Tuesday, 21 April 2009

French Monogrammed Linens, Trims and A Boot Fair

I love this tin which my Mother has given me, the colours are so beautiful and the design, gorgeous.

Hello everyone! I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front. I am not borred with it already, far from it! My parents are visiting for a couple of weeks and I naturally wish to spend some time with them, so blogging has taken a bit of a back seat for now. However, I will still be checking my comments from time to time so please leave one if you wish as it will get read.

I look forward to catching up with your lovely blogs very soon! :0)

My Mother arrived with a selection of French treasures for me! She knows that I love vintage things. This a selection of what she brought over with her....It was wonderful, bag after bag of beautiful things, it was as if a vintage stall had turned up at my house!

A selection of lace collars and beneath them, a beautiful roses & ribbons table runner that my Grandmother Gabrielle & My Aunt Suzy made together around 50 years ago.

I admire the work that went in to making these! What a pity no one really bothers doing that with their linen anymore. Well, there might be handful out there but it is a minority.

Pure silk thread, I love the sheen and feel of it.

Countless amounts of buttons, a lot of them glass.

On Sunday I did another boot fair as we still have so much to get rid of. Whilst I was there, I had to look around for some must haves...

I love this little vintage child's beret and little red shoes
Beneath the shoes and Beret is one of my favourite rugs. It is a Capel Rug bought from the The Braided Rug Company and looks perfect for a cottage or country look

Vintage crochet hooks.

Coronet Ware plate bought for 50p Laura Ashley cushion cover bought for 75p

I love these irish linen pansies handkerchieves, so pretty!

The box that the handkerchieves come in
Another Ladybird book to add to my collection!

This vase was on the stall behind mine, I kept looking at it and as I was having my sandwich in the car I decided it finally was a must have.
Pretty metal sign, which will do in my work room

Lloyd Loom linen basket in need of a fresh coat of paint.
It's lovely to have such glorious weather for a change, we do get a lot of rain in Somerset...
I am really enjoying it. The apple trees are about to blossom and the Lily of the Valleys will be making an appearance soon. I so look forward to experiencing their heavenly scent again.

A bientôt!

Isabelle x


Les Cotrions said...

Hello Isabelle! Oh my God! How many wonderful treasures! Youe mother brought you so many lovely things and what you bought...fantastic! Lucky you!
Wish you a sunny day...tomorrow!
Warm hugs

koralee said...

looks like you have been busy....i love love the glass buttons your mom brought you...what a sweet mom you have!!! Your images are lovely.. makes me want to get out and start hunting for treasures....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Another wonderful post. I so enjoy hearing from you. I happened to be inside because it has been downpouring most of the day. It was so bad we decided to close. I'm beening bad and blogging instead of working...my guilty pleasure. I was so thrilled to see you had just posted 10 min. ago. Love all the things you got from your Mom and the boot sale. Isn't it great that one mans trash is another mans treasure as they say.
Don't get down because it rains so much...here in the Summer it never rains enough and the gardens all dry up...In England you have such great lush gardens. My favorite customers are the English who come out with their umbrellas and spend hours shopping in the rain....nothing's going to stop them and they never once complain. They're the REAL DEAL!!!
Take care,

The Whispering Poppies said...

What BEAUTIFUL treasures! The linens are all so feminine and fabulous. And I think you made the right decision purchasing that gorgeous vase. =) Have a wonderful time with your parents!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

What a post full of gorgeousness... Love all the precious gifts your mom brought you.
What sticks out is the ladybird book. I'm not sure if you ever read on my blog, but I am originally maltese, and when we where kids, thats all we read... ladybird books. My mom still has a few of them around too.

Sal said...

Fabulous treasures!
I love the Irish Linen Pansies...and your pretty plate.
Hope you enjoy your time with your parents!

white-vintage said...

Hello Isabelle...

WOW...this looks all so cute and wonderful ;o)

I could steal you all of them...but the tin is my favorite...greate !!!!!

Heartly Hugs tine

Shabby Chick said...

You have some absolutely beautiful things there! I love the monograms, they are right up my street. But all of it is precious treasure, can I borrow your Mum please?! I hope you have a lovely couple of weeks.

Mel xxx

justalittlebitpink said...

OOOOHHHHH!!!! I just love all your treasures..They're all just so amazing...Love all the linen.. That metal sign is just so sweet...I love that vase also..

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
Have a lovely time with your parents. (How lovely to have a mother that 'gets' your style and brings you such treasures!)
You found some wonderful treasures of your own too!
Ennjoy the rest of the week,
Niki x

Doolallysally said...

