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.