Well, we bailed on the camping trip as the weather report was so dire and camping in the rain is hardly any fun. Never mind, we do have two or three more trips coming up and hopefully summer will resume any time now, fingers crossed.
So what did we do to fill those empty camping hours? We went to the market, where I tried on vintage dresses (all too big or too small) and bought a bunch of magnificent early dahlias.
We went for afternoon tea with Iris's grandparents. We ate delicious food - I made pesto which we had with pasta and homegrown peas, Paul made pizza and bread and banana cake. We played hide and seek and read Mr Men books. We carbooted, I found lots of tiny curios. So it wasn't too bad really!
Here are some of the treasures, but there's more (of course); I found a whole heap of vintage baby clothes that are so darling, I'm going to be adding them to the shop as they're all too small for Iris! Pictures to follow!
A startled looking wooden bottle stopper.
I was drawn to this little 1950s book by the bright and pretty cover.
And when I looked inside and saw this girl, I immediately handed over my 50p. Isn't she a beauty? And yes, Daughters Are The Thing.
Owls, owls, owls (well, three, although I can't find the third one).
A tiny brass ship.
An even tinier mouse with leather ears and tail. Squeak!
An apple (or pear) cutter in its original box.
Some brooches.. including some bows which I have been on the lookout for..
Crazy 1970s Irish linen tea towels, the colours are so juicily bright and the subject matter completely bonkers..
The elephant has a cold and is taking a mustard foot bath. (!)