Sunday, 29 July 2012

It's been a while!!

I am sorry that I have been a little lapse in writing my blog, but what with summer returning(if only for a few days) lots of fairs, buying excursions time seems to have gone very quickly.
But first of all I have to say that one of my highlights was meeting Lou from Poppy's blog, Lou was everything that I imagined pretty and bubbly, just like her blog and we talked for quite a time, it is great to meet a fellow blogger and you feel that you have known them for such a while, I so hope that we will meet again very soon. I met Lou at a small vintage fair that I did in Taunton and although I don't have many photos of myself this is one of me at the fair.

It seems weeks ago now but I planted a small wild flower area in my garden, and with all the bad weather we have been having I thought they would never flower, but with the help of the sun in the last few days they have started to come out, they look so pretty and I wish I had planted more.

Also been busy making cakes, (and I haven't even had a slice!!!) but it does seem to be disappearing fast with the help of the OH and my sons!!

A couple of weeks ago we visited Shepton Mallet's flea market, and I have to say I struggled to find things to buy even though it was massive! but loved these pretty french sundae dishes, and the small white china ladle so sweet I am tempted to keep this one.

Then the sun appeared and we had glorious mornings and hot days so a visit to the beach and I even went in the sea and swam it was delightful and not cold at all, I love this beach, but the pebbles really hurt your bare feet when swimming (message to myself if I go swimming again to take some old beach shoes to swim in!!) At long last the evenings have been warm and we have returned to our evening walks, it has been lovely to see the sun go down so beautifully and you just know that the next day is going to be hot and sunny, (if only it had lasted!)

just see the roof to our house!!

Spent one Sunday morning at a boot sale and found this lovely deckchair, it is now ready for me to take to my next Fair!! Hope it doesn't sell then I can keep it!!

To top of the week we had the Olympic opening ceremony and it was spectacular and just encapulated all that is British, from the Archers to James Bond and the Queen, I would love to see it again!

Finally another Fair at the weekend at Instow a pretty seaside village in Devon,

 and a picnic at Duckpool in Cornwall where this vintage Ice-cream van doesn't fail to make you queue up for an ice-cream.

Well now off to visit your lovely blogs and promise I won't leave it too long before my next blog, and if any of you are visiting cornwall this weekend then I have a stall at this lovely fair in Portscatho, Cornwall on Sunday 5th August.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Despite the weather I have had a lovely time!!

In the past few weeks I have been busy getting ready for fairs, and my last one did not disappoint it was set in the lovely village of Cuckfield in Sussex, (I know quite a way from me) but luckily I have a special friend who lives not far away and was able to accommodate us for the weekend as well as provide scrumptious meals!!  I have to admit as this was held in a marquee the weather did need to play a part in all this but luckily except for a few very sharp showers (which brought everyone into the marquee - good for selling) it wasn't a bad day at all.  The fair was full of such gorgeous things that I couldn't resist spending myself, lots of pretty china and stalls to inspire you, as well as a champagne tent and vintage tea tent, it was simply perfect and thanks to Lucy and Darcy who organised such a great event.
So here is a few photos of the Village Vintage in Cuckfield.

Well the weekend was made special also by visiting my sister on Sunday and for once we were able to have lunch outside followed by Wimbledon it was a truly lovely end to a brilliant weekend

After selling a lot of my things I am off on a hunt for new goodies and this is what I found today,
a bag full of great vintage wooden coathangers (I have a plan for these)
 some enamel ware,
and this great little cupboard which I think already has a lovely shabby feel about it and I will probably just clean it

My house has been totally neglected and my garden well after suffering such bad storms at the weekend looks more like a disaster than a garden, the only thing that seems to be doing well is my tomatoes in the greenhouse, although no sign of tomatoes yet.  The sweet peas have only managed a few flowers and my wildflower garden is struggling to flower, oh well perhaps summer will come eventually.  I hope I am not boring you with my vintage fairs and I promise I will make sure that I blog about a different subject next time!!! This weekend I am doing a fair near Taunton, then off to Shepton Mallet Flea market.
Off to visit some of your lovely blogs, and thank you so much for all the lovely comments that you leave I so enjoy reading them.