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

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Rescued and found ...

... last week

and Hollyhocks
Blousy, faded blooms,
Silk, paper and velvet
Plaster baby head ...
Chubby cheeks in a high collar
Child sized Webb mower ... so cute
Rescued ...
Hand stitched peachy pink welsh quilt
and two books ...
Beryl Grey ... Ballerina
Read more about her here
The first Western guest ballerina to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet
Dancing major roles in full length productions at the age of just 14.
All photos taken from the book
And Man of the White South
The Story of Captain Scott's epic attempt to be 
the first explorer to reach the South Pole.
with his team mates
 Wilson, Bowers, Oates and Evans
Wonderful line drawings
They fought their way to the Pole, 
only to find the Norwegians had beaten them just one month earlier.
On their return, Oates, suffering badly from frostbite, 
found it increasingly difficult to keep up.  

“On his 32nd birthday – March 17th – 
thinking that the only salvation for the party lay in his self sacrifice, 
he deliberately walked out to his death during a blizzard
in a noble endeavour to save his three companions … “

“Scott wrote of it in his diary: 
‘It was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman.  
We all hope to meet the end with a similar spirit, and assuredly the end is not far.”
Days later Scott, Wilson and Bowers died. 

“The great leader who, having had no food for a whole week, 
was yet man enough to write in defiance of death: 
‘How much better has this all been than lounging in too great comfort at home.”

All will be coming to the Sherborne Antiques and Flea Market 
on Saturday 26th January


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
An eclectic mix which includes those wonderful, faded blooms in pinks, purples and mauves which we love as colours and those, amongst other items, splendid illustrations taken from the book of the fated South Pole expedition.

greenthumb said...

So many lovely finds, think how long it would have taken to make that quilt.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Wow, I'm envious of your finds! Love the flowers and quilt - and the baby head is so cute!

the vanilla squirrel said...

Wonderful finds...... Especially love both books .... Stunning.... might just have to visit the fair ...... I will say hello! X

Maria said...

Wonderful treasure!
Love the blousey silk flowers as flower arranging is my thing!
Wish I could come and say HELLO!
love Maria x

Kristie Franklin said...

Hi Marina,

You sure have a keen eye for finding really cool items. I'm in love with the flowers and the quilt is really pretty too. The bust of the baby is really unusual and what can I say about books but that I love all of them!

I woke up to a dusting of snow this morning. I wasn't expecting that! Brrrr. I love looking at snow but when I look at it I start to shiver. Living in Texas has softened me up.

Hesta Nesta said...

What absolutely wonderful finds, love the book about Captain Scott. I love anything to do with the old explorers.
Jo xx

ted and bunny said...

wow- yours'll be the nicest stall!

nilly said...

I love the quilt the most - and Beryl Grey danced through the pages of my "Girl" annuals in the 1950s & 60s.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

All lovely! Apparently if you steam the flowers by your kettle spout they come back to life. The quilt is to die for and the illustrations make me think of an A-ha video! x

Jen said...

Such intriguing treasures!

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Amazing pieces, I like each one!! So pretty x

The Dainty Dolls House

YeamieWaffles said...

I love all of these photos although the incredible rugs are my favourite bit of all, they just look great!

Foxglove Lane said...

Somehow the whole lot brings me right back to my childhood and the stuff at my Gran's house. Especially the illustrations and the feel of those old books. Loved that little tour around your latest treasures.....

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Damn I wished I lived closer. I adore those child sized mowers, my neighbour let me borrow his as a child. Those paper flowers are pretty too

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina. Adorabili questi fiori antichi! Avete oggetti meravigliosi, in Inghilterra, sigh!!
Un abbraccio, a presto, *Maristella*.

Madelief said...

Great finds! Love the flowers and the prints.

Happy weekend!

Madelief x