Sunday, 4 April 2010

Easter Flea finds



I hope that you all having a good Easter weekend. Today, the weather was a bit cold and windy but it was SUNNY!
First thing in the morning we went around the garden in search of eggs and Easter goodies. Miss P had a great time collecting eggs in her basket.







After that, I headed for the Shepton Mallet Flea market.

I am pleased with what I brought back. However, I made the mistake of thinking about buying a floral eiderdown I saw as soon as I arrived there. Instead of snapping it up on the spot, I went away and thought about it. By the time I decided to go back for it, it had gone...You know that feeling, when you look back and wonder why on earth you just didn't go for it when you had the chance, nevermind....


This is my favourite find! I didn't hesitate one bit when I saw this chair. Although I don't really know where it's going to go in the house, it still had to come back with me. The colours are so me!


















When I returned from the flea market, Alan had a lovely Sunday roast ready for me and one of these was waiting for me. Decorated by Miss P.

Have a great rest of the weekend!


A bientôt!

Isabelle X

46 comments:

Country Style Living said...

Looks like you had a great Easter ...great finds..the chair is really lovely

Lalabibaby said...

Wow I wish there was a flea market like that round here .... went to the car boot this morning and the buyers outnumbered the sellers by about 5:1 ..... I love that floral braid .... the weekend weather hasn't been so bad after all has it x

Lyn said...

Wow what a lovely chair and you found lots of lovely things.
Happy Easter!
love
Lyn
xxx

Annie said...

The chair is gorgeous, what a find 1 I know that sinking feeling you get when you spot something and then go back and it's gone, happened to me too any times. Glad the sun stayed out for you. I haven't left the house since I read your first the post this morning, it's been hailing here.
Ann x

marigold jam said...

I was there too! Like you I went back to show my husband a throw I liked and it was gone! Weren't we lucky with the weather?

Jane

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,

Oh looks like you had a lovely Easter, love your finds, the blue chair is very pretty, I love anything blue and the needlework on the cushion is lovely. Weather is the same here, still very cold. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

All things nice...

Quiltnbee said...

What lovely finds! I especially love the chair and its beautiful embroidered cushion...and the sparkly jewelry, always my favorite! The cookie people are so sweet looking =-)

winnibriggs said...

What a haul. Do you take a trailer? You must be thrilled. Coming to Bath next weekend any CS, collectibles shops or flea markets you can recommend? Please email me if you have any favourites.
Jenny x

Purple Sparkle said...

Happy Easter!
I was at the flea today too, I had a stall upstairs, and I did just the same thing with the buying, I saw something in the morning and decided to think about it, by the time I went back the whole stall had packed up and gone home - oops!
Becky :-)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Me too! Missed out by holding back!...Oh well. You found some wonderful treasures...love the chair...and it surely looks like it belongs to YOU! How sweet of your husband to have dinner ready and of Miss P to be thinking of you as well! You are loved for sure!
Happy Easter!
:)

VintageVicki said...

Just found your blog - can't remember where by though! Was drawn by that gorgeous blue chair - what a find :)

Lisa said...

All those lovely sparklies!
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Lisa x

lemonade kitty said...

Love the chair and the embroidered seat is so pretty, Hoppy Easter to you..Lucey xx

Catherine said...

i love your chair. Great finds!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Fabulous chair! Glad you had a great day Isabelle!
I wish I could come shopping with you!
Hugs,
Minica xx

Alex said...

Love the chair... and the ribbons... and the blue glass dish! Well done!

koralee said...

Your finds are real treasures my friend....what a sweet husband to have a roast all ready for you...sounds like your Easter was amazing. Hugs for a great week. xoxo

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle,
I always love all your finds. The little canisters with the yellow flowers are so sweet. I really enjoyed the photos of Miss P hunting for eggs. I made the mistake of showing it to my Daisy who is totally MIFFED that the Easter Bunny didn't bring her a Hello Kitty magazine pack. Oh dear...
Enjoy your day! xx

Sarah said...

What great finds - we would have gone if we hadn't gone round to my parents - I'll have to wait for the next one!

Val said...

Love your treasures!
That's funny!I also had a late aunt who lived in Lorraine and who had an attic at the top of her house and I used to dream about it .I suppose that my love for brocante was borned in that place..
Happy to have found you!
Val

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Happy Easter Isabelle,

That chair is so gorgeous! sorry about the eiderdown, I am however convinced it simply means you will find a better one!

