This weekend has been a breathless and whistle stop tour of the flea market, junk shops, vintage clothes shops, a vintage camera shop, a couple of charity shops, old bookshops, and a short walk on the beach. It's been lots of fun, especially as I had a marvellously enthusiastic sidekick in the shape of a friend who we'll call Katie, mainly because that's her name. I haven't known Katie for long, but she proved herself to be excellent fun and expert in all secondhand matters.
We were at times measured and at others completely giddy kippers. Some treasures got left behind, but we came home with bags aplenty and a dressed crab for supper. I'm already looking forward to our next adventure. Today, I added to my riches by going to the carboot sale.
So, where to start?
A bag of stencils from the junk shop - too many to list here, these are two of my faves.
Vintage toffee tin for Iris from Katie
1940s court shoes. Sigh, they are perfect...
A great many books - might have to do another post on the rest!
The Peacock Party by Alan Aldridge, published 1979.
Tinker Tailor by Charles Keeping, published 1968
Page detail - lovely, eh?
Balbus by Oliver Hill and Hans Tisdall, published 1944
Page detail - extraordinary snail
Groovy Sultan eggcup
Tiny red enamel candle holder
Two wooden owls
Pretty bird plate
Abstract ironstone plate
Wowzers, what a haul! Maybe I can encourage Katie to share her finds with us...?
*UPDATE* See Katie's Flickr - she's posted her finds!