Tuesday, 6 April 2010

a busy weekend at Shepton & Malvern

Michael & I went to Shepton on a mission to buy some nice things for the Pop-up Vintage Store that I am opening in the Summer in Winchcombe and also for me to find some furniture/shabby interiors stall holders for the Cotswold vintage fair, we didn't really achieve either!
The one thing that I bought to sell was this lovely chippy paint,old fabric child's chair, it is so scrummy that I have left it as it is & not even cleaned it.
The second great buy was Fog Horn Leghorn, he is a very large cockeral made from bits of welded together rusty metal. He gained many an admiring eye as Michael carried him back to the car & many comments which I can't mention here!
When we got him home Mum wanted him, if anyone knows the lady that I bought him from can you let me know please, she did mention Exeter?!
That was it for Shepton, onto Malvern, again I had vintage & blog ladies visit me, again I apologise for my terrible memory, hello to Jayne (http://www.vintageandhandemade.co.uk/), the lady with the VW campervan, Ann, the lady from Leicestershire (http://www.vintage-treasures.co.uk), Penelope (http://www.rosablue.co.uk) and anyone that has taken a card.
My Mum launders my whites, the above creamy linen with pastel embroidery was sold, I had thought about keeping it as the colours were beautifully muted, but I keep trying to downsize so......it had to go I had lots of comments about my selection of flowers, I always take fresh, this time anenomes, these are locally grown in Gloucester and Mum bought them for me. I love them and always think back to when I had Tom and his dad went out and scoured Worcester to find a bunch for me. (16 years ago)!
I bought this lovely prayer book, inscription 1935, with a small lot of diaries, Mum has them and has read them from cover to cover as they follow a young woman from 1930 - 35 and her daily life and family, they really should be serialised, I will blog them once I get them back!

My chocolate boxes & fabric covered boxes have got to go.........
The beautiful chairs and a Triang wheelbarrow, very sturdy with 2 front wheels,

The well made galvanised tin bath, I had marketed it as "great filled with iced water & beer, for a world cup bbq", the ladies hubby agreed but she is going to grow lettuces in it.
I usually take my large glass vase filled with flowers, as last time when it was full of hyacinths I could have sold it time & time again, but they came home to go back in the garden for next spring.


  1. How lovely, you got some fantastic buys. The child's chair is to die for!

  2. Good to see you both on Sunday. Your stand looks beautiful as always at Malvern. xx

  3. It was nice to see you again - your stall was definitely the most attractive there!


  4. I love the vintage pots and wooden crate. In fact eveything looked fantastic.


  5. It was so lovely to meet you yesterday Tracey x

  6. Love the look of your very English blog! I miss England a lot.
    I was at school in Malvern a very long time ago.
    Glad you enjoy my old Marrakesh blog. Gosh it was lovely living there!