The Villa on Mount Pleasant

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Car Boot Fair Treasure

Hello everyone!

Last Sunday I went to my local car boot fair and came back with a a magnificent haul of vintage treasure.  It was one of those mornings where I wasn't sure I could be bothered, but it always seems to be those mornings that make rich pickings!  (For my readers who are not in the UK, car boot fairs are a bit like flea markets - people fill their cars up with their unwanted goods, and set up little stalls next to their car, usually in a field or car park.)  From the top - 

1) Florentine tray, velvet cushion and shabby fabric roses.  So much pretty!

2) Set of four cut glass goblets and a champagne coupe.  I'm already getting excited about the festive season in this house (I know, I know, I'm sorry!), and I see these goblets filled with red wine and surrounded by glistening tea lights and pine sprigs.  The coupe has a couple of small chips, but at 30 pence I had to have it to add to my collection of mismatched vintage champagne coupes.

3) Framed swan print.  I think I managed to avoid squeaking like a two year old and shouting 'mine, mine!!" when I saw this.  There is something so romantic about swans and this picture has it all - blossom, crocuses, and beautiful swans.  I absolutely love it.

4) I adore old books, and I love the jewel colours and titles of these mini books.  In my dining room (still unfinished so I'm yet to share any pictures with you!) the original huge cast iron cooking range still remains in the big fireplace.  I imagine the task of renovating it will be costly and expensive, so in the meantime, I store all my beautiful old books on it, and these will join the others there.

I still have the last corner of my bedroom to share with you which I will post this week.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tamsyn x



  1. Why is it I don't find such beauties like these at boot fairs ... Oh well, I live in hope

  2. You do find treasure ! I live in Suffolk and my local boot fair is getting worse do you mind me asking where you go to ! Thanks x


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