Wednesday, March 10

me and my touting ways...

i feel a bit like a traveling sales person this week dearest readers,
every time i've knocked on your doors i've had wares to show
and today i fear, is no different

i am quite sure at this moment in time as i have 'rat-a-tat-tatted' your door knockers, you are now shouting
"harold, HAROLD! for crying out loud, i thought i told you to dim the lights and pull the blinds so she wouldn't know we were home. this is the third time she's been round this week, showing me her wares, talking about her little shop window full of recycled vintage goodness. and quite honestly harold, i've had enough..."

then again perhaps not,
perhaps i could be 'ding-donging' your little doorbells and you are now saying
"oh harold darling! how delightful... it's that lovely Tif at the door again, she's always so bright and cheery. i do like it when she stops by to show me her latest lovelies as she heads on over to her little shop to pop them in her little window for all to see. such a nice kind thoughtful thing to do..."

of course, i am touting my wares in a vintage suitcase
and
and of course i have dressed appropriately.
i have a catalogue within my hands, for your perusal
and best of all,
i love the days when i go to leave,
so you may get on with your pea soup and you say
"Tif, it's just a thought, but if you aren't in any hurry, why don't you step inside... after all it's a bit chilly outside, have a bowl of pea soup with me and lets 'look' some more"

yes dearest readers, those are my favorite days...











after her soup, she will be going home to sleep, so she may rise early to fill her window with recycled vintage lovelies, looking for their 'forever' homes ~ Tif

42 comments:

Princess and the Pea said...

Ooooooh, I LOVE your pretty little Dorothy red shoes! Also, loving all your newest pretties as always!

Kat x

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

They are all beautiful. I am sure you will make a million dollars this year alone.

Amanda said...

I am SO hoping I catch you shop early - I am in love with your 'I will love you forever and a day' creation and seriously lusting to add it's perfection to my livingroom! In fact, I'd put my claim in right now if that sort of thing didn't make me seem like a drooling vulture. Hmm, do vultures drool....? Another query for wikipedia!

Elecat said...

I've just been looking at etsy & I've fallen in love with the whatnot 'everyday' vintage stool but it would be above my budget by the time it's sent to me! ........ I love your style so I'll keep my eyes open for smaller/ lighter goodies, lol! If you knocked on my door I would be delighted. Must go now, I have to do my daughters hair 'Harajuku style' for crazy hair day.... this may take awhile. :)

Tonia said...

I've told Harold he will have to stir the soup and walk the dog so I do indeed have more time to sit and look till my eyes are so full of things they have turned gree.
I always wanted green eyes.

Katelaba said...

Lovely. I really love your blog, Tif. And these new things are soooo beautiful goodies.

Elissa said...

oh, happiest of happy things. i only wish i had more than two nickels to rub together and snatch something up. knock around my door anytime, dear.

Debbie said...

Looking very spring-like and fresh. Lovely.

Charlotte said...

The first post I've read on your blog and I had to comment & say I love the apron in that first pic - where can I get one?

Charlotte xx
http://housewife-chic.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Oh, how exciting. I think you are so incredibly talented, and such pretty things. I love your bags. Can't wait to see your shop tomorrow.

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

I have just discovered your blog. I forget how but let me say it brightens my day with your lovely photos and funny words...
Keep it up little dottie angel...

emma said...

if you knocked on my door, I would definitely invite you in for some pea soup. In fact, if you had called in last week you would have not only had pea soup, but carrot cake as well. I guess it's a long way to come for soup though. The shop is going to look peachy with all that new stuff, you've been very busy.

Karey said...

i am a new reader, but you are more than welcome to come knock on my door and show me your pretties!

dottie angel said...

oh dearest readers, i am positively blushing :)
and yes of course, silly me... i did not actually put a link to my shop in the ramble. this would indeed be most helpful for those that have stumbled upon me recently.
i'm over here www.dottieangel.etsy.com
if that helps :)

Alisa said...

Oooh, I'd like to see them again please.

mamas collection said...

I do believe that dear Harold would have to spend some time in the coal room if he did not welcome you in immediately so that I could peruse your artful catalog and admire your lovely shoes..

Lola Nova said...

Oh my goodness dearie, you have been quite the busy bee. I haven't any soup but would you care for a cupcake?

Shira said...

