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Friday, 6 June 2014

The colours of summer


Took a little break from everything yesterday morning and headed off to Newark Antiques Fair. I've written about it before, and it really is a lovely fair. Not for the faint hearted as there are so many stalls, and so much choice. I found a lovely French seller who had lots of mismatched china in beautiful colours. I picked up the blue plate above, the blue of summer skies I thought.


This colourful trio, and the fabric behind it, which is thick linen printed with birds and flowers.


I really, really love these plates. My mission really was just to forage for fabric for my quilt. I did pick up some lovely scraps:


Just can't wait to start patching with those pieces. I saw lots of curious sights. I fell for these vintage bakery labels, but at £12 each, I had to be content with just taking a photo.


I resisted the old bears as well.


One stall was comprised of the contents of a 1960s toy shop. I loved these dog shaped erasers: 


Quirky, beautiful, crazy, there are all sorts of things at Newark. I loved this tiny book which at 50p, I could afford to bring home.


And a red patterned tin and a scrap of Sanderson fabric completed the haul.


Happy weekend one and all.

13 comments:

  1. Some really great finds. The bakery tags were delightful, I agree a little pricey at £12 each. Happy hunting.

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  2. I love all your finds, especially that plate. It looks gorgeous with those strawberries.

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    1. Yes, not my usual style but I just loved that blue. I might use it as a prop for a photo shoot for the local magazine (that's my excuse!).

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  3. You bought some lovely things. Prices are definitely creeping up now that vintage is so 'trendy'. Yesterday I bought 2 Seasalt dresses in their 20% off sale and some lovely old childrens prints so now to find some frames for them. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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    1. Hi Karen, you're right, prices are definitely going up. Are you looking for vintage or new frames? For new, I like Dunelm or Tiger Stores. Enjoy your Seasalt dresses (even if it's not the weather for them this weekend). x

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  4. You found such beautiful things! Wish I could have joined you! The floral china is beautiful and I love the fabric you found. The book and the tin look really pretty too.

    Wishing you a Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you! Such a great fair, you would love it I am sure x

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  5. What wonderful finds. I too love those vintage bakery labels, they would look lovely in the kitchen! Hello from Suzy, a new follower. x

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    1. Hi Suzy, thanks for following. Welcome along. Yes, the bakery labels are just gorgeous. They would look amazing in a vintage style tea shop.

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  6. Those bakery signs are perfect ... I'm not sure I could have resisted!

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  7. Always enjoy your post ,Fiona..They are full to the brim of all that's pretty ...
    Ages since I have browsed a vintage fair....
    This one looks delightful...those labels are very nostalgic, but ever so pricey
    The Teddies are wonderful...
    thank you for sharing..
    Hugs Maria x

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