Friday, 30 March 2012

Easter Give-Away

I had no requests for my Easter prints in my Stale Stash Swap last week and so I am putting them up for grabs. I'd rather them being used that languishing in my stash unused. Perhaps someone can make a nice Easter fabric basket - too hard for me.

2 uncut FQs of Spring Tidings - Fabri Quilt
2 uncut FQs of Aqua baskets - Me and My Sister Designs   

All you have to do to receive half a yard of each print is tell me one of your Easter traditions. 

The number generator will pick a number at 8pm (Australian Eastern Time) on Thursday 5th April This give-away is open to Australian and overseas followers of my blog and a valid email address (you can join up if you need to).

Stale Stash Swap Update
                                                           Charm About You

I also posted off 1.5 yards of fabric to Marian in Idaho today as part of the 'Stale Stash Swap'

Eggs, Sugar Bowls and Harlequin Trios

The lovely Rachel, from Nancy's Tea Shop, contacted me last week to say that she had found two Colclough sugar bowls and would I be interested in them before she listed them on her Etsy store. I snapped the both of them up in aqua and buttercup. And yes she included the Easter eggs - what a sweety!
Then she also listed these delicious Harlequin trios.

Here's what she wrote about them...

This lovely trio would look great at a vintage tea party with other china or on its own with your favourite blend of tea and a home made cookie!

Colclough Bone China was founded in Staffordshire in 1890 by Herbert J. Colclough a former mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, England. Herbert Colclough was a china lover and brought fine bone china to ordinary people rather than the rich few, making Colclough an important part of antique bone china history. The brand became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970s and was discontinued in 1996. This trio is likely to come from 1950s.

How could I resist?

So here is my tea set stash (is that a quilty word making it into mainstream?). It started with 2 tea sets from my mum and the rest is from Rachel's store.
I highly recommend Rachel's store. She photographs her china so beautifully and her prices are soooooo much cheaper than anything I have yet found in Australia at op-shops or antique stores. Not only that but she, or her mum, package everything up so carefully for the journey to the Antipodes.

I have to show some restraint but there are about 10 things in her store right now that are tempting me. Check out the sweet Scotch Thistle creamer and sugar bowl and this stylish 1950s tea pot.

Thrifted Thursday

I am linking up with...


I had to get an x-ray on my toe in Ballina on Monday and so, even with a broken toe, I managed to hobble into 2 op-shops this afterwards.

My discoveries
too cute to miss at only $4

50c each - for Zakka Projects
pillowcase 50c embroidery $1.50


  1. Hmm well my boy has just turned 1 so I guess we need to start a tradition? When I was growing up, the youngest of 5, we would all wait at the loungeroom sliding doors together and then hunt for hundreds of eggs that the bunny had hid all around the furniture. Then we'd pile them all up in the centre and get an even share each. There was always dealing going on so that I could score more white chocolates at the expense of my creme eggs haha.

  2. We don't have any Easter traditions as yet but we made painted eggs at Playgroup yesterday so I'm thinking we could do that every year :)

  3. No real Easter traditions here either! Bit of a catch up with the family - that's about it. Might have to come up with a tradition for my kidlets!

  4. I used to get up early on Good Friday and make Hot Cross Buns. We'd have those for breakfast with tea, coffee or hot chocolate using our two espresso coffee sets. Now the kids are 31,29,27,26 and they still like to use the "Easter" tea sets! I don't get up early to make the Hot Cross Buns any more though!!

  5. ohh i'd love to win them as I'm struggling to find easter fabric ;o(
    We have hot cross buns on good friday (making our own this year) along with the easter bunny egg hunt around the house or garden, then larger easter eggs on Sunday

  6. When I was little, our tradition was having a hunt around the house for our eggs and chocolate bunnies :) There would also be a little basket beside our bed when we woke up with little eggs, it was very exciting! This year my partner and I are starting a new tradition - making our own chocolatey treats, we're going to make rocky road eggs.

    kate1485 at

  7. I can't believe you had no claimers for those fabrics, they are lovely! Our Easter tradition is to go to the Yorkshire Dales in the caravan, my mum and I just can't get enough of those little lambs in the fields. Last year my partner and I even saw two be born! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  8. Great finds! I can't believe that Easter is in just a few days! time is going by so quick! Thank you for sharing this with us at last week's TTF party. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. Almost every year we go to my Mother-in-Law's house for Easter Sunday lunch... she puts on a roast with all the trimmings, decks out the table/kitchen with decorations, Easter cake.. bowls of eggs everywhere (even though every year she swears she's not buying any chocolate!) and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. :)

  10. We have a couple of Easter traditions-new dresses for church, pictures before we leave, always a chocolate bunny in the girl's baskets and a big yummy lunch. :)


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