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Friday, 16 September 2011

New Finds ...

Just a few photos of some of the new finds that will be coming to the next fairs with me ...
A lovely old sharpening / grinding stone.  Very heavy - a great display feature for garden or home, or to use of course!
Clean old trunk with wooden protectors and original spriggy paper lining (that I forgot to photograph), atop which perch a few pretty glass stands and bon bon dishes.
I love to tower these on my Christmas and party tables.
Wonderful old Trask of Yeovil bottle crate, stripped and waxed by Grandpa!
Trasks were a mineral water bottling company in my nearest town of Yeovil, using Codd bottles with a marble stopper in the top.
A sweet little hanky / stocking sachet embroidered with 'to my dear girl'.
A tongue dish!
I used to having tongue for lunch at school with boiled potatoes and overcooked greens - I don't have fond memories of it!
Lots more buttons ... these are just a few of them ...
... in glass, wood, gilt, plastic, shell

18 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

You find such lovely treasures Marina. Love the Trask crate, what a useful item :o) The grinding stone would look fabulous in the garden too.
Have a great weekend!
Rose H

Jelly Jam said...

More lovely buttons! The ones I bought from you in Bridport have been squirreled away by my children. I'll have to restock next weekend.
Ellie
x

Carla said...

blimey I don't envy you carrying that blade sharpener around - lovely stuff though and presented so beautifully, I should defo' learn how to do it properly from you.

Dial V for Vintage said...

Ooh I love all those pretty buttons! :)

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina.....wonderful, very pretty, very nice!!!! Io adoro i bottoni, i cake-stand in vetro, le cassette di legno vecchie, che meraviglio...io corro lì da te! ;o))
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
We love the wooden bottle crate and think that the waxed finish is absolutely wonderful. We are sure that it will be snapped up at the fair. Such an interesting and eclectic mix and we are certain that your display will look marvellous.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

OH my word, the buttons.... Oh and the trunk....And as for the bottle crate...... To die for.

greenthumb said...

Great stuff,

mrs cheese said...

I love all the buttons. They're just gorgeous.

(Not sure about the tongue either - I have awful memories of having to eat it at my grandmother's.......yeuch!)

xx

LaPouyette said...

Good finds! I love the old grinding stone - just wonderful.

Greetings from the Périgord,
karin

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a cleaver idea putting buttons on playing cards, I like that!
Isabelle x

My Spotty Pony said...

I bought a tongue dish once, (it sold in my shop) you don't come across them very often. I love all your stock and what a great job Grandpa has done with the wax polish.. looks fabulous! Abby xx

LaPouyette said...

Hello Marina,
thanks for your lovely comment! Don't know why you cannot sign in as a follower. Blogger is doing funny things from time to time. And very often all followers disappear and appear again....
Hope that it will work for you and I would be pleased to welcome you!
Greetings,
karin

Michela said...

Wow! Gorgeous glass stands! And playing cards for your buttons is such a clever display!

The Cloth Shed said...

Fabulous array of stock and it will all display well together at your next Fair.
You can't beat a stack of glass cake stands for the "wow" appeal either....very attractive.
Good luck at the Fairs,
Julie x

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

All wonderful! Your Grandpa has done a great job of the crate! Love the buttons on the playing cards! They look fabulous displayed in the glass dishes! xo

Sylvia said...

Thanks for your interest in my blog, lovely things to see on yours too !
Wish you a nice day,
Sylvia

OhSoVintage said...

Wow, what a lot of lovely things you have there. Love the tongue dish but, like you, can't imagine eating it now. Yuk!