Sunday, 9 May 2010

This Week's Bargain Finds

Yesterday was the monthly antiques market on our historic market square. I treated myself to the little Sylvac dog, I have wanted one of these for ages.

I also popped in to Homesense following a tip off from Zoe at Penny-Blossoms about the Cath Kidston bed linen. I have always liked the 'pastel flowers' design so was really excited to get my hands on a lovely duvet cover. I like to mix and match bed linen with vintage pieces. I bought the pretty hand embroidered pillowcases for a couple of pounds from a lovely lady at the Bay Tree Cottage open day last Saturday . The blue striped pillowcases are also vintage as is the eiderdown.

I found this unusual shelf with the little drawers at the antiques market yesterday. It is hand painted with pretty roses and can be hung on the wall. This will find it's way in to our shop or come along to our next fair.

This morning I was up bright and early and had a quick look round the local hospital car boot. The weather wasn't too inviting and there weren't many booters but I found some cups and saucers in the Indian Tree pattern and a pretty 1930s milk jug and a pile of 1930s plates. My free Cath Kidston shopping bag from this week's Easy Living magazine came in handy.

I spotted this lovely cardigan on Sue's blog Vintage From The Village. It was £11 from Primark and I plan to replace the buttons with vintage glass or mother of pearl ones. It is very cosy and has a soft velvety feel.

Finally Mr C has just got round to framing my 1930s terrier pictures and hanging them for me.

Enjoy the rest of Sunday and have a great week.


bellaboo said...

Love the duvet cover..(and your other bedding).I found some pillowcases,reduced,in the same design in Lewes last week.You found some treasures at the car boot!I went along to one on Saturday,it was raining so only a few tables and nothing much there.Must get myself along to Primark..that cardi is gorgeous!

Bellaboo :0)

Pennyblossoms said...

So pleased that Homesense delivered the goods. It's good in there, isn't it?
I love the roses cardi and the doggy prints. Rather like the wallpaper behind them too. I haven't got my Easy Living bag yet. Hope they don't sell out!
Have a great's sunny-woohoo!
Z xx

Pennyblossoms said...

Ooo, I also realised altho' you were on my 'reading' list I wasn't actually following, so have rectified that issue!!
Z xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Hi Thanks for the mention !!
Good idea about replacing the buttons, I did that on another Primark cardi I bought. Must be (partly!) how they keep the prices low by using rubbish buttons !
I still have the Sylvac alsation I blogged about , I need to do some proper research in to selling it,
Enjoy rest of the weekend
Sue x

Tilly Rose said...

Oooh lovely goodies!
Wishe I lived closer to visit the market...
Karen x x x

ted and bunny said...

such pretty things!
I think the Primark cardi will become our summer uniform!

Sal said...

Fab finds...I love your Terrier pics!! ;-)

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful blog its always filled with all the wonders and treasures! love every post!x

Lisa said...

I wonder how many more copies Easy Living mag has sold this month?
Love all the new bedding.
Lisa x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Hi Ann, Its me from across the ocean, do me a favour please if you can and pick me up the magazine cannot get a copy over here, LOL. Love the cardigan, check out my new jacket it is sooo me.

Amy said...

Hi Ann, thanks for the comment. I love your blog! I'd been keeping an eye out for the buttons in your Etsy shop since I saw them on your blog as I knew my mum would love them. Unfortunatley I'm not at the next BBB as I'm in New York, but will be at the next one. I'm very jealous of your terrier pics, they look just like my boys, Alfie and Jack. Have fun at the BBB. Amy x

melanie said...

Gorgeous goodies. Love the cardi xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Your photos are always so beautiful - I could flick through them all days and drink in all the 'precious finds, vintage gorgeousness and treasureful delights'! I think I am having to make up new words to describe my delight! lol!

Oh just noticed my daughter Amy is above me! Hello Amy xx