Sunday, 6 March 2011

They Are Like Buses !

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.

We visited the National Gallery and took these photos outside over looking Trafalgar Square.

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.

The three little pigs has to be one of my favourites, after Cinderella of course !


20 comments:

Country Style Living said...

Those two dogs look a couple of characters! Good Luck with the fair..........

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

What a great way to re-use the Ladybird books! I've been trying to concentrate today on what to bring on the 19th .... have decided that less is more but that's just the theory .... will have to wait and see what the practice is ;-)

The dealer on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is bought a pair of those this week too .... shame my mum didn't keep the one I am pictured with in my header!

Amanda said...

I enjoyed reading Toast, very different to the TV adaptation though. You have some great finds, again!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hope those new puppies are behaving themselves at the corner house! tee hee!

Sarah x

sylviesgarden said...

Love, love, love the dogs! I too have been looking for one for ages but so far no luck. Hopefully I'll find one soon, fingers crossed.
x

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

I love your little dogs on wheels!
'Toast' is a really enjoyable read. Very nostalgic!
Susan x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

ahh what lovely little dogs. The idea of using the ladybird books for bunting is awesome, also loving the tea set, great finds well done. Scarlett x

Liz said...

Love the coronation glasses - great find!
Liz

bellaboo said...

So pleased you have found a companion for your dog,he's cute! I really enjoyed 'Toast'...a great read. :0)

catsdogsandeiderdowns said...

Some great finds! Did you stay at County Hall? We stayed there recently - when we visited the Imperial War Museum. That ship in a bottle is amazing, isn't it. I just love Trafalgar Square.
June.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

love the dogs and your bunting...such a good idea! Looking forward to the fair! x

Jem said...

What a lucky and lovely find! You must be thrilled! :-)

Jem xXx

A Blessed Life said...

What a lovely post,glad you found your other puppy a friend! also thanks for the stroll around London bought back sweet memories for this Aussie xx

delia hornbook said...

Wow that photo of the London Eye at night is an amazing shot i have never seen it or been, but that would be so lovely blown up onto canvas. Sounds like such a lovely day and evening.Its great you have found a little friend for your dog ;-)) Loving the books and the bunting, such a lovely post, have a great week,dee x

Tabbyroo said...

Glad that your dog has a new friend! Funny how the same thing just appears again. Love the grey and pink china-very stylish Linda xx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Looks like you had another enjoyable London trip.
Great idea with the bunting, looking forward to the fair oh by the way love those glasses.

Jenny at Red House said...

you sound like you have great charity shops near you, ours are picked clean in a second! love the bunting, I bought 'Toast' after the tv drama and was shocked that he had siblings which never came across in the programme so made it a bit of a strange interpretation to me. Kate Atkinson is great! she comes to our Literary festivals here in Scarborough and we always have a laugh because we went to rival schools in York.Hope the fair goes well, jennyx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oh how cute are they with their neckacheifs! Looking forward to the fair!

jodi said...

The dogs are adorable and London looks beautiful.

Felicity said...

hi Annie, i love your bunting, i think its funny you got your husband to make it! i love your dogs ive been the same for ages, i watch them on ebay but think they go for far too much, i did just get an ornament stanley like yours although mine has a matt finish! fliss xxx