Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Weekend Treasure Hunting
This weekend was spent treasure hunting again. As the days grow longer it's a little bit easier to get out of bed early to head to my local car boot sale and last weekend's event turned up trumps. You might remember back in January I did a post about Botanical prints and discovered my love for Redoute prints. Well I found the antique lovelies above hiding under someones table and with a quick haggle I handed over £5. I don't really like the frames so at some point will find something nice for them to stay in.
I also came across a lady who told me her late mother was a hoarder with good taste and she was slowly going through her loft and selling the treasures that she had gathered over the years. I bought lots of vintage vases and old sweetie jars for another £5 from her (I am calling them sweetie jars but they were probably used for something else!). I love the way they are all cloudy, some chipped, some scratched etc I think it gives them a bit of life and history. Apparently one of them is from the Georgian period...I love that.
The last of my purchases was the lovely antique woven pink and cream blanket for a snip at 50p! Unfortunately my cats Missy & Boosh have already claimed ownership of it!