On Sunday I, together with my lovely Mum, took a trip to Somerset and home of the lovely Washer Woman who was having an Open House. I buy from Lizzie regularly and often see her at various fairs but it is always a treat to visit her lovely home that she shares with the charming Mr Mangle and various cats!
She had set up a tempting emporium of lovely goods in one of her barns and I was spoiled for choice as to what to buy
After I had made my selection I sat out in Lizzie's garden and drank coffee and ate cake, delicious, and enjoyed the beautiful view.
Lots of other lovely dealers turned up and we sat in the sunshine (oh yes, we had sunshine!) and chatted.
I then went on to visit another lovely fabric friend and bought some French fabrics that she had bought back for me from a recent trip.
Beautiful bolts of voiles, circa 1930's!
I also bought some other treasures while I was there. These are some of my purchases from this weekend.
One of my favourite purchases was these beautiful French vintage paper shelf liners. I have over 100 of these and they are £1.50 each. Do let me know if you would like any as I am not sure if I am going to put them on the website yet.
After our little fabric buying we travelled to a village called Stogumber where the NGS were opening 6 gardens, with teas in the village hall. Stogumber is a pretty village and the gardens delightful and inspiring!
I was so busy being inspired by the gardens I forgot to take photos, sorry. We just about managed to do all 6 before they closed!
My overriding inspiration, both from Lizzie's garden and those of Stogumber, was of pots of red geraniums, which I love, so I have bought some to plant in our earthenware pots, in between listing fabrics of course!