Amazing Things I Found on Ebay…

When you’re feeling a bit poorly there’s nothing like a mega-trawl of Ebay looking for all weird and wonderful things for sale… Here’s today’s round-up of the crazy, beautiful and unexpected!   These props from the 1997 film, ‘The Borrowers’ Those who’ve seen the film (or remember the story) will know it centres around tiny-sized […]

Highland Hospice Charirty Shop, Dornoch

I am a charity shop lover! I love a rummage, I love a bargain, I love finding something unique and special that I couldn’t buy elsewhere. My mum taught me the art of charity shopping when I was a kid. I had all sorts of treasures from charity shops… like a set of tiny 1950’s […]

Art Deco Dressing Table

I’ve been looking for a vintage dressing table for ages. Last week at Gary Paterson Sales (thanks to Jacqueline for all her help) I struck lucky and found this gorgeous Art Deco dressing table! It has a beautiful sculpted shape with rounded cupboards and sliding tambour doors which house tiny cubby holes for trinkets. The mirror is […]

Vintage Glamour on Tour: Coventry Knight 49 Classic Caravan

I spotted some Facebook friends cooing over this amazing caravan and just had to share! What an amazing space! The owner of this Coventry Knight 49 (the year it was made) classic caravan has listed it on Ebay with starting bid of £8,000. It has a drinks cabinet, writing desk, his and hers wardrobe as well as […]

Ballone Castle

Ballone Castle sits out on the wild and windswept Tain Peninsula, near the village of Portmahomack. The area is so far pushed out in to the North Sea that it forms a favourite spot for spotting dolphins and whales (and if you ask my daughters, mermaids). Even though we live only a few miles away […]

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae Art

More Broch Building…

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae Art

On Friday I headed back up the road to the STONEworks Early Architecture Project at Spittal, Caithness to lend a hand with the broch building ( you can read more about brochs and the project here in a previous post). I must say again what a absolutely lovely team there are on site, and thanks […]

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae

Rock n Roll! Building a Broch…

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be able to take a trip an hour and a half up the road to Caithness to drop in on an exciting experimental archaeology project. Members of the Caithness Archaeological Trust (CAT), experts from AOC Archaeology, the Archie Sinclair Fossil Centre, and volunteers from the community and further afield are working […]