Thursday, 30 June 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday No. 13

I had my doubts about the weather on Sunday. It was supposed to be good, but right on the coast where we live, the weather is very unpredictable. Woke up on Sunday morning to very thick mist, so I decided to give the early boot sale a miss and try for the second, slightly later one. The sea mist was really thick everywhere, it wasn't exactly cold, but it wasn't the 30C and brilliant sunshine which had been forecast. But the boot sale was on, and so I was a happy bunny, even if I couldn't see to the end of the row, lol.

I found these gorgeous EIFFEL TOWER LEMONADE bottles in a box with lots of other ( mostly chipped ) bottles, but none were as nice and in good condition as these -

At another stall, I found a few nice pieces of bling. I know the large brooch on the right is missing one stone, but I am sure one of these days I will find a matching stone on a damaged brooch I can take apart -

I particularly liked this little brooch, I love the way the blue stone is held between the antlers of the stag -

It is frustrating that I can't get any better close ups, but as my Nikon is in for repairs, I have to use my little point and shoot camera, and it doesn't like close ups very much.

Yet another stall had these gorgeous old cut glass chandelier drops for sale, and of course I couldn't possibly resist all that sparkle -

All but one of my regular favourite stall holders were AWOL, sigh, but the guy who brings a lot of French stuff was there, thank goodness. He didn't have any lace with him, but what he did have was a whole pile of French linen sheets, which I resisted as I have quite a collection already. But amongst the white linen sheets I found a pink, very fine cotton sheet, beautifully embellished with white appliqued roses!! The sheet is huuuuuuuuge and absolutely perfect for the pink bedroom in the French cottage. In the summer, duvets are much too warm, we usually have just a sheet on the bed. I can already see it on there. Perfect.

It is laundered, of course, but I haven't bothered to iron it, it will only get all creased again when its packed up. I'll save that little chore for when we get to France, lol.

He also had some trims, and of course I had to get a couple of rolls -

I love the colour of the ric rac, it is such a yummy caramel.

Thats it for today, it wasn't a huge haul, but enough to keep me happy. Please go and have a look at the other links to beautiful treasures on the Blue Creek Home blog -

Toodlepip xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Lots of Whiteness!

I am so behind with everything, because we have been out and about so much. Luckily, two of this week's blog parties have the same theme - WHITE, so I can combine them, woohoo!

As my Nikon is once again in for repairs, and my little point and shoot isn't all that brilliant, I have pulled out some old photos, which some of you may remember from a couple of years ago, for this week's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm, and The Colour White over at the Etsy Cottage Style blog. But I am kind of hoping that you are as bad as me and can't remember that far back, LOLOL.

I am forever fascinated by the amazing variety of doilies you can find in charity shops or at boot fairs, hardly ever do you find two the same. So, for this week's WHITE post, I am showing you just a few of the doilies I have in my collection -

Blogger is driving me nuts at the moment, it is taking me forever to upload the photos, as Blogger keeps coming up with error messages, sigh. I have to try each photograph at least a dozen times before I can get it uploaded. So I am going to give up. Which is probably quite a relief for you, lol.

I am linking this post to -

White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Etsy Cottage Style - The Colour White

Toodlepip xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Every Inchie Monday Challenge - HARMONY

As soon as I saw the challenge for this week, the Paul McCartney song popped into my head ( and I have been humming it ever since, arrgghhh ). Does anybody else remember it? Goes without saying that it had to become my inchie for this week -

Extremely short post, I am up to my eyeballs in stuff, had to do a tour with a group of German kids this morning, had to take my camera in to be repaired, again, waaaahh ( 4th time, and I don't think I will get it back before we go to France, boohoo ), and I got this week's tag to make and to sort out pics of a very special something which arrived in the mail a few days ago. We are also having thunderstorms, and I am popping in and out inbetween rain showers to do shopping etc.

Have a great day wherever you are, toodlepip xxx

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Pink Saturday at the French cottage

Not long now until we are off to France for our summer at the cottage. So I thought for this Pink Saturday, I'll show you some pics of the pink bedroom in the cottage. The bedroom is upstairs but then you go a few steps down again, lol. The photos are from last year, a few things have changed slightly since then, but you'll get the general idea.

Here is the link to the other Pink Saturday posts.

Toodlepip xxx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday........ on Friday

I do have a good excuse though, lol, I was busy busy busy getting two additional prizes ready for my giveaway yesterday. And writing out lots of names. And doing the draw. All very exciting and I forgot all about photographing some bits for the Treasure Hunt.

Treasure hunting didn't go very well last weekend. It had been raining for days, so the boot sales were all cancelled, as the fields they are held in were too soggy. The only treasure hunting I got to do was a little garage sale on Saturday. Actually in the garage, not in the garden or on the pavement, because, yes you guessed, it was raining.

It turned out to be not too shabby, because I managed to find this beautifully decorated very old chamberpot -

I love the beautiful Victorian design and that gorgeous deep green.

I also found a French salt cellar, that was a real surprise, you don't usually come across them here -

It is a very heavy quality piece and in remarkably good condition.

And I found some nice linens! Woohoo! -

Oh, and also got these dinky tiny little cookie cutters there -

The best find for me, however, was a good length of this beautiful antique lace, it is ever so fine and delicate, and so soft -

I am hoping for better weather this weekend, fingers crossed. Can't go too long with a boot sale, lol, I'll get withdrawal symptoms!

I am linking this post to Treasure Hunt Thursday No. 12 over at Blue Creek Home!

Have a lovely weekend, toodlepip xxx