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


  1. Glad you are feeling better. Love all your treasures - especially the glasses and the embroidered tea cosy!

  2. Poor you, how horrible to feel rotten for so long. Glad you're on the mend now.

    You have some beautiful things again - love the tins as usual.

  3. Hi Linda,
    sorry to hear you have had such a horrible couple of months. Hopefully the weather will cheer up soon, it always helps.
    Ann x

  4. Good to hear your feeling better
    I wish we had some Vintage Fairs we could do in Essex it might stop me from hording :)
    Cate x

  5. Good to have you back! My dad has the flu jab every year (works outside in all weathers) and reports nothing more than a couple of days feeling 'a bit rough' and then he's fine. But everyone reacts differently. Glad you're feeling better though!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear you have been poorly, it is horrible when you can't shake something off. I hope you are on the mend soon. Missed you at Northampton but will catch up with you in July. Love the tea cosy and the beautiful christening gown. Take care and see you soon.
    Jo xx

  7. Sorry to hear that you've been ill and feeling poorly for so long. How awful. Glad you're feeling better. You do have some lovely things. The Quality Street tin is my favourite along with the tea cosy which is just gorgeous - a little work of art.

  8. hey Linda, glad you are getting better, it has been a real long haul for you! Loving all the swag, I will be queueing to buy the lot! lol!

    I have the flu jab every year and have no probs except a bit of a sore are for two days! Also the one-off pneumonia jab which again gave a sore arm - neither of the jabs hurt!


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