Good news, our darling No. 3 son got his car back after the repairs and it passed the MOT, which means, we don't have to be here anymore and can toddle off to FRANCE for a bit! So my DH and I and the two doggies are heading off tomorrow night for ten days. It does mean that I won't be able to blog, because we don't have internet access at the cottage, and I am going to miss you all. But I'll try and make up for it when we get back on the 10th or 11th.
Now, this is what I should have posted about on Sunday, but didn't have time, and couldn't yesterday, because something more important had come up. The boot fair on Sunday turned out to be great! It was tiny of course, the season hasn't started yet, but somehow or other we usually find one or two things of interest. I found another stoneware hot water bottle for my collection, as well as a flat oval proper water bottle in the old stoneware. A few old books, quite charming really, but the best was a little box of linens. I didn't really look at it properly before I asked the seller what he wanted for the individual pieces. When he told me I could have the box for x amount, I didn't hesitate too long, paid the man, and put the box in the car.
It wasn't until I got home that I had a look at what I had bought, and for the first time in god knows how long, I was literally speechless. Let me tease you with a few photos, which I took on Sunday, just little snippets of some of the pieces in the cardboard box. I would show you more, but I have soaked these pieces and carefully washed them by hand, hung them up to dry and haven't had time to iron them yet -
Item No. 1
Item No. 2
Item No. 2
Isn't all that just absolutely exquisite?
There were also some serviettes/napkins with incredibly ornate monograms, and lots of little doilies and bits and pieces. I have laundered everything, it was quite whiffy, but haven't ironed anything yet. So those photos will have to wait also. Probably until I get back from France now.
I have also finally finished my giveaway prize for Gerry, and it is on the way to her now. Of course I can't show photos of it until she receives it, so once again, those pics will have to wait until we get back from France.
If I have time tomorrow, I'll try and squeeze in one more post before we go. Until then, toodlepip, xxx