Lovely shiny conkers picked up on this evening's walk with Josh
the cheerful faces of sunflowers, these were some I grew from a packet of Cath Kidston seeds bought earlier in the year
Our little pear tree laden with conference pears
Gorgeous cakes bought at Bay Tree Cottage open day today. These are chocolate and pumpkin cake and the most delicious blackberry,mint and ginger cake. It sounds strange but you have to try it, it was one of the finalist's recipes in the Great British Bake Off and the recipe is on the website. This one was made into a large cake rather than the little cup cakes in the recipe and it was decorated with big juicy blackberries.
As always we enjoyed getting out of the town and breathing in the country air, and it was a lovely sunny autumn day.
Inside the village hall we enjoyed tea out of Beryl Woods Ware china and home made cakes and had a browse around the stalls.
Back home and here is the little stool Mr C spotted earlier in the week. It is very grubby but will look perfect after a fresh coat of paint. It has a lovely smooth worn seat and chunky rustic legs.
This morning I caught up with Julie, a lovely vintage jewelery and accessories seller at our local collectables fair.
I treated myself to this original 1950s tapestry handbag which I have already used this afternoon. Some of you may have seen Cath Kidston's version of this in her latest collection. I had my eye on it but couldn't justify the price tag. This is the real thing and at a fraction of the price.
The silk hanky with the pretty rosy blooms around the edge and the floral blue chiffon one will be staying with me . The sequin applique flowers and butterfly and corsage brooches are very pretty. I also bought some unusual vintage wooden Czechoslovakian hand painted buttons and a pair but not quite (have a closer look) of crocheted gloves. Some of these treasures will be coming with me to the vintage fair on the 23rd as long as I don't convince myself that I need to keep them myself.