And just for a change, the weather was not too bad. Which meant of course that we had car boot sales, woohoo! Sunday AND Monday!
Oh, where to start. Well, let me start with a lovely lovely man whom I met at the Sunday morning boot fair. He had a couple of boxes of postcards on his table. At first glance they seemed to be just fairly recent colourful postcards from all parts of the country. But when I pulled a few out the box, I found some lovely old postcards hiding inbetween the modern ones. Gorgeous old photos of people, lovely flowery birthday ones, all sorts really, and mostly from around 1910 - 1920 along with some of those really funny 1950s seaside cards as well.
Two shoe boxes crammed full of cards to look through, can you imagine how long that took? After the first box my back was killing me from being hunched over. I was merrily chatting away to the stall holder and mentioned that all this bending over was doing my back in. Guess what the darling man did? Brought over a stool for me to sit on! How sweet was that? What seemed like half an hour later, I had around 60 cards in my little hands, and made my deal with the stall holder. He mentioned that he had at least another 8 boxes at home, and that he would be at the Monday boot fair and would bring 2 different boxes for me to look through. So guess where I was this morning, lol? Yep, he was there, with the promised 2 boxes, and I found another stack of gorgeous old cards.
I would have gone home quite happy with just those on either day, but as luck would have it, I found a few other little bits and pieces as well - a lovely bunch of smallish cabinet cards, for example. I do love the old photographs a lot, but I almost love the backs of them even more, the graphics are so beautiful in some cases.
Anyway, I had better start showing you some pictures of the weekend finds, right? I might split it into two posts, because as usual I have way too many photos really. This photo shows most of the things which came home with me, apart from a huge linen whitework tablecloth, a huge whitework bedspread and other assorted linen pieces, which were too big to fit into the photo -
Ah, this was a lovely find, a gorgeous old silver plate cocktail shaker, soooooo stylish! It has a few dings and dents, but it is in perfect working order, everything fits together nice and tight -
Sweet little old keys. Hmm, small size doesn't equal small price unfortunately, gosh these little ones are dear. Still, they weren't happy where they were, they wanted to come with me, they did -
Cabinet cards, so precious -
And just look at these fabulous backs!
This is the tiniest little photograph, but just look at the beautifully embossed background its on -
And these are the two stacks of very vintage/antique post cards, drooooool -
I'll scan some of them for you over the next few days if you like. Do let me know whether you like photographs of people or whether you prefer the flowery ones.
I love this silver plated, MOP handled pickle fork -
A bit of bling, a girl needs something sparkly occasionally -
This gorgeous vase was a must-have, I have been collecting old pressed glass stuff for many years. I love the intricate detail -
How about this gorgeous Minton pot? Not entirely sure what it was for, but it is perfect for putting a small plant in -
I can't ever resist a tin with a flower motif, especially round tins with roses -
I may have mentioned once or twice that I collect carnival glass ;-). I found some rather nice pieces today. It is just so frustrating trying to photograph them, that beautiful oil slick colour never shows up properly, grrr.
Look at this little bowl, when the light falls onto it, it looks almost like the eye on a peacock feather -
These large bowls both have beautiful, intricate designs -
I only found two little bits of lace though, but they are pretty -
Goodness, this has already turned into a loooooooong post and there is still more. I think I'll leave the books and the linen til tomorrow. Yep, I am in need of a cup of tea anyway, so its a good time to finish this off. I have a few new tags to show you as well....