Just me and stuff I love with plenty of sewing and the odd bottle of wine!
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
WHATS THIS DOWNSIZING.........?
Well if I keep finding all these wonderful goodies every time I go to a car boot, I am going to need to upsize!! (is that a word ?)
Last Sunday in the scorching heat we went to our regular haunt and it was heaving and for once the goods on offer were well worth checking out. I haven't seen so many stalls there for a long time, in fact there were probably more than I have ever seen. There were the usual hundreds..a slight exaggeration.....of stalls selling baby clothes and toys..I know I would have been thankful for them a few..er..many!! years ago, but this time there were a fair few bordering on vintage/antique stalls.
Of course we avoided those that were asking antique prices but still found some terrific bargains.
First there was this little card box, not sure if its for whist or bridge! ... but the little tab revolves to show a different card suit on each corner....in it were these..
A complete Lexicon game, definitely one for the cold winter nights in front of the fire...... umm ..after last weeks soaring temperatures this week feels like winter so perhaps it will get used quicker than I thought!
Ok its only a Readers Digest book, but the content and the pictures are great. Was thinking I might copy some onto printable fabric and make some messenger bags.. and now for the really good stuff...
A beautiful decorated jug
A dish for the tea strainer..(only when I'm being posh though, will normally only hold the used tea bag!)...
This darling little creamer which goes beautifully with the teapot I got recently too!
And finally if you have seen my earlier posts you will see I have a great love of Johnsons 'dawn' pottery from the 1940s-50s, although I believe some was still produced up to the 1970s. I collected the greydawn, which is a beautiful pale blue, then the greendawn, because it went with my kitchen. Now though my tastes have changed just slightly and I'm a real fan of mixing and matching, rose prints, ice cream colours. spots and stripes and so I decided to start collecting all the 'dawn' colours which are grey, green, gold and rose. I will probably cull my greydawn a bit as I have about 200 pieces all told.
So you can imagine my delight when I found these...
a goldendawn gravy boat and saucer and the rose one of these....don't they look great together...
So I'm looking forward to a bright and sunny Bank Holiday as we are off to Wetherby race course on Saturday to the CB there, then a local one here Sunday and the big one at Long Bennington near Newark on Monday...see what I mean
Now do I take bags...or that old shopping trolley or....I know the wheelbarrow!!
Back hopefully, with other treasures to share later.Hope you all have a good week and the weekend you are wishing for..