennox version after the jump!....

Art Nouveau Dressing Table

Further to my last post, I've since bought another piece of furniture! I bought this Edwardian art nouveau dressing table from eBay for £50 - I think it's an absolute bargain as you can't buy new flat-pack MDF bedside drawers for under £75....I love it and can't wait to show you all the pictures when it is installed into my bigger house! xxx

"Stand By Me"

I'm in the process of moving to a larger house and felt I needed a few bits of furniture to fill the space! So, I bought this Victorian wash stand off eBay for £50. I'm in love with it and can't wait to put it in my new house. I love the little mirror on the top - it's so unusual and very shabby chic!

"It's Only A Paper Moon"

I really love 'paper moon' postcards and images. I recently saw these old German postcards for sale on eBay and had to have them! I love the colors that have been painted over the image, they are super sweet and would look great in a 'shabby chic' vintage French style room. These can easily be picked up at charity shops, antique markets and online for small amounts of money.  More pictures after the jump.......

Monday, 11 April 2011

The White Rabbit

My new favourite find - in time for Easter! All dressed for Spring this vintage inspired rabbit is ready to hop into my house this Spring! Made of reproduction vintage paper and decoupaged on a custom cut board in the same silhouette. With a beautiful yellow bow - I will put more pictures up when he is settled into his new house! :) What do you think I should call him? Leave a suggestion for me!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Happy Easter

In celebration of Easter, here are some vintage Easter cards for you to enjoy!........loads of pics after the jump! 

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Liquorice Allsorts

It was Mother's Day on Sunday and I gave my Mum a bangle and earrings - in the form of her favourite sweets - Liquorice Allsorts - they are so lifelike and realistic I was tempted to put them in my mouth to check they really were actually handmade using a special art clay. Yum!

If I Only Had A Heart

I recently bought this pin for my Mum who retired (early) - I think it is adorable - she already owns several pieces of jewellery with a Wizard Of Oz theme that I have given her! I'm jealous I can't wear it myself!

"True Blue . . . baby, I love you..."

I am in love with this furniture that was recently listed on Ebay. Sadly, I didn't win the auction, but have decided to transform some old furniture and imitate the finish used on these chest of drawers. You can pick up any old 'brown' type furniture cheaply and transform it using no more than a paintbrush, some paint and a few new knobs! More information on transforming furniture can be found on the blog 'My Romantic Home'; 

"I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!"...

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Madhatter's Tea Party?

I bought this teapot in a RSPCA charity shop a few years ago...perhaps it once belonged to a certain Madhatter? It also reminds me of designs by Cath Kidston! Anyone want to come to my tea party?

"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!"

"Curiouser and curiouser!"

I am in L-O-V-E with these Pierrot / Harlequin clown dummy boards I bought. They remind me of the old 'Alice In Wonderland' drawings by John Tenniel. 

"Curiouser and curiouser!"

Mon premier poste

I'm Struan, 27 from Dundee and love anything that is old, unusual, and unique. I want to share pictures with you of things I have made, things I have bought and things I find interesting. I hope you enjoy my site, xxx

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