Sunday, August 9, 2009

Booty buys and an award to pass on.

Hello all, long time no blog!  I dont know where the days are going, cant believe its three weeks since I did a post. Obviously the Home spun fair was taking up all my time till last weekend when we had a wonderful day see the blog to see how it went. Thankyou all you ladies who made it such a success and all of you who visited we hope you will come to the next one.
This week has just flown catching up with house work, rather half heartedly, and working in The Sea Garden and going to boot fairs.
Here are some of the things I got at booties to sell and the bits I bought at the Fair.  For some reason they ended up the wrong way round and I cant be bothered to reload them all.

As soon as I put this basket on the table to photograph it little Daisy thought Mmmm...must get in that!  She didnt fit and could not even get her tail in but hey, she tried. Nice basket 50s I think?

A comfy cat! Small chair? No, big cat. My Boris boy, such a softy.

A sweet little 50s basket handbag, nearly black when I bought it, scrubbed up nice and a lovely tin colours are beautifully faded.

Such a cute little jug and bowl the jug is only about 4 inches tall, it has been damaged on the handle but still very decorative.

I really love the little bowl with the cat on, the poem 'pussycat, pussycat' is on the back,  I bought this to sell but not sure if I will be able to part with it. Sooty mug, has a little chip.  Cant stop myself buying china dogs! This one is a perfume bottle the head unscrews.

Another china dog, the head comes off so you can move it around, a bit kitsch.

I was going to sell these two girls at the fair along with some others but could not bear to part with them. They look so sweet on my sewing table.

On the right is Cyril a cheeky chappie I bought from Michele, here he is being introduced to a the terrier Bertie I got form Michele at the last V&H fair. Bertie was a bit miffed at first you can see he looks a bit put out! But Cyril soon won him round and they now live together on the shelf quite happily.

These were all the purchases I made at the fair, luckily I did not get much chance to spend! The cabinet now homes a collection of little toys.  lovely old ribbon, ric rac and lace trim and some pretty pink floral fabric, cant wait to use these in something.
I was lucky this week to be awarded a Lovely Blog award from the brilliant and hilarious Mad Aunt Bernard thank you aunty!
The rules of acceptance are:
On the post of accepting the award make sure you link back to the person who gave it to you.
Choose five brill blogs to pass it on to.
When you list the five blogs make sure you link to them.
List five current obsessions.
Make sure you tell the people you have made the award to.

My five current obsessions are
1. Those little Polish wooden dolls, I had some as a child and had forgotten all about them till I came across a couple, now I want them!
2. Trying to think up some new stories to illustrate.
3. Collecting china dogs.
4. Making collage pictures with torn bits of vintage fabric.
5. The sea.

Sorry if my current obsessions are a bit sad and boring.

I would like to pass this award on to 

Hens Teeth a delightful blog showing Vivs stunning work and her daily life.
Cocoa and Blankets my dear first blogging friend sharing her day to day life little adventures and her knitting!
Country Cottage Chic Jaynes wonderful finds, her animals, her shop etc.
Happy loves Rosie who could not love this blog!
The Vintage Magpie Nikis creations are just divine.

Your award is the one in my side bar from Mad Aunt Bernard so click and drag girls!
Do go visit these blogs if you dont already you will be glad you did.

Have a good week. X


BusyLizzie said...

You obviously have much better Boot sales than we do in Somerset! I trudged around for hours trying to find anything old or interesting in the vast sea of plastic & pink baby clothes! ..... then at last I found a bag of tiny 60's dollshouse dolls - hoorah!!!!
Lizzie x

A time to dance said...

Oh I love your little doggies and your cats!!! the real ones I mean...I just want to cuddle and cuddle....Alfie has made progress while we were on our jollies!...the kennels have got him on dry food to the bottom this glad to hear from you counting down to Cornwall thanks for the award sweetie...always plenty for me to obsess about....

Annie said...

It's,good to read your blog again. The dogs are so cute , I also have a collection of little dogs I just can't resist them. I bought one for the fair I am having in Nov but think I won't be able to part with him.
Ann x

Sal said...

Love your booty finds,Jane!
Sometimes it's so hard to part with such lovely things,isn't it?

hens teeth said...

thank you so much for the award and congrats to you too. Isn't MAB wonderful?
I am really envious of your wonderful finds Jane, especially the 50's woven handbag, it's is gorgeous.
thanks again
viv x

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

You have been busy and what great finds, there are so many I like. The jug and bowl set is nice, and i love the dolls. The dogs are the best. best wishes Julie.C

MelMel said...

Lovely to read a post from you...missed you lovely blog!
Such cute finds!
The dogs are so sweet!xx

heidi said...

Hi Jane,really missed you the last few weeks,i have been checking your blog daily for an update. Glad the fair went so well,i was thinking of you all & wishing i was there!! i did try to get john to run me down for the day,but no joy!! Not long now,wonderful cornwall here we come!
Love heidi & osi (who is sitting by my feet looking hard done by!).xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Thanks for the award Jane!

You have some great finds of my cats is just like yours in that any basket or box is considered to be her property & perfect for a nap!


Mad Aunt Bernard said...

I love the dogs too! They're so full of expression. I love seeing other people's treasures. With regard to my link, try it again, as it's definitely the right one, but I don't know if Blogger's got a wire crossed somewhere...isn't technology wonderful? And folks wonder why I live in a hedge...x

Clare said...

Hi Jane
I've just been to an antique market near me which is closing down and they had about 4/5 of your little wooden dolls..they are £10 each if you're interested email me.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh Jane wasn't it all really lovely? (Just back from Cornwall.)The Homespun Fair I mean, I couldn't get close enough to say hello to you! Must learn to be more assertive!plus I think I saw some of your work in the gallery in St.Mawes which was a double whammy for me!
Gorgeous basket shots!
Love Sarah x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Jane
So sorry for this belated visit..
Good to see Bertie and Cyril are getting on well.
I so enjoyed our day out at the Home Spun.. it has been the best bit of our hols so far!
I will get my act together v soon and write about the fair just as soon as I remember how to blog again!
Hope all is well with you.
Michele xx

Julia said...

I have to say, whenever I go to our local boot sales I never seem to discover such treasures as yours - Im smitten with your little jug, its just beautiful!

Julia xxx

Samantha said...

I have a small collection of those Polish wooden dolls too - I couldn't bear to part with them!

Mad Aunt Bernard said...

Hi Jane and hello happy crow! I might have found the problem with the link - check the link and see if it says blogspot in the url, if it says 'blogpot' instead we've found the problem. Blogpot is being used by a radical Christian group. Odd or what??

Joshy and belle said...

i love the doogies and the baskets! i wish i could find treasures like that!! fliss xx

Tamsyn said...

Great finds:) and lovely photos, I have been trying to stay out of charity shops and carboots cause we may be moving house, but I am getting withdrawal symptoms after looking at your stash ;)

landcuckoo said...

How gorgeous are your cats! I love all your finds, it looks like you've had a really good purchasing spree! Maybe you'll just have to hold on to your treasures for a little while before you sell them! I do that with some fabrics, just like to look at them for a little time then they are ready to be made into something for someone else to have!
Nice to have found you, take care
Sarah x

Calico Kate said...

Haven't been by for a while sorry. Your purchases I am sure are the envy of many - including me! But it was your cats - I had to do a double take - I thought they were my Willoughby. A rescued cat from the SSPCA we originally thought he was just a long haired moggy then a visitor identified him as a Norwegian Forest Cat as they used to have one too. Are yours NF's? Well what ever they are they are totally gorgeous!
will be back soon