All is quiet on the Lala front now .... and the back for that matter as the borrower next door has retired for the day thank gawd!
We were intending to pop to a local produce show today .... this happens every August BH where local allotment holders bring all their excess produce and for a donation to the Keech Hospice you can fill a bag with all manner of lovely fresh fruit, veg and flowers but last night we happened to drive past the Hertfordshire Showground and saw that there was an antiques fair today. Well I didn't need much persuading to change the plan and off we went this morning.
These are the goodies that I bought
Royal Albert Plate
Cute tray in the shape of a duck
A little pewter candle holder and behind you can see a selection of EPNS sugar tongs
Copeland Spode Cake Plate in the blue willow pattern
and what's this ????
The most exquisite Victorian leather bound photograph album which is almost full of family photographs and the only indication of the previous owner's name is Nellie which is handwritten on the inside cover. Most of the photographs were taken in studios on the Kent and Sussex coast but what caught my eye the most was the delicate hand painted detail to these pages .... tiny little flowers, birds and insects and the colours are still so vibrant.
Another book of 'lost people' .... I can never quite understand how such things get discarded.
My little treat of the day was this sewing table
We arrived home at lunchtime to find this
Our big brown bear Mollie and she was absolutely sparko .... don't know how she'd managed to kip with all that noise on the other side of the fence. Poor dear is starting her season and always feels very sorry for herself at this time.
Hope you all had a super bank holiday xx