Saturday morning Mr C and I decided to try a new car boot sale and arrived bright and early, it was great to bump in to a few vintage loving friends but overall I think I prefer our Sunday morning trips. However I did find this over sized tea pot. I couldn't resist it although I have no idea what I will do with it. It doesn't look so big in the photo but it is the sort of thing you would find in church hall kitchens. It goes very well with the Beryl, Woods Ware cups and saucers I found in a charity shop last week. I already have some of these but couldn't say no to a few more, the pretty violets tea cups were also found in a charity shop.
Last week Mr C and I spotted this cupboard at the Northampton Antiques Centre. We have been looking for one to go in the alcove at the side of our fireplace in the back room. We knew this was perfect when we saw it and Mr C immediately set to work on putting it up. Sadly it was not to be. It is incredibly heavy and was obviously designed to sit on top of a dresser and not hung on a wall. After hours of work fixing batons to the wall etc Mr C had to tell me it was not going to happen. I am now left with something of a white elephant although I still love it. I am trying to convince myself that it looks ok stood on the hall floor as I really don't have room for a dresser base as well. I think I will have to fill it with some vintage treasures and live with it for a while.
These are a few things I found at the Saturday boot sale, the coronation tin has already been purchased from my Etsy shop .
I also found this framed set of C Klein vintage rose postcards with the backs showing on the reverse. A man was selling his whole collection of framed sets which still had old, very high price stickers on them. Luckily for me I snapped this one up cheaply along with the big tea pot.
Sunday we had a slow start and gave the boot sale a miss. Instead, in the afternoon we headed to the lovely village of Castle Ashby to meet my parents. We had a wander round the little shops in the shopping yard, bought a few treats from the deli and then headed over the road to the pretty Falcon Inn. Sitting in the pub garden with a glass of wine was a lovely way to round off the weekend.