As you can see from the clouds behind one of my favourite stands at the Shepton Mallet Flea Market, the weather did not look very promising! Ever the die-hard flea market shopper, I thought it was worth the risk! The rain stayed away most of the day and I managed to find some wonderful items....
The French pink brocade pelmet came form the seller above. It has the most wonderful bobble trim along the hem, in pink and green. I also found some pretty French millinery flower posies and pink silk velvet ribbon, which is getting very rare now.
From another vintage textile dealer I bought the French fabric covered box and the wax flower Bridal headdress in another box, with its original white satin bouquet ribbons......
Enchanting antique French lace edgings on their original cards.........
And this tiny French bed complete with a pale blue cotton fabric cover. The rust from the little metal bed has come through onto the fabric, so I shall hide it by carefully stitching some more lace and some of the pink millinery flowers around the edges. I think it needs a little quilt too!
The wonderful yellow embroidered pelmet came from Sue and will be fabulous to use as a skirt on one of my handmade rag dolls.
The gorgeous rose braid will be stitched onto a set of white bathroom towels.
And I could not resist these fragile roses made from very fine porcelain in pale pink and ruby red; they are a little chipped, but still beautiful.
I bought this whole collection of pink and aqua green costume brooches from one dealer; I love how they all look together...they will each find a place on my handmade bags, coat hangers and gift sets.
I had such an amazing day catching up with friends who visit to buy and others who have stands selling fabulous treasures!
It was also good to come home and unpack all the lovely things and decide how I shall utilise them.
Hope you had a great weekend too!
I also found more vintage postcards, a Victorian hat and the sheet music printed with the beautiful flapper's face will framed and put into my living room.