tired but content – the days after our vintage jumble

tired but content - the days after a vintage jumble

What a wonderful day Sunday was. Having never done a vintage jumble sale before, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The hall had such a lovely atmosphere, and was soon buzzing with the happy sounds of friendly conversation and clinking china. Petal and Feast did such a perfect job with the tea and cake. It was great to see that people made an afternoon of it, and sat down in the hall to re-fuel on some tasty treats, before doing another circuit in case they’d missed some gems first time round.

I am currently feeling very tired, but very content. It warms my heart to have spent the afternoon in good company, and I feel proud of our little vintage jumble. We raised £150 on the door, which we will donate to Save the Children.

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living minimally via a vintage jumble

living minimally on the Geoffrey and Grace blog

Hello and what a lovely break we had last week in Wales. Our holiday concluded with some brilliant outdoor fun at The Good Life Experience, but more on that another day.

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on living minimally and let you know about a Vintage Jumble that is happening on Sunday October the 4th in Lindfield West Sussex. It’s not as random as it sounds, as these two things are very much related.

Before the summer I spent a lovely day mooching around Hastings as part of Ruth’s Gathered Cheer events. There was talk of organising a vintage jumble sale, where we could sell any of our unwanted props and bits and pieces we had collected over time.

This was such good timing for me as I had just started to de-clutter and sort through our belongings after our move.  On top of this, after my summer of slow living, something I have been thinking about more is how ‘slow living’ will effect our house and the things we have in it.

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styling the seasons June – cherries and Sweet Williams

cherries and sweet williams on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

June to me is cherries and Sweet Williams. It’s the first time of the year that I spot them both in the shops and I can’t wait to buy them, bring them home, and have them on our kitchen table.

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corner of my home

corner of my home on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

I thought it was time for a little house update, plus a few pictures of a corner of my home that has recently been spruced.

Even though we have only been in our new house four short months, I feel more relaxed and at home here then I ever did in our previous house. This is somewhat to do with how contented I feel here, and partly because we would never have to move again if we didn’t want to. We can’t outgrow this house in terms of the demands of our family, and knowing that this home has that longevity makes me feel very settled.

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Ardingly antique fair

Ardingly antique fair

Hello there, if you live in the land of half terms – as we do – I hope you had a good one. It was nice to have a break from the old routine, plus I had a lovely midweek birthday treat, and had a whole toddler free day with my husband at Ardingly antique fair.

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