Saturday, 29 August 2009

Rather than send in a photo of dear Mr S.... ;-)

They say that we all get our 5 minutes of fame at some point in our lives!
Well, mine came today when I was least expecting it!
Remember this ...
I have a mention in September's Antiquexplorer!
I was asked to do a live quote about 'Vintage in the home'.
And so...rather than send in a photo of dear Mr Snippets, (LOL!),I decided to put on my thinking cap!
Here's the article...I hope you can click on each page and it will enlarge :

This was actually my live quote (but they did not use all of it):

' For me, 'Vintage' tells a story of the generations that have gone before me and I suppose that's why I love it so much! Be it a well used patchwork quilt, a carefully embroidered tray cloth and a pretty piece of chintzy fabric, to drape across a recycled and freshly painted clothes horse ; an old fruit box, a chimney pot ,a rickety wheelbarrow, all giving that special 'olde worlde' look to a corner of the garden ; vintage children's books, tin toys and teddy bears, placed in the spare bedroom, for the grandchildren to love when they come to stay ; a cracked but pretty piece of china or chipped enamel kitchenware, proudly displayed atop the dresser , 'Vintage' delights me and inspires me .

I also believe that 'Vintage' oozes 'quality', regardless of whether it is now shabby, worn or torn, because the fact is that it was made to last for years (and obviously has done so!), it was made not at the expense of form over function and it was made with great pride.

Of course, 'Vintage' is not only a history lesson but it is versatile enough to mix well with the more modern style and thus can produce results so very pleasing to the eye and,of course, so comfortable and relaxing to live with. 'Vintage Now', 'Shabby Chic' , 'Now and Then' , call it what you will , the two can live very nicely together, hand in hand, bringing out the best in each other.

Vintage is my journey into the past whilst decorating my home for the present ...and the future!
Long live Vintage!'


That's made my day!
Thank you to Margaret for asking me!
It's amazing how many new friendships I've made through this blogging lark!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


galant said...

And thank ou Sal, for supplying me with that live quote!
Margaret P

April said...

well done you

April xx

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Sal
I was about to email/visit your blog as I saw the article today as I was move into the Dairy house! Fame at last eh!
Lizzie xx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Very eloquent! So pleased that you've gathered up some of your 15 mins of fame! Actually by the time that everyone's read it maybe their 'reading time' will add up to several hours of fame:)
Lesley X

sweetmyrtle said...

you are an expert on vintage and it's great to see your contribution... fantastic! the images on the spreads i notice are from Holly Keeling's house... which was the house that al and i did the photo shoot in near you when we almost met up!... how funny... it was a gorgeous house and holly was lovely too.
hope you are having a lovely 'vintage' weekend.
ginny x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Congratulations Sal - lovely quote about vintage stuff. If there was a prize for changing headers I think you would win it - I never know what I am going to see when I pop up on your blog - and I love every one of them. I agree - this blogging lark makes lots of friends. Have a good weekend.

KC'sCourt! said...

Congratulations and well done.
You're right blogging does make friend

LoloDesigns said...

How fabulous, you are a little star ;o) Lovely article. xx

Rosie said...

Love the article and your super contribution to it. You must be so pleased - congratulations:)

Guenievre said...

Congratulations Sal !
Unfortunatly I couldn't read the magazine I can't find it here !
I think it's a great experience for you !
Bon week-end !

Carol said...

So well said Sal, clever girl and congratulations are the order of the day for you.
Carol x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sal
Great article, I like what you have written it mirrors how I feel about it. So pleased for you, it must feel very rewarding! It's a lovely house!
Take care
Isabelle x

Florence and Mary said...

How exciting for you!

Victoria x

Annie said...

The article is great and your quote is really good, well done !
Ann x

cocoa and blankets said...

what a great post Sal...I loved the way you described your love of sums it up perfectly and the photos are lovely too...thank you H ps the word verfication is Polls!!! LOL

Yvonne said...

Ooooh!! Famous at last!! Fantastic article, well done.
thanks for your comment... shame you didn't make it over this year and that Mr S was a Stick in the mud!!!.. It was busy, but if you know when and where to go, it's fab... as you saw!! Will tell you where to go next year if you can persuade him!! - you've got a year to work on it!
Enjoy the new found fame.. you deserve it!
Love Yvonne xx

galant said...

I'm delighted that your readers have enmoyed my article, Sal.
Margaret P

Karoline said...

Congratulations Sal

Cowboys and Custard said...

Well said that woman!!!
I can only echo your beliefs in Vintage style.. not for me the CK repro's... give me the real thing any day!

Congratulations on your wonderful editorial debut!

Michele xx

Rosie said...

Congratultions and well said. I loved the article x

Isobel said...

Congratulations, Sal!! Well done! x

Simone said...

Well done on being published! I am sure that won't be the last article that you contribute to!

Ragged Roses said...

Great words Sal - so beautifully said! I must try and hunt down a copy of the magazine. It's amazing how much the word "vintage" conjures up for people and how many different things it can represent.
PS Lovely to see the jug in the photo!