Sunday, 23 May 2010

Walk In The Park

Bright and early Saturday morning we took Josh on a lovely long walk to our local park. It is really beautiful early in the morning when it is still quiet and the grass is dewy.

There were baby geese and ducklings on the lake and the peace was shattered by the noise of angry geese protecting their babies . There were hot air balloons drifting in the cloudless blue sky. We often see these locally, Northampton hosts a large balloon festival in the summer.
Once home Mr C took the scissors to poor Josh who was struggling in the heat with his long hair. He is now all soft and fluffy and looks like a puppy.

Today was another early start as we were heading to the boot sale. It was hot at 7.30 in the morning and the sale was the biggest I have ever seen it. I found this coronation souvenir tray. I love the 1950s pictures of London.

I couldn't resist some more annuals at 50p each.

I was so pleased to find some more utility wear to add to my collection. There is some Blue Dawn, Peach Petal and a large Rosa platter not seen in the photo.

This was my favourite find, a pale green glass bowl decorated with painted pink roses.

This needs a good clean but is a pretty Deco glass vase with painted flowers.

I also found two more scrap books, this one has a lovely cover.

Mr C found the two tinted photos of sweet children.

Finally after weeks of waiting these lovely canisters arrived from the States,

along with this box of beautiful hand painted mirrored place cards.

Have a lovely week, lets hope the sunshine lasts a bit longer.


Country Cottage Chic said...

Wow! Great buys!

A Blessed Life said...

What fabulous finds,I had the joy of going to your car boot sales when I visited your country and I loved them !!! maybe i will get to go again one day..Carole

Amy said...

Oooh, excellent carboot finds! Love the scrapbook x

sharie said...

You've done really well. I was looking at the School Friend annuals on a stall at my boot sale but gave them a miss as I had no where to put them.
I love the pale green glass bowl with roses and the scrapbooks.

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely finds :)

Lisa said...

Those mirrored place cards are really pretty and so unusual.
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Golly - I would have snapped all of those up!
The London tray is fab.

melanie said...

I love the bowl and the utility ware, they are so gorgeous, fabulous finds, and a lovely weekend you have had. :) xxxx

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Annie
Love your finds, especially the mirror place cards they are lovely and I agree with Lisa, very unusual. The scrap books are also gorgeous.
Jo xx

harmony and rosie said...

More lovely finds I see. The tray is very pretty, it's a lovely shade of blue.

Cornflake said...

Oh those annuals are amazing, great buys!

My dad handed me down some of his and I love them to bits!

Great blog, always fun to find fellow bloggers who love vintage as much as me! :-)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

How unusual is theset of mirrored place names? Never seen anything like that before, you certainly had a good day of treasure hunting x

Poppies and Sunshine said...

You have such a beautiful park! And wonderful vintage finds!!

Felicity said...

oh such lovely finds, i love the china and the scrap books! my josh with all his four year old charm calls my finds rubbish! think hes been listening to his daddy, he he! fliss xx

Lace hearts said...

What fabulous finds - and how special are those mirror place cards. How unusual. x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi Annie, Just a quickie to tell you some fab news! You won a giveaway from my blog ~ ~ Please could you email me your address! xx So glad it was you xxxx