Monday, 23 March 2009

Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair Weekend

I hope that you have all had a good weekend. On Saturday afternoon I went to the Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair. Unfortunately, I left my camera behind :-( As I was wandering around looking at the different stands, I found myself drawn to a particular one. I liked the colours on show and the way it was all laid out. I started chatting with this very helpful lady from that stand. Further in to the conversation, I discovered that this helpful lady turned out to be Liz (The Washerwoman)! Although we have posted on each others blogs we had not met before. I found several items which I liked and bought (A green painted basket, green hat stand, lace & 2 pictures)
Tapestry fire screen bought from another stall.
The dark wood is going to get a coat of Farrow & Ball

The basket has found a new home

I love these sheer green 1950's curtains

The landing is still having decorative touches added here
and there but this is what it looks like so far. More pictures
to go up & other things too. Will show finished look in a future post.

I do like the landing, I find it quiet serene. Not an obvious place
in a house to want to sit down, read or have a quiet 5 minutes
but it works for me.

Recognize some things?

Cushions on the antique pine settle

A glimpse of some of the items to be found on the shelf

I recently had delivery of this very pretty
little rabbit named Maggie from The Vintage
Magpie's shop. She is so adorable!
Beautifully made.

Also last week, a parcel from Pretty Petals during
the week. I bought some old wallpaper cuttings
and 2 ballerina prints. Really lovely designs!
I framed one of the wallpaper cuttings as you
can see from the picture above (Blue floral)
This is also on the landing.

I had a very good Mother's day yesterday. Alan cooked a delicious roast whilst Phoebe and I played with a ball in one of the fields in front of the house. It's nice to be able to have the day off from cooking , housework etc. I hope all you Mothers out there had a good day too!

A bientôt!

Isabelle x


BusyLizzie said...

Lovely to meet you this weekend! The basket looks great in its new home.
Have a good week, Lizzie x

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Isabelle, my goodness you had some good finds... I'd love to go to that antiques fair. I love the embroidered cushion... so sweet. I'm glad to see Maggie is settling in nicely!
Have a good week.
Nicky x

The White Bench said...

Hi Isabelle! I so enjoyed your today's post!
I love the green basket and all the adorable pretties in your first pic...
Maggie the rabbit and Heather's wallpapers are just divine.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hi Isabelle! First of all.. just wanted to say how much I LOVE your name. It is one of my very fave names.

Your landing is SO pretty. MUCH prettier than my landing... I need to do something with mine. lol love the green basket you found.

I am so happy you loved your wallpapers. I just can't get enough of them myself. The blue one looks SOOOO pretty in the frame.

Have a great week! xo Heather

Sal said...

Love your finds..the green basket especially! ;-)

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Lucky you to live very near to Shepton Mallet. I haven't been for a couple of years, but I just love it! You got some great little treasures and the wallpapers from Pretty Petals are divine (must go and have a look!)
I love the big antique fairs as you feel that you can really make a day of it ~ I'm trying to plan a trip to Ardingly which I believe is a huge fair. I also went to Newark a couple of times which is amazing!!!
Love all your bits and pieces on display ~ it all looks so cozy and inviting...

The Whispering Poppies said...

Beautiful finds at the antiques market! I remember that particular market being mentioned on "Bargain Hunt"! =) I love the green basket "hiding" behind those gorgeous pale green curtains! =) said...

as always so enjoy the mini vaca..
be back when I have more time to lolly gag...
mona & the gaffer girls

Lori said...

Isabelle, what pretty finds...i love your green basket...that bunny is just adorable, i love her little sweater...i adore Heather's wallpapers and ballerina girls too!!!

Bleudelavande said...

My God Isabelle,today your post is fantastic! I love all your finds,but my favourites are the paintings...Have a nice week. Kisses Mate

Stephenie said...

What a beautiful post.. You have so many beautiful things. I love that basket and those curtains are just stunning.. Actually, I really love everything...
Have a wonderful week!!!!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

WOW you found some lovely things! That fireplace screen is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Warm wishes, Esther

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hey, Isabelle, it looks like you did well at the Antiques market! We usually go to all the flea and antique fairs at Shepton, but this weekend we didn't get there due to Mothers day and some essential decorating at home. We've painted our hall and landing Pure Brilliant White and we love the clear, calm serenity of it. So I can fully empathise with your pleasure in that lovely landing of yours. Have a good week. Happy times to you. Denise

Hollypop's said...

