This wonderfully rustic French shelf didn't need any such make-over...and I was very pleased to to make it my first purchase of the day.
This rather sweet picture is an original artwork and will look great in the shop.
As usual rose printed china seduced me, along with vintage costume brooches.
I've already fastened one of them to a bag I made on Saturday.
A large collection of mother-of-pearl and abalone buttons was a favourite find.
I have plans for this gorgeous hand embroidered tablecloth...
And these little doll faces will eventually be made into hat stands, like some of those in my collection.
The other little vintage dolls will be made decent with some suitable handmade clothes.
This pretty handmade silk covered box would make a useful little sewing box...and I promised the clever lady who paints the driftwood signs (below), that I would show them on my blog. I'm going to hang the 'welcome' sign on my shop's door.
I was very excited to find this stunning photo of a debutante(?)
And the wedding photo was taken on May 5th 1915 of Cecil and Gladys Wills (A famous name in the Bristol area, as they were cigarette manufacturers for decades, with a factory in Hartcliffe - I was told by the seller that this happy couple are related to the W.D and H.O Wills, but I have no proof that this is true.)
I bought these fab fabric covered pin keeper disks from Lizzie. I think I shall add them to some of my vintage sewing kits that I like to put together.
I couldn't resist this plaster pot dog, who will hopefully sit still on a shelf in the shop!
And French lace and trims were my bargain buy of the day...
Lots of useful bits to use in my creations.
I did buy some other items, including some rustic French crates, but you've probably seen enough for now...
Hope you have a great week,