I had such high hopes for today - I thought we had had the last outdoor boot fair, but the paper advertised my regular boot fair for this Sunday, the weather forecast was for sunshine, and my DS was happy to come with me. All was well, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, it was cold, but hey, we got thick winter sweaters. So we set off and hadn't gone 5 mins when we saw the first dark clouds looming on the horizon. Ah. Not so good. And then the first few raindrops started hitting the windscreen. Bad. Very bad. We got to the boot fair, and of course there were not very many stall holders at all, and a lot of them had their stuff covered up because it was drizzling. Some were even packing up! So it was more of a quick dash around trying to find my regular stall holders ( not there, bah ) and stopping here and there for a quick look through boxes. My trolley was quite light when we left not an hour later ( and thats most unusual as well, lol ).
But, of course I managed to find a couple of things, and one I am particularly fond of. I found me a HECTOR Jug!!! Ok, so officially there is no such thing as a Hector jug, but look, look! This fabulous old Wedgewood jug has a dog shaped handle! And the head looks so much like my Hector! Hector is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, btw. The ears, the broad head, the muzzle........ hasn't quite got the deep chest Hec has, but that would make the handle uncomfortable. Isn't that just the bestest thing?
I found a couple of silver plate pieces, adorable small ladles, one with a monogram on the handle -
And these two little things, whatever they are. They are in quite a state, can't see much of the silver under all that black patina, but I did spot the sweetest intertwined monograms on them. I think when they are cleaned up, they will make fabulous pin cushions, don't you think? -
A pretty snazzy, or should that be 'snappy' crocodile purse. It looks so real, but I can't decide whether it is or not. Whatever, it is very tactile -
I like this brush! It has the cutest little squirrel holding a nut as a handle. Love the two tone bristles as well. Not entirely sure what sort of brush it is, I am leaning towards a crumb brush -
I picked up some more odd earrings, they are always so pretty on little sachets/pillows and it doesn't matter then that they are singles. Oh, two little pendants snuck in there as well -
And this next lot I almost left behind. I have sets of serving bowls and little dishes already, too many really, lol. But this was such a pretty set! The green is amazing, I am pretty sure it is Uranium glass from the 1930s, but I don't have a UV light to test the glass -
Thats it! Light load, isn't it? I would have been happy with just my gorgeous Hector jug though, thats my very special piece.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, toodlepip xxx