Monday, 11 May 2009

Totnes comes to Shepton Mallet & Award Time & Cath Kidston 15% off discount

On Saturday I went to the Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair. Once there, I headed straight to Amanda's stall. Amanda, as many of you already know has a stall at the Totnes Market on a Friday. I have seen her beautiful stall featured on many of your blogs and when Jane told me that Amanda also sells at the Shepton Mallet Fair, I simply had to go.

Amanda was not there but her parents were. They were very friendly and helpful as I spent ages going through all the sheets and table cloths, spoiling their neat displays... The stall was beautifully displayed. So annoying that I forgot to take my camera with me! As you can see, I came back with quite a few things. Several candy stripes sheets, candy stripes pillowcases, a picture, two tablecloths, a handkerchief and some cards.

More candy stripes....

The pink and white tablecloth I used yesterday for our lunch in the garden.

Such pretty embroidery

Card I am keeping to put on display somewhere in the kitchen

My next stop was to visit Liz who was just a few stalls further up. Liz's stall is always a pleasure to look at, so many things to tempt you!

I came back with a picture, an apron and a tablecloth with matching napkins.

My time was very limited on Saturday morning so did not spend any where near as much time there as I usually would.
On my way out, it was lovely to stop and have a chat with Niki who spotted me walking by.

Over the past few weeks, I have bought some lovely items from various bloggers' websites. Here are some of them, others will be featured in my next post.

Such a beautiful picture from A Vintage Mood

Rosie from The Vintage Magpie has found a new home here

Lottie arrived at the same time. These bunnies are so sweet. I have bought 3 so far and can see the family of bunnies increasing in time...

All these goodies came from Elfie & Me (Made in Pixieland)
The book box is a great idea!

I love this plaque, so pretty! It came from Vintage Home

This sweet little baby doll, I spotted whilst out and about in Shepton Mallet last week.

I have also had some new additions to my vintage book collection

I love the style and colourful covers of these 1950's books

Phoebe enjoys reading some of them, she has started taking an interest in my vintage children's books.


I was lucky enough to be given an award by Pink Feather Paradise.
THANK YOU Alex it is very much appreciated!

I am now passing it on to 7 lovely ladies in no particular order:

Lisa from Knitty Vintage & Rosy

Lesley from This'n'that

Sall from Sal's Snippets

Sonia from Vintage Rose Designs

Debbie from Debbie's English Treasures

Pat from The Sewing Room

Sal from Doolallysally

To the winners of this award, it is entirely up to you if you wish to pass this award on to another 7 blogs.

FINALLY, for those of you who are thinking of shopping at Cath kidston soon you may be interested in this:
EASY LIVING Magazine June 2009 Issue has a copy of Cath Kidston catalogue. There is a 15% off discount offer as well a free plastic wash bag included with the magazines. I don't normally buy this magazine. I bought it to get the wash bag and the discount but then was pleasantly surprised with the contents of the Easy Living magazine. Well worth buying.

Happy shopping!
A bientôt!
Isabelle x


Sal said...

Hi there Isabelle!
Thank you so much for the award!
Glad you had such a wonderful time and managed to find Amanda's lovely stall. I'm great friends with Amanda and she always has such a variety of goodies..'to die for'!
Sal ;-)

Hen said...

Hello Isabelle,
What a lot of lovely finds you have there. Nice to hear Phoebe is interested in the vintage books, my son likes them too.
Hen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Isabelle!
Thank you so much for your lovely post about my stall at Shepton and thank you also for making so many purchases! I do hope that you are pleased with them...bedtime in your house is going to be a very colourful affair!!!
I'm really sorry that I missed you, however hopefully I might meet you at the Vintage and Handmade Fair in a few weeks time!? Otherwise perhaps at Totnes when you take your holidays? Oh for a summery Summer!!!
Meantime, I've got some serious re-stocking and making to do...aarrrgh!
Love and best wishes...
Amanda (Shabby Chick) xx

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Thanks so very much for the award. How lovely.

That market must have lovely things! Lucky, lucky girl.

Oh, and thanks so much for the sweet comments about my photos.


Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh, Isabelle, Thank you so much for the award. That is so sweet.
I loved your post with all the goodies. Everything is so pretty especially the bunny family and vintage books.


Redwoodhouse said...

Hi Isabelle,
what a lovely post, I have been lost in nostalgia while reading and loved it. You have some fantastic finds don't you love getting things back home and unpacking, I so enjoy Shepton but unfortunately could not make it to this one, but looking forward to the next one.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

What a lovely varied post, I love your buys at Shepton Mallet fayre... does it happen once a month or more regularly...?

I really must get in my mums attic and find all my books...and nic nacs!

Your blog buys are lovely too...

take care

Floss said...

It all looks absolutely lovely - thanks for the pictures and for the great account to go with them!

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with everything you have bought! xxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh wow love all of those finds, drooltastic.

