Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Festive Flea Finds

So if you are as disorganised for Christmas as I am this year, you will also have struggled to find any spare moments for blogging. I did just want to update my blog this morning though, so thought I would share with you a few of my purchases from a recent flea market excursion.
I really enjoyed myself this time, as I was able to just concentrate on buying materials for my handmade goods, now that I have made the decision to focus more on this side of my business. (See post below)
Purchases included pretty Victorian greetings cards for gift sets.

Vintage brooches are my 'must-buy'.

These two ladies I bought for myself. I shall give them some new arms and pretty dresses and they can go and live out their days in my dolls house.

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Exquisite lace and quilt bundles from Sue.

A delicious assortment of colourful buttons.

And two beautifully hand painted signs by a very talented stall holder.

I shall leave you with some delightfully nostalgic images from Christmases past, with some of the Victorian and Edwardian postcards that also came home with me...

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Hope you enjoy the final few days as we draw ever closer to the festive season,
Niki x
PS: I have added another rag doll to my website.

20 comments:

  1. Have just discovered your wonderful shop and have added you to my "scrummy shopping sites" list on my blog. I hope this is okay with you. Your work is beautiful. Margaret.

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  2. Hi Niki

    Lovely to see you on Sunday. Thanks as always for your purchases. Love all those violets cards, and all your other goodies. I struggled to find anything this time - mind you, I didn't have long away from my stand! At least I managed to come home with more money than I spent this time!!!

    Sue x

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  3. Love your purchases! They are fabulous!
    The wooden dolls, brooches, postcards, lace and fabric bundles (... Im waiting for mine to arrive, yet:(!!), wooden signs... all is beautiful, and naturally, Matilda too!!

    Monica x.

    P.S. WOW, those violet postcards are just stunning! Hope to see some of them soon in your website!

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  4. As always you buy the lovliest of things...the dolls are wonderful..cant wait to see them finished. Love H
    ps I think you have made the right decision re the shop...focus on one thing...streamlining leads to less stress and concentrating on making that one thing even better

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  5. Just caught up with your last 2 posts ( I neeeeeed to know what date in May for the fair, I will take my flask of tea and be first in the que lol)

    You have found some gorgeous cards for the chritmas season and always love to read what you have been up too. Your rag dolls are just the best ... well you know what I think :0)

    best wishes Ginny x

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  6. Niki, those are some of the most beautiful Victorian cards I think I've seen! The images are so crisp and bright! I'm so glad you are going to focus on your handmades! (That LACE IS DREAMY!!!!)

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  7. Some wonderful things there, Niki. I bought one of the handpainted signs too!

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  8. Such gorgeous scrummy things. My friend has sent me some money to treat myself on my birthday so I shall be back for a peek on the day.

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  9. Those brooches (the flowers) those buttons. Sigh!!!

    Jo
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  10. Love all your finds... Absolutely all of them!! I have a soft spot for vintage fabric, and you seem to find the prettiest around!
    Isabel

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  11. What fun...and great treasures! Your little doll is altogether WONDERFUL! She is precious!

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  12. I dare say you were rummaging around at Shepton on Sunday too? Funnily enough I came home with a lovely selection of cards too!

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  13. Just had to say how lovely all your dolls and fairy's look, you are so clever.
    Debbie

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  14. your collection of cards are very very pretty, the sign is gorgeous I didn't see that stand, must go around with my eyes shut!!!
    My youngest daughter came to the market for the first time and I couldn't drag her away from the jewellery.
    Jan x

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  15. That lace is gorgeous - such wonderful finds! Happy holidays to you and yours, Niki. xo

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  16. Really lovely stuff, the cards are stunning, the buttons fantastic and I love the brooches. What a haul
    Twiggy x

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  17. Lovely finds! I've had your shop bookmarked for ages and I have a longing look at it now and again but this is the first time I've seen your blog. I had a nose at your book too and that looks very inspiring.

    Mel x

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  18. Beautiful finds Niki! Hope you've been enjoying all the preparations and are looking forward to getting your tree, take care
    Kimx

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  19. Lucky you, what some lovely finds. Your little dolls are gorgeous.
    Nickyx

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  20. Great finds. I agree with someone else, the cards are really nice and LOVE the broches.
    Glenda

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