Hi,
I have so much fun reading your blog :) I just love all the whimsy in your writing. I was wondering where your boots in one of the photos above came from?
Thanks,
Shira

Traveling Mama said...

Yes, but were you such an amazing sales lady that it is all almost gone? I hope not!

I featured you today on my blog. I hope you like it, so please let me know if you would like me to change anything. Hugs!
http://www.travelingmama.net

dottie angel said...

shira, they are by Fly London :)

lola nova, i would never say "no" to a cupcake
and
thank you all for the pea soup, so much better than my own!

rebecca said...

Wow you've been busy!
I rarely get time to do my creative stuff, let alone blog. (which I know is also time consuming)
I appreciate all the hard work that goes into sharing with us.
Thanks!

Toni Brockliss said...

Everything is so beautiful. I feel
happy just looking at it!

Tif - I can so see you wearing this wee slip. Snap it up lady!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41905181

x

stuffednonsense said...

hello, just wanted to say (a rather geeky blogging world) thankyou for running your blog. i find it to be one of the most inspiring that i read and look forward to getting to your post when i scroll down to the ones i have to read. soo thanks i guess and please keep doing what your doing!! i wish i could make wonders like you!!
xx

Marie said...

Delightful!

meplusmolly said...

I have just stumbled over to your blog whilst procrastinating (I should be finishing packing work up for a fair!, this is such a wonderful place to do such a thing. Beautiful words and work. V inspirational ;0 X

Crystel said...

Tif, I just found your blog by way of Sweet Jessie's, and I haven't felt so inspired in a long time. I love your homemade, vintagey look. It's so perfect, like a better version of Anthropologie! I'm also British-born and living State-side, so I am enjoying all of your Brit-isms very much. Knock on my door anytime!!

Crystel
paintedpinkroses (dot) blogspot (dot) com

Bobbi Lewin said...

you would be so much more welcome at my door than all of those siding and insulation peddlers that show up constantly! your wares are much lovelier! I'm wanting to know how you manage to find so many thrifted owls; I always look at the thrift store but never find any.

Mandi said...

Am giddy with excitement over all of the loveliness.

Heckety said...

So many interesting things to see, thank you for letting me look through your windows!

Connie said...

Just loving your site, where do you get your insoriation from its never ending

Catherine said...

Very very pretty! Love your shoes as well :o) So love Fly! Cx

Sarah G said...

Tif, lovely lovelies! I'm feeling some quilting inspiration by seeing all of your beautiful things! Keep up the good work!

Hydi said...

Hello Tif, your work is absolutly gorgious. Thank you for showing us.

dottie angel said...

oh thank you my lovelies, i am postively beaming with your kindness...
perhaps a life on the road peddling my wares is rather peachy after all :) such lovely doors opened by such nice lovely home owners, i think myself most fortunate indeedy :)

and now if you don't mind i'm going to lie down in the back stockroom, it's not very big, but i feel the need :)

gypsysticks said...

how beautiful...

Michaela said...

You can knock every day on my door. I like very much your creative work.

Crafty Mermaid said...

Its a strange day when reading another blog, I think to myself, Tif might like to see this. It would fulfil her need for packaging materials of the utmost loveliest kind and her penchant for reusing. So rather than talk myself out of leaving a comment with a link to a small box making tutorial - I should do it and Tif in her wisdom can easily ignore it. :)
http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/2010/03/recycle-project-no-21-matchbox.html

I hope it suits you or at least provides ideas! I'm off to obsess over your buttons... Yum!

dottie angel said...

crafty mermaid, that is indeed a lovely little box, i think it most wonderful and am thinking wallpaper would look lovely...
i am also thinking it has the potential to be 'fiddly' and i'm a little 'fiddled' at the mo, but i thank you kindly for showing me this sweet project and for getting my cogs turning :)

karura said...

I really love your work! And the photos are just fantastic!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I'm loving your photos, as always! You can come knocking any day. I'm ever inspired when I see the fun things you've been making. And, I love your new covered buttons and your presentation of them.

I'm hoping to start on some curtains for under my kitchen counters sometime in the next few weeks. Your pictures are the perfect inspiration to get the ol' wheels turning for those!

~ Jennifer

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Such a pretty blog- I will come back when I have more time and just savor everything!

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Everything is SO adorable!

^_^ Love it!