You know from the previous post that I joined the brilliant Bloggerette Sorority a little while ago, and, along with every other sister, made a little project with the image we were provided with. The big reveal was last Friday and, boy, did I have a fabulous weekend! I visited around 150 blogs of our new sorority sisters and was absolutely gobsmacked by the wonderful and highly imaginative creations they came up with. What really bowled me over was the fabulous response I had. So many lovely sorority sisters visited me, left wonderful comments, wrote such lovely emails. I was a real pleasure seeing some of them as new followers as well. BUT, with all the visiting I did, I haven't had much time to respond to their emails or to welcome the new followers personally, so please let me say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you. You put the biggest smile on my face.
Before I get totally soppy ( not a pretty sight ) I'd better get on to the weekend boot fairs.
The weather was brilliant, and it was lovely just wombling about and checking out the stalls. No rushing around, just gentle milling about as it was quite hot, even so early in the day.
Ok, so I may have to put an extension on the house soon, or start listing in Vintageland rather more seriously, sigh, because I came home with, errmm, well, too many goodies again. But honestly, when you see something you really like, you can't just leave it behind, can you? You'd be kicking yourself forever.
Lets start with glass treasures then. This Art Deco vase is the most beautiful blue. I have a very similar already in the cottage's blue bedroom, so this one will go very nicely with it -
A whole bunch of small vintage glass bottles, some of them in the most delicious aqua colour, some in clear glass
This one is very very special indeed though, don't you think? -
EIFFEL TOWER lemonade!!! I researched it a little, and going by the neck shape and the text front and back I believe it to be from around 1910. For anybody who loves Paris and the Eiffel Tower, thats just such a sweet find. Funny though that it was actually made in Maidstone, England, now why would they call the stuff Eiffel Tower lemonade??
Another beautiful deeply coloured carnival glass bowl, so pretty -
and a set of three glass jars for trying my hand at altering them -
I do love my collection of Victorian moulds and I am always thrilled when I find one at a boot fair -
When we have very informal outdoor dinners with friends in France, I love to use bowls with different patterns. This sweet anemone bowl will fit in nicely with the my other flowery bowls -
Oh, and talking of bowls, I just had to get this gorgeous bowl for the cottage in France, it has the most beautiful rose decoration and a silver plated rim. Will I fill it with lace, or rose petals, or beautiful pearls perhaps? We'll see.
It is almost unknown for me to buy a teacup which doesn't have roses or other pink flowers on it, but this beautiful trio in BLUE was just way too pretty to ignore. I adore it -
Sometimes one just has to give in and buy a little bit of kitsch, when it is so prettily shaped and so shimmery and shiny. I fell for this little lustreware dish, the swans are so charming and the lustre is so delicate and pretty -
A little bit of bling and the cutest little silver plated dish ( with not much silver left, lol )
a little bit of fabric, smothered in the prettiest roses -
and lots and lots of gorgeous vintage linens -
a few old photographs -
and a brilliant set of very vintage Happy Families cards -
And of course there were books, I can't imagine going to a boot fair and coming home without a book or two -
This Paris guide is from 1922 and is full of fold out maps -
This is even better than the normal ledger, so much rarer, a bread delivery record book! -
This book, Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages, has the most fabulous illustrations, I especially love all the tiny little scrolls and thingies -
Last but not least is this sweet little rose garland, quite delicate and pastel-ly, perfect for the cottage -
There is one other thing which I found on Sunday, and I have to say it is my favourite out of all the weekend finds. It is so pretty, it deserves its own post. I'll show you all tomorrow! Until then,