Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Lovely Finds

Here's the second installment with pictures of the things I've found recently. The eiderdown came from the Shepton flea market a few weeks ago and was from a lady geting rid of old stock..after a good wash it came up really nicely and only cost £10..the framed embroideries were not so cheap unfortunately but have pride of place in our bedroom. Next on the list is an art nouveau plant stand which I just fell for, I'm not sure how I'll use it, it's too nice to go outside. Lastly are a tablecloth, all hand appliqued from a great antique shop in Melksham for £3 (as you can gather I do love a good bargain!) and a beautiful French embroidered trim. Both have a couple of my new hats on which are adult sizes..they're off to the V and H at the end of the month. I still have lots to do for the fair and as we are in St Ives for half term I need to get cracking, if only children would bathe themselves, feed themselves and do the housework, I'd get far more done!!! Have a super week x.


  1. Hello Clare
    What lovely finds! Shepton Mallet is a great place to find things, well the market and fair that is. Can't really say the same about the town itself...How funny that you went on the steam train. It goes past our house, well there is a field first then our house. You didn't see a little blond girl waving in a field by any chance? Phoebe waves frequently when it goes by.
    Looks like you all had a great day out.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  2. Hi Clare,
    I had a stall at the last Shepton flea market!...I missed that beautiful eiderdown!
    Those embroideries are exquisite - I'm sure they will bring you much pleasure.

    Good luck with your final push making for the V&H fair...

  3. So much loveliness here! But I think the plant stand is my fave! Just lovely and it would presumably have been dark wood - very nice painted methinks! t.x