Friday, 11 June 2010
VINTAGE FINDS from France and Belgium PART 1
I hope that you have all had a good week. It's been a busy one for me, plenty of catching up after having been away. My ironing is finally up to date (hooray!) and I have almost finished putting all my vintage finds away. That was quite a job as I brought back a fair bit as you will see from the photos. I decided to split the photos in two posts. Although I tend to have quite a few photos per post, I decided it would be a bit too much to have them all on today's post. In fact the photos are only a sample of what I brought back. I didn't photograph everything as some have already been stored away. Anyway, it will give you some idea of what came back home with me.
I'd like to say a BIG thank you to my parents who are a HUGE help!!! When I arrived in France, they showed me a big selection of vintage goodies they had found for me since I last visited them at Christmas. Every time they go to vide-greniers or brocantes, they look out for things which they know I like/need. ;-)
I had such fun shopping for vintage items whilst in France and Belgium! Here is a selection of things which I found and things which my parents found for me.
In need of a bit of a clean. A bit chipped around the edges but I don't mind that.
My Mother found this lovely suitcase, the lining is beautiful.
Needs to be tidied up a bit and given a fresh vintage fabric cover
Buttons galore! Soooo pleased with this selection.
I love these buttons
I found 20 metres of 1950's pink lace (top left hand corner)
An unused corset in its original box
A selection of sheets
The weekend is here at last! It looks like the good weather is back. It's been a very wet week and I have been keeping my fingers crossed for good weather on Sunday as we are doing a boot fair. Every evening this week, we have been bringing things down from the loft. We need to make some space up there. A few weeks ago someone came to have a look at our loft as we had water coming through the roof. He was amazed when he looked around, his comment was : "I have never seen a loft as full as this in all my years of going in people's lofts!" In a way I wasn't surprised, as both Alan and I are hoarders...However, we both agree that there is a lot up there which has to go.
VINTAGE FINDS from France and Belgium PART 2 will follow within the next few days
I wish you all a beautiful weekend! ;-)