This morning the sun was shining when I woke up so I headed in to town to the monthly antiques market on the market square. It's lovely having a wander in the sun not under any pressure to be somewhere else. It's been a hectic week at work including a long day in London at a conference. Having an hour to myself browsing lovely stalls and sitting in the sunshine having a cappuccino is a real treat.
This afternoon was the annual Summer Fete at St Mathews church where we also hold our Vintage and Homemade Fair. We have gone to the Fete every year for as long as I can remember. This is the first year that my lovely girl hasn't been there helping on a stall with Guides or Brownies, but sadly she is too old for all that now. I went along with Mr C who I now have well trained in vintage treasure hunting . As there were two bric-a-brac stalls we split up and Mr C came back with this gorgeous little crinoline painted dish. I have to say I think it's my favourite find of the day.
The Deco bisque lady at the top was one of my finds for 50p. She is in amazing condition which made me almost doubt she was original, but the fabric certainly looks old. In the background is a vintage felt brooch and parasol brooch which I found earlier in the week.
The Triang number 50 dolls house was another buy at this morning's fair. I believe it dates to around 1963. Sadly it is missing it's original door so I now need to source a replacement door as part of it's restoration although generally it is in excellent condition.