Tuesday, 28 June 2011

teawagon gets a teawagon.....

I was almost refused a lift home due to the hideousness of my buys at the car boot on Sunday...


I can understand why though as they weren't a pretty sight. I can only imagine what people thought as they saw me staggering back to the car half asleep with a mounted plastic deer head and a fake teak and brass tea trolley!!!!


but I have ALWAYS wanted a tea trolley and then I saw the blue one in this months Mollie Makes and I was on a mission :)......so after a lick of paint, some vintage decals and some oilcloth here she is..... and in true blog fashion we decided to give her a name
* DOLLY*

as much as I would love to use her as a teawagon and wheel her around the house loaded with tea and cakes..Dolly is a working girl and will be a mobile craft/work trolley......
.....as for the deer well she's not ready to face her public yet,I think she has been giving #2 nightmares!!!!

x x x x x x x x x xx

33 comments:

  1. Haha, what a lovely post! :-) I love the oilcloth and the decals and can't wait to see the plastic deer head!
    Ooh and how nice, Morrissey is sitting right next to this comment box... ;-)

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  2. Wowsers!
    This make-over is just lovely.
    Xx

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  3. Isn't it great to embarrass our loved ones!
    Dolly the trolley is fab and ever so useful.
    x

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  4. Its amazing ...super cute and I'm so jealous!

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  5. It looks great and I agree, having seen one in MM, I now want one! My mum always had one but I'm pretty sure she's got rid of it now, typical.
    Hen x

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  6. That is utterly adorable! I cannot wait to see the deer head - my mind is boggling!

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  7. What lovely things and what a lovely blog. I shall be following your adventures! x

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  8. This was only our fourth or fifth day of sunshine this spring Jane, so unfortunately no, not lots of sunshine here. In fact we have had the worst and wettest spring since they started recording the weather! (woo is me...) So when the sun does shine, we are outside 100%...

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  9. i love the trolley. it looks fab. ive always wanted one so now im on a mission as well. thanks for the inspiration x

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  10. I really want to seethe deer head now!!!
    Also I love the teapot on the trolley

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  11. pleeeeeese serve tea on it tomorrow!!!
    or will we need it for all our yarns?
    (I'm giddy at the thought of the blanket I'm gonna produce)
    fee x
    (don't worry - just kidding about the blanket)

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  12. ps Cleggy has plastic deer head envy...already! check his bags next time he's round yours!
    fee x

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  13. Lol! we have/had one of those at my parents and it was gold and veneer and I hated it! I shunned it to the shed.. I kinda want it back so I can paint it. I painted an old stool I had today with dulux wood paint. Jeez the smell! The house stinks, I forgot it wasn't emulsion and that we didn't have meths so I think I've ruined a paint brush. But the stool is guna be ready for upholstering soon. 4 months after getting it I get around to decorating!

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  14. Love it Jane. Really hope you do push it around a bit with tea and cakes on as I like that idea a lot. Will the Hostess Trolley be brought back and re-vamped with paint and oilcoth do you reckon? Best leave that idea methinks. Wish I could come and crochet with you two tommorow, sounds so much nicer than trying to inspire bad boys to write a poem and stuff. Have a lovely time X

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  15. I love your tea trolley, absolutely gorgeous. Do you have a before photo?
    Anne xx

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  16. Well rescued, Dolly looks wonderful.
    Carol xx

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  17. Love it! I've always fancied a tea trolley much to the disgust by the rest of my family!
    What a great name too.
    x

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  18. What a great makeover. My Nanna used to have one just the same so I can see the before in my head and this is such an improvement !! Love it and I'm also loving your patchwork bedding ...Very like Kates at Foxes Lane ...have you seen them ?
    Jacquie x

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  19. Thanks all, I don't have a before photo of dolly as I couldn't wait to get started on her and believe me she wasn't looking too good :) and Jacqui I haven't seen Foxes Lane but will go and have a peep right now :)x x x

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  20. What a transformation! I've seen the fake teak and brass trolleys like that so know what it was like before.

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  21. It's just lovely I saw that one in Mollie makes and lusted after it too. I do hope you will be able to use it for tea and cakes it's too cute for words.

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  22. It looks lovely i would have loved to see what she looked like before ;-) dee x

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  23. Adorable .... love the quilt on your previous post too !!!
    June

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  24. Love the tea trolley!! My Nanna had one just like it but in very brassy gold!!

    BTW - you've got an award over at my place today - http://shabbychicsarah.blogspot.com

    S x

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  25. Oh my goodness Jane! dolly is absolutely marvelous ! You must use it for tea parties. oh, i can almost see piles of scrumptious cakes and dainty cups of tea on this gorgeous trolley.
    i must tell you i am totally in love with my tote bag i bought from your lovely shop. i carry it everywhere i go and had many compliments on it.
    sending much love xxx

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  26. I was watching an episode of 'Foyle at War' yesterday and saw Dolly's sister in the hospital! ;-)
    Thanks for your 'jolly hollie' wishes, we will meet again in August... :-)
    Marjan

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  27. Me again.... I see you like the Stone Roses! We saw them in Stockholm (we lived there for 4 years) in the early 90's: awesome!!! :-)

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  28. Oh my goodness ...she is so lovely! Enjoy her sweet friend. xoxo

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  29. Hi, I am new here via northern hi lights. I adore your blog, and it's nice to find someone as mad about vintage retro fabrics as me. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration, I will be stopping by regularly x Jo

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  30. I looooove Dolly!!! Lucky you!

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  31. Blogger is being very BAD and not telling me when you have posted. I missed this!!!!

    I love the teawagon! I have a wooden one which is painted in a dirty green colour. It is quite the gorgeous little trolley but the boys have pinched it and turned it into a car park for their BIG cars.

    When I get it back I will give it another makeover. I think this makeover will involve decals. I like yours, where are they from?

    xxx

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  32. Have come back to this post because it was this that made me what a tea trolley of my own and this weekend I got one (see here: http://shabbychicsarah.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulous-freegle.html).

    What did you paint yours with? I'm thinking of doing mine in spray paint....

    S x

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