Monday, 18 October 2010

I haven't managed to blog for ages as my dear mum has not been well at all. I went to stay with her for a couple of days, and just  as I was getting ready to leave she collapsed and we had to call an ambulance. Mum stayed in Milton Keynes hospital for nearly a week and all the staff were fantastic- a big big thankyou to them!!  Mum is now glad to be home,and even managing to get to grips with her new cordless phones and a microwave, it's been very worrying interspersed with lots of humour. It made me a bit reflective and I found myself looking through my tin of treasured photos.
Mum far left, Dad and my glamorous Grandma who worked in the fashion industry, can't remember who the other two ladies are, must find out. 
So now I really need to get a move on and get ready for the Northampton Vintage and Homemade fair this saturday 12-4.  Debbie and Ann always do a great job in organising this event and there's a lovely atmosphere.
These plates will be coming along, plus the floral Alfred Meakin ones.
The picture my eldest daughter wants to keep for her bedroom when it is 'vintage style'.How pleased am I that one of them is growing to love vintage-lots!
Eldest daughter also quite likes this tin so it also might have to stay home.
But not to worry I've got lots of lovely vintage to bring along, can't wait to start sorting. Hope to see you there Linda xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

Hooray! At last I have managed a new post, I have been trying all week but have had a gremlin in the works and not been able to upload any photos until now...

Last weekend was a great time for buying 'vintage treasure'. A lot of the boot sales we visit are coming to the end of their season now,probably just as well, the house cannot contain much more. Last week we managed to fit in two car boots and spotted a jumble sale on the way to my mums. A few treasures to share...

Some Brooke Bond tea cards, especially love the detail and colours on the bird ones

I did buy this pretty jug to re-sell ...

But will be keeping this lemon juicer, the glaze on the squeezy bit has become wonderfully crackly

This little stand is by no means vintage, but I thought it was too good to pass by- especially for £3. I thought it would be good to display things on and hang from at vintage fairs.

A great roll of vintage wallpaper. As I unrolled it I discovered a lot was offcuts but they will be useful for lining suitcases etc. I can always find a justification for what I buy! and there's still a decent roll left underneath.

A clutch of linens and some handmade clothes, my girls were not pleased about the clothes, they think they are a bit creepy

This is another that I have to keep and treasure. I had this book as a child and loved it so much.

I haven't stopped picking it up and enjoying the beautiful illustrations.

Have a good weekend, let's hope it's not so wet Linda xx