1950′s Theme to the Diamond Jubilee Event at Battersea Park

We hope you had a lovely Diamond Jubilee weekend and any celebrations you went to weren’t washed out buy the disappointing weather!

Battersea Park was the setting for a glorious 1950′s vintage fair on Sunday, to coincide with the River Pageant passing by for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.  We braved the crowds and the threat of rain to attend the event, and were rewarded with a lovely atmosphere and with revellers, entertainment and sideshows that had ...Read more

A Rockabetty Studios Makeover

Do you have a passion for all things vintage?  Fancy being transformed from Modern Mary to Pin-up Pippa!  Have a look and see how I got on!

An Angel goes vintage on the stage!

We all know in the Rustic Angels  Cabin that our marketing guru Lauren’s a bit of a drama queen, but last night she excelled herself by taking part in a local drama production of a 1940′s set comedy Murdered to Death at The Courtyard Theatre in  Chipstead.

Lauren Milsom Courtyard Theatre

 

We were there to support her, and just loved all ...Read more

Rustic Angels Fun Day Out!

I set off bright and early this morning with my youngest, Chloe, to attend Pfizer’s Yearly Family Barbeque which raises funds for Tadworth Court Childrens’ Hopsital.  They certainly picked the right day as the sun was shining and there was hardly a cloud in the sky.

 

There was, of course, the cupcake lady and it would have been really rude not to try one…. yum yum!!

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The Angels Boogie in the Bunker!

The Angels have fully embraced the 50′s era….

and the make up…

not forgetting the lovely 50′s dresses …

All dolled up we went out to play on Saturday night – swing jiving the night away to great 50′s music at Boogie in the Bunker.

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Our winter snow bear!

We were lucky enough to spend a very happy Christmas and New Year on holiday in Switzerland, where (unlike in England) the snow doesn’t stop play, and life carries on in the stunning alpine environment.

Just because the children are grown up now, it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy playing in the snow, and quite a few happy hours were spent making the cuddliest snow-bear ever seen!! What do you think?

We hope you managed to make the most of the snow ...Read more

Snow Angels!

Brrring on the snow, at Rustic Angels HQ

Just wanted to share this scenic shot of our Rustic Angels cabin today, in the snow, with us hard at work inside getting all your lovely products out to you!!

For those of you who chose to stay at home today rather than brave the snow, spare a thought for us in our cosy, snow covered cabin!

A day out at Ardingly Antiques Fair!

I escaped the office on Tuesday for an exciting day out at Ardinglys International Antiques and Collectors Fair.  Set in the South of England Showground, near Haywards Heath,  the fair boasts up to 1,700 stalls, 5 buildings, 90 shopping arcades, 6 marquees and 100s of outside pitches.

rustic-cartOn arrival we were a bit put off by the rather inclement weather (extremely heavy downpours) but after getting a good soaking we decided we would make the most of ...Read more

Phoebe taking a break!

I recently bought my daughter a new camera for her birthday and she took this gorgeous photo of our boxer Phoebe taking a break from her Rustic Angels duties.

 Not only is she great company up at Rustic Angels HQ, she  also has kept my waistline in check for the last 5 years (for which I will always be eternally grateful!).

 Here she is having a chill out on the lawn in the lovely sunshine.

 It’s true what they say – it really ...Read more

Lavender Biscuits

 We have been given this fantastic lavender recipe  from

Wendy who works in our admin department.  Apparently

they are to die for!!

You will need -

125 grams (4 1/2oz) butter or margarine

100 grams (4oz sugar)

1 egg

150 – 200grams (5 – 7oz) self raising flour

1 level tbsp dired English lavender flowers

 (it is essential to use English lavender with no camphor

 scent)

1 small cup (1/4 to 1/3 cup) chopped candied ginger (optional)

lavender biscuits large...Read more