Saturday, February 23, 2008

Off on a Jolly.....

I spent a fun few hours yesterday with two lovely people! - Helen, Sue and I went for a 'jolly' to the small city of Wells in Somerset. The weather was mild, but a little overcast, so after a warming hot chocolate in a cafe, we visited every charity shop on the high street.......

Then it was time for a spot of lunch at the vegetarian restaurant 'The Good Earth'. I had a delicious mixed salad, a huge hunk of garlic bread and a cuppa!

There was then just time to head off to the 'Wells Trading Post' which is an antiques/bygones emporium housed in a former 12th century mill.
Sue discovered this little beauty........

....a child-sized wooden dresser, painted in the most gorgeous green chippy gloss paint and handmade in the 1950's. I can picture this looking stunning on Sue's stand at the antiques fairs.
There was a pea green flavour to my purchases too! I bought this Victorian bathroom set of a chamber pot, toothbrush holder and soap dish with cover. The hand crochet doily that I discovered earlier in the day, coordinates surprisingly well.

Thank you ladies for such a jolly, jolly!

(My latest creation made from recycled vintage fabrics.)
Have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned,
Niki x


  1. That lunch looks scrumptious! I really think that once my kids are grown I'd like to be a vegetarian. Hubby and his mom went to Crank's in London ages ago (in the 70's I think). We have one of Crank's early cookbooks from that trip they took.

    Your chamberpot's floral transfer is BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Hi Niki, what a lovely day out, I went to Wells a couple of years ago (took Mr. Bloom for his birthday) - it really is a charming place. That's where I bought my chalkware lady with the lurchers, in one of the charity shops! Love your purchases too.
    Lucy x

  3. Hi Niki
    I have been meaning to go to Wells for weeks now.. maybe I should wait a bit longer if you have already visited the charity shops!!!!
    Lovely day out with good friends... nothing beats it!
    I am glad you are getting some 'fun' time to enjoy yourself and having a rest from the sewing machine for a day.


  4. That dresser is so cute! I'm not even sure I'd do anything to it, just look at it adorned with a few miniature tea sets and dolls, how lucky you are!

  5. Such pretty things Niki, and a fab lunch too!

  6. Sounds like such a fun day! Lots of pretty treasures! Love the new bag you've made!

  7. Love the children's dresser.
    The bag is lovely.x

  8. A jolly, jolly indeed! I haven't been to Wells for years. Lovely finds as usual, I love the green of that dresser! Take care

  9. Looks like you had a great day! Your friend got a great little cupboard! So fun! Can't wait for the anitques markets to start up here in Pennsylvania. Have a great day!


  10. Hi Niki just catching up with you, ref your last post - that book looks great - I love velvet.

    Glad you had a great trip yesterday.

    BTW my cushion arrived and is gorgeous, it looks so pretty next to all the other ones.

    best wishes Ginny

  11. Aahhh it sounds like a perfect day! That lunch looks incredibly yummy, and I absolutely love that green dresser.
    Love Alison x

  12. I just love your blog!!! I read it faithfully...
    beautiful pictures, cute posts, and lots of crafty inspiration! Just wonderful!!!

  13. That chamber pot makes me wish we didn't have indoor plumbing!!! Sorta.

  14. Chamber pot, tooth brush holder and soap dish have such a happy spring time feel. What are you going to do with the Chamber pot?

  15. Hello 'Just Jenny' - thanks for your comment.
    As I have three Victorian chamber pots already in my down-stairs loo (!) - I decided to add this set to my website today.

  16. Ok, I'd love firstly the salad and second the green dresser. Both look scrumptious! I love your vintage bags by the way.

  17. Such beautiful things! I am so glad to have found your blog! I can't wait to scroll down and read more...I just had to comment first!! I checked out your home in Somerset Life and it is simply stunning!!! So warm, cozy and creative!!! I have been truly inspired and will certainly be visiting often! Thank you!

  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful time Niki! I love the green cupboard... what a wonderful color!

    I saw that book from your last post on Amazon the other day too...looks so yummy. It certainly does seem so long off to wait!

    Love your beautiful creations... I often go to your website just to admire your beautiful goodies. :))

    Hope your perfume labels arrived safely. xoxo Heather

  19. Oh what lovely things! Im so glad to have found your blog!


  20. Wells is one of my favourite places.I don't get there often but when I do, I really enjoy it.;-)Sal


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx