Saturday, 15 September 2007

A Wedding

Today my lovely friend and the other half of OhSoVintage got married in Gretna Green. I so wish I could have been there with her to share her joy but it was to be a very low key affair with just her two children, their partners and her grandaughter. She and her husband originally thought it would be fun to elope and not tell anyone till after the wedding but their secret got leaked! All her friends and the rest of her family will be celebrating with a BIG party when they return. We have a lot of fun running the business together and I wish her and her new husband many, many years of happiness together. This is a photo I took of her last year at a Michaelmas fayre at which we had a stall. We were going to do it again this year but she'll be on her honeymoon - how inconsiderate is that?!

I have just taken a photo of my 'den' which used to be my daughter's bedroom. I love to come here and sew, listen to the radio or just potter looking at my stash of linens, lace and materials. Here it is (looking tidier than usual!).

Our next book we have to read for my reading group is 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and I cannot find it in any shops, would you believe? How can it be that two huge Waterstones and two W H Smith's don't have it in stock? I know I could go to the library but I am funny about books, I like to have a brand new copy that no-one else has read, I just love the smell of the new paper - one of my foibles I guess.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Oh dear, yet again I have been neglecting my and other people's blogs and I have no excuse. Please forgive me for not visiting you as regularly as I should but I do enjoy reading all your lovely posts.
I spent Bank Holiday weekend staying down in Cornwall again and visited four car boots and an antiques fair in three days. Needless to say I came home with the car packed up with lots of treasures, some for me and some for the website. I loved these storage jars and they now sit proudly in my kitchen.
I think they are for coffee, semolina, sugar and rice but if anyone knows I am wrong please correct me. You could say I am a 'zucker' for anything a bit different! I also treated myself to two handbags both very different from each other.

The black one on the right is tiny and just large enough for a mobile phone and lipstick. I don't know when I will use it but I just had to have it. The snakeskin one only cost a £1 (ok, I know I shouldn't buy snakeskin but it has been dead a long time).

I also found this item which was sold to me as an East European cheese bucket - wrong! It is, in fact, an early 19th century flour barrel. Much as I would like to keep this too I have decided to put it for sale instead.

Between all the antique hunting we did have time for visiting some tourist attractions. I can't go to north Cornwall without visiting Padstow but, as you can imagine, it was very busy.

We also went to Pencarrow House.

I have lovely memories of visiting here when my daughter was very little and she adored playing in this wendy house.

I am off to France next week on a holiday/buying trip so if anyone knows of any good brocantes in the Dordogne area please do let me know.