...going to car boot sales of course! Oh, it was bliss wombling about in brilliant sunshine, gorgeous summer weather really, with just a little bit of a cooling sea breeze.
I really wouldn't have minded not finding anything at all, it was just so lovely to see so many smiley, happy faces enjoying the fabulous weather we are currently having. But I did find a few little things. We bought a couple of rhubarb plants ( 2nd year plants, and definitely no picking until next year, lol, the lovely guy who grew them told us ). And Andy wanted cabbage and cauliflower plants so we got some of those as well. Those were the sensible buys.
And then there were my treasure finds, lol. See? I was very restrained today, don't you think?
I love this dish, it is so beautifully decorated, and that sweet gilded handle, so lovely -
Another vegetable dish to join the ones I already have in France, total mix and (non)match, lol. This is a Meakin dish, and I adore the dainty little flowers -
I have a little collection of carnival glass in France. Most of it is the orange based glass, which I have on display in our yellow bedroom where it looks nice and cheerful. I was so thrilled though to find this green based carnival glass vase today. It is in lovely condition and the oil slick shimmer on it is fantastic. Photos never seem to do it justice, it is so difficult to photograph -
Next is this completely different bit of glass, a teeny weeny corked bottle with the tiniest shells inside. The woman I bought it from must have thought me completely doolally as I was oohing and aahing over it -
I wish I could make what that tiny little label says.
It is always good to find a little bit of bling, don't you think? I adore the little brooch on the right, which looks like violets, sort of. Well, its the right colour -
Oh, and what about this pretty pretty little piece? Sadler lustre ware or pearl ware, not sure what it is called, but it shimmers so delightfully. I think this is probably a lidded sugar bowl, but I really don't know for sure. If you do, let me know. It doesn't really matter to me, because I just love THE SHIMMER!!!
This tattered old book had such a gorgeous image on the spine, and despite it dilapidated state, I bought it because it has such lovely illustrations inside-
And that is it for today. I'll post some pics of more recent finds tomorrow. Now its ice lolly time, teehehehee. Toodlepip xxx