Sunday, 25 April 2010

Weekend Treasure

This weekend has been very rewarding in terms of bargains and treasure. Saturday morning started with a jumble sale and a box full of cups and saucers for pennies to be put away for the tea room at our next Vintage Fair. After that it was time for the Bicycle Basket Bazaar at the Fish Market. This was a chance to catch up with lots of the friendly sellers who also had stalls at the Vintage Fair just before Easter. Of course there were some bargains to be had too as well as yummy bacon sandwiches and coffee.

This morning we set the alarm and were up bright and early for the big car boot sale. Armed with flasks of coffee and croissants we set off only for it to start pouring with rain. Undeterred Mr C agreed to carry on in the hope that it was just a shower. Half an hour later we arrived in the drizzling rain. Mr C decided to sit it out in the car and read the papers whilst I had a quick whizz round in the wet. Within a few minutes the rain had stopped but a lot of the car booters had packed up and some things had been ruined in the rain. However there was still treasure to be found. First of all this lovely floral feather eiderdown which had survived the rain because the lady had only just remembered it and was getting it out of her boot as I arrived. I haven't seen one like this before and in wonderful condition. As soon as I got home it went straight in the wash and on the line.

I found an assortment of 1930s egg cups, an old tin biscuit barrel, various pieces of jewelery and some very pretty tea cups.

I love this Royal Venton plate with the cottage design and the pretty Limoges finger plate.

I also found a pink Rose Dawn teapot and a pile of Celeste soup bowls to add to my collection of Utility wear. as well as this cheeky chappy.

Yesterday I found this set of 1960s 'Carnaby' coffee cups in a charity shop.

And finally I bought this pretty 1950s hand bag , brooches and book from Caroline at the Basket Bazaar. Lots of my weekend finds will be appearing in my Etsy shop over the next few weeks so pop in and have a look. Clair at Etsy Midlanders has put together a lovely posting on our team blog of vintage items from some us vintage sellers.

Next month Debbie and I are having a bike at the Bicycle Basket Bazaar. It is 12-4 on Sat 30th May at the Fishmarket. Hopefully we will see some familiar faces.

Next Saturday we are having a stall selling our vintage treasures at the Bay Tree Cottage open day in Farthingstone. Come along for an assortment of stalls, delicious home made cakes and coffee and a browse around the plant nursery. It is in the village hall from 10-4 on Sat 1st May.


Kissed by an Angel said...

So many beautiful treasures!!!

Ticking stripes said...

Wow - what a wonderful haul you've managed -I must try to come to the bIke bazaar at the end of May. Have a good week.

rosinagrey said...

Love the eiderdown it reminds me of one Grandma made for me when i was little. (alas gone)! Also those egg cups are sweet.

Andi's English Attic said...

Such great finds. I had showered before I realised it was raining this morning. I missed my first car boot of the year. My friend texted to say only about ten stalls were out and they had rubbish, so I didn't miss much. Aren't you glad you carried on and went around the sale?

ted and bunny said...

ooooh I just LOVE the eiderdown!

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, A feast for the eyes as usual. I particularly enjoy the 'scrap' pictures in your blogs .. and the china ...and the textiles ...well all of it really! :)
Lesley X

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Lovely eiderdown, what a find and the Big Ears egg cup makes me smile.

Maisey's Attic said...

What lovely finds - love the bag and the eiderdown.
Really enjoyed your last post - sounds like you and your daughter had a great time.
Wishing you a good week - I'm looking forward to the end of the exams!

Country Style Living said...

The eiderdown is sooo pretty. You have really done well....

melanie said...

The eiderdown is gorgeous, as are all your finds. xxx

Felicity said...

lovely finds! they are so pretty!
fliss xx

bellaboo said...

Great car booty finds!I went along to our nearest one on Saturday,early,only to find it wasn't on! Love the vintage eiderdown.I tried to get one on ebay last week but was outbid sadly.It's harder to find double ones.Got a GIVEAWAY you might like to enter!

Bellaboo :0)

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Debbiexx said...

Marvellous finds! I never find anything that nice! suzie xxx