I had a lovely day on Friday, I headed off to Northallerton as they hold a country market in the town hall every week
there were lots of hand knitted baby coats and hats and lots of dolls clothes, crochet milk covers, pin cushions and cards,
some nice ripe fruit,
lots of plants and flowers fresh from the garden,
and loads of home baked scones, cakes of every description, pies and bread all freshly baked for the big day.
There was also fresh eggs and jams and marmalades all made on agas in country kitchens, the ladies all wore pinnies and had their names on badges and you had to be there at "doors opening" to get the best stuff, there was plenty of "elbowing" going on aswell!!
Everything looked absolutely delicious, there were tables and chairs down one side for tea and cakes and the tables all had cloths and flowers on them, all done in the old fashioned way by these lovely ladies.
You were given a basket at the door by "Doris" to put your goods in then you made your way to the counter to pay, the ladies added everything up with their pencils and paper.
I imagine the lady above is "Ethel", after making the farmer his bacon and eggs on the aga she will of slipped off her slippers and hung her pinny on the back of the door, put on her coat and tied on her headscarf, picked up her basket and stepped outside where "farmer" would drop her off in town.!!
So what did I buy,
two bunches of country garden flowers priced at £1.50 and £1.90 per bunch,
everything had a sticker on displaying the price and postcode of where the product had come from, it was just like being in the 1940's, I wish!
4 delicious cheese scones, a dozen big brown eggs that we had boiled for breakfast on sunday and they tasted lovely,
some strawberries, blackcurrants and a big bag of gooseberries that Mr Lucey made into a crumble for tea, a little cover for my milk jug and some gorgeous shortbread that had ginger icing on top that didn't last long enough to be photographed !!!
There was a wartime weekend on and this is the display in the florist's window, all the veg sent out in rows and old pots and tools
and big bunches of corn and billy can's.
It was one of those day's that makes you "glow" with happiness!!
Love Lucey x