I've had such a lovely morning at Peterborough Festival of Antiques. I woke at 6am to the sound of rain beating against the window, but by the time I'd got up and had a mug of tea, the weather was blowing through and the sky was lighter, so I pulled on my wellies and set off.
Sometimes, not having much to spend is a really good thing. You automatically discount any big items and spend longer sifting through the boxes and bags in and around the stalls. I found lots of lovely fabric, and the jam pots and jars that you can see above were only a couple of pounds each.
I had no shopping list, apart from wanting a few accessories for our Christmas gift shoot for the magazine next week. I was after a few vintage baking items for that, and I found a lovely weathered metal bun tin and a sweet old wooden spoon (£1).
A few pieces here will go to my next sale on October 21st, but I think the marmalade pot and a few pieces of fabric will probably find a home with me.
Quite a few of the dealers remembered that I'd been ill this time last year, and were so sweet asking how I was and telling how much better I was looking (at 8am with no make up and a high wind blowing I think that was quite generous!!). Seriously though, I like the antiques community, it's a small and friendly world.
This lady's stall is always beautiful, and she has one of the cutest dogs I've ever met. She has a little shop in Hinckley, Leicestershire, called Vintage Treasures. I haven't been, but I a plan to.
Finally, at long last, I managed to find some 1970s wallpaper.
It's a complete roll and it didn't involve taking out a second mortgage. I was so pleased with this.
Hope you enjoyed sorting through my treasures with me. Have a lovely weekend.