I only have a couple of hours left to keep yesterday's promise, lol, it is almost 10pm. I know, you weren't expecting me to be this close to the end of the day, but I am still busy taking my craft room apart ( how I wish I had never started, lol ). I am sure hours are shrinking, how could time fly by so quickly otherwise?
Anyhoo, I did take some time out this afternoon to photograph most of the stuff from the weekend. The pics are not very pretty, lol, everything is just heaped onto the table, no pretty vignettes, but at least you can see what filled my trolley to the brim.
My No. 2 son had phoned me up on Saturday to talk me into going to a different boot fair, and meet him and my almost-daughter-in-law there. Hmm. It would mean missing my regular stallholders at the boot fair I normally go to, but hey, when my No. 2 son wants to go to a boot fair once in a blue moon, I can't say no.
Lucky that I did say yes. I came across a couple of really nice things. Like these beautiful old bottles. Most of them are the most delicious shade of aqua, a couple are light blue, a couple are clear -
Some are old chemist's bottles -
some are poison bottles, and who knows what the little stumpy ones were for. And those adorable glass stoppers, sigh, I love those -
I spent ages at the stall chatting to the young man who had dug these bottles up. I getting rather fond of these bottles, that yummy aqua colour is just so pretty.
This tin has such a pretty shape, I had to have it, even though it is not in pristine condition. but the scene on the lid is so romantic, and just look at the sides of the tins, gorgeous, don't you agree?
These old brass thingies are tiny tiny tiny, and just perfect for mixed media collages -
Any kind of flower pot, vase, bowl etc with hand painted flowers draws me like a magnet. My favourites are roses, of course, but this little pot was so sweetly decorated with hand painted daisies etc, it had to come home with me-
A little bit of bling, can't go to a boot fair without buying something pretty to wear-
The honey coloured beads on the left are plastic beads, but on the right is beautifully knotted necklace of the most gorgeous pearls. I have looked ever so closely to find chips coming off, but I cannot find any fault with these gorgeously lustrous pearls. They look incredibly real. The other necklace seems to be made with mother-of-pearl beads. The have the loveliest soft shimmer -
Ah, yes, and then there was this big silver plated tazza! Very tarnished, but what a beautiful shape!
Guess where this beautiful soft pink dessert set is going? Yep, of course, to the cottage. It actually is French, so its only right that it should go home, lol. At another stall I found a set of 12 lace trimmed deep pink napkins that go so well with the dessert set, how lucky was that?
Whats next? Hmmm. Shall I risk you really hating me? You wouldn't, would you, just because I found a pile of the most beautiful ever crochet and crochet trimmed treasures. I just know that I must have had this insane grin on my face all the while I was looking through the box with the bits and pieces of fabric etc. Ready? Here goes -
This good sized table cloth in a delicious pink colour came from a different stall -
Beautiful old photographs and postcards -
A teeny bit more bling -
How about the Eiffel Tower, mounted on a piece of marble and sporting a thermometer?
I really liked the shape and colour of this little tin, an old repair kit ( complete with all the bits inside ) -
And last but most definitely not least, the bestest bit of bling! I really adore these vintage necklaces, they sparkle and shimmer and look a million dollars. I am pretty sure the crystals are Swarovski crystals, just look at the fabulous quality! I had to photograph the necklace on all sorts of different things, because each background made it look so different -
Ah, and just in case you wondered what that pretty pink thing was in the last photograph, well, it was this sweet little vintage bed jacket, probably 1950s.
And now I am thoroughly pooped, it is almost 11pm, and this post is massively long as it it, so I am going to leave the books until tomorrow. Have a wonderful day/evening/morning wherever you are.