Monday, 10 January 2011

Lovely things!

Here are a few things I got for Christmas!

EDIT: I am to emphasise that all these things, unless otherwise stated, were bought by my boyfriend. Yes, he deserves the plaudits, and isn't afraid to ask for them.

Kit-Cat Clock!!! I have wanted one of these for as long as I can remember, since I was a tiny child and I first saw one on Doc Brown's workshop wall in Back to the Future. I was so happy to receive one! Made since the 1930s by the California Clock Company, this lime green lady cat is part of their latest run of limited editions.

The other stuff on my kitchen wall:

Marilyn Painting - gift from my friend Martin of Stick 'em up Art, Affleck's Palace, Manchester.
Pufferfish bowl and tiki mugs - Rockers England
Repro wartime Ministry of Food signs - Imperial War Museum
Cake tins and sign - gift from Paul
Large cupcake - gift from our other friend Paul
Small cupcake - gift from my friend Fiona
Skyline retro utensils - Lakeland Limited

Now I just need this original 1950s beauty to keep my kitty company.

Speaking of poodles, here is the lovely new lucite bag which Aerospace boyfriend got for me - the lining is poodle print! I'd seen it on eBay ages ago and he surreptitiously purchased it.

My mum's side of the family decided that they weren't making a big thing of Christmas due to money and my sister and I both being at our partners' parents, and that any presents given would be handmade. My mum made me this fantastic cupcake-print apron and oven gloves (pot holders) set, which is nicer than something bought from a shop anyway!

A lovely DVD box set of Hollywood musicals, which I am working through!

I also got some Bela Lugosi DVDs, some lighing fixtures for my fish tanks, books and other bits and bobs.


  1. the green kitty cat telephone is adorable! as is the apron!