Saturday, 22 January 2011


Way back in October I won a little giveaway, here over on Vintage Squirrel, which is a very lovely blog indeed. However. For reasons beyond everyone's control (and my knowledge) I only found out that I had won a couple of weeks ago.

I was invited to chose a brooch from the amazing selection that The Talented Mrs Squirrel makes. Quite frankly, this is An Impossible Task. All of them are beautiful. In the end, after much umming and ahing, I plumped for one which combines two colours which I think go oh-so-well together, red and tealy blue.

It arrived in a scrumptious brown squidgy envelope and when I opened it there was a packet wrapped in red tissue inside. Can you see the little personalised stickers holding the tissue together? Inside that was the treasure, and it does not disappoint. It is much bigger than I imagined. It has a dear little ribbon which I love and it was fixed to a hand-stamped brown card with all Mrs Squirrel's details on it.

Isn't it beautiful?

(Even better if I'd managed to get the blinking photo the right way round..)

Now I have the task of choosing how and where to wear it. On my hat? On my bag? Or perhaps I need to fix it to my poor old coat, just to jazz it up a bit and make it a bit less brown?

Pop over to her blog- it is a treat. And thank you, Vintage Squirrel- you have put a wee bit of colour into my grey Cambridge week.


  1. Good choice, that brooch is beautiful! Thanks for the link too, Vintage Squirrel looks like a lovely blog xx

  2. Love that colour combo - would look fab on a coat or hat, hmm might have to get one myself. x

  3. Love it, you lucky thing xx

  4. Beautiful brooch, love the colours you chose! :) x

  5. Hi, just a quick note to say sorry, but you didn't "win" in my little draw, however in my post there is a note aimed at you as there is also a wall calendar version which may be better for SmallBean that the deskdiary?

    Thanks for your comment... I have taken a couple more photos today and have a last bit of scavenging to do tomorrow... I will be posting my photos for the hunt at the weekend!