Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Firstly, thank you for the positive feedback for my cards. I have listed them now, so only time will tell how they go.
We sent a parcel home from England, the first week of our travels by surface mail as it was quite heavy and expensive to post. It arrived mid December and I had forgotten some of the items that were inside.
The mohair bulldog/boxer? (£16) puppet and fabric box (£6) came from the Station Antiques, Appledore, Kent. His smaller companion was picked up at the Ardingly Antique Fair (£4). The weeny french powder box was £3 from the fair also.
We found our first (and only) car boot sale near to our first stay at Kenardington, near Ashford, Kent. The car boot sale was pretty inexpensive and a lot of fun. The smaller black opera glasses with original leather pouch were £10, the prettier engraved silver glasses were from Ardingly at only £3.
The Mr bought the Georgian door knocker (£35) and iron latch (£15) from Ardingly.
A few more smalls from the car boot, gifts for others...
Bits and bobs from Ardingly....
And finally a French agricultural award plaque, another of the Mr's buys, at the Station Antique for £30.
All in all we bought very little, but we are happy with what did make it home and didn't have too much to put away. It feels like a lifetime ago that we were there, that it was all some sort of crazy dream...but a good one!
If you missed my earlier post of our other English finds, you can find it here.
I hope you all have an enjoyable week, Tam x