Monday, 12 April 2010

Sunday at Dairy House Antiques & down to the coast

Yesterday we went to the Dairy House Antiques for the Vintage Textiles & Costume Day.
It was a breezy sunny day, the stalls looked inviting so off I went to have a good look around. It's a fantastic building, with room upon room full of absolutely gorgeous antiques and vintage items. If you haven't been there before, it really is a must!

It was an wonderful opportunity to say hello and catch up with fellow bloggers & to meet ones I had not met before such as Tracey and Ali whom I was so really pleased to have a chat with. I also met Maggie who makes those beautiful bags & cushions which can be found in Niki's shop. It's so lovely to put a face to someone you have heard about or blogged with.

There was a huge turn out and at times it was difficult taking photos of the stall inside & out as so many people shopping and browsing around the stalls.

Niki told me about this beautiful embroidery. I had to see it for myself, the photo doesn't do it justice. It is a stunning piece of work.

Those photos are a very small taster of what was there.

On the top floor Miss P spotted a stall full of jewellery and decorative pretties made using vintage buttons. Miss P was very keen to have a tutorial given by Tamsyn G on how to make a heart.

That is what Miss P's heart looked like when she finished making it! I was so impressed, especially as it was her first one. She handed over to me and said "It's for you Mummy".
Twenty minutes later another little bag was given to me saying these are for you. She had bought the earrings with her pocket money. Miss P added, "Now you really will have to have your ears pieced again so that you can wear them". Something I had intended on doing but have not got around to doing yet. Now I have a good reason to get them done soon!

Here are some of the things I brought back, I could easily have bought a lot more but as we are buying two sofas this month, I had to be more restrained than usual...

After the fair we headed toward the coast, stopping in the Martyr Inn - Toldpuddle (Dorset) for lunch. En route to Weymouth we drove through Affpuddle, Briantspuddle & Bovington to show Miss P where I used to live and the places I used to visit or cycle to. She loved the house I used to live in and said that she would buy it as soon as she could afford it! She declared on the spot that she wanted to live there, in Affpuddle. ;-))

Eventually we arrived in Weymouth, Miss P loves it there as you can tell by the photos.

It was a great day out! I hope you all had a great weekend too.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Isabelle

It was lovely to see you yesterday. I'm so glad you finally made it to Dairy House!! Didn't everyone bring beautiful items to sell. All the customers seemed very happy, even if they couldn't move at times!

Lovely photos and words re Dairy House, thank you!

Sue xx

Alecia Justice said...

The flea market looks like lots of fun! I love the fabric and vintage lace you found. So, so pretty. Happy Monday!



KC'sCourt! said...

That place looks wonderful, must get ther sometime. That crochet lace you bought, is just perfect, I love Filet Lace. What pretty necklace your beautiful daughter made.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love all those vintage textiles! But the very best thing about this post is your darling Miss very sweet she is and how fortunate to have a daughter so thoughtful and loving! Have a great week!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That fair looks like textile paradise! What a joy it must have been to stroll through the stalls with your daughter. How sweet that she made you the pretty heart! I am always amazed when I see so many names of towns across the pond that are just the same as the ones in my area (I do know why, yet it STILL amazes me)! Weymouth not too far from me, but we don't have any towns with "puddle" in them. ;)

Floss said...

What a lovely day out, and a pleasure to share it with you! That heart is considerably better than my first-ever attempt!

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

What lovely things you have taken photos of I will have to go there somethime.

Alex said...

What a wonderful day! I see that Miss P and I both share a passion for candy floss...

And that embroidery looks like your header image!



Country Style Living said...

Looks like you had a lovely day out with your daughter. Very sweet of her to buy you the earings...

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Hello Isabelle

It was lovely to meet you yesterday ~ the advantage (or disadvantage?) of having your own photo on your blog is that you get recognised! It looks as if you and Miss P really did have a lovely day out ~ just as we did...

