As the saying goes, none come along and then suddenly there are two or three !
If you read my last post you will know about my lucky find a couple of weeks ago.I have wanted one of these dogs on wheels for ages and haven't managed to find one despite constantly looking. I was really happy when I finally found my terrier on wheels. Anyway, yesterday I was out with Mr C and we visited an antiques centre that we haven't been to for a long time and lo and behold I spotted another one ! He is a little the worse for wear with a missing wheel but I really don't care. Of course he had to come home with me and join his new friend and all for the princely sum of £10 !
Last night was World Book Night and I popped in to an event at my local Waterstones. I came away with these free books which was an added bonus particularly as I wanted to read Toast having loved the TV dramatisation over Christmas.
last weekend I was in London with my lovely girl for our half term treat. We stopped off here and treated ourselves to scrummy chocolates and admired the vintage tins and lovely displays.
This amazing ship in a bottle was really high up on a plinth looking out towards Nelson's Column.
In the evening we managed to get tickets to see Legally Blonde the musical with Denise Van Outen. This was great fun and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This was the view as we walked back towards our hotel.
The prints below are part of two sets of four I bought at The london Transport Museum. I really like vintage travel posters and these copies of old Underground posters advertising Kew Gardens are lovely.
This week I found the Grindley Peach Petal tea pot in a charity shop. The old Enid Blytons were found for me by a lovely day who spotted them somewhere and thought I would like them.
Mr C found these two 1937 Coronation glasses in a local charity shop. Very apt considering how high profile 'The King's Speech' is at the moment.
I also found this complete Royal Albert tea set in a charity shop. The pink and grey is really pretty and typically 1950s. I have no idea of the pattern name so if anyone can tell me that would be great.
We are now on a countdown to the 4th Northampton Vintage Fair, it is less than two weeks away. I found some very battered old ladybird books in a charity shop last week and Mr C has been hard at work taking them apart and making strings of colourful bunting to decorate the hall for the fair. I have seen this idea on a few different blogs but I think I saw it first on the lovely Joshy and Belle blog at Christmas where some lovely christmasy bunting had been made from robin illustrations.