Thank you to Lizzie and Clare for organising a fabulous Giant Rag Market at the Cheese and Grain, Frome. I didn't take photos of the stalls this time - I get the feeling these don't interest those who have not been able to attend...So this time I've taken some pics of the items I was able to buy there - maybe it will encourage some who have not been before, to visit next time - Its clear to see there are lots of beauties on offer and definitely not just tat that dealers were trying to clear! :)
I came home with this huge pile of wonders!
|Textiles and trims.|
|Shoe stretchers, powder puff, and a hand painted box containing collar studs.|
|Brooches and collars embroidered with pansies.|
|The tiniest Victorian pudding doll with hand made dress.|
|These French wire beaded leaves will make perfect wings for my next batch of fairy dolls.|
|A gift for a friend.|
|Cottage print and useful c1930's books.|
|Crumpled vintage millinery roses.|
|Beautiful bags and purses from Jo.|
|And this carpet bag too.|
|Not bad eh?!|
My next fair is The Cotswold's Vintage Fair in August.
|On Sunday we were all together as a family celebrating the very first Birthday of a very special little girl.|
|Our daughter invited family from far and wide and put on a garden party for us all at her home.|
|There were cakes galore!|
Hedgehogs made by our younger daughter.
|And a buffet served in flower pots!|
|With three renditions of 'Happy Birthday' for three members of the family all born on July 4th! - And a home-made cake for each of them! Roll-over Nigella! ;-))|