It has been a rather fortuitous Easter weekend and we managed to find several new treasures, some to add to the ever growing collection and some to sell on at the fairs. Where do I start..............
On Easter Sunday we took a little jaunt to Oxfordshire and a new antiques centre near Weston-on-the-Green called 'The Old Flight House'. It is well worth a visit, full of quality dealers and lovely French antiques to tempt. I found this rather lovely old lady, a Stockman waspie, and was surprised to see she was for sale as usually they are only for display. My lovely hubby bought her for me as an Easter pressie as I don't really do the chocolate thing! She now has one of my antique corsets laced onto her.
This antique velvet suit was a bargain from a certain auction site. It must have been made as a fancy dress costume and I think must date to around the 1920's. The silk is shattered but the velvet is still vibrant and in lovely condition. It fits my little French boy perfectly.
A lovely Victorian quilt which will be coming to the fairs, some damage but still strong enough to be used. I love the different fabrics that the maker has used.
I recently found this lovely 1920's ladies travelling writing set. It was the cover that attracted me as I didn't realise at first what it was.
When opened it still has it's original paper and envelopes inside and blotting paper intact. A lovely thing to remind us of a time when people wrote letters instead of emails!
Lastly I found this gorgeous Victorian hexagon quilt circa 1880, in lovely condition and currently residing on our super king bed!
Now I am busying myself sorting through stock ready for The Vintage Bazaar on the 21st April and the conservatory is becoming a makeshift stockroom once more.
Enjoy the rest of the week whatever you are doing, we have my lovely sons 18th birthday to celebrate this coming weekend...EEK can't believe it, where did 18 years go!!