Whilst Mr and little man helped to build a straw bale house that even the biggest wolf could not blow down, I picked up my basket and headed not for the woods but off to a local sale for a little treasure hunting. Here are just a few of the finds my overflowing basket contained when I returned …
Fabulous turquoise Liberty of London dress with feather detailing to the shoulders
Black crepe, velvet collared top with heavy beaded sleeves
Lilac velvet ruched and ribboned floppy turban. I love this!
I bought lots more gorgeous vintage clothes but just didn't have the time to photograph them. Some are keepers and some flew off the rails at Sherborne on Saturday!
Half a dozen heavy glass sweetie jars, with British Made to the bases
1960s flower decoration, pretty pink jug and country gent photo!
He has the tiniest shoulders and super high waisted trews!
Gorgeous piece of hand embroidery, large French ebony mirror and one huge button!
(embroidery and mirror sold)
(embroidery and mirror sold)
Beautiful set of five Japanese embroidered pieces edged with gold thread
(bottom case sold)
And finally, I just had to have this ... inside the plain brown card folder is an amazing portfolio of illustrations, showing everything from butterflies to costume to architectural designs to skeletons. Over 100 large pages in excellent condition, dating from around the 1960's. Here are just a few of the pages ...
There are so many more showing scientific drawings, maps, weaving etc ...
This is the case I bought last week, now lined with old sheet music and perfect for displaying small treasures on my stall.
Had a great day at my regular monthly Sherborne fair on Saturday. Need to re-stock for upcoming Christmas fairs somehow. Lack of time is proving to be a real problem at the mo - I need to find some spare time from somewhere to go buying, sewing, repairing and polishing ...
I bought this too - perfect for displaying my cup candles and pin cushions and folds flat so takes up hardly any room in my little car.
Looks even better now it has been spruced up with a coat of paint - thank you for your help little man!
I love this - my new money apron from Little Crooked House. It has four pockets, two of which are velcro sealed, ideal for notes. If you fancy one, the wonderful lady at Little Crooked House makes them to order and has a lovely array of fabrics for you to choose from.
Hmm, perhaps I should have ironed it before modelling it!
Can I also say two thank yous ...
Firstly, to all my lovely new followers and to all those who leave such lovely comments - I read and appreciate them all. I try to reply to as many as possible - if I don't it is because I have just run out of time OR it may be that you are a 'no reply-comment blogger'. I have noticed that several of my regulars do not have their email address in their comments and hence I, and others that you comment on, are unable to reply to you.
Thank you to you all ... you make it worthwhile!
Secondly, a thank you to the lovely Jane and her son (you know who you are) who bought a few things from me on Saturday and were so kind about my blog. Her lovely hug warmed my heart and made my day extra special. Customers like Jane remind why I do what I do and make me love it even more (even on cold, wet mornings when I am carrying heavy boxes from car to table in a sleepy stupour!).