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.