Thursday, 15 March 2012

Lots Of Treats

I have been very spoiled over the last week. On Monday it was my birthday and Mr C surprised me with this gorgeous tin I had admired at the Northampton Vintage Fair on Saturday.

Last week a beautifully wrapped parcel arrived from the lovely Nicki of Homebird. I had won her fabulous giveaway and received this wonderful array of goodies.

Whilst I was busy at the fair my lovely girl put some of the baking goodies to very good use. She made me some of the lovely vanilla cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery cook book. She used the cute little flags Nicki had sent me and tried out using an icing bag for the first time. These were an early birthday treat and I am afraid were all gone by my actual birthday !

I found some lovely things at the fair

including this gorgeous vintage eiderdown in amazing condition. This bird design seems to be really popular at the moment so it was great to find an original piece.

Sticking with the bird theme, I found this very cute tin too.

On Monday I received some lovely cards and gifts

these pretty Cath Kidston tins and bag amongst other things from my lovely girl.

Mr C and I had a day out and stopped off in the pretty town of Oakham to have tea at a lovely vintage cafe next to the church. There were beautiful flower arrangements on every table using different vintage containers.

Back to the fair, I also found this sweet patchwork cushion

some gorgeous vintage French fabric from Wend of Ticking Stripes

And this pretty 1950s musical jewellery box from Carol of Sara Carol Makes.

The fair was a great success, busier than ever but still great fun and very friendly. It was lovely seeing lots of friends and meeting new people too. There are more photos over on the fair blog.


delia hornbook said...

Oh my goodness i recieved the same style jewellery box but with a different pattern on the front from a lovely blogging friend the other week ;-) does yours hair pink velvet inside and beautiful mirrors that go round in like a semi circle? Lovely buys there love the rose tins and that vintage bird one. Happy belated birthday wishes, dee x

pinkgreen said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you were thoroughly spoilt! You found some real treasures at the fair - the bird quilt is gorgeous. Enjoy your treats! XX

Susan said...

All your beautiful treats are wonderful! I love the blue silk you found!

Jem said...

Your eiderdown is stunning Annie! How absolutely lovely of your girl to bake you cupcakes and treat you to lovely CK goodies. Some very thoughtful gifts from everyone, lots to treasure in years to come :-)

Jem xXx

P.S - If you fancy winning a little something vintage pop over to my blog giveaway!

June said...

Happy Birthday! I love that tin at the beginning of the post! What a treat - those cakes too! Love the cards as well!

bellaboo said...

Belated birthday wishes! Love all your treasures,the tin and the eiderdown especially! Hope you have a lovely restful weekend :0)