Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Finally, boot fair finds from the weekend

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.

Toodlepip xxx


21 comments:

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

WOW! Such GORGEOUS treasures! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those old bottles... and the scrumptious laces... and the crystal necklaces... they'd all be so beautiful in a vintage treasure book! ;)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Ooooooh Liz,I'm coming through the computer right now.I've been checking on you all day today, just to find out what wonderful treasures you found.OMG, love it all - the lace is to die for and the pearls.....Lucky you.
Have a good night rest!
Hugs,
Marie

harmony and rosie said...

Right that's it, I can't bear it any more. Just as I thought I might steal those pink dishes from you, I clapped eyes on the linen. Oh my word, make up the spare bed - I'm coming down!!
x

Sarah said...

Good grief woman, now your house really must be ready to explode! I bet you made that poor boy of yours carry it all home too.

I think you'll have to have a pink party with the pink table cloth as well. Such cute bowls. We won't even talk about the crochet work will we.

Createology said...

Well you are the fortunate treasure seeker and finder! I am green with envy on your lace, fabrics and jewelry finds. Happy collecting...

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

OMG. NO WONDER IT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO POST ABOUT YOUR TREASURE TROVE! IT PROBABLY TOOK YOU MOST OF THE DAY JUST TO GET IT INTO YOUR HOUSE! LIKE IV'E SAID BEFORE, YOU FIND THE BESTEST THINGS, LADY.

I HOPE YO GAVE YOUR SON A BIG FAT KISS FOR INSISTING THAT YOU MEET HIM AT A DIFFERENT CAR BOOT. (OR ANY CAR BOOT, FOR THAT MATTER) SOMETHING MUST BE RUBBING OFF ON HIM!

TODDLERPOOPS, JUDY

Debby said...

I love all your beautiful new treasures. I haven't been able to blog for a few weeks and taking a few minutes to check on some of my favs tonight. Glad I caught this post.
Hugs,
Debby

TinyBear said...

Wonderful finds Liz. I love the bootles and all the linen-lace-trims stuff. So beautiful.
xo Tina

Dorthe said...

LIIIZZZZZ ,
you did it again,--made me sit here with eyes wide open-and mouth too- wanting to just take the next flight, to come looking with you--oh my goodness,this all is unbelievable, never saw,so many beautifull things in one fair,-and certainly not in one woman`s hand-Liz sweetie, I love it all,boxes-laces-blings-and oh the tarnished thing- ....
How can you work?? I would just sit there looking. :)
Love and hugs ,Dorthe

Elizabethd said...

You have once again surpassed yourself! What incredible fairs you have in your part of the world, we cant compare here.

Diane said...

No!! This is all one weekend's haul? Wow!!

Diane

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

You always find such lovely things! The bottles are lovely, we have found quite a few like that whilst digging up the garden.

The jewellery is stunning so is all that gorgeous lace!!!

Takr care
Isabelle x

sharie said...

wow, you must have great bootys near you. Here you have to search through masses of plastic to find anything any good and you got several trolleys worth.
My favourite has to be the crocheted linen - fabulous

Sherrie said...

What beautiful treasures. I used to have an Eiffel tower just like that one. They were sold in the Paris airport in the mid 1970's :0)

sweetpea said...

oh my goodness what beautiful bottles you have my dear. all the rage, that color. thanks so much for your sweet comment. very appreciated and i am feeling a bit better tonight.

hugs,

shelley

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Liz, Do you have the slightest idea how our keyboard looks when I sit here and drool over all of your boot fair treasures? You don't wanna know, lol. Where should I start? Everything is drop dead gorgeous. Maybe the bottles and the Eiffel Tower make my heart beat a little faster then the other goodies. Have you talked to the architect already to start planning the house extension? I guess I go now and cry a little bit about the boring flea markets over here ... ;-).
Have lots of fun with your new treasures and a great weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

Karen said...

OH! MY! GOSH!
I have to laugh at your comment "I found a few really nice things"
A FEW???
I'd be in Heaven for MONTHS if I had found that haul!!!!
OMG! You are so SPOILED! Just the linens ALONE!
SIgh.
Now - go back to your craft room and put all your beautiful things around you and then CREATE!
Oh I am so jealous!
:) ENJOY! Karen

tales from an oc cottage said...

HOLY CATS! What AMAZING treasures!!! You lucky duck you!!!!!

m ^..^

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Alrighty Lululiz...

I came over to thank you for being one of my newest followers...
However! Since I just met you and you posed the question "Would you hate me if I showed you more of my goodies"...I cannot hate you because you are my "new" friend BUT I SURE AM JEALOUS OF YOU!!!!
tee hee!!!!
:)
Girl, those are some great finds! I was loving those chemist bottles with the little stoppers, then the tins, and THEN...THEN! The lace and linens...I am just totally green with envy :)
I do still love you. I just have to go ask for forgiveness! hahahaha
I loved my visit here girl.
I think I'm a sucker for punishment because I'm going back to read some more :)))

Sandy Michelle said...

Can I hate you just a little bit for your fabulous crochet and medecine bottle finds? LOL!! You have a real eye for great junking finds!Have a great summer!

Sandy xox

Emily said...

Oh I do Hate You! but envy Mostly! What a fabulous haul! Lovely Lovely Post!