Friday, 28 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Don’t you just love seeing a car boot, i know i do, i can get a bit flappy at first as i get over-excited! Here’s a photo of the one i visited on Tuesday, this photo is taken from the lovely antiques shop at Barton Watermill.
Well... that’s all for today! Going to a car boot sale tomorrow of course, so will list my next lot of car boot treasures soon!
Also, for those that have asked about the vintage caravan, I will get round to writing about it... just haven't had chance yet. It has only just had its respray so I want to do some 'proper' photos for it to post on here. Look out for it in the next couple of weeks!
WOW, I’m thrilled to have been given my first award from Ann at Vintage at the corner house, it made my day and made blogging all the more worthwhile. I feel like i’m officially in the bloggers ‘club’ now! So, to accept my award, i will now list my five current obsessions so here goes...
Like my fellow bloggers, I absolutely LOVE going to car boot sales. You can’t beat having a good mooch around a car boot looking at other peoples unwanted stuff. I love it when I spot something out of the corner of my eye and dive in for the purchase! I also love charity shops, I can’t walk past one ‘just in case’ there might be something inside waiting to temp me!
I love going camping with my wonderful husband, whether it be in a tent or caravan. We’ve only been away once in our lovely vintage caravan and it was such fun! I love being outdoors and surrounded by country and i love cooking on our little gas stove!
Vintage crockery and Afternoon tea
I adore vintage crockery, you can’t beat drinking out of a ‘proper’ cup and saucer or eating a slice of cake from a ‘proper’ cake plate with a cake fork. Tastes sooooo much better!
I love anything with a rose motif – wallpaper, fabric, crockery, my new shoes(!) anything at all. It is sooo country-ish, quaint and pretty.
Husband and I should be moving to our new home in the next few weeks which has a huge garden... I can’t wait as it means I’ll be able to get some lovely chickens! I have become obsessed lately, dreaming about my chickens, thinking up potential names for them and trying to find them a suitable hen house! If anyone has chickens and has any tips on how to keep them, I would love to hear from you...
Now it’s time to pass this award on to five other bloggers. I have sooo many blogs which i LOVE to read... here’s just a few.
Monday, 17 August 2009
Well, i couldn't resist this little beauty at the car boot sale on Saturday! The stallholder had a number of gorgeous telephones but I loved this one's striking red colour. The man selling the telephones apparently had a shed full of phones which he restored back to their former glory. I was oohing and ahhing whether to buy it or not, at £15 it wasn't that cheap, but as you can see, i just couldn't resist and it came home with me. I love the sound of the traditional telephone ring, you just can't beat it!
Thanks also go to Thecraftytrundler for her tip about the Cath Kidston wallpaper at Focus. After the boot sale at the weekend I went to the Daventry store to pick some up but they didn't have any :( so I drove back to Northampton where i bought a couple of rolls. Yippee! A bargain at £5. Oooh, will have to think of some things to do with it now... it even matches my bag!!
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
So, I’ve finally got round to writing on the blog again... sorry i haven’t been writing more regularly.
Thought i would just post some pretty pictures of bits and bobs from around my home. Here goes...
I found this gorgeous cake stand at a car boot sale at the weekend. I love the colour of it and it looks stunning on an embroidered vintage tablecloth.
I've also got a bit of a thing for old tins at the moment, i picked this one up for 20p from a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what i'll use it for but it looks pretty and thats all that matters!
I saw this little cup at a car boot and just loved the colours so had to have it. They didn't have the saucer unfortunately but i'll probably make it into a candle and sit and stare at it lovingly!
You can't beat enamel... so when I saw these three buckets for £2.50 I knew I had to get them. I'll probably put some lovely flowers in them in the garden.
Yum, seville marmalade. I love this pot, its got a huge crack in it but I think it adds to the charm of it!