Monday, 31 May 2010

Lovely Linens

This is a lovely old lingerie case which I have turned in to a pretty cushion edged in some old pink satin ribbon. It's so satisfying giving something a new lease of life.

Yesterday I tried a different car boot sale and found it a little disappointing although I found more vintage linens for pennies. There were two embroidered table cloths, a linen willow pattern cloth, and a pretty embroidered pillowcase. The sweet pillowcase with 'Hers' embroidered on it was a present Deb brought me back from the States.

This lovely embroidered picture was one of two I found at Saturday's Bicycle Basket Bazaar.

I also found a pair of lovely soft candy stripe pillowcases on Linda and Jake's stall. I had been looking out for some of these so was really pleased.

This is the second beautifully embroidered picture now joining all the others on my hall wall.


Deb and I both had a bike at the Bike Bazaar to sell some of our vintage things. I ended up coming home with two of Debbie's pictures. They go really well together and fit in nicely with my other pictures.

I was pleased to find this collection of old Tala kitchen utensils at the boot sale just as I was about to call it a day and go home with very little.


Today was an open day at the antiques centre just down the road from my house. Carol who was one of the sellers at our Vintage and Homemade Fair has a booth there and was selling some very tempting things. I treated myself to this pretty glass vase and the lovely red tin to add to my ever growing collection.



The glass sugar pourer was another find from Carol and the tea cups were more boot sale finds.

I also found some of these old classroom posters, I have wanted the ducks one for ages.

I have spent the rest of the day cleaning and re-arranging my kitchen. I cleared out the bottom shelf in my cupboard to make space for my utility wear. I have tried to clear away some of my clutter and sort out things that I can list in my shop. I have the rest of the week off work so fingers crossed the weather will brighten up . It's revision week really but hopefully we can allow ourselves one day out as a treat, I guess it will be a trip to London as it seems to be my lovely girl's favourite place at the moment.
Hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

12 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Looks like you did well! I love the posters x Amy will be back doing the bike biz next month xx

melanie said...

What absolutely lovely things, I adore the sugar pourer, it is so so pretty. :) xxx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Love the sugar pourer and a super job on the cushion. Have a great week off and see you when you get back
Debbie

Karena said...

You did great, what adorable and very special finds!

Karena
Art by Karena

A Blessed Life said...

hi I just had a lovely few minutes drooling over your finds,your taste is exactly like mine,beautiful.Carole

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh I think I like the sugar pourer best. How pretty. xx

The Vintage Gardener said...

Where abouts is the antiques centre, it looks worthy of a visit.

ted and bunny said...

I agree with Andi- it's the sugar pourer for me!
Have a good week
xx

bellaboo said...

I love all your finds...just the sort of things I would go for!Love the photo of the tray with the pretty cups and the embroidered tea cosy.I was very restrained with my spending over the weekend...maybe that's because there weren't any antique shops where we were staying!

Bellaboo :0)

Pennyblossoms said...

Pretty, pretty things. Lovely to look at. Is that antiques centre Joes (Jody) place? I think there's one near the big roundabout by the park isn't there? I have an idea that it is open the 1st Saturday of the month. Ha ha, that's this Saturday coming!!! Sorry, didn't see you and Debbie at BBB, wasn't too good. Hopefully, see you at the next one.
Z xx

The Vintage Gardener said...

Thanks for the info Annie. I hope to get to the antiques centre and the bike bazaar in the not to distant future. I love all the goodies you found. Are the school posters going to be for sale? I particularly like the one with the bee hives and lovely flower border.

fee~bee said...

lovely items what fun you must have had finding new homes for them