Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snapped Up

As promised, probably a lot sooner than you expected, here are a few of the lovely things I snapped up at Shepton. I was amazed to find another little fox terrier on wheels the same or a little smaller than the one Niky bought from me for her darling handmade bears to ride on. I have done a little restoration on him and still need to find a bit of black wool to re- stitch his nose, his little friend the lamb is a bit loved but still cute.

I just love push along and pull along toys especially horses, isnt the little one a darling? Mrs Henny is a bit worse for wear and does not cluck when her wheels go round any more and her wings dont flap to good but she is such a decorative little thing.


I saw this dolls bed and although it is not all original and I suspect the headboard is the base of a mirror I could not resist it and have made a mattress and pillow for it and used a piece of an antique worn out quilt as a cover that looks just right.

A wonderful dolls wedding dress on its own little hanger, lovely shiny silk with tiny pearl buttons all hand stitched.

Another great find, sold as prints these are original fashion drawings and paintings by a lady called Phyllis Russell spanning from 1900 to 1930, a very good hand did these and just wonderful that they are one offs, it would be great if some of the dresses were actually made.

A bit scruffy but very nostalgic print in that wonderful schoolroom style.

This is a brilliant find. This quilt about the right size for a single bed is unfinished and I should think, just been kept folded up in a drawer till now. Its lovely just for its bright little patches but the best thing about it is on the back. The paper templates are in the main still all there and made up from what looks like very old kitchen accounts, each piece has snippets of lists for bread, milk, butter and so on. It is a real piece of social history and I am in a dilemma as to what to do with it......any suggestions?


I am hoping to have a little table at the V&H Fair on Sunday squeezed between Gertie and Christine, but now have far too much to sell so if you see me just ask for what's under the table!

11 comments:

A Mermaid's Tale said...

I think it's a good job I didn't go to Shepton if you say it was 'brill'! I would have spent far too much! (Though I can't help thinking of all those gorgeous things I've missed.......) Hey ho, at least I can enjoy looking at your wonderful finds! Don't worry, we'll squeeze it all in at V+H somehow!

renilde said...

Hello Jane, loved to see your finds, I have been dealing vintage and antiques for many years and still love to visit brocantes and antique markets. Toys were one of my favorites too.Looking at your photos brought back lovely memories.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Goooooooorgeous!!!!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Some lovely finds Jane, have a good day at the forthcoming V & H fair. x

Jo said...

I love social history both sides of the quilt are fabulous. But what to do - I don't know!
x

Jeri Landers said...

Great stuff! I have the twins to your toy chicken and papermache horse on wheels. Love these wonderful finds.

A Time to Dance said...

You are so lucky Jane, I never find anything as lovely as you do...I am jealous, although I am trying to de clutter our house a little since we had the bedroom and bathroom re decorated....

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi there, I have the same problem, only my extra bits will be in the van! See you at the V&H.
Tracey x

VINTAGE HEART said...

Hi, how spooky! I have an obsession for push along ,pull along toys, and i have the terrier plus a few more! and the hen ,couldnt beleave it when saw your post, i love the sheep, could i ask how much he will be as i rather like him, we have such simular tatste, if you get time pop over to my blog, best wishes Linda

Corinne Phillips said...

I love the fox terrier. Takes me right back to my childhood and my beloved "Neddy" x

VINTAGE HEART said...

Hi Jane , the dog you mentioned in my post is a triang 1950s, hard plastic st Bernard, they made elephants and lions and a fox terrier which i am lusting after, they are very hard to find, and i would like to collect the full set.. i,ll wait and see if you can part with the sheep,but i fully understand you holding on to him, i would!!! best wishes,Linda x