Monday, 30 April 2012

New Finds and a rather wet Devon

What a weekend, did it rain, but of course that didn't stop me from having a lovely time with our friends, it including lots of bargain hunting, and great meals out and a great amount of laughter, wine and chat!
So here is a few photos of my finds which I hope to be bringing along with me to the Vintage Fair in Topsham this Bank Holiday.
Fabrics which arrived from France!
Can't wait to turn them into something really pretty

Delicate cups and plates
 Chest of drawers waiting to be painted
and a  quilt which I bought on Ebay
Glass candlesticks picked up in the local Charity shops, just add some pale pink candles for a stunning display

This lovely faded mirror which I bought from a flea market in France (I know that wasn't this weekend) but it is so delicate and fragile, I don't think I will be selling this one.
Then to finish the weekend lunch at this pub,The Lord Poulett Arms if you are ever in the area definitely worth going to.

On our way back from Exeter today, the River Exe had burst its banks, goodness knows what will happen if we have more rain, only glad that I live on top of a hill!
I love your comments so please feel you can just drop on by and let me know your thoughts. Cup of coffee in hand I am off to read your lovely blogs!


  1. So many nice finds, and a lovely weekend also how great.

  2. Hi Jill, thanks for your comment re Frock Me. It was quieter than usual due to the rainstorms ( who can blame them?) but always a lot of fun meeting up with fellow standholders as well as lots of lovely regular and new customers. I'm determined to get to one of your fairs before too long but rather constrained by family matters just now. See you soon, Cx

  3. HI Jill,
    Glad you had a good weekend.
    Some lovely finds, I especially love those fabrics.
    Keep dry! It's pouring here again this morning!
    Essie x

  4. Hi Jill, I popped in to the vintage fair in Topsham on a Friday a few weeks ago, I will try and come along to see you there. I know what you mean about this rain, I had planned to go to the Badminton Horse Trials this weekend, but sadly it has been cancelled.


  5. Gorgeous fabric Jill, I'm sure you will turn it into something special.
    As for the little French mirror, it is so delicate....I would have to keep it too.
    Have a good Fair at Topsham with all your lovely things,
    Julie x

  6. Hello Jill

    I adore the mirror. I can understand that you will not be parting with it.


  7. Beautiful fabric Jill and that French mirror is wonderful. I love the quilt that you bought on ebay ..... I shall have to see if ebay have anymore for auction !
    Hope that you don't get too much more flooding.
    Have a lovely week. XXXX

  8. What pretty fabrics! Anything you make from them will be just dreamy....
    I have a collection of glass candlesticks. I thin I may pick up some pink candles to add some femininity. Thanks for the idea!

    Bronwyn @ Queen B Creative Me

  9. What gorgeous fabrics!! And the fact that they're from France somehow makes them all the more glamorous!!


  10. Hi Jill, I love your finds, especially the fabrics and the tea cups! Wishing you a great day at the fair! The sun is out at last! Sharon x

  11. Beautiful things to take with you to the fair Jill. The fabric from France looks very pretty and those teacups too!

    Wish you lots of fun at Pippa's next week. I will cross my fingers for some lovely weather.

    Looking forward to my stay as well.....another two weeks before I go. Can't wait!

    Madelief x

  12. Oh Jill Those fabrics are just wonderful!!!!!!
    Have a nice day.

  13. Your fabrics are beautiful and that chest of drawers is wonderful, lots of rain here in Ireland too, roll on summer!

  14. No, no, no Jill - Don't go to the vintage fair - drive straight on up to my house and drop everything off!!! I've been searching for a chest of draws like that for my girls room for ages - and the quilt would fit in perfectly too - why oh why do I live so far away!
    Absolutely beautiful things - well spotted. xx

  15. I love the fabric Jill ... well everything really, just so pretty. I wished I lived closer! Have fun at the fair in Topsham!

    I hope this relentless rain eases, some friends have been flooded in today and are having to pump out their kitchen - some drought huh!


  16. Jill, lovely fabric & wonderful pictures on your blog! Always enjoyable to "visit" across the pond!


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