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Friday, 7 February 2014

A few finds

Some of you might recognise the source of my new earrings. I bought these from blogger and maker Maartje at Silly Old Suitcase, my first ever Etsy purchase! My cute parcel arrived from the Netherlands yesterday, having taken only a couple of days to get here.

The earrings are so pretty, and in my favourite colours. So thank you Maartje for a beautiful item. I am now eyeing up those bracelets in juicy fruit colours!
I have also been out buying this week at an antiques fair. It so happened that I was working just down the road from Newark Antiques Fair yesterday. I could not resist paying a flying visit as it was a bright and dry morning. 

I didn't have much to spend, I just wanted to wander among the old things. For me, this is just a great way to zone out for a short time. I did find a few bits and pieces. This old sign:

I have wanted a sign with 'chocolate' on it for a long time, but they're usually too expensive. This one was weathered and a bit rusty, so it cost less, but I still love it. I think I probably need to stop buying signs now though. There is a lot of writing on the walls at home now, and I don't want the house to start resembling someone with too many tattoos!

The green jug was £5 and the fabric scraps a bargain too. And finally, from the bottom of a collapsing cardboard box on a junk stall....

I found something else, too, but I'll share that another day.

Have a lovely weekend one and all.


  1. Some lovely treasures there :)

  2. Fab finds...especially like your rustic jug and chocolate sign.

  3. Great finds - the fabric looks very exciting! I really like the chairs in the first photo too - they'd look great around a big wooden kitchen table...
    Best wishes

  4. How fun to be wearing earrings made by a sister in the Netherlands. It looks like you had a great day. I am surprised that you have outdoor markets, this time of year :) I really think that your chocolate sign is wonderful, the rust is a bonus to its charm :)
    Have a great weekend,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

    1. Hi Connie, yes it is amazing but we have outdoor fairs all year round. There have been gales and storms but the dealers are still there. Some stalls are inside but I usually make my finds at the outside stands.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend too. I'll pop over to your blog.

  5. What great finds. Love the earrings.
    Jacqui x

  6. I LOVE that chocolate sign ... what a wonderful find. The earrings are very pretty too and look so perfect photographed in that bowl! M x

    1. Thank you. I am so glad someone else appreciates the chocolate sign, because I really love it!