Sunday, 12 September 2010

All Vintaged Out !

This weekend has been full of vintage treasures and being surrounded by vintage loveliness . On Saturday we went to Stamford to the Discover Vintage Fair. It was lovely to catch up with Jo from HestaNesta and give her some flyers for the Northampton Vintage Fair in Oct. Jo's stall looked beautiful as usual but I forgot to take photos ! I am sure she will cover it on her blog so you will get a peek. Luckily for us Jo is joining us at the Northampton fair. I also met Vicki from Ticklepenny Vintage, she is also a new seller to the Northampton Fair this time and her stall was very tempting. I didn't leave empty handed as you can imagine. I bought the two tea cosies from two different stalls and will take them to the Northampton Fair. The red rose 1950s one is gorgeous and in unused condition. The little pink alarm clock will also be coming with me to the fair because as much as I love it the tick is quite loud !

This Worcester Ware tin will be staying firmly with me. It's another addition to my expanding tin collection and I love the colour and the flowers on the lid.

As usual I was tempted by some pretty linens including a rosy apron and what I think may be little hand towels.

The tray was a purchase from Vicki and I have displayed it at the back of my cupboard with my utility china.

Carol from 'Pure Country' has a booth at the Northampton Antiques Centre and is also a seller at the Nothampton Vintage fair. Today she had one of her open house sales and I popped along for a cup of tea and a browse around the mouth watering array of vintage treasures.

I came home with another picture for my ever growing collection going up the side of the stairs. I also found this wonderfully plump and snugly eiderdown.

The cute dogs picture will look great hung alongside my other scottie dog pictures.

Somehow I have also ended up with three aprons, the rosy one from Vicki and the others from Carol. I couldn't resist yet another doggy themed item !

Last night I finally made a start on sorting out all my things for the fair. I couldn't believe the amount of things I had squirreled away and forgotten about. Anyway at least I have made a start and completed quite a lot of the boring labeling and pricing. Back to work tomorrow and a very busy week.


Rebecca White said...

Wow, that's good shopping! I especially love the eiderdown, anything to do with sleep is great with me :-) Hope you have a good week!
Becky :-)

sylviesgarden said...

So much loveliness, it's like being in heaven!

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

great treasures there hunny x x x
Annie xx

A Blessed Life said...

Goodmorning, what lovely things you came across,I have to say i would kill for that eiderdown we just don't see them here,amybe they turn up in the city but not out in the country and not so beautifully plump,i have promised myself next time I go to the uk i am going to hunt one down to bring home lol Have a lovely day.Carole xx

Amy said...

Love the Scottie and Westie apron! My mum has the same print in her hall. It's our favourite x

winnibriggs said...

Hi Annie
Found your blog through Alix, am very interested in the Vintage Fair at Northamton, only live in Lincolnshire so hope to be able to make it. Also very interested in your utility ware. As a prolific collector of Johnson Bros 'dawn' all colours. I have about 200 grey, 50 green, 12 gold but alas as yet only 4 rose..but working on it..and i too use it all every day.
Love your blog will be back and looking forward to meeting you in October if possible.

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann, gorgeous finds, the scottie dogs are so cute! Thanks for sharing :) Tamara x

delia hornbook said...

Hi, what a beautiful day of collecting for you. I love the eiderdown as well very cosy and love the rose teacosy. And the tray. Lovely ;-))

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous haul. Can't decide what is my favourite. Oh alright then probably the Scottie dogs items and who can resist a gorgeous snuggly eiderdown.

Anonymous said...

What lovely treasures you have found I love the biscuit tin

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Amy & I both have the picture of the scottie & westie too! It is a real favourite! Looking forward to the fair and to seeing all the lovely stash you have purchased in prep!

Posted your parcel today! Hope postie is kind to it!!!

Ticking stripes said...

What great luck you've been having. Love the biscuit tin. I could kick myself that I missed Stamford. I went to Swinderby today and bought an old wooden ironing board to cover and bring to Northampton. I was less pleased when I returned to the stall to pick it up to find that they had gone home because it was raining - with both my money and the ironing board!

Vicki said...

It was lovely to meet you at Stamford on Saturday; I am really looking forward to Northampton. I love the scottie dogs!!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Wonderful finds!

michelle said...

How exciting, getting everything ready!!

I hope it goes well for you - just in case I dont get back to see you before then:)
Michelle x

Tabbyroo said...

Great finds especially the tin and beautiful eiderdown. Know what you mean about squirrelling away, I always forget half of what I have, but that's part of the fun unpacking and discovering it again! Linda x

Anonymous said...

I love that Pink flower pinnie it was my fav!
you got that from my Mum Annie

Anonymous said...

Are you going to sale the Pink flower pinny?