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.