Hi Isabelle, my favourite's are undoubtedly the beret and the red shoes! There's something Milly Molly Mandy'ish about them - so nostalgic! Reminds me of the cover of Apples for Jam (i love that book!): I expect you know it! Salx

Clare said...

Oh you lucky thing...so many beautiful pressies, what a great mum! I love the tablecloth and how nice to have the history behind it as well. Have alovely thing with your mum.

The sewing room said...

What a lucky lady you are,your mom is a star bringing you such lovely stuff,i too have the tin sewing sign.


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

I'm not sure which is my most favourite piece, but I do adore Lloyd Loom. The vase is totally gorgeous too. Isnt it hard when you are doing a car boot sale not to bring more goodies home with you?! Happens to me a lot lol!

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

WOW! Imagine having the patience to create something this beautiful, SueX

celiajuno said...

Gorgeous tin and the handkerchiefs are beautiful.

Lori said...

oh my!!! your mother certainly brought you wonderful treasures, how sweet and thoughtful of her...the glass buttons are so very pretty...and i adore the little crochet bag...lucky you!!!

Diminutive Discoveries said...

Wonderfull treasures! I love the glass buttons, and that lovely runner- WOW! Lucky, lucky you!

The White Bench said...

Hi Isabelle, all is beautiful over here!
I had a very similar tin box, I gave it as present with vintage treasures inside...;)
Hugs, hope your girl is well.

thriftymrs said...

Wow, some really beautiful treasures.
Enjoy your visitors!

Flower Girl said...

Such gorgeous things! I love the pretty plate you found, the Ladybird book, the hankies ... and what a lovely mum you have! Enjoy your time together.x

Vintage to Victorian said...

All gorgeous! Continue to have a wonderful time with your family.
Sue x

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Everything is so lovely, Isabelle! Have a wonderful visit with your family.

Laura said...

Hi Isabelle,
I hope you have a wonderful visit with your parents...I love all the treasures your Mom brought you....and you did well at the boot sale too! Talk to you soon!
Be well, Laura

5ft Inf said...

What a great mother! French fancies always seem so delicately delectable...and the car boot stuff makes me sicken for the early morning exciting expectation of vintage surprise...Have got too many arty deadlines at the moment though to purchase or sell any more 'Carboutier' chic, so I'm just remaining jelous!
x Philippa

This Vintage Life... said...

Lovely finds.
And I wish my Mum bought goodies like that whenever she visited!
Deb x

Beth Niquette said...

What wonderful finds! And how beautifully you display and photo them. You must have a ball! I do so enjoy your blog. Just lovely--these pictures fill my eyes, which is the biggest and best compliment I can give.

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Whoa! This blog is great. Where has it been all my life!?!?


A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle! I'm catching up with everyone who's shown an interest in the bloggers afternoon tea! How about sometime in the second half of June? Maybe you could leave a comment over at mine, it will come through to my email first and then I can get back to everyone. Let me know what suits you - weekdays? weekends? location?
Thanks! Have a good weekend!

A "cheery" disposition said...

Love you blog. That is a beautiful box your mother gave you.

Country Cottage Chic said...

What lovely things your mum brought for you!
Great boot sale finds too. i went to a boot sale this morning but didn't find One Single Thing!


The Vintage Kitten said...

Such beautiful things. I love the things your mum brought for you. Monogrammed linen *sigh* too gorgeous to use. The items from the car boot sale are so pretty X

Julia said...

hello Isabelle

I love finding your new posts, and each time Im overwhelmed by the lovely things you have found - I am melting at the divine goodies your Mum brought for you, such beautiful treasures!

Sending love, hope you are enjoying time with your parents

Sending sunshine and love
Julia xxx

ps ~ did the print arrive ok? I hope it did, and that you were pleased with it :)

Bleudelavande said...

Another wonderful post as always!!!Everything is so beautiful!!!
Have a great time with your parents!!!
Hugs Mate

English style said...

What a beautiful things you have !!
I love the vintage child's beret ! and the lace collars, the French monogrammed linen, a i am jealous :-))
just lovely all that beautiful stuff !
Have a nice week
Greets Yvonne

Katie said...

What vintage gorgeousness! Your Mum obviously has a great talent for finding lovely things...Enjoy the time with your parents and, as always, I look forward to reading your future posts. Katie xx

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Hi Isabelle
I love EVERYTHING! Your Mum gave you some wonderful vintage treasures...the tin is beautiful! It's all right up my street and I love the photos that you have taken (must find an alternative word for 'love' as I am over- using it at the moment!)
Such a great post!
Love Ali x

Carolina Elizabeth said...

I love all the wonderful photos. Thank you so much for sharing.