We have been out on an antiques and vintage buying spree today. Firstly we went to Brackley Antiques Cellar in Northamptonshire. Anne from Vintage at the Corner House and Debbie from Home Thoughts from Vintage Wants share a stand at this fantastic antiques centre (pleasingly housed beneath Waitrose..Heaven!!!). There are an array of wonderful stands and it certainly did not disappoint.
A sweet little calender from 1948 and a vintage mirror with a thermometer underneath it. Both came from Ann and Debbie's stand.
A yummy 1930's rag rug in beautiful original condition had to come home courtesy of Ann and Debbie. They had a wonderful and very pretty array of vintage treasures on offer.
A pretty vintage style evening bag by Jean Martin a vintage textile artist also had to come home. Even though it isn't strictly that old it was so beautifully made.
Two lovely Hungarian Linen grain sacks in fab condition that will be accompanying me to Manchester on the 6th of march. They are made from lovely coarse heavy linen.
A little purchase for moi, a lovely sleepy 1930's Easter Bunny and he even has a little jingly bell inside him...sweeeeet.
Then it was a quick hop (pardon the pun) back onto the M40 and up a couple of junctions (so to speak) and off to Barn Antiques just outside of Stratford Upon Avon. My friend Liz always has lots of lovelies on her stand and today was no exception...a beautiful shabby chic French glove box that will be staying I'm afraid.
The outside fabric and vignette is exquisite but just look at the interior...scrummy!!
This was one of my finds of the day.... an original 1920's Velvet cape with mink collar in perfect condition and even with a little embroidered vintage hankie tucked into the pocket on the inside. It has a pink silky lining and is so pretty I couldn't resist although I don't normally do the fur thing. It will also be coming to Manchester Antique Textile fair with me.
Also bought a lovely vintage clothes airer that is nice and sturdy to display textiles and quilts on at the fairs.
We also managed to find the usually elusive set of 'A' frame ladders with two vintage planks to display across them...perfect for cushions, quilts and eidy's at the fairs. We have searched high and low for a set of old ladders and planks like these so you can imagine how delighted we were to find them. As you can see we were very naughty today and I shall no doubt do penance of one kind or another for my naughtiness...but it was fun. Hope you are all having a great and relaxing weekend.