Thursday, 30 June 2011

The weeks feel like they are whizzing past now. I always get this feeling as we approach the end of term, it's a real mixture of emotions. I'm obviously looking forward to the summer holidays, but I find myself already thinking about September and the new class I will be with and new teacher, I wish I didn't do that , why do I have to start thinking about things that are way off?  Last week we had a problem solving week at school, to be honest it was more challenging for the staff as is usually the case. I found myself canoeing up the River Nene with several small children, it was fine until the guide suggested the adults stand on the seat of their boats! I was last, but I did it! Really the hardest part of the week was having to race other staff on a giant inflatable, as I dived on it ,I realised ibuprofen  would be featuring at some point that evening.
Now it is time to start getting organised for the Vintage and Handmade fair organised by Amy of Blighty Boutique, really looking forward to it.

Bought some new bits and pieces at the weekend -

Some gorgeous vintage curtains,the lady selling had two pairs, why I didn't buy both pairs I don't know.

The biscuit barrel  I going to keep for the time being, I've got a couple of others and feel a collection coming on !

Its not in fabulous condition and the key is missing, but I still think it's a nifty little vanity case.When I cleaned it up I spied Revlon printed in the corner.

These Hornsea storage jars are in fantastic condition, the lady I bought them off said her mum had kept them on top of her freezer but never filled them up!

So if you can come along to the fair, there's going to be a vintage tearoom as well. This Sunday 3rd July, Hatton Park village hall, Hatton park, Warwick. Linda xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

I'm back now after another bloggy break. As I wrote last month I was just returning to work after being ill since Easter with a chest infection. I did go back to work but only managed three days,the infection had not cleared and I ended up having my fourth lot of different antibiotics for the next 10 days. So all in all I was ill for nearly two months and I must admit to feeling worried in that last week that I was going to end up in hospital. Thankfully I gradually got better, have to say it was really gradual, and was happy to return to work this week, it was good just to get back to a bit of normality. My Dr. has said it would be wise to have the flu jab this year, do any bloggers out there have this? I know everyone will respond differently, but any side effects?

So onwards and upwards we have two vintage fairs to get buying for next month, the first is in Warwick(flyer on my side bar) organised by Amy of Blighty Boutique, it is on the 3rd of July. The second is in Olney on the 9th of July organised by Ann and Trevor who organise great fairs in Northampton-Northampton vintage fair blogspot. We are looking forward to visiting these two new venues and are going to include some of our nearly sourced vintage.

The Huntley and Palmers tin and Jacobs tin are in wonderful condition...

I bought this Quality Street tin to add to my own collection and it was full of old marbles, something else I collect, so I will pick out the most unusual and sell the rest.

We always find that glasses sell well, vintage glass is so much more appealing than modern glasses, perhaps not as practical as its a lot thinner, but who cares about practical when you can have beautiful design.

This tea cosy I bought from a lady who told me her Mother had embroidered it, I don't know how she could part with it, but I am a sentimentalist.

The knife has the words cake knife etched on to it, so no trying to cut a pork pie or anything else then! It doesn't look like it's ever been used.

This dinky little cruet is only two and half inches high.

This christening dress is probably one of my favourite things I have bought this year, I bought it from the tea cosy lady, I just keep unfolding it and looking at the beautiful working on it.

Hopefully I will catch up with reading some blogs , have a good week, hope the sunshine comes back Linda xxx