Just wanted to let you know that I have a fresh, new blog and this is the URL

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
Lovely to see you at Shepton - shopping with Amanda and Liz is such fun, isn't it?! Hope you will get to meet Amanda soon - she is a sweetie-pie!
It was lovely to see what you found - I particularly love the framed prints.
I think I shall have to adopt another of Nicky's bunnies, but shall probably wait for the V&H fair for that...
See you again soon,
Niki x

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Isabelle, your little bunnies are the sweetest little things! Just love them!

Clare said...

I went to Shepton on the Sunday and must get around to updating my blog about it..there were some lovely things and I spent way too much! you've bought some beautiful things recently. Take care.x

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Isabelle
It was good to see you on Saturday. Thank you for shopping on my stall & all your kind comments. Lizzie x

PS I have a very similar plaster plaque to yours.. must fine somewhere to display it correctly! (at the moment it is "resting" on the sideboard..)

Bonjour Madame said...

What great finds! All of them are so softly colored and pretty.

Shabby Chick said...

What gorgeous finds, I love all the candy stripes. The vintage magpie bunnies are so lovely.

Mel xxx

Marie Reed said...

I especially love the vintage books! Phoebe has good taste:)

OhSoVintage said...

Gosh what a lot of lovely things you have found recently.
Ruth x

The sewing room said...

First thank you for my award you are very sweet and l love your pink and white stripey sheets oooh and l love everything else too you certainly have an eye for beautiful things.


THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, Thank you so much for my award! I'm still very much an L plated blogger and that's really encouraging. I really enjoyed all of your lovely post Shepton pics. Had hoped to get there myself but it wasn't to be. I've been out buying vintage books though .. more of them on my blog soon.

Clare said...

Thanks for your comment. Isn't that funny we did wave to a little blond girl across the field....its a small world!

5ft Inf said...

I'm playing a bit of catch-up blogging and its great to read a big chunk...being un-ladylike is one of my specialities, but at least you were still wearing vintage!
And Totnes...brings back memories of a great vintage shop there where I bought an amazing silk satin 1930's bed jacket for £7!!!
I also LOVE the candy-stripe sheet obsession...they were my absolute favorite at my Grandpa's, as a child, and I still covet the one sheet and pillow-case left.
Lovely posts...thanks
x Philippa

Doolallysally said...

Isabelle thank you so much for the lovely award. I really enjoyed looking at all your Shepton goodies, especially the stripy sheets.I've also bought a vintage magpie rabbit called Billy, aren't they lovely!
Love Salx

5ft Inf said...

Me again!
Just read your really sweet comments on my post...and yes, it's not easy;in fact horrible sometimes, and no matter how many times I have an audition and no matter how cynical I feel, I ALWAYS get nervous, as the thrill of getting it, or even getting 'pencilled' for it (and 'rubbed out' later!)makes you feel that you're actually meant to be in the mad proffession. As a 'character' woman in my 30's, the auditions aren't too regular right now, but my agent assures me I'll be 'OK' when I hit 50!!! Watch this space, I suppose...but right now I'd kill to be in a music video; it would probably pay 2 months mortgage!
x Philippa

A Vintage Mood said...

Thanks so much for the mention Isabelle. What fun things you have found! I always enjoy browsing here :).

Kitschen Pink said...

Hello there. Thank you for stopping by. Loving those orange bits you found at Shepton Mallet! t.x

Les Cotrions said...

ciao Isabelle! Thank you for your nice words and comment! I'm without bought so many marvellous items...everything is so nice and old style! Visiting your blog is an experience..I can imagine to be in a flea market and I just love it!
Big hugs

Moonspinner said...

Love those girls books!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I always feel so happy after I read your posts. I love all your colors. I can't wait to change over my dining room over to your style.
Your purchases are always so great and thanks for all the great links.

Katie said...

Hello! Hope you are well. We used to have candy striped sheets like that at home when I was little...they're so soft and snuggly! I too am a huge fan of The Vintage Magpie's rabbits. Just like you, I have 3 bunnies, but can see me giving some more a home. THey're so adorable! xxx

Julia said...

hello Isabelle!

Glad to see you had fun on the Isle of Wight, your pictures had me giggling!! I think, I have to say that this is your fault (giggle) that I am developing a love affair with striped sheets...I intend to get my hands on some before the summer is out! Aren't they just the lovliest things?? I remember having them on my bed as a child, brushed cotton ones!
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, always a pleasure to hear from you!

Sending love, posies and sunny days to you
from Julia xxx

Nora Johnson said...

Stumbled across your lovely blog on a trip through the blogoshere to Australia & Moonspinner's great site. Beautiful pics and text. Will be back again soon!
Best wishes

sarah london said...

i love that pink and white tablecloth, it's gorgeous!

Stephenie said...

Congrats on the award...You really do deserve it...I really just love your blog...
Looove all your new treasures..I just love them all..

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