Monday, 30 September 2013

One man's junk....

When we saw a sign saying "Antique and Collectors" fair in the local college yesterday we thought we'd call in.
Most of the stalls should say "rubbish that you wouldn't throw  in the bin is for sale here" ha ha, but occasionally you find a "gem" amongst them,
this is Julie's stall," The Cloth Shed", and it's full of lovely things, some from France.
I found some mustard   Kate Forman fabric  to make into an autumnal skirt,
and a pretty piece of printed cloth "enjoy the day"!
The blue John Bull puncture repair outfit tin was from another stall and will go in the bag on my bike, not that I'd have the faintest idea how to mend a puncture should I get one, but it will look the part!!
More loveliness from  "The Cloth Shed"( Julie has a blog of the same name)
On another  stall I found some lovely little glasses with hunting scenes on,
 two tiny port or sherry? glasses, and a gorgeous stemmed jug that I'll fill with fresh cream to pour over the mince pies this Christmas. I did see mince pies on the shelves in the supermarket this week but in my book it's far too early to be eating Christmas goodies.....
 while I was rummaging I found this pipe and cigarette packet for £2 each,
and   finally.....
a large white linen pillowcase with a tiny initial "E" sewn on the top....bargain of the day for only a pound.
One man's rubbish is another man's treasure!!
Lucey xx


not tonight josephine said...

I love the tiny E.....treasure indeed!

thriftwood said...

Rich pickings! A lovely haul xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Sometimes it's the tiniest things, hidden deep that make it all worthwhile! :) x

Streetcomber said...

Lovely treasures, I'd like to visit The Cloth Shed's stall too!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Isn't it fun when you find unexpeced treasure, you have some very pretty finds.

The Cloth Shed said...

Amongst what you think is " rubbish" can yield treasures.... You just have to look with keen eyes!
Now I didn't spot that pillowcase and my eyes are pretty sharp, so well done. Next time I want to see you sporting your new Kate Forman skirt.
Great idea.
Julie x

Mrs Bertimus said...

Wow! Got treasure envy!

Deborah said...

Great finds :) I love it when you stumble upon something like this. Lovely linens.

Bee happy x

Jooles said...

You did get some lovely goodies, my mum used to work in a pipe factory!
love jooles xxx

Carol said...

Indded it is! Lovely finds.
I think you have to start christmas goodies early - you need to test them to make sure the ones you have at Christmas are the very best. Well that's my excuse!
Carol xx