Thursday, 24 March 2011

Vintage Florals

Mr C has been framing some of my old classroom prints this week. Some will be sold but this one I am keeping as it is one of my favourites. They look great in old frames painted with chalky paints .

This is a gorgeous barbola fire screen I bought from Vicki of Ticklepenny Vintage at the Northampton Vintage Fair last Saturday.

I also treated myself to this pretty handmade cushion from 'Vicky Loves Vintage' also at the fair. The duvet cover was a surprise find in TK MAXX last week. They had quite a few Cath Kidston duvet covers and pillow cases at bargain prices.

The pretty floral Vernon Ward picture was another buy from Vicki of Ticklepenny Vintage. It has a lovely frame and Mr C gave it a quick coat of paint to smarten it up. It has now joined the other Vernon Ward pictures dotted around the stairs and landing.

The two small ones below are my favourites.

I have had a few lucky finds in charity shops in the last couple of weeks. I spotted the old dolls pram and assorted dolls including a Rosebud and Roddy doll being unloaded outside a charity shop as I went past. I popped in and the ladies were unpacking three bin bags full of old dolls which had been been owned by an old lady. The pram is very sweet but the hood is sadly disintegrating. I am not sure what I will do with it but it is good for displaying vintage dolls and teddies.

Finally the 'pot' below which was another charity shop find has been put to good use holding the pretty azalea some friends at work gave me for my birthday.


13 comments:

Alix said...

How do you do it? You always manage to find such lovely things - I think I will have to change my hunting ground to Northamptonshire! The pram is the epitome of cuteness and all your framed prints look great.
x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Love all the florals, Ive been lucky at TK Maxx too with the CK bedding. I adore that fire screen too. Scarlett x

June said...

What super finds. I love that vintage cushion and the barbola fire screen. Fabulous finds.
June.

Carol said...

Some really lovely items. Love your Vernon Ward pictures, I've got a few too (a mixture of swans and flower ones)
Sadly never found any CK bedding in our TK Maxx.
Carol xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

What fabulous florals. Love the cushion and the firescreen - gorgeous.

Miss Creativity said...

Hi not been to visit for a while and oh how busy you have been. I love the fire screen i am so jealous and the pram oh dear that makes me feel my age....
pop on by and visit me when you have a spare moment (If that is possible in your busy life)Take care, keep safe, be happy
Beverley xx

The Cloth Shed said...

Love that little pram!
Disintegrating hood maybe, but it is still extremely sweet.
Great find....
Julie x

Tabbyroo said...

Love everything but especially the classroom print and the very sweet pram, the toys look very 'happy' together ! Linda xx

The Vintage Knitter said...

You bargain hunter you! I love absolutely all of your buys and your Vernon Ward collection is super! A lovely post :-)

bellaboo said...

Gorgeous finds! I bought a CK kingsize duvet cover in TK Maxx half price last week.They had quite a few,and pillowcases too. :0)

fabriquefantastique said...

i had a rosebud doll...I used to sew and knit her clothes, think thats what got me started on a lifelong love affair with textiles. Love the way you have made a substantial collection of Vernon Ward.

Liz said...

Love that pram with the little dolls in it - so cute.
Liz

melanie said...

I love coming on your blog and seeing all your gorgeous vintage finds :) Love the florals and am loving the dollies :) xxx