I had planned to go brocanting in France over Easter, leaving Ted at home to decorate the bedroom.
Alas plans went awry on both counts (as they often do) and so Sunday saw us join the huge crowds at the Shepton Mallet Collectors Fleamarket
First stop was with Lizzie (her stand always looks so beautiful) where I bought these sweet little handpainted letter labels- I plan to use them to re-enforce my "write-a-proper-letter-with-a-fountain-pen-to-everyone-I-know" New Year resloution
The weather stayed fine and there were 100s of stalls.
It wasn't the French weekend I had planned but we picked up some nice pieces
which I'll list later this week on eBay,
although I'll keep this picnic blanket for the Goodwood Revival in September.
The perfect vintage pinny with ricrac and rosebuds- and it reverses to white organza "for evening"
A birthday gift for a girlfriend who's gone all "Lucinda" this year, with a girls-in-pearls makeover.
Looking forward to warmer weather and dining Al Fresco, vintage hydrangea print linen tablecloth
and cutsie 70s patchwork sundress
1940s blue crepe dress which I photographed to sell...then I tried it on...and now it's in my wardrobe!
Vintage wooden hatblock to use for taking eBay photos- I've been wanting one for ages.
Antique lace handkerchief
70s chunky glass necklace (I'm wearing this now!)
1947 knitting pattern book , and a big batch of 40s and 50s patterns
Sweet little crackled and shabby floral lamp base
shabbychic striped deckchair canvas windbreak fabric
vintage wool rug which would look stunning in this kitchen
(I love these colours)
There's also 2 big laundry bags full of textiles waiting to be washed and ironed.
I'll just have to eat extra Easter Eggs for stamina!