Saturday, 25 June 2011

Treasures from our travels

Hey bloggers, we have finally arrived back from Cornwall after a long drive home. However we didn't make it home without making another flea market stop at Honiton. This was for the Rag market at Mackarness Hall in the High Street. This was more up mum's street than mine because rifling through vintage linens amongst crowds of people is not my cup of tea. Don't get me wrong, what mum creates with these linens is truly gorgeous and I will make future posts entailing more of what we make at a later date. Anyway we found some good bits and pieces and met the washer woman , whose blog is amazing!!! Definitely worth checking out! All these inspiring women made us even more eager to put our foot down and zoom home to start creating. A picture below gives a brief insight to our rag market treasures.

Mum picked up a range of beautiful fabrics, as cheap as 50p I may add and also some lace and buttons as you can never have enough of those.
As promised from our previous post I said that I would share with you our treasures from our travels, so here we go.
1. Buttons

These are always worth picking up, especially if they come as cheap as £1.00 - £2.00 for one card. They are perfect for embellishing cushions, peg bags, even on cards and scrapbook journals. They add a little vintage touch and make the whole piece more enticing to the eye. Always worth checking all the little nooks and crannies of antique shops and charity shops as there is always a bowl of buttons somewhere.

2. Brooches

Wherever we go there is always a charity shop or junk shop selling brooches in a small glass cabinet, which mum tends to be drawn to like a moth to flame. But well worth while as they also make perfect embellishments to cushions or other fabric hangings and add a touch of vintage glitz. Get bargaining for them and you may be surprised at how much that bargain may be worth on ebay.

3. Books

These beautiful old books were found in an excellent charity shop in Falmouth. At £4 each they were definitely a bargain and even more of a bargain was the music book underneath them which we got for 20p, so good, we went back for more later in the week. They would be perfect for our upcoming workshop. We also have a few ideas using the covers of these books, so keep your eyes peeled.

4. Rusted old tin

I just can't help but stop in my tracks as soon as I see an old vintage tin. I find them irresistible and can always find something to store in them, such as old bits of jewellery, buttons or bits of lace.
And finally, my favourite treasure of the holiday.......

5. Vintage Letter Rack

I found this beauty in the vintage boutique at St. Ives as commented on in the previous post. At £25 it was well worth it and I have some ideas for this piece. I can't wait to show you.

So thats the summary of the vintage treasures from our Cornwall travels and I have to say we are so excited to get crafting and creating. 

Sue & Sarah

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