Monday, 20 June 2011

"Country Market"...

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


Betty said...

What a lovely day and I particularly liked the wartime displays - they're brilliant, Bettyx

Liz said...

Looks absolutely wonderful - nice when things are done properly! Fresh food looks delicious.

The Krafty Cupcake said...

What a lovely time you must have had! We used to grow gooseberries in our garden when I was a youngster, and I hated the furry little things! but now I love them. Those scones look mighty tasty too! Sue x

Bee happy said...

Sounds wonderful! your flowers look so pretty, I'm still housebound so very envious of my lovely blogging friends being out and about :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

KC'sCourt! said...

Country Markets are great aren't they. Pretty flowers
Julie xxxxxxx

VintageVicki said...

I wish we had one of those markets in our town - have heard before how great they can be.

Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely market and those scones, were they as delicious as they looked?

Victoria xx

Noelle said...

Oh my...Expats drooling over pics and saying Thank you for a bit of home!!
Hubby says 1940's was not such a bad time but for those "darn raids", people came together and yes, remained calm!
I only wish I had an AGA here...

Twiggy said...

Looks fantastic, especially the cake :)
Twiggy x

delia hornbook said...

;-)) Your little story about Ethel bless you that did make me smile ;-)) It looks lovely and a bit like out ladies Womens Institute we get in the town every wed, fri and sat morning. There great places to visit for all your home makes and bakes. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

two bones and a bagle said...

Hi glad you found my blog - I will try and gather together my Julie makes and I am due to blog my Julie purchase - I treated myself to one of her creatures. She is delightful and has knitted knickers. Might just do that now.