On Top of the Piano

There is no mantelpiece above the fireplace in the cottage – just a simple brick arch where only the smallest things may cling, like stranded climbers on the ledge of a cliff. Accidents are not unheard of. However, the piano stands on the opposite wall. It is tall and the wood dark and glossy. Over the last few months it has…

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Crinoline Ladies

An increasing number of crinoline ladies have been appearing in the shop of late. For example, there was a batch of vintage embroidered fabrics made up into cushion covers.  Amongst them were the delightful crinoline ladies shown here. It was the first cushion to be snapped up. The hunt is on for more.  There is a small selection of vintage china is…

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Back to School

Yes it’s almost that time – to get back to school, college and work. But to soften the blow Girl’s Own Store have a few of items to add a little cheer.   Who wouldn’t want to pack their sandwiches into one of these lunch boxes? Made from recycled plastic in 3 great retro prints.…

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Vintage Polish Dolls

These vintage dolls were made in Poland, where they were produced from the 1950’s onwards in large numbers, although no two ever seem to have the same outfit. The faces are hand painted and so, although they are usually looking to their right, they all have a slightly different expression. This, of course, makes them…

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Small Scale Gardening

Although the main garden is a very good size it is detached from the cottage. Outside the back door of the cottage itself there is only a narrow passage which runs the length of the short terrace.  Not much scope for gardening here you would think. Along one side of the passageway there is an old stone wall,…

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