Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our UK parcel has arrived!

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


Gracie's Cottage said...

fun finds! That door knocker hand is creepy cool!


Hello Vintage said...

How much fun would it be to have a parcel like that come in the mail (even though you know what's in it)!! The silver opera glasses are lovely. Have to agree with Jan on the door knocker! Can't remember if I commented on your cards or not - they are great, I am glad you have listed them. Sherry :)

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara! Ho difficoltà a lasciare commenti, probabilmente Blogger sta facendo dei lavori :o((
Noi conosciamo questo Antique-centre ad Appledonre, ci siamo stati l'anno scorso ...è molto bello!!
Le cose che hai acquistato sono magnifiche, i miei complimenti!!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

The Cloth Shed said...

Love the French agricultural plaque...what a great find.
Julie x

Nelly said...

Love the bits and bobs Id do the same and send stuff home but Bet Id need a shipping crate lol

Hesta Nesta said...

Love all the bits and bobs you found on your travels. In the picture one up from the bottom there is a little man with Brixham written across his front, this is where my parents live in Devon! Love the French agricultural plaque. Have a great week.
Jo xx

theromanticrose said...

Adorabili questi oggetti vintage!In casa ho anch'io un vecchio canocchiale simile al tuo,ci sono affezionata,era del mio papà e da piccolina ci guardavo sempre dentro!Baci,Rosetta

Flotsam said...

There are lots of similar door-knockers for sale in Bath at the Walcot Street market but they can be a bit pricey. I love the wall plaque. Do you know where you are to hang it? I suppose a kitchen would be best considering the bovine subject.

polkadotpeticoat said...

What amazing finds I love it all especially the little tea tin!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Finally I can comment!!

I bet it was fun rediscovering all you lovely buys! xx

vintage mum said...

Lots of good memories there, crikey no wonder it cost so much with a door knocker, have you got it on the door yet?
cate x