Friday, August 12, 2011

Time for...

"Road Trip with RoRo and Ronald" by Poppopportaits

a little break!

After a year of blogging - where does the time go?! - I have decided to take some "Annual Leave".

I have had such a great time putting together my posts and I feel so blessed to have been able to "meet" such wonderful people from all over the globe. Thankyou everyone for all your support and for all the wonderful comments you leave - reading them makes me feel so happy!

See you soon,
Stephie x

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let's do...


And what better way to bring yours than in a vintage lunchbox?!

They look great galvanised -

Antique pieced tin lunchbox, vintage Sterling tin miner's lunchbox with timber bale handle, vintage metal Handy Andy lunchbox with leather strap and vintage Thermos dome lunchbox

in basic black -

Vintage metal industrial lunchbox, vintage metal domed lunchbox and vintage workman's tin lunchbox

or, with a painted or enamelled finish -

Vintage Corsage metal lunchbox, vintage French enamel lunchbox and French miner's lunchbox

They are rather fetching in plaid -

Vintage plaid lunchboxes from vintagefiftyfour, 4TheLoveofVintage and Tiny Victories

and super cute when designed with little girls -

Vintage Little Dutch Miss lunchbox, vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy lunchbox and vintage 1979 Holly Hobbie lunch box

and boys in mind -

Vintage tin farm lunchbox, vintage 30s 40s Kids Cowboy lunchbox and  vintage metal lunchbox with travel theme

Of course, I'll take one in pink -

Image via Shabby Chicks

and I am so buying this one for my husband -

Available form here

given that we call him the Cookie Monster here at ChezB!

Of course, vintage lunchboxes don't just have to be used for food. They make great decorating items and can be used for storing away bits and pieces. They would even be quite sweet used at a wedding or birthday for favours or for guests to leave messages in - lovely!

Happy Wednesday and "Bon Appetit!"
Stephie x

Friday, August 5, 2011

I do believe...

that -

On the left: Typewriter Alphabet Chart and to the right: "Dream" art print by cjprints and  notecards from Butch Craft

Courier New -

Top row: "Grazie" handstamped notes and typography typewriter stickers available from The Kraft RoomBottom row: "Hello There" notecard set and typewriter cards from yesteacher

is the -

For the quirky: prints by Nan Lawson, Crafts and Dogs and  Antique Graphique

new -

I love these! All available from eebee. I am sure I can find a space at ChezB for one more print!


Hope your weekend is "fontastic",
Stephie x

PS In other exciting news, you may remember that I entered the NIB Summer Challenge. I didn't make the finals but my entry was one of those featured on their blog. You can see it here. I am pretty chuffed! x

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's your...


Over recent months, I have noticed that vintage typewriters have become quite popular and why not I say when they look great as -

 stand alone pieces -

Image credits:  The Haystack Needle, Pet Peoples Place and 123RF

when collected and displayed around the home -

Images via: Poetic Home, Strikethru and San Antonio de Areco

 or in any colour that might tickle your fancy -

Typewriters in blue, red, green, orange, yellow and pink

They have become somewhat a star attraction at weddings -

Top row: Super Gifr Place and Saddleworth Shindigs and along the bottom:  The Stockman Diaries and A Practical Wedding

 and can feature in fun pieces of art -

 Print by Nat Smith Illustration, "Typewriter of my Memories" print by Orange Optimist and Royal Typewriter pen and ink illustration by Nan Lawson

 Their components can even be used to create quirky wearables -

Large Shift Key Black and White Typewriter Key Cufflinks, Vintage Typewriter Key Locket , Steampunk ring and vintage style personalised Typewriter Monogram Necklace

Who'd have thought that vintage typewriters could be so versatile! It makes me so happy to see objects deemed obsolete given a whole new lease on life.

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful,
Stephie x