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Sunday, 20 November 2011

New Treasures

I have returned to Blog land after a bit of an absence.  To be honest nothing much has really happened in my world apart from turning painter and decorator to spruce up the kitchen which I will do a post about at a later date.  Yesterday we loaded the van and set out for Market Harborough in Leicestershire, a lovely market town.  Ann and Trevor had organised the second of their vintage fairs in the town centre.   As usual there was a wonderful mix of lovely stands with lots of temptation on offer.

This was the first lovely find of the day, a stunning Victorian Celery vase (even though I detest celery) it had to come home.  It has the word Celery etched on the front with decorative ferns around it.  The vase came from the lovely Wendy (Ticking Stripes) and would look stunning with a nightlight in for Christmas or even for it's intended purpose.  Inside are a selection of antique chandelier crystal droplets.

The silver candlestick would look stunning on a Christmas table.  I also purchased the long antique chandelier drops from Bryony who has the most stunning items for sale.

Two sweet little Victorian bisque dolls house dolls, and a miniature pin cushion from Chris.

The terrible twins, two tiny bisque dolls house dolls.  Debbie (Home thoughts from Vintage wants) who collects dolls told me that they date from the early 1900's. 

Beautiful vintage wedding shoes in their original box from Heather at Hellish Designs.

A sweet little box from Debbies sister and hubby.

Little vintage wedding cake decorations in their original box from Bryony.

Possibly my favourite purchase of the day, an antique silvered glass witches ball from Chris.  I have got the age old dilemma of 'do I sell, or do I keep?'  I must be the most rubbish antique dealer on the planet as I always do this...I want to keep everything!
Thank you to everyone who made a purchase from me yesterday and it was lovely to meet up with fellow bloggers.  Thank you to Ann and Trevor for all their hard work that went into making the fair such a lovely day for everyone.  Have a great week.
Jo xx


  1. Love those little dolls - they are so cute!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Some brilliant buys there Jo .... I really missed seeing everyone at Market Harborough yesterday. Did compensate though with a visit to Brackley where I also bought some chandalier drops to add to my collection for the Christmas tree. x

  3. Wow Jo you found some lovely things that I didn't see. I did buy myself some of the gorgeous chandelier drops from Bryony for my christmas tree though. It was great to see you both again yesterday.
    Ann x

  4. if we didn't absolutely adore it we wouldn't buy it in the first place so I think that makes us VERY GOOD dealers...well it makes us very good buyers, but I guess to be a proper dealer we also need to sell things!!

  5. Lovely to have you back Jo :o)

    You bought some beuties didn't you?

    I love the celery vase, little box and the gorgeous wedding cake decorations best I think!

    But don't those dolls look gorgeous! I would so totally not be able to re-sell like you. It must be so hard to part with all your treasures! I still remember all your beauties from when I met you at Wimborne. You had such an amazing array if treasures.

    Have a splendid week my lovely, and take care :o)
    Love n hugs to you.
    Donna xx

  6. those bisque dolls are cool
    Benny & Lily

  7. The celery vase and witch ball are fabulous Jo....I would have bought them too....to keep!
    Julie x

  8. Your days at the fairs i envy they always sound such fun. Lovely buys i love the celery vase and that tin and those little dolls. Have a lovely week, dee xx

  9. How exciting and what delightful finds. I love the celery vase and the wedding shoes.
    Helen xx

  10. Hi ! I like your blog - found it by chance - since my name is Hesta! Nice treasures! I am new at blogging - check me out at Hesta's Stuff. Any 'pointers' would be welcomed!

  11. Hi Jo, didn't realise you would be at the Posterity Vintage and Handmade fair, so hopefully see you there, Posterity is a fabulous architectural yard where we've bought some wonderful pieces for our home.

    Niki x

  12. Gorgeous finds! Let me know if you are going to sell the little dolls please! Lizzie x


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