Thank you all for your best wishes on our Anniversary, we did not manage to get out and celebrate, as it was bank holiday weekend it was just so busy everywhere but we are planning to soon. E is off on the Scilly Isles again for a few days, looks like he is going to have good weather. He deserves a good rest, he works so hard at a job he hates and is heading for a really busy time next month so this will do him good. When he comes back I am off to my brothers in Devon to look after his animals while they go away. I am looking forward to it, they have a dog, a cat, 75 sheep and some chickens so I will be skipping round the fields feeding the pretty lambs, some are pet ones, walking the dog and cuddling the cat! Before they go away we are all going to the Shepton Mallet antiques fair which should be great. I have saved the money I made at Christines last month and hope to have a really good spend on useless pretty things!!
Thought I would show you a couple of things I have found at car boots the last couple of weeks. I went to one last Thursday and was there were hardly any sellers there but I was delighted to find two cases of old school posters. One is geography with interesting pics of industry and farming and ships the other is this lovely Enid Blyton Nature Plates that are illustrated by Eileen Soper who drew the pictures for a lot of Enid Blyton books. A lot of them have children or fairies in others are full of birds or animals, the colours are lovely and they are in good condition and only about four are missing. I will be taking these along to the V&H fair to sell and might get a few framed up.
Isn't this sweet?
Love this one, there is a farmer near Portscatho who still stooks his corn like this and cuts it using horses.
I can remember doing this on holiday as a child. I like the insert at the top of this one.
I found these old enormous cake candle holders they will hold quite a big candle, shame there were only six of them.
Thought you might like to see how the collection is coming on, these dolls have become a bit of a passion with me lately. The little red one three in from the left has such a lovely dress its all stiff and rustles. I will have to start giving them names.
A little while ago I was lucky enough to find some old school stamps and have been using them to make cards and things, I sell lots of these little tags and have just made up a box full of stamped note paper, these will be at the V&H fair too along with other stamped goodies.
I hope you dont all get to fed up with me showing you car boot finds you must think I spend all my time at them! Well I do go to quite a few, but like all of you out there, its just wonderful what you find!