Love Sarah x

Guenievre said...

Bonjour !
Journée Pascale ensoleillée ici aussi, mais fraîche.
Beautiful chair, but I like more ... the ribbons with the red flowers ! Great treasures !
Moi, je vais à un vide-grenier (flea market) this afternoon. J'espère faire des trouvailles sympas aussi ...
très belle journée à vous et votre famille !

mabuobrazy said...

This is beautiful chair!

Life of Cattoo said...

Happy Easter Isabelle :-)

Love the chair, its fabulous.

fee~bee said...

what a lovely find glad you had a great day despite missing out on the eiderdown these things happen for a reason .xxxx

Enitram said...

Joyeuses Pâques Isabelle!!!!!!
Lovely findings!!!!!!!!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Lovely chair!! Miss P certainly looked like she enjoyed collecting her eggs!!!!
xxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely finds. Hope you had a good easter.

ted and bunny said...

what lovely things you got- I looked at the chair because I loved the embroidered seat!
Aren't we lucky to have SUCH a good fleamarket, and wasn't the weather fab- I'm always so cold there I'd wrapped up in 3 layers of cashmere, and my face bright was red at the end of the day :)
x

Sylvia said...

Lovely things you've found, Isabelle.
The old cards in your previous post are beautiful !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

andamento said...

Oh I love that chair, I'm so jealous though I wouldn't have anywhere to put it either!

Recycled Rita said...

REally pretty finds, I would have snapped up that chair also! Love the little dolls and that trim- what is it made of? karen...

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Sounds to me like a perfectly fabulous day!
xx

BusyLizzie said...

Gorgeous finds! Yes, I was there..inside the main building, near the clock. It was very crowded in there, so not surprised that you didn't see me! xx

LissyLou said...

oh my goodness..those bags...those bags!!

OhSoVintage said...

You found some great things. I particularly like those yellow and black teacups and saucers, they are most unusual. The chair and seat cover are lovely too.
Ruth x

Serenata said...

That chair would definitely have come home with me as well - just perfect! Wish we had flea markets like that near us.

The Vintage Magpie said...

Hi Isabelle, that chair is to die for! What a lovely idea for the cushion. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful day!x

kpaints said...

Just found your site through MaryJane and what a beautiful site it is!! I'll be back.

AuroraSuzette said...

Oooh, that cushion is great. Pretty flowers. Love the trim, and purses you found too, and the faces on the eggs!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Isabelle darling, looks like both you and Miss P were lucky in your hunt. Miss P is so adorable, God bless her and keep her safe and you too luv. I love the chair you came home with, it reminds me of my Auntie Rose's favourite chair. Her chair is green with almost the same pillow cushion. Darling, I read your comment over at koralee's about the use of magnesium. I started taking magnesium over a year ago and has helped me tremendously. However, during my last check-up I was told to stop taking it because my magnesium level was too high, I was told high levels will have the opposite effect, so do be careful darling. For me the country and the season play huge role with my migraines. Since I live part of the year in the states, I have noticed I get more migraines in California than in England and I get more migraines during spring than any other season. I have suffered with migraines for almost 27 years, I think it is about time to stop having them, (hope God reads your blog and my comment). Take care darling and enjoy your treasures. I am curious to see the results of the cupboard, are you done with it?

Take care luv
Love & Hugs
Duchess

koralee said...

Thank you so so much for your caring comment and all your advice about my daughter's migraines...I feel so much for you to have to live with these yourself. I will take all your advice to heart and I agree about the water...got her drinking a lot more...off to buy magnesium tables...what a great idea.
What a blessing you are and so so kind to take the time to comment. I think or I know stress is what brings them on...today she had just the blurry eye part without the migraine..does that ever happen to you? Then she worries and that causes stress ...we need to break this cycle.
Hugs for a great week and I so thank you. xoxo

Kelly said...

What great finds! And a lovely sweet surprise!

Donna said...

Lovely treasures Isabelle. Are you going to be at Dairy House this weekend?

Your other two treasures are lovely, fancy having dinner and cakes to come back to, lucky you x

Auntie Cake said...

What a great day! Love all your new treasures!
KAte

About the Bumble Bee said...

Hi Isabelle,

What a lucky find in that wonderful blue chair; you were definitely at the right place at the right time. Never mind about the eiderdown – there will be others 

Happy Belated Easter,
Gillian