Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Weekend at the fair

On Sunday afternoon, I went to an Antiques Fair at the Bath & West Showground - Shepton Mallet to have a break from decorating and to do a spot of bargain hunting of course. Although there wasn't as much choice as usual, I still managed to come back with a few things.

I absolutely love the colours and floral pattern

Vintage buttons

Vintage brooches and earrings

Vintage glass vanity set and millinery flowers

A pretty plate

Parasol made with such a beautiful piece of fabric

Klein postcards

A Vintage silk dress from Lizzie's stall

Bark cloth curtain arrived in the post last week from Louise Loves

I have a busy week ahead with my work and finishing off my workroom/office. Pictures will follow sometime next week hopefully.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


marigold jam said...

Wish I'd known that this was on as we had my sister-in-law staying and she loves anything like that - it would have been somewhere to take her! looks as if you found some great things and sometimes it's better not to have too much choice - makes deciding easier!


Michela said...

Hi Isabelle!
..a few things, eh?! You did great, didn't you?
Thank you for your lovely message, I'm ok, hope you you're fine too and had a lovely holiday in France..we do not have a special cake for the Epiphany..we usually have too much food at Christmas!

Diva Kreszl said...

You certainly did manage to find some very nice treasures! I am especially fond of the vase!

coco rose said...

Some lovely finds there! Cannot wait to see the pics of the workroom/office! x

Julies knitting corner said...

Hi Isabelle, You have some lovely things, I love those vintage buttons and postcards. You sound so busy, make sure you have time to sit with a cuppa. Enjoy your week. Julie.C

Sewn Up said...

It looks as thought you did well, you have got some lovely things, well spotted.
Tracy x

Hen said...

Well done Isabelle, some lovely finds. Great to see you and Alan on Saturday, shame Miss P wasn't there for the Munchkin. It was a bit quiet at the antiques fair wasn't it? I thought the curtain from Louise was lovely and am so glad to see it went to a good home. I just received some fabrics from Donna today so I am on a "fabric high"! Good luck with the decorating.
Hen x

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Lovely things, especially the buttons ! Thankyou for your kind comments on my blog xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gosh that parasol is so divine, LOVE IT!Glad you had a nice time Isabelle and gave yourself a break from the decorating,

Sarah x

koralee said...

Oh my everything is amazing. I adore your vintage dress. Thanks for sharing and may your day be filled with many blessings. xo

Kissed by an Angel said...

What gorgeous things you found!!! I love everything!!!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle
We were at the Antiques fair on Sunday afternoon too - we probably walked past each other with our heads down browsing items!
I bought a few little things, but I prefer the flea market as there is a greater range in my price bracket ;-)
Your purchases look lovely - I especially like the green/floral vase.
Happy days to you,
Denise x

Blondie's Journal said...

I adore everything, Isabelle. I think you did very well for yourself!! I love the jewelry, vintage buttons and postcards and especially love the pretty dress! Very nice! :-)


Hens Teeth said...

Oh Isabelle! Wonderful finds!

Gillian L. said...

Some fantastic finds! I think the vase and postcards are quite beautiful and those delicate glass looking buttons. A lovely collection of treasures.


Gillian L. said...

Some fantastic finds! I think the vase and postcards are quite beautiful and those delicate glass looking buttons. A lovely collection of treasures.


Mummy Boo Bear said...

Some great finds there,

the vase on the first picture really caught my eye. I can see why you chose it. Very pretty.

Look forward to seeing your work room/office makeover. I do love a good makeover! lol.

Take care and have a good week.


Lori said...

you found a lot of beautiful things Isabelle...i would call that an excellent shopping day...i am swooning over your parasol, that is especially lovely!!!

Floss said...

Thanks for your comment - that post got some really entertaining replies!

I am crazy about your parasol, and actually about the buttons and jewellery too.

BusyLizzie said...

that vase is stunning. Lovely to see you & chat.. did the dress fit? I do hope so! Lizzie x

Lululiz said...

The rose cards, my goodness, they are gorgeous! Love all the other things as well, but those roses are my top pick.

Brabourne Farm said...

I love all your finds but the vase in the first image is just gorgeous! Leigh

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I really like everything you found at the fair, Isabelle. But I particularly love that vintage dress!

The Garden Bell said...

Such lovely treats at your fair. Love the fabrics and of course, the vintage buttons and bling.....

I call this a great day.


Queenie said...

Beautiful finds and blog...I am so glad I found you through Suzie, at Suzie's Country Cottage Blog. I really love your blog!
Big Hugs,

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You always seem to come away from the fleamarkets with special goodies.
Hope your work week is going well!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What gorgeous finds!!!!


Shabby Chick said...

Oh I love the buttons and the postcards and the jewellery... I could go on!!! Sounds like a great trip :)

Mel xxx

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle, you have such divine taste. I'm sure all those treasures burst into joyful song as you were carrying them home to have found such a good owner. I love the dress, the jewellery, the postcards, the parasol, the pretty plate... all of it I guess!
Can't wait to see your photos when you post them. Make sure you take time for you as well if you can! Easier said than done. My Daisy starts big school tomorrow. I shall miss her badly. I couldn't do my usual blog post today but I'll be back on Friday hopefully. It was nice to see your lovely things.
Take Care. xx

Lisa said...

Love the silk dress and that parasol is just so pretty to. Really lovely buys.
Lisa x

Enitram said...

Lovely finds !!!!!!!!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi, Lizzie has some beautiful vintage clothes the dress is lovely, and the parasol how gorgeous.

MelMel said...

Hi hunni...love your vintage goodies, so very pretty, the dress is fab!x

Alex said...

Hello, I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Your finds are great... the buttons on yellow card look a bit like slate and there's nothing chicer than promenading with a parasol!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful things, Isabelle.
I love the roses postcards, are that carnations on the card in the middle ?, gorgeous !
Nice evening,

vintage flair1 said...

Hi Isabelle,
Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my New blog,it was very kind of you. Love the curtains from Louise, they are gorgeous!
Bridie x

prashant said...

it's better not to have too much choice - makes deciding easier!

Work from home India

Ruth said...

You found some lovely things there. I went on the Friday afternoon and had a great time.