Sunday, 27 June 2010

Busy Weekend and Deb's New Venture

I seem to have a crammed in a lot this weekend. Saturday started bright and early with a walk around the Edwardian reservoir at our local country park. The old water tower can be seen in the picture. Josh would have loved it but he is terrified of going in the car, one of the problems we have found when taking on a rescue dog. Once home it was back out again to the local park with Josh so he didn't miss out.

Next stop was a flying visit to the monthly Bicycle Basket Bazaar at the fish market hall. I found these pretty embroidered pillowcases and also the Cornwall book from Caroline who is one of the sellers at our vintage fair.

Then Mr C and I headed for the beautiful Cottesbrooke Hall and the annual Plant Finders Fair

Before we started a bit of sustenance was required in the form of home made scones with clotted cream and strawberries and a drop of rose wine.



The gardens at Cottesbrooke are lovely and well worth a visit


I was very taken with these old shepherds huts as an alternative to the traditional garden shed


Amongst the lovely plants we came home with was my particular favourite, a coral pink peony. The colour really hasn't come out in the picture, it is a delicate coral that changes shade over time.

This morning was another early start for the boot sale. The picture at the top shows some of my finds including a rabbit jelly mould, a 1950s jug and frosted glasses, a pretty soap dish, a couple of perfume bottles, a petit point vanity set in original box and a vintage Coronation picture. They are all on a little table that I found and plan to paint. It has a very pretty heart detail cut out of it.

I also found another pastel frosted vase this time in green.

I bought the vintage suitcase from a man who was selling off some wonderful railway memorabilia. It has original railway stickers on the side.

This afternoon was a visit to the Northampton Antiques Centre just down the road from me. As mentioned in my previous post my friend Deb has just taken on a unit there and today she was setting up all of her lovely vintage treasures.

I took a few snaps as she was setting up, if you are local pop down and have a look there are loads of lovely bits and pieces to tempt you.

I didn't leave empty handed, I bought this scrummy raspberry coloured flowery eiderdown from Carol of 'Pure Country' who also is one of the sellers at our vintage fair. I have had my eye on it for a while and took advantage of the beautiful weather once I got it home to give it a quick wash and put it out to dry in the sun.

Of course the day was supposed to end on a high note but sadly a certain game was a bit of an anticlimax.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already done so, still a few more days to go.

18 comments:

The Little Vintage Company said...

Looks like you've had a lovely weekend. Scones and Rose seem like a very good combination! Beautiful boot sale finds and your friends shop looks lovely! Tamzin X

A Blessed Life said...

Debs stand looks lovely I notice the little tray mobile(we call them that)looks great with her displays.What a lovely place to go for a walk sad about poor Josh he must have been mistreated but now he is in a loving home he will be fine.Carole

Mummy Boo Bear said...

That little table looks very pretty. I bet a lick of paint will really make it stand out.

loved the glasses too. You do find the most pretty things! Sounds like you have had a really great and productive weekend.


MBB x

vintage mum said...

poor Josh, we are members of Saluki rescue you wouldn't believe how bad some people treat animals its a wonder they ever trust again, with lots of love he will get better it just takes time.
lots of lovely finds have a good week :)
Cate x

Elizabeths Attic said...

Wonderful finds as usual... I did not have the same luck but did come away from the BS with a lovely evening bag which I will be showing on my blog sometime soon. Lovely huts could live in one of those....
Beverley x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Blimey, that was a busy w/end. Lovely bits and bobs as always.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Thanks for popping into support me with the booth and also for the mention, looking forward to getting it open fully on Tuesday. As ususal you picked up some lovely bits and bobs. By the way I know where you can get a small jug to match those glasses...
Debbie

bellaboo said...

Love all the treasures you found...but especially the eidy...Ooh,I am envious!

Bellaboo :0)

ted and bunny said...

I love the little table- the hearts have that beautiful Nouveau Liberty Look.
But best of all...I love the scones and cream and strawbs, that's certainly ONE thing that we do best!
xx

Tilly Rose said...

Scones and rose wine sounds like my idea of heaven!

Karen x x x

Lululiz said...

Oooh, that eiderdown, it is beautiful! Lovely colour and lovely pattern, what a fabulous find.

Andi's English Attic said...

Lots of pretty things. I think my nan had a frosted vase, not sure.
What a shame about Josh not liking cars. Not hard to guess why. :(
I LOVE the shepherds hut, and it's reminded me I want to put some bunting on my shed. xx

melanie said...

What a lovely weekend, love all your finds. :) xxx

landcuckoo said...

Pretty pretty fabric! A lovely weekend too.

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love the suitcase and that eiderdown is perfectly gorgeous! Suzie xx

The Cloth Shed said...

What a beautiful eiderdown...I don't think I have seen that colour and pattern before.
Good purchase....
Julie x

Pennyblossoms said...

What a grand collection of goodies. The reservoir is lovely-haven't been for ages;we'd go with Mr Bs' father and have a '99' and give it a good dose of looking at!
Just wondered on blogging protocol....I've seen a link on another blog for your giveaway using your banner picture and name. I've done the same. Is that OK or should I remove it?
Z xx

Vintage Chic Delights said...

What a lovely weekend! Pure bliss!