Ali x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Isabelle..
It was lovely to see you at the fair yesterday. The staircase was a great meeting place and it was there that I also met Christine.
I couldn't help but be drawn to that fabulous embroidery.. alas a little beyond my budget. I love the Dairy House.. so many covetable antiques and vintage items there..It was a lovely day out and glad yours continued down on the coast.
Michele xx

Kelly said...

Oooh looks like loads of fun!

Purple Sparkle said...

What a wonderful weekend! And such lovely presents from your daughter too :-)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Lovely to see you and the family again Isabelle! Glad you enjoyed the fair - Sue organised a great event, didn't she?
And you took a photo of the fabulous embroidery...I didn't pluck up the courage to ask if I could, but did go back for a couple of looks during the day - I've never seen such a beautiful embroidery (or such a large piece)and would have loved to have made it mine...sadly, that price ticket! ;-))

And to round off your day, you got to see the sea...lucky you!

Have a great week,
Niki x

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Isabelle,
what a treat! Thank you for these inspiring pictures, I wish I lived closer! The cottage embroidery looks amazing, and the heart and earrings... so sweet!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Suzy,

Your little Miss P has good taste as I love Weymouth too. Although we ended up in Bournemouth this weekend. A little nearer to us! (if a 2hr drive is nearer?)

The fair looks lovely what yummy things there to tempt a person.

Oh new sofas have fun choosing.


hensteeth said...

Hi Isabelle...your girl sure loves her Mum..she is a beautiful child.
So glad you had such a good day. A weekend of vintage and seaside fun...doesn't get any better than that. See you soon. x

OhSoVintage said...

I so wish I could have gone too as I have been reading and looking at other people's posts about this great event. How sweet that your daughter bought you the earrings and gave you the heart.
Ruth x

Catsngrams said...

What a beautiful market. We also went to our flea market yesterday but the Spanish people have pretty much taken it over and everything for sale is new stuff from china. No vintage there. Rats. Thanks for sharing your adventure Miss P is quite a cutie.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello Isabelle, it looks like a perfect day all around. I'm surprised you didn't buy that beautiful embroidery. Miss P looks as if she is as fair in nature as face. She is a talented little jewellery maker but has obviously inherited her mother's good style and taste. xx

Anonymous said...

That looks like the most amazing fair, wish I could have gone. I've been following their blog as well , they have achieved so much. Thanks for all the picks I feel like I have been there and joined in the fun.

bellaboo said...

Lovely to catch up with your blog,and see all those wonderful goodies at the Fair.Your daughter is obviously very artistic and talented.. just like you!I love Dorset,as you know,and we may have a trip there over one of the May bank holidays.Mr Boo likes going to the beer festival at East Chaldon and we stay in Piddlehinton.Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Bellaboo :0)

Carolyn said...

Hi Isabelle,
That was a lovely day out! The embroidery was amazing and I love the crochet lace you bought.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.Someday,I hope to visit your beautiful country again too.
Take care,

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Looks like a really lovely day out for the whole family. I loved seeeing the pictures of the market- what beautiful things
Louise xx

Catherine said...

everything looks so beautiful, i wish we had the same here! hugs catherine

Enitram said...

Que de belles choses vous trouvez dans vos brocantes, c'est riche de trouvailles; que j'aime ces tissus "liberty"!!!!
Bonne escapade

Samantha said...

It all looks delightful.

I really must try and get to the next one.

maría cecilia said...

Hello Isabelle, there are so many great antique places you have around to visit with so many interesting things, I would have them all!!! Your daughter, beautiful miss P is having a delicious pink "helado de algodón", I still eat them around .
Beautiful lace and fabric you bought!!
Thank you very much for your lovely comment.
Maria Cecilia

Tamsyn said...

It was lovely to meet you at the fair, I'm so glad you liked the heart, Miss P chose all the buttons very carefully :)
It was a great day, you have captured it so well. I missed that lovely embroidery and probably quite a few other bits (there wasn't much time for wandering around)
To finish the day at the beach looks perfect.
Tamsyn x