Saturday, 9 October 2010

Fifties Fashions, Florals and Favourite Finds

I have been busy this week deciding what to take to the Vintage and Home Made Fair in two weeks time. I have been sorting out lovely vintage floral curtains, cosy crocheted blankets and pretty linens. I added a lovely rosy pair of curtains I found this week in a charity shop, they look as though they may be a Sanderson print but I am not sure.

A favourite find this week was this lovely framed print by Lancelot Roberts, I am just deciding where to hang it.

Today I went to Julie's garden sale. Last weekend I bought the pretty gloves, hankies and hand bag from her. Today her and her neighbour did a joint sale in their garden to raise funds for Children in Need. I bought this delicate Shelley tea set. I have tried to find out the name of the pattern but had no luck so if you have any ideas please let me know. I love the pale blue handles on the cups and edging to the plates.

The floral vase was another charity shop find this week,

as was this colourful vintage paper parasol

and fifties framed ballet print.

I also found these wonderful 50s and 60s dress patterns in a charity shop. They are all stamped on the front with the names of the shops in London where they were purchased including John Lewis.

Today is Mr C's birthday and we are all off out tonight for a lovely meal and few drinks . We were hoping for warm sunshine today but sadly the forecast was wrong but we have still had a nice, relaxing day.


miz-bag said...

what delish treasures x

Vintage from the Village said...

That tea set is sooooo pretty !

Amy said...

I can see me coming from home the fair with very full bags and a very empty purse x

marble rose said...

EEEEKK - I LOVE it when somebody's blog just connects on all levels - just lovely!!


Heidi said...

I'm in love with the ballet print, the vase, and the umbrella, I have goosebumps!

sylviesgarden said...

That Shelley tea set is extremely yummy, especially the square plate. I love the vase too, I have little glasses and a bowl with the same pattern
I hope Mr C has a great birthday.

Anonymous said...

what mouth watering finds ..lucky you
xx fee

The Cloth Shed said...

The Lancelot Roberts print is definitely to keep.....beautiful.
Julie x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oooh I can't wait to see your goodies at the fair!

bellaboo said...

I adore that Shelley tea set! :o)

A Treasured Past said...

Wow! Everything is gorgeous! Especially the Shelley tea set, so pretty.

Wishing Mr C a wonderful, wonderful birthday, and a scrumptious dinner too!

Tamara x

Susan said...

Oh the lovely Florals~~ and the Shelley tea die for.

Lori Lynn said...

What wonderful finds!


Lady Cherry said...

I love that umbrella! x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Wonderful finds as always, love the picture it is going to go so well with your other seaside theme items.
Hope Mr C had a good birthday meal

delia hornbook said...

Aww what lovely finds. I adore the 50's vase its lovely, and what a pretty tea set. And wow to all those patterns, i love some of the dress ones wow what a find. Hope you have a lovely day with your birthday man. Dee x

melanie said...

Happy birthday Mr C :) I love everything in this post, I used to have some 50s patterns like that, I bought them at a summer fete when I was quite young, and they lived in my sewing basket for years, but alas, they have disapeared :( I am in love with those curtains, they are just the type that I am wanting for our sitting room! love them:) I also love love love the teaset, what a gorgeous floral print, wow, you have such an eye for pretty finds and bargains :) i love reading your blog :) xxxx

ted and bunny said...

I love everything in this post too- I've just got back from Shepton flea where I tried to be SO very sensible...hence 2 French mannequins, a bag full of Union Jack flags and an umbrella covered with mermaids!
Aren't we so lucky to have such brilliant reasons to buy all this gorgeousness!

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love your finds!!! It's not long now is it?!!
Hope you had a lovely night out for Mr C's birthday, and a great sunny day today!!!

Sharon xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Oooh, love the Shelley tea set - how pretty! Hope you have a lovely meal.

Vicki said...

What lovely finds; your stall at the fair will be gorgeous; I love the china.


Debbie said...



Amy said...

Great minds think alike Ann, I've just finished setting up my stall on my craft table and have put the bunting to good use on the front of the table. Hopefully I'll manage to re-create the look at the actual fair x

Hesta Nesta said...

Gorgeous finds Ann. Looking forward to the fair, I am going to be busy this week getting ready. Another favour to ask, would you like to answer some questions? Loo from Jumbles and Pom Poms tagged me and apparently I have to tag four others. You don't have to if you don't want to, just a bit of fun!! See my latest post for the questions.
See you next weekend.
Jo xx

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Ann
It was lovely to see you yesterday, hope your hubby is feeling better today. Thank you for a super day out yesterday, Andy and I really enjoyed ourselves, he especially enjoyed the cake!! You and Debbie deserve a rest now after all your hard work. See you at the next one.
Jo xx