Thursday, January 26, 2012

RAF sweetheart brooch

Jimmy, my dear friend gave me this most precious RAF sweetheart brooch.  Pilots during the 2nd World War gave their loved ones this brooch before flying off to fight for their country.  Jimmy gave this to his darling wife, Rita.  When Rita passed away, he said I could choose any piece of her jewellery and this is the special gift I chose.  The ribbon behind the brooch was given to Jimmy when he was released from the RAF, supposedly to proudly hang his medals from (which he never collected!)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bakers Biscuit tin box with Alice in Wonderland images

Alice in Wonderland biscuit box - could not resist buying this box today to keep some treasures in it!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stellenbosch Market

Stellenbosch Market is the place to be at on Saturdays! Definitely will not go home empty handed!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meet Dutchie's friends!

Dutchies friends:  Spotty, Dotty, Rosie and Daisy! 
These are brooches which can be made into necklaces!
Some are soon to be winging their way down to Cape Town!

Miss Happ

Mandy @ Pokalola's, Cape Town. No better place to be, drinking cocktails on a Sunday afternoon!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dutchie the Dachshund

Received this whimsie Dachshund ornament when I was a little girl.  He has grown in value!  Look out for his friends: Spotty, Dotty and Rosie.  You will meet them hopefully later this week!

Elisa's dress!

Dusted off the cobwebs from my sewing machine and have made Elisa a dress for school!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Love this Pears advert which is featured on the back of this 1918 magazine I found.