Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Sharing some recent finds ...

Large Barbola mirror, 
adorned with cherubic mermaids, seashells, fruits and flowers ...
 
 and trimmed with a bow.
Sadly, the silvering has crazed all over, but I still love it!
A gorgeous, ruffly, chocolate flake hat with brown velvet crown
 Three little books ...
Heidi (my favourite childhood story), Little Women and Kidnapped
 
 Lovely big enamelled bread bin, white china mould and enamel spoon
 Enamelled pans
Time worn thatching tool
 
Victorian hoop
I can push it with a stick, but I can't hula, no matter how hard I try!
Sweet little wartime French phrase book ... with a few phrases in German!
Pretty lidded basket and hand painted Royal Doulton china
 
Gorgeous hat block
Beautifully used, a few pins still embedded into the wood
A remnant of Kaffe Fassett 'Chard' fabric
Such an original design

 All will be coming to the next Sherborne Antiques Fair on Saturday 28th July

25 comments:

elegancemaison said...

OO-er - how much is the hat block? (And how on earth did I miss you at the Giant Rag market in Frome??) Cx

June said...

Lovely vintage finds. Love the dainty teacups and saucers and the Barbola mirror.
June

Madelief said...

Great finds! Especially the cups and the mirror.

Happy new week,

Madelief x

Kelly-Marie said...

WOW! Absolutely AMAZING finds. I want them all. That Barbola mirror has to be one of the best I have ever seen. Has it sold yet? I love it so much but I wouldn't be able to come collect it. Booo for living in the big bad city. You probably want to keep it for yourself anyway I am guessing. Such beautiful treasure. xx

Melanie said...

Wonderful finds! I especially like the "chocolate flake" hat (great name), the hat block, and the book with "a few phrases in German"!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What is it about enamel pans that want to make you cook 'hearty stew' ? Got some really treasures there! Ada :)

Vintage Squirrel said...

you have such a good eye for things. Kx

YeamieWaffles said...

I love these photos Jane, it seems like you've had some really fun times recently :)

Kris said...

Hi Marina,

You certainly have picked up some nice items! I love the Royal Doulton china cups and the basket!

I bet everything you purchased will be sold at Sherborne! :)

BTW: I used to hula pretty good when I was a kid but I don't know if I could do it anymore. Maybe it would help trim my waist down? Think?

Tangled Sweetpea said...

What beautiful finds! I adore the mirror and the hand painted tea cups and saucers!
Victoria xx

Greenorchid said...

Great Finds! Love the mirror and chard fabric too...

Lucía said...

Ohhh , me ha gustado ver esas fotos ...
Un besazo

Vix said...

What fab finds! I'm loving the splendidly over-the-top cherub mirror and the hat block especially! x

greenthumb said...

I love that hat, can you imagine the lady that used to own that hat.

vintageandart said...

Geez you did score....what fantastic finds...love the mirror, its crazing only makes it better...also the hula hoop and the hat block and yes also the ruffled hat...all so so lovely.

Jen said...

That mirror is gorgeous! Love the enamel pots and the books too. The French phrase book. Everything! :)

Veshoevius said...

I love that mirror! What great finds - the hat is very unusual and I'm fascinated by the Victorian hoop.

*Susycottage* said...

Wow! How did you find treasures!
My favorites are the framework, the trash,
and cups, congratulations.
Susy Love x

Alix said...

What an amazing mirror frame - and I rather like damaged silvering. (Maybe because it helps hide the ravages of age on my face!) Beautiful enamel wares and other finds, especially the phrase book!
x

Het lijstje van brocante said...

All beautiful things Jane .... but your bread bin & hat block stand out ..... I love it ..... your mirror has such wonderful colors ..... beautiful additions.
With warm regards,
Silvia

A Treasured Past said...

All I can say is wow! The mirror is amazing! I have never seen a barbola mirror with cherubs, I hope you are considering to keep it, it must be quite rare.

Sorry, I am a little behind in your posts :(

The little clay men are fab, they remind me of morph. I do like the kids people, they are very cute, and so individual.

The photos of Lego land look great, it makes me wish that we went there now, of well, at least we can live it through your pictures.

I Hope you are all well, Tam x

Hesta Nesta said...

Love the Barbola mirror, and even better with the silvering crazed, just how I like them! Sorry I didn't see you at the vintage rag, I meant to find you and say hello.
Jo xx

Miss Maple said...

Dear Jane, the mirror is absolutely wonderful. I would buy it at once cause I love, love, love mermaids. I think blind mirrors are so romantic and magical. That wouldn't bother me.
All your other finds are great, too. Hugs from Miss Maple

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh the mirror with the chubby little cherubs is fantastic. I love the wartime phrase book too. The hat block is also wonderful, you always find great stuff!

marigold jam said...

Must remember that date and pop over to see you! Love the mirror.