So this afternoon, the Munchkin and I had fun with our "photo shoot" in the garden (the Munchkin takes this very seriously). How amazing to be taking photos outside at 6pm. Now I look at them inside, I think the colours may be a bit skewed but ah well, never mind.
It's fair to say my stash of vintage linen has expanded greatly! My existing collection is so large now that it has broken the wooden towel stand on which they're stored. Oops! But you know, I never can quite leave them behind...
I bought ten just on Sunday and also, these two pretty vintage fabric pillowcases. Chop, chop.
A lot of Sunday's haul was tray cloths. I do love that one with the bowl of flowers, I have plans for that one already. Sometimes I see things and think straight away of what I want to make with them, other times, they are "stash builders".
There were three larger tablecloths too. This one is very pretty, it has the same design in each of the four corners but each corner is embroidered in different colours.
This is a beauty. Pure snowy white linen in great condition with the most beautiful hand crocheted deep lace edging all the way round. Not bad for 50p, eh?
What do we have next? China. Ah yes, quite a bit of china!
My mum found these two gorgeous cups and saucers for me at car boot sales back home. I absolutely love the duck egg bluey one in particular She came up trumps there. Make teacup candles with them? I don't think so!
This week, I struck gold with two trios in this stunning pattern. They are oh so dainty and quite old I think, with a hand painted registered design number underneath.
Yeovil yielded this pretty gorgeous teaset. Swoon. The deal done, into the basket it went!
And I also found this cute wire plate stand which came home for 50p. No idea what I'm going to do with it but it strikes me as one of those things that's just going to come in handy one day...
Meanwhile, I've forgotten that there were also treasures to be had at the street market in Bridport (the market of the vintage hexy quilt). I selected these pretty vintage brooches (from a stall which has loads) for which I confess a terrible weakness. I haven't bought any in ages (honest!) and I bought these on the basis that I will start making bags again and use these to adorn them. Hmm, I think it's going to be hard letting them go. The little vintage lavender sachet was given to me for free at Sunday's bootsale!
Moving on to a few miscellaneous bits, all of which came home this Sunday: a very old rough wooden box covered in pretty vintage fabric, old buttons and some vintage baubles.
The Munchkin has had some super finds of his own and expanded his already overflowing library no end.
"Just William" has apparently been a fabulous read, already devoured. I love the cover on "Junior Detectives Work Again", never mind the story (though I bet it will be fab as these old books tend to be).
And finally, a couple of weeks ago, I seized this lovely print of delphiniums, mine for just £1!
Hmm, imposters in my photo shoot!
Lastly, here is what I brought home with me in my excited little mitts on Sunday! Oooh, I am just loving giving this a full-on Hen style makeover and thereafter, it shall be accompanying me to my next sale. All shall be revealed...
I'm signing off now for the rest of the half term week so I wish everyone a lovely and sun-filled weekend. Don't forget that boot sale!