Hi Isabelle, you found some great things, I like the painted basket very much.
Your home looks lovely. I left a comment on your previous post about living in France hope you saw it.
Glad you enjoyed your mothers day.
Take care.

Bonjour Madame said...

I really like that basket. I think it's the pretty color that appeals to me. You always find such great things. I like the curtains too.

Country Cottage Chic said...

You did find some pretty things! Your landing looks lovely - the colours are so peaceful & relaxing.

Bobo Bun said...

What a lovely blog and your finds are absolutely gorgeous.

I also have a Maggie, she's hidden in a cupboard waiting to come out for my youngest daughter's birthday this weekend.


A Vintage Mood said...

Isabelle! Thank you for visiting and leaving your compassionate comment. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. The green 50's curtains are wonderful, as are many of your pretties. And your family is adorable. Oh dear, I'm gushing.

So nice to have found you, or rather to have been found ;). I think we are definitely kindred spirits. ~Ann

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a lovely blog you have and I love all of your found treasures ~ especially the dotted curtains and the old photos. Happy Spring Blessings, Katie

The White Bench said...

thank you for your lovely comment on my Pink Saturday post, too!
Glad you liked my vignette!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Back again! I've tagged you for a fun playful little tag - take a look over at my blog for more info. Happy Tuesday! D x

manon 21 said...

cette peinture est trop jolie!
bonne soirée

sweetscarlett said...

Isabelle, your finds are simply fabulous!
I love the grren basket and your green curtains, too.
I am envious of your 'normal' sized windows; ours are big and modern and I have such a difficult time dressing them to make them look war, cosy, and inviting.
Your home looks charming and inviting.

Laura said...

Isabelle, the color of the green in the basket and your curtains is like early fresh and inviting! Beautiful post......and love the blue framed vintage wallpaper too!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love all of your things, especially that basket and curtains. Love that green. I'm also a big fan of Farrow and Ball paints - I'm almost finished painting our whole house in them. And I love vintage wallpaper and have also bought from Heather - love how you framed yours!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
I'm just trying (not getting any where very fast!) to catch up with all the blogging that's been going on in Blogland whilst I was away at the weekend...
It was so lovely to read yours - I'm glad that you have met Lizzie now - and she always has such lovely stock that's hard to resist!
And I love the homes you have found for your recent purchases. Everything is looking so pretty at your house!
Oh, and that firescreen - I think that is one of the nicest tapestries I have seen in a long time...look forward to seeing the paint job!

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Niki x

OhSoVintage said...

I went to the fair on Friday afternoon. It is such a long way for me to travel from Portsmouth but obviously not far for you at all. We bought some nice things too. Yes, Liz's stall was very appealing, wasn't it? I love that picture of the lady and baby on this post.
Ruth x

Riet said...

What a wonderful blog. I love seeing all your pictures and reading your stories. I love all the olf film stars. I still have lots of pictures of some of them.

robin dudley-howes said...

Hi Suzy

I just love it when I receive such kind comments.....especially from far away. Thank you for taking the time to come to my blog and comment. I would love to come to the UK some day...and maybe teach!! I have a 10 year old named Violet. I love your daughters name. My ancestry is half English (Dudley) and my husband and I love Europe in general. He has been to London on Business, but I have never been. Get a bunch of your friends together so we can have a class! Wouldn't that be fun?!

Your blog is so pretty to look at and I love your music. Bye for now!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Isn't it amazing how the sheerness of your lovely curtains envelop your room in such a glow? I love it all!
Thanks for peeping at my blog :)
Grazie bella, ciao!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hello Isabelle,
What wonderful finds. I have been catching up with some of your previous posts. I love all the pretties.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hello Isabelle,

I just love your post about the antiques fair. The season is starting over here in the Northern U.S., and I can't wait! Lots of treasures to uncover. Your green basket is adorable. Love what you did with your landing. Very cozy, indeed! Those belgium waffles look divine! I'll bet they melt in your mouth! Have a wonderful day,


Shabby Chick said...

You have even more Caroline Zoob prints?! You're so lucky! She's my heroine, her work is sooo beautiful and detailed :) I got married eight years ago so I was only just out of my teens and my tastes have changed so much! If it was now my wedding list would be totally different, I think that's a brilliant idea.

I just had a good look back through your blog to the beginning, I thought I'd visited before and it was on your 2nd post. I love your post about the roses, they are my favourite too, you have such lovely things.

See you soon!

Mel xxx