21 April 2010

big market {part two}


Yes this is me! trying to be lady-like and model my new old dress from the market {see last post}. I absolutely love it! It is silk and is in a bit of oriental style with cross over front and buttons down the side. It is slightly padded so quite warm, but with slits up the side, ooh lala indeed!
It was £25, quite a lot, but she did knock it down a bit for me which was very kind. It looks to me to be from either the 1920s or 30s...I love the fabric, it's pale beige with bright red, yellow and green feathers.


a few more things to add to my collection...a beautiful old cotton and wood parasol. I was standing there in the market, imaging a hot summer day with a nice G&T, sitting with this parasol in the meadow...ah SOLD!
and some knitting needles, as believe it or not, I am in the process of learning to knit!


amazing tiny button! 


yet another crotched blanket! needs a bit of repair, but look at those colours! lovely.


these tiles we bought for displaying jewellery on.


a ship in a bottle! I have a soft spot for these.



been looking for one of these for ages, it's a steamer for cooking our veggies in!



these watch-straps I'm thinking to incorporate with our jewellery somehow, a nice bracelet maybe?
So that's just about it for now... we have just completed a huge wholesale order for Japan so we can get back to concentrating on the new shop! We are already one month over schedule! It's difficult to run a business at the same time renovating and moving workshop, but the worst is over hopefully!

16 comments:

  1. i love the dress, the colours in the print are so nice, and that parasol, what a find!

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  2. Some really great finds! I love that dress: Great print and shape! I'm so short though I would chop it off and make it kind of a mini shift dress, lol...is a horrible thing to do to something already so beautiful? :/

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a great dress! Which market is this? Ardingly? Have you ever been to Detling in Kent?

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  4. yes, lovely dress! you look very lady-like indeed.

    i have noticed all your buys, fashion and non-fashion have this lovely consistent colour palette.

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  5. OMG, love the dress! Love how you are wearing it with the belt and parasol.

    Those watch bands are amazing! I wish I could make a bracelet from one :)

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  6. WOW I love all your finds! the tiles, the blanket, the steamer all gorgeous!!

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  7. Ah sigh, love a good rummage. Gorgeous colours in the tiles and that ship in a bottle, so sweet.

    K

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  8. Lovely finds, but I have a soft spot for the dress. Looks fantastic on you.

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  9. Oh wow you look gorgeous in that dress, not that you don't always look lovely :)
    What brilliant things you find. The well story sounds like a bit of a saga, glad you managed to find a use for it at last.

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  10. and you look SO pretty in the dress & with the little parasol !

    my heart skipped a bit when i saw the blue tiles beause my gradnmother had at least two of the same !! in her little holiday cottage and she would use them as coasters (to drink limondae when i was a little girl...

    i love the £1 painting and i you ever want to get rid & re-sale it, please contact me !

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  11. oops sorry typo... skipped a : beat !

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  12. I absolutely love everything...
    happy knitting :)

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  13. I've just looked through you last four posts, and Artemis, I must say you are good at shopping!

    That picture for £1 is brilliant, and so atmospheric! I love all of your purchases, the bag and scarf in particular.

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  14. I've just looked through you last four posts, and Artemis, I must say you are good at shopping!

    That picture for £1 is brilliant, and so atmospheric! I love all of your purchases, the bag and scarf in particular.

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  15. I want your steamer! And that dress is to die for, so subtle in colour and yet speaks volumes in design. The pattern reminds me of a blouse I saw at Urban Outfitters.

    You made out like bandits at the market!

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  16. you look absoolutely gorgeous. I love that dress and your hair. Congratulations on the amazing finds.

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