Tuesday 20 April 2010

On Hold

With preparations for the Vintage and Handmade fair reaching manic stage, everything else is on hold.  Housework, gardening (not that I do much of that really), even blogging have taken a back seat as a I gather, sort, clean, arrange, price, pack and panic!

So, a very short post, this is a hyacinth I bought a couple of weeks ago, I was excited to find an orange one, looked forward to flame coloured blooms and even went to the trouble of potting it in a basket with an orange trim. 

I thought it was too good to be true and sure enough it wasn't orange, not even apricot, just a pale pinky peach.  It still looked pretty though and did smell nice for a few days, then it  began to stink and had to be removed to the garden.

Not sure if I'll post again before the fair, less than 2 weeks now, but hope to see you there!

Thursday 8 April 2010

It's not about the frame

I recently bought these three small metal frames - no pictures inside, not very inspiring and easily passed by - not by me though!

Also in my possession, a set of notecards depicting Victorian ladies, squirreled away for the right moment.

With the addition of some vintage lace, they have now become something more desirable.

Sometimes a frame is needed but it's not about the frame, the pictures are quite fussy and didn't need much, the lace just softens the effect.  I think they look rather fine.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Today's Booty

Today was my one chance over Easter to get out stock-hunting and I wasn't going to waste it, sacrificing a lie-in to go early to a local-ish boot sale.

It seemed many other people had the same idea, there were many more buyers than sellers and I bumped into several other dealers from the antiques arcade where I have my unit.

Fortunately we weren't all after the same type of stock, so I managed to pick up a few goodies.

My favourites have to be these Vernon Ward floral prints, and the sweet blue-tit tapestry picture.

The trugs were bought from a gentlemen who makes them to supply a shop and had decided to bring a few to the boot sale.  I bought a couple and the rest were soon snapped up. Later I heard him mumbling to himself "I wish I'd brought more of the trugs"  whilst I was wishing I had bought all of  them!

The rest of my purchases were just a few trinkets, the beads are rosaries.  A bigger haul would have been nice, but at least the trip was worthwhile.

The pretty roses below are on a couple of Spode soup bowls which I rescued from a friend - can you believe she was going to use them for a plate-smashing competition!

Thank you for your Easter wishes on my last post, hope everyone had a lovely weekend, over too soon as usual.  I have the luxury of an extra day off work tomorrow, but plenty to do anyway.
Have a good week!

Saturday 3 April 2010

Happy Easter

A very Happy Easter to everyone!