Tuesday, 31 August 2010

On Saturday it was the first Vintage  fair in Toddington village in the beautiful Cotswolds. We were really lucky with the weather not a drop of rain all day. There were so many beautiful stalls everybody made a great effort with display.Definitely the smartest village hall I've seen!
It was a lovely day and very well organised by Tonia.
TabbyRoos stall
An idyllic view from the back of the village hall.

                    Mr.TabbyRoo looking slightly sinister, he really isn't!
I think he was just worried someone was going to get to his Malteser cake!

We saw the sign for this reclamation yard in Croughton on our way to the cotswolds and it was still open on the way home, so we just had to stop and have a quick look round. It's called Park End Reclamation, sure we will return in the future.
Our next Vintage event will be on October 23rd in Northampton organised by Debbie of  Home Thoughts from vintage wants.blogspot.com  and Ann of  vintageatthecornerhouse We've had a stall there at the past two fairs and it always a great day with a lovely atmosphere. So looking forward to that a great deal.

 This week is back to work week, Thursday is looming and I realise like I  do after every holiday that I haven't done half of what I planned to do. The niggling jobs have not been finished and the major  ones remain unstarted. But-I believe there must always be a positive to everything there are a good few homemade dinners in the freezer,a bit of sewing has been done and several fairies put into jars! And most importantly and however stressful it has got at times!Spending time with my family is the most precious thing.
Enjoy your week Linda x

Friday, 13 August 2010

Finally! I get around to posting some photos of the lovely vintage 'treasure' I bought last week.
First off a pretty Alfred Meakin plate, just asking for some cupcakes to be sitting on it.
This old case still has the luggage label attached, looks like it travelled over with its owner from possibly Germany. It's well worn, one of the straps are broken, but it shuts properly.
I'm not really sure what this case was used for, it has some straps inside. The chap I bought it from said it was a hamper? I just think it's much too heavy for that, any ideas would be appreciated.

How I always seem to find the best tins - full of rusty nails!
A sweet little childs saving tin. The slots are marked: toys, presents, holidays,rainy day, and sweets and ices.
This tin depicts a scene of Warwick castle.

My husband bought this frame to use for something else, until he got home and saw it was a Vernon Ward print, a great accidental find!
On to my two favourite finds...
I've got quite a few Quality Street tins, but this is the first Roses one I've found.
I've been on the look out for more rusty keys for some time, so was really happy to find quite a few, they're great for craft .
This is the loveliest one, sorry it's a blurred picture, it has a little face and pretty detail. I love a bit of rust!
Enjoy your week, hope it stops raining soon Linda x

Monday, 9 August 2010

I had a good couple of days with the girls, staying with my Mum in Buckinghamshire .It's always relaxing to take a stroll by the river.

The town is full of period properties. A lot Georgian and a lot dating back a good deal earlier.

I've always wanted to see inside this one and check out the curved rooms.
There are a few charity shops to visit, but terribly expensive, so all I bought were two brooches- well I had to buy something didn't I!

The following weekend for one reason or another we did not go to any bootsales-yes I did have withdrawal symptons!, but I did find this chair in a charity shop closer to home for the princely sum of £7.50 which I thought was very reasonable.

Well made up for it this weekend, and have bought some lovely aged things which I will post later this week on my blog...