Saturday, 31 December 2011

Two Little Dicky Birds

So, this is it then, just the two of us tonight is it?

Yes, looks like it, mind you it's nice and cosy up here, don't you think?

Happy New Year sweet heart, I love you.

I love you too darling, all the best for 2012.

So Long 2011

What a lovely way to end the year
An afternoon in Uzès, one of my all-time favourite places.

See you all on the other side!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Give Me Three #89

I'm going round in circles...

Taking a break from my shop
I head on over to pinterest
Stumble upon Sutnar
Am taken by these tokens
And follow the link to Rijada,
I'm back to where I started...

Monday, 26 December 2011

Give Me Three #88

I received so many lovely cards, presents and messages from around the world this year.


A special mention for this beautiful Estonian horse and French linen teddy bear, 
they're both very happy in my bedroom.




Feeling rested and relaxed
A new week, the last
A new year, then...

Out with the old
In with the new

A breath of fresh air
From Israel
Who loves what she does
And it shows

Saturday, 24 December 2011

M Pour...

 M for Marvellous News

(look at that little box in the top right-hand corner!)

M for Mollie Makes 

Yes, the new issue of this all-embracing, 
totally irresistable craft magazine has hit UK stores, and I'm in it!
If you can't find a copy, treat yourself to a subscription here.

M for Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful time with your family and friends.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Up, Up & Away

Well, the Kickcan & Conkers shop is finally airborne!
Thank you so much for all your orders, comments, blog posts, tweets, emails...
I appreciate each and every one of them.
It's looking a bit empty already so I'm working on an update, including this amazing French baby in an airplane! I let you know when its online.


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Shop Watch: Kickcan & Conkers

That's it!
Shop Watch
Get it?
 No, I'm only pulling your leg.

Two and a half years ago  I bought a beautiful 1950's toy shop at a French flea market. I decided that I didn't want to go back to translating monotonous telecommunications manuals after maternity leave so I started to write a blog.

It's taken me all this time to get here. It has been a wonderful, exciting, enriching journey and I can't wait to wake up each morning to discover new artwork, share new finds and connect with new talented, interesting people around the world.

Last year, Michelle Marshall left a comment voting for Kickcan & Conkers in a blogging competition. She said that my blog was " a visual treasure box for young and old alike". I love that, and in time I really hope that my little shop will be like that too.

It's very small, but it's a start. You will see that I do not follow fashion, I never have done and never will. I love so many things, old and new. I've featured quite a few of the items in my shop on K&C before, long ago. They've appeared on other sites since but I still like them as much because they're different.

The people I have chosen to work with are all people I admire. I believe they have something special and will go far. I'd like to thank them for their patience and support.

Kickcan & Conkers isn't just for kids, it's quirky, nostalgic, design-led and will hopefully make you smile.

So, I hope you won't be too disappointed by its size and that you will look forward to all the other wonderful things I will be adding as of tomorrow...


Thanks for waiting so long, 
A new adventure begins,
It's over here

Shipping: To make it easier I'm offering a flat-rate for postage & packing till 15th January 2012. If you live in France, choose France at check-out, in Europe choose United Kingdom at check-out and the Rest of The World, choose United States. Thank you so much for all your orders!