Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sunshine And Showers

This weekend has been such a mixture of bright sunshine and wind and rain. Fortunately yesterday was sunny and Deb and I had a stall at Bay Tree Cottage open day over in Farthingstone. We had a lovely day and enjoyed chatting to people and indulging in delicious home made cake.

we tried to group our things in little colour themed arrangements.

The hall was lovely and bright and airy, and beautifully decorated with bunting.

Deb brought along her lovely old wooden tea trolley she found at the local tip. She gave it a lick of paint and it is great for display.

The cakes were truly scrumptious, between us we sampled lavender cake, chocolate cake, lemon drizzle and black currant, orange and poppy seed, tropical banana and Brooklyn Blackout Cake. Not just between the two of us you understand ! Mr C and Debbie's husband were also on hand to taste test.

Outside were old drawers and chairs used as planting containers for herbs and vegetables.

I took a walk around the village and enjoyed the sunshine.

The chimneys on the pub....

The lovely landscape and so peaceful not a sound except the birds singing. I guess for lots of you that is the norm but living in a town you appreciate the silence when you get out in to the countryside.

On Saturday morning the postman had brought me this lovely cup and saucer to add to my collection of utility wear. This one is American so had traveled a long way. I love the pink cup and yellow saucer,they are by Lu-Ray Pastels USA.

I found the sample cards of buttons and buckles at a flea market this morning. These will find their way in to my Etsy shop.

Yesterday I didn't come away empty handed either, the 1950s aprons and cottage tin are also destined for my Etsy shop.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend , hopefully the sun will make an appearance again tomorrow.


Andi's English Attic said...

Such a lot of lovely things. Thanks for the pics. xx

Thecraftytrundler said...

What lovely items, a gorgeous day, what scrummy cakes, what a beautiful village!! Wish I could have made it!!
Will definitely have to visit!!
Has a date for the next Vintage & Handmade Fair been confirmed yet?
Lovely post : )

Sharon xx

landcuckoo said...

Beautiful pictures, what a lovely place, hope your day was very successful too
take care
Sarah x

Ticking stripes said...

Now i like the idea of drawers as veg planters! Love the blog header too...

jane and the happy crow said...

Looks like you had a fab weekend too. Your stall looked heavenly! I adore that little picture of the girl with her puppy. Hope it all went well and you made lots of sales. Jane xx

harmony and rosie said...

Your stall looked gorgeous and I bet you sold a lot, it all sounds like a lovely, fun day. Yummy looking cakes too!

Kate x

LissyLou said...

what beautiful things xx

ted and bunny said...

such lovely things, I'm afraid I want them all (and the cakes)!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

My lovely daughter bought me the sample button card from your etsy store. They arrived today, beautifully wrapped and so exciting! Thank you xxx