I love tulips and fill the home with them every Spring.
The hens are happy and have spent most of the day sunbathing in a huddle!
Yesterday's forecast was for torrential rain and gales, luckily I decided to ignore that, as the weather men are so often wrong, and ventured to Shepton Mallet Flea Market.
It was not a pleasant day weatherwise, it was pretty dismal, cold and wet but not torrential rain and no gales. There were a few stalls outside, nowhere near as many as usual. Most of the action was indoors and after bravely scurrying about outside and getting a few goodies, I headed indoors to the warm and dry to continue my fabric hunt.
It was lovely to see Lizzie, Clare and Sue stalling inside and to bump into Lucy, Niki and Maxine all treasure hunting. I'm not very sociable on my buying trips as I am aware that I need to get my head down and find as much as possible to make the 4 hour round trip worth my while, so often it's just a cheery hello exchanged on passing!
Despite the market being so small I still got a lot of lovely bits. I shall share these with you:
Vintage georgette and French rayon dress fabrics
1940's Paisley Fabric
Pucci style paisley silk
1940's Rayon dress fabrics
1950's dress fabrics
Wonderful London scenes novelty fabric
1950's French Abstract Fabric
Collier Campbell fabric for Liberty (I always get asked for this!)
Genia Sapper 1960's Fabric
Some pretty velvet ribbons
Beautiful Woollen blankets, one Ikea, one vintage Welsh wool
A pretty corsage that a kind stall holder threw in for free
Wonderful Racey Helps playing cards. I love his work especially as he has North Devon connections too.
Kitchen Things pot by T G Green
2 pretty 1950's dresses, one blue
one brown, a bit too big for me but maybe belted....
and worn with my leather jacket?
After the fair we popped to Clark's Village, an outlet centre in Street. In Joules, I found these gorgeous oven gloves and hob covers for my aga at half price! Perfect as our old ones are worn out and rather grubby.
Well, with all that fabric buying I now have a mammoth task of washing and ironing all my finds and with the sun shining I might just get it dried outside too. Nothing nicer than air dried washing! Bye for now x