Yesterday I ventured out to the Stroud Rag Market in search of trimmings. Its the first time I've visited Stroud and I'm sure it won't be the last as it was a lovely place. The Rag Market was very busy and it was almost impossible to get to the goodies laid out (especially with a grumpy seven year old, pushchair and a husband who wanted to get to the farmers market down the road) but I did manage to find a couple of interesting braids so I guess it was worthwhile. I also popped in to the vintage shop on the high street where I was very tempted by a deco bag..I resisted this time! The owner was lovely and has suggested I pop to the vintage fair held there. My lovely hatbox arrived in the post from Clare at 'Vintage Home'...I've included a pic as it was so beautifully packaged in pink tissue, bows and a sachet of lavender, how lovely.