Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Dixie Has Arrived!

Hi everyone!
What happened to the sunshine? It was glorious last week - we got the deckchairs out - and everything!!
Well! - She's here! She's arrived! my ever-so special car!
She was produced the same year as I - 1962, although Hubby P says her bodywork is a touch better than mine! Huh cheek of the man - I put it down to jealously - I will only let him drive her 1 day a week (to fill her up with petrol!).

As you can see she has been so nicely kept, shes a treat to drive, just bumbling along the country lanes. You are sat quite high up so visibility is great. Its so nice to see other people smile as we pass - nice to brighten their day.
And its a Red Hot Man magnet - ideal for picking up stray men in supermarket car parks! It must be said they are usually of a certain age and are attracted by the car, and we have to stand in the freezing cold whilst they reminisce - the cars they had! Ah the good old days!

One little old lady told us she had had her first kiss in the back of a similar car! how romantic is that!

Just an inside shot, for those of you that are 'car minded'- its a 1962 Morris Minor 2 door, for those of you who haven't a clue what I am on about.
By the way she's called Dixie!

Of course it goes without saying, One must wear a Hat whilst driving her!

Another exciting find!
I was just tidying the garden last week - when it was sunny and warm, just wandering along with my shears trimming back the dead foliage , and just moved this chair to trim behind it when - look what I saw!

Cute little nest with five eggs, tucked into a crevice in the natural rock which backs the garden. I withdrew hastily and waited to see whose it was.

Mum returned shortly and settled down, I even managed to get this sneaky shot of her.

And to think we had been sat just by her all day. I just hope our cat remains as uninterested in her and other birds - hes never really been one for bothering them. Fingers crossed she manages to rear her little brood!
Its Tuesday - so that means carboot day. Just a few pics of what I found today, not a lot mind, few pickings today.

Some nice little Vintage perfumes and Ponds creams - remember Ponds? it reminds me of my Grannie - especially when I unscrewed the lid and had a sniff!
I thought the old sunglasses were pretty spectacular too! - need to be worn with a headscarf - film star fashion!

I found another clothes maiden - a lot smaller than the one I bought the other week, I thought it would stand inside the inglenook to dry smalls.
The old pretty floral bag - well, I don't know now I have it home - how many bags does a girl need? May end up on ebay. Bought some pretty vintage underslips too - cos they were pretty! why else! And yet again another white cutwork and embroidery tablecloth!
I do enjoy Tuesday carboot - lots of the 'have a rummage' boxes, and usually really good prices - think I spent all of £7 today. And we had Lunch out - can't be bad!

xx Take care - enjoy what sunshine there is! xx


  1. Love Dixie!!! A relative of mine did one up for his daughter as a present!! The 'Moggies are lovely old cars, and you know that if anything goes wrong, it is relatively easy to put right, not like modern cars. Also she will increase in value, new cars never do that!!!
    You must be so proud to have her!!
    Wish we had a carboot on Tuesdays, as that is my day off! Like your finds!

    Have a lovely week ; )


  2. Oh how sweet, and she looked so protective over her eggs. I hope the cat doesnt get them when they hatch.
    Another clothes horse! you do have an eye for a bargain!

  3. Great car - puts a smile on my fae too just looking at it.

    I'm jealous over your tuesday booty (at Valley no doubt?), have to start doing some research and drag myself to a weekday booty.

    Love the new maiden and can I see a close up of your tablecloth lease?

  4. Welcome to Dixie! The pictures of the bird nest and robin were lovely.

    Your boot fayre seems to have lots of gorgeous things; lucky you!

  5. that is a wonderful car, always wanted one. Robins are always so cheeky, they are my favourite bird. you look like you have really good car boots, i have never seen bits and pieces like that at any carboots that i go to in MK x

  6. Dixie is well worth a few months of egg and chips :) what a cute Robin.
    Twiggy x

  7. Wonderful car, lucky lucky you! Thanks for showing us the robin's nest, how lovely. Hope there will be some baby robins along soon...
    Hen x


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