Sunday, 16 May 2010

Faded Floral Fabrics , Furry Friend and Fresh Flowers

Yesterday, Mr C and I had a little trip over to the beautiful Stamford to check out the 'Discover Vintage' Fair. I was not disappointed and by far the star of the show was HestaNesta's stall. Jo was lovely and was selling beautiful eiderdowns , hand made vintage fabric cushions and lots of other wonderfully tempting goodies. Her stall looked amazing and I made a bee line for it. I didn't come away empty handed of course, the lavender filled eiderdown fabric bag being one of my purchases. I also found the jug on the left on another stall , it goes really well with my Coronet Ware jug.

The fair was held in the glamorous ball room at the Arts Centre.

Outside the weather was sunny and warm and the church next door was preparing for a wedding.

I love this 1930s chalk ware anemone wall vase, it went straight on the wall as soon as I got home.

Mr C bought a number of prints from Jo. They were all supplements in the 1934 'Amateur Gardening' magazine . The first two he framed in some pretty vintage frames and hung on the stairs . The others are awaiting the right sized frames.

I bought some remnants of pretty vintage fabrics to put away for a future project, maybe some more lavender bags when I harvest the lavender from the garden in the summer.

Here is my new furry friend, a vintage mohair nightdress case. Josh wasn't too impressed when I took him out of the bag and I think would have chewed him up if I hadn't put him safely out of doggy reach. The fabric covered box was another purchase from Jo,

as was the lovely 1930s fabric bag.

These vintage hat boxes really were my bargain of the day. I spotted them being used for display in the Oxfam shop in Stamford. First of all I thought they must be modern reproductions until I looked at them closely and realised they were lovely old boxes covered with faded roses. I have put them to good use as storage already and have stacked them on top of my old suitcases. The butterfly fabric covered knitting needle case was also from Jo and is probably the only one of my purchases which may find it's way in to my shop.

On the way home we stopped off at a lovely tea room at the side of the road. It was an old village shop with a thatched roof and a pretty tea garden so we were able to sit outside.The blossom petals were like confetti on the ground and the air was heavy with the scent of stocks.

At home the garden is coming to life at last. Our yellow peony 'Molly The Witch' is in flower and all the different coloured lilacs are out. I love this time of year in the garden , there are some lovely scents in the air and lots of lovely pastel colours.

The weather is looking good for the week ahead so make the most of the sunshine, we can't be sure how long it might last. Whatever you are doing , have a lovely week.


bellaboo said...

I love those prints you've framed,and your garden is looking lovely.It's about time we had some nice weather so we can enjoy our gardens isn't it? I have a teapot in the coronet ware like your jug!

Bellaboo :0)

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Ann
It was so lovely to meet you and thank you for your kind words about my stall. I really enjoyed Stamford, it was stunning, and my hubby loved the town. Thank you for buying all those bits and bobs from me, the prints look fab and your hubby has done a great job of framing them. Love the hat boxes and your garden looks so pretty. Hopefully will meet you again in September when we are back in Stamford.
Jo xx

harmony and rosie said...

Your garden looks so pretty with all those lovely colours and I love, love the anemone vase - great find!!

Kate x

Thecraftytrundler said...

A gorgeous post!! I love Stamford, and was unfortunately travelling near there yesterday, on the way home from holiday.Unfortunately, as it was too late for a look around : (
Fantastic fair, you bought some lovely things! Your garden looks beautiful in the sunshine, lets hope this is only the beginning of the summer!!

Sharon xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

As always, a really interesting post full of great piccies! I love the dog and those chalk ornaments where so plentiful when I was a kid but you don't see them often now!

Anonymous said...

hello what a pretty blog and such lovely finds

melanie said...

What a lovely fair, I love what you bought. Your garden is looking delightful. :) xxx

Rebecca White said...

Hi Annie, What a lovely blog post, gorgeous pictures! I love that dog! And the lilacs :-) Thank you for the comment on my blog. I have just purchased a cushion from your webshop :-)
Becky x

ted and bunny said...

What a lovely colour all of this blog is- perfectly vintagely gorgeous!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Looks like you had a good day out in Stamford, will have to join you in September for the next one.

Also looks like you are having better weather than us, the temperature is around 10 degrees colder than usual just out luck to come all this way and for it to be cold, mind you it was kinder to us at the weekend and I could put my shorts back on.

See you soon - strike permitting

Ticking stripes said...

Oh I can't believe I forgot this was on! I see there;s another in September - will have to make a note! Gorgeous finds again!

Vintage from the Village said...

Hi Thank you for lovely comment.
What a lot of treasure you came home with !
Have you worn rosy cardi yet? I have worn mine twice, am pleased with it. Not dared wash it though !
Sue x

A Blessed Life said...

Hi..I have just spent the most wonderful drooling time on your blog, it is my first visit and I just love it. I am a collector of all things old ,nothing in particular but I could have found a place in my home for almost everything lol just a delight..I juust so wish i could car boot everyweekend,when i was visiting over there my friends family took us often and we were hooked bringing home lovelies back to Australia,I look forward to my next visitto your blog( and country). Carole

made-and-found said...

have loved looking at your lovely blog.I am seriously coveting the patchwork quilt which is covering one of the stalls at the antique fair.Soooo gorgeous.Your garden is pretty as a picture Anne x

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