Showing posts with label vintage finds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage finds. Show all posts

Monday, 15 July 2013

VINTAGE FINDS


We had great fun at the Vintage Jumble on Saturday & then a car boot on Sunday. I will be back with photos of the Jumble once I have downloaded them, but in the meantime here is a photo of 2 1960's felt dolls that I bought.

Monday, 24 June 2013

WEEKEND VINTAGE FIND





Cute wooden cat on wheels.....what shall I put in it?

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

VINTAGE FIND




I was so pleased to find the little pincushion on the left last weekend. I have had the one on the right for years & this one is a perfect pair! I have a collection of pincushion & half dolls that were used to make pincushions - I really must photograph them to show you some day.

Friday, 31 May 2013

FUN AT THE FAIR

I can't believe that amost a week has gone by since the Spring V&H Fair! I have been meaning to write a blog post & show you my stall since Sunday but as always time just seems to fly by.


So...here goes....it was a lovely day as usual with 40 stalls brimming with wonderful goodies & 800 eager visitors making a beeline for their favoured items. Everything from jewellery & ceramics to vintage toys & fabrics...even a flower bedecked taxidermy 'pink footed goose' made an appearance on Niki's stall! The ladies of Rangeworthy kept everyone plied with endless cups of tea & coffee & delicious cakes which raised almost £300 for charity - well done ladies!

Thanks to all the fabulous stallholders & visitors for making it such an enjoyable day.

My stall.....vintage swans, books & china.


 The vintage toy department.


I even had some boy's toys!


Daffodil teaset.


Bluebird china.


 Little toys.


Doggies.


Dollies.


More toys.


Snowy - a very big dog.



If you'd like to see photos of the fair do pop along to our Facebook album here: Spring V&H 2013

Friday, 17 May 2013

REMIND YOU OF ANYONE?




 Had to buy this little fella - he reminded me of Dylan in this pose!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

CHEERY THINGS ON A SUNNY DAY

 New strawberry bed made from a pallet that the horse bedding came on - the idea is that the fruit will grow on top of the wood & keep it nice & clean.



Morning cuddles...



Treacle tart...


Car boot buy...


Snoozing in the sunshine...


New shoes...


...and a nice cup of tea!


Hope you are all enjoying a lovely day.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

ETSY

I haven't used Etsy for quite some time but I thought that as part of my New Year's resolution of concentrating more on my online selling again now that I have more free time due to having moved the horses closer to home, I would give it another go.

To this end I have been adding some lovely 1930's school posters to my shop - these were used as classroom aids so it amazes me that they are in such good condition. This is a set that I bought recently that I haven't seen before. The maps are particularly striking.

If you'd like to seethem you can find them here: 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrycottagechic











Monday, 7 January 2013

FIRST FLEAMARKET OF THE YEAR


Yesterday Mr C and I went to our first fleamarket of 2013. While I'm rummaging for bargains Mr C amuses himself taking photos of all the weird and wonderful things on offer, so here is a taster.....

China... 




 Little chairs...


People...


Teddy bears...


 Furniture....


Antlers...



Big chairs... 


Street signs...


Coats...


Watches...


Spider!


Titanic...


Socks...


and the saddest thing I saw....
:-(



Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A FLOCK? A FLIGHT? A FANCY?

 Yesterday I was adding lots of little Christmas Fairies & Angels to my online shop when I got to wondering what the collective nouns were for groups of fairies. A Flock? A Flight? A Fancy? A Frolic? A Flutter maybe? I thought any of those would be sweet but I decided to look it up & found that it is a 'herd' of fairies! Now, I don't know about you, but I don't think that fits very well! Horses, sheep & elephants assemble in herds...but fairies? Doesn't sound nearly dainty enough! Suggests a group of fairies clumping around in big boots rather than flittering about in glittery slippers & sprinkled in fairy dust. Which would you choose?

Angels on the other hand are grouped into a Choir, a Host or a Chorus, all of which seem quite appropriate!