*cushions*glass jars*French enamel*handmade*
fabric in in the corners but I could not get it all in for you to see. I did however pop it over the kitchen table for the photo shoot ..
spool and were made in England and it states
Then I knew the display was from Nicholas and Steele and they always have great jars both glass and
pottery and so I picked up two of the glass jars as you see, as soon as I saw them I had an idea for them. Then a little pottery pot to add to my little collection. I love putting little flowers in them on the dresser in between the vintage china so this was a cute shape as well ....
Moving along I spied lots of china .. now some of the china that I am going to show you was bought from Frome the next day but I photographed it as a whole with a few pieces separately. I have been collecting pretty vintage china more so this year to take to our new home ... with ideas for its use along with a huge party when we actually move in ... it seems logical to me to buy it when you see it, rather than panic buy when you have an event looming. It is going to be packed up and put into our storage unit for our move. I am enjoying looking for pieces where ever we go ... sometimes you see nothing and other times you see 10 pieces .. it all depends
The three bottom pictures (above) are of things bought in Frome from Number 10 of Warminster ..Its a fabulous shop and also I was lucky enough that Adele who owns it does the vintage market once a month in Frome on the first Sundays.
The plate is really very beautiful, well it all is but it has now got a glass dome sat upon it for cakes.. it will be wrapped to go. The trio is kind of made up. The side plate and the cup match but its a different saucer to blend .. I prefer it somehow.
Then I bought two Sarah Moore pin cushions .. Firstly the famous pea pod and then the strawberry. They are really lovely and look great in my sewing room right now. I think you can not have enough beautiful things to surround you when you are stitching and designing. It makes you think happy thoughts and there is nothing like having beautiful fabrics made into gorgeous and useful items ... unless they are just beautiful :}
Next purchase was from Frome on the Sunday ... And do you see why this had to come home with me? I mean there are so many uses for a good vintage basket! Shopping and of course I use some for project baskets in my work. This one is so good to use as both but I can see it more on my arm for wandering around doing some shopping ... even if its walking up the road to your local little shop or village for bread and milk ... its a keeper! Its late 1950 early 1960 I believe and I just loved the blue handle ... it has an oval bottom with wood in it and I might make a little oval fabric base cover .. not sure.
Then at Sarah Moore's I found this beauty! It is a vintage wicker glass carrier and it's French. I thought Oh a Pimm's carrier for the garden .. I can see it easily taking the glassed down the garden in this, leaving the other hand free for the jug of Pimm's !! I was so enchanted. This just needs some recycled glass small tumblers I think... As you can see it carries 12 glasses so that is great when friends get together in the garden on a warm evening ( we are bound to have a warm evening in the next few years ??)
Well that is he show and tell of last weekends vintage treasure hunt at both Sarah Moore on the Saturday and the Frome vintage market on the Sunday ... we had a thoroughly good weekend and we both love the treasures that we found....
I hope you have enjoyed sharing my loot today and that you have a great day ... I am off to do some work now, well I say work, it is but it does not feel like it and As always Happy Stitching! XX