We managed to acquaint ourselves with the roads around Chipping Sodbury rather more than we might have liked in an attempt to find a boot fair! We finally asked in the petrol station and they didn't seem to think we were nutty so booting is clearly a well respected pastime in the region!
My fave find is probably this lovely jug, the last thing I found on one of the last stalls. How could I have left it behind for a measly pound? Here she is posing on my granny squares which were spread out on my cutting table after my "granny squares audit" of last night.
Onto 3 knitted tea cosies, just 10p each. Not sure why I need so many tea cosies but I won't lose sleep over that sort of trifling issue.
Another hard earned pound was spent on this pretty etched vintage mirror. I've wanted one like this for a while for our bathroom and there it was, just waiting for me to find it. Serendipity.
Here we have two necklaces, I'm very "into" these at the moment. The aqua one came from Bridport street market; the pinky one from Sunday's car boot. I wore the aqua one to the Fair. £1 each. Spot a theme here?
Just about to blow the theme, actually as this little glass flower vase cost 50p. There's something about these vases which have those integral holey flower supporty things in the middle which I'm very much drawn to. Its quite dinky, perfect for my big English roses as so many have short stems.
This embroidered picture below was from a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago in Yeovil. And yes, it was £1! We have a seaside theme in our bathroom at the cottage, Cath K Boats pattern blind and so on, so this will look good once its been reframed as this frame is falling apart.
Another find for £1, also from Yeovil a few weeks back. I wasn't too sure about this but I am going to paint the frame a lighter shade and it has grown on me (looks better in real life, too). Mr HenHouse actually seemed to quite like it so that was a bonus (he was probably humouring me?!)
So, onto the good bit. I love getting home and giving all my finds a bit of TLC; washing, scrubbing, sanding, painting, whatever it takes. Then it was into the garden where my roses are looking splendid. In the little glass vase we have several David Austin English roses: Portmeirion, Jubilee Celebration, Sweet Juliet and Crocus Rose. They each have a different distinct fragrance. Divine!
So good, another photo is required!
Time to fill the big jug too. The garden is a bit lacking in anything other than roses (and weeds!) However, I think the jug looks splendid.
I must show you this fabby poppy which has come out in the front garden today. It is gigantic! Nothing shy and retiring about this beauty.
Talking of things not shy and retiring and which also happens to be orange and likes a spot of sun worshipping, Jacky-Ginge never says no to a bit of sunshine...
...or to rolling over and showing his tummy to the camera!