Monday, 4 February 2008

Good morning everyone. Hope you've all had a relaxing weekend. We've had a lovely weekend in the VH household. I was out Friday night at a friend's house for a lovely meal, and Ian and I went along to a neighbours to eat on Saturday. Needless to say, on Sunday energy levels were a bit low, I can't cope with two nights out on the trot, it's a sign of impending old age, I'm sure! Nevertheless Andrea and I managed to drag ourselves along to the local car boot early(ish) Sunday morning. We've been regulars for a while, but this is the first time we've managed to go this year. At first sight it looked pretty umpromising, it was absolutely freezing and compared to normal there were only about half the stalls. Looks can be deceiving, it turned out to be a very fruitful visit. Because the weather was so bad, and there weren't many people daft enough to brave it, the sellers were having a pretty thin time, so there were bargains to be had!
This lovely chocolate box with three layers of old buttons, and a sweet little tin jam packed with vintage needles.
A gorgeous fire screen which sits in front of our bedroom fireplace. This was a total bargain for a couple of pounds.

A beautiful little rose print which Kit immediately snaffled for her bedroom. It sits above her cute little rabbit picture from a charity shop. I love the fact that she and Jack love old tat as much as me!


I bought this tool kit a while ago from the car boot for a few pounds. Similar sell in childrens' catalogues for about £30. Jack loves it, he spends hours whittling away at a bit of wood which I remember doing as a child, although I didn't have the proper tools to do it.

We ended the weekend with a walk around Frampton-upon-Severn, one of our favourite places. As you can see on the picture Kit doesn't really understand the concept of walking, she prefers the carrying method, so Ian and I took it in turns to heft her around. Boy, was it cold, the wind was howling, I'm surprised Jack wasn't blown into the canal! There were certainly a few complaints coming from his direction, fortunately the wind carried them away!

This morning's plans have all gone out of the window because Jack seems to have the dreaded lurgy which is going around, so it's feet up, fire lit and snuggle in for the day (for him at least, suppose I'll have to tackle the dreaded ironing pile!)

Keep warm, see you all soon................



18 comments:

Emma Herian said...

What a lovely weekend! Great bargains and a great walk. We have had ahideous lurgy and just getting over it, so keep little Jack wrapped and lots of mummy snuggles!

mariannealice said...

What a lovely lot of treasure to be found...and love that rabbit picture!

Curlew Country said...

I'm in love with your new fire screen - gorgeous. What smashing bargains. I think I'll try and brave our local sale at the weekend. Yesterday was wild wasn't it. We almost got blown in to the canal by our house too. Brrrr!
Stephx - beautiful new banner btw!

Deb said...

What wonderful finds! Your fire screen is just gorgeous!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your weekend sounds great - but a shame to have a poorly one today! I've had two at home with me today which always adds to the fun!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you found some great treasure. Hope thatlurgy goes away soon.
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

Suzie Sews said...

What a wounderful weekend, and how brave to venture to a car boot in the cold weather...some fab bargins, I would have been very excited to get those buttons...what a dream!!!
Love Suzie
PS My bibs have a cheat way to be made...no binding!!!!

Millie's Mummy said...

Hello! I am so jealous of your fire screen. You jammy thing! I thought I'd actually leave a comment for once rather than telling you when I see you, as one of us is usually being dragged away by a small child!
Liz x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

I've just read your blog and its great, I love your style and the kitchen is fab. Keep up the good posts.

the homely year said...

Hi, what wonderful finds. I really envy your tin of buttons...I love old buttons and use them all the time on sewing projects. You must be very dedicated to brave the bad weather!
Margaret and Noreen

Rubyred said...

Sounds like a fab weekend.Love the box of buttons.I'll have to brave a car boot soon as I havent been to one this year!

Garden girl said...

I can never find buttons anywhere! I swear all the people who work in our local charity shops in Cheltenham seem to keep them for themselves! Frampton on Severn is beautiful, looks like you had a lovely time!

Mary said...

Great bargains Love old boxes of buttons.

prettyshabby said...

ooh thats such a pretty firescreen! isn't it amazing what people get rid of!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh lovely bargains, you lucky thing!
Hope you are having a great weekend
love Alison x

retrorose said...

Lovely bargains, I think I like the tin and box best. Just discovered your blog. I'm new too. I really like your photos.

mollycupcakes said...

Best wishes to Jack I hope he gets better soon.
Gorgeous finds at the boot fair, god I wish I lived closer to you and our family. You'd have to come round round every other week for coffee and chats and I'd tag along to the boot fairs, Ben hates going to any here :( so I miss loads of goodies.
Hope to see you soon honey.
Hugs.
Catherine x
Ps looking forward to seeing the little birds xx

Angel Jem said...

Nooo! Not the ironing!!!!!!!!!
Love the bargains, and the red spot cloth (I'm just lusting after it in the CK catalogue) Hope Jack is better soon.