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

Thursday, 2 May 2013

With basket in hand ...

... she went shopping and returned with
the prettiest fabrics, tablecloths and cushions ...
A wooden hand painted fan shaped wall hanging ...
and hand painted tray ...
an oil on canvas ...
the dinkiest little drawers and teeny child sized metal shoe lasts ...
hair nets, some made from real human hair!
A 'family' of wooden lasts ...
covered in written instructions and measurements ...
Beautifully tactile.
and two battered cutlery trays,which she sanded, waxed and lined.
One with pretty rosy quilted fabric ...
and the other with a music sheet cover, aged with a coat of wax.
You can mount these on the wall ... they make great little shelves!

All will be coming to upcoming fairs.

30 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Wonderful finds
Julie xxxxxxx

Things and Thoughts said...

So lovely vintage treasures!

Plain Jane said...

I didn't know they used to use real hair for hair nets - aaah! Great idea for the cutlery trays but my favourite find - the painted tray. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the drawers! Jane x

Liz said...

What amazing finds!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Jen said...

I am swooning over the fabrics and the lined cutlery tray. Something about those old prints gets to me. And the children's shoe lasts and the ones that are marked up--so poignant! And those hair nets--Wonderful finds!

Alessandra said...

the tray is so beautiful!!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Alessandra said...

the tray is so beautiful!!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Vintage Tea Time said...

What a great haul - you must have had a big basket!! Well done. x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Love that little set of drawers! :) x

Grunge Queen said...

Oh wow, what beautiful finds. The linens and pillows, painted tray, and lasts are my faves. Wish I could be at the fairs you'll be taking them to! Xo

Greenorchid said...

Goodness what treasures! real hair nets.. love the little set of drawers and the tray. Cx

Rose H (UK) said...

Delectable goodies M!
I envy you the shoe lasts, they're gorgeous :o)
Rose H
x

Vix said...

Love the shoe lasts - I've a fetish for snapping those up as well. What a great idea with the cutlery tray. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Gosh, that's one magnificent haul. I love the shoe lasts. Blimey, so many of them too! I like the idea of using the cutlery trays as mini shelves. xx

rusty duck said...

That's a really clever idea to line the cutlery tray with a music sheet. Love it, and the shoe lasts too.

WILLIE........! said...

Oh! look....There's my biggest fan......!!! :).

HeHe! With a sense of humour like mine and all those wooden 'feet' the mind boggles....!

It all looks very nice though....! :>).

Hen said...

Oooh fabulous treasures!

nilly said...

Super finds - and I love the weather beaten wooden gate (?) behind the shoe lasts.

YeamieWaffles said...

This is just great Jane, the only thing that I'm not sure of here is the hair nets haha but everything else is amazing, this lady did a good shop! :)

Flaming Nora said...

The table cloth in the top left hand corner of the first picture, I have that one. Its my absolute favourite, every so often I get it out and think about cutting it up and then put it away again.

Lucys Lounge said...

great finds

paisleysummer said...

What a great haul! x

greenthumb said...

So many lovely finds.

two squirrels said...

Oh so many truly scrumptious vintage treasures!!!! I just love the the fabric and the fan. Lucky poppets at your fair stall....so pretty.
love V

Delia Ryder said...

Beautiful finds love the tray and what you did with the drawers, dee x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Oooh...that oil on canvas I'm a bit in love with...so stunning!! Great find...all of these are super!!! Well done. Have a gorgeous weekend doll xx

humphreycumfycushion said...

Fantastic finds! love the lasts, especially the written notes - I have several sat on the steps going up stairs. Love your idea with the cutlery drawers - great use!

Maria said...

~ Hi Mrs VJ...BOY! you did find some fabby treasure....LOVE the shoe last and how wonderful to stumble on soooooo many! ~ The pretty tray is my favourite! LOVE it....~ And of course I love what you have done with the cutlery drawers...soo pretty! Have a fun bank holiday, lovely YOU....Rain here! Always makes for catching up with blogging though....hehe...~ Maria x

The Cloth Shed said...

The shoe lasts and small set of drawers are fab. You must
have had a big basket to get all that home...
Julie x

Madelief said...

Great finds Jane! Those fabrics!!!! So very pretty!

Madelief x