Saturday, 28 April 2012

Bags, Baskets And A Trip To The Palace

I found this lovely vintage bag today that I guess was made to carry knitting. Although I don't knit I am sure I will find some purpose for it even if it just to display with my small collection of vintage fabric bags.

I also found this vintage basket that is really sturdy and very deep. I love baskets and have quite a few that I use for storage around the house. I spotted a reproduction vintage shopping basket the last time I was in Cath Kidston.It had similar coloured plastic trim on the handle but it was no near as good as the real thing and so much more expensive !

This little tin was another find this week, I love the cheerful colours.

I also brought this little pale blue polka dot cruet set home with me.

Mr C found this Tala biscuit tin, he thought it would be a good match for my new yellow cupboard. 

 A couple of weeks ago it was my lovely girl's 18th birthday and we took a little trip to london to do a spot of shopping and sightseeing.

These pictures were taken from the roof garden of the lovely new shopping centre overlooking St Paul's and The Shard.

Our main purpose of visiting this area apart from the shops was to go to the gorgeous Beas of Bloomsbury for champagne and cake as a little treat. It certainly didn't disappoint, the cake is delicious. This is the window display outside and the inside is equally pretty.

We also had tickets to visit the newly re-opened Kensington Palace. The gardens are lovely and The Orangery a lovely place to to go as a treat for afternoon tea.

 Inside there was a lot to see , a mixture of very old and very new.

There were a number of Princess Diana's most famous dresses on display

 along with some iconic photographs

and newly commissioned art.

The building itself is elegant and very historic with a fascinating history.


FourHappyBunnies said...

I love your finds! I love baskets too, they are so handy for storage. I remember when I was at school, a girl in the year above me always used a basket to carry her ingredients/baking to and from school for home economics. I used to admire her basket from afar! xx

ted and bunny said...

oooh knitting bag...oooh red n white basket....oooh afternoon tea in Beas of Bloomsbury...and I'm sitting here at the kitchen table with my mug of coffee while its blowing a hoolie outside...

Andi's English Attic said...

That art would make smashing wrapping paper.

Love the basket. xx

Liz said...

Great post - lots of interesting things! The little tin is really cute!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

delia hornbook said...

oohh what gorgeous buys, love the basket and the cruet set. Looks like you had a lovely day out to. Enjoy your week ahead, dee x

Maria said...

Aww what a lovely trip out we have had with you! My daughter will be 18 soon and she also wants to go to the capital...Loved the vintage goodies!! x

bellaboo said...

I love your bag...that fabric would make great curtains!
Glad you had a lovely day celebrating your daughter's 18th. X