..... you know when you wait ages and then two come along together
Well after blogging about my little collecting passion this week guess what I spied at the flea market this morning ???
Three gorgeous little cups and saucers in a flow blue marbled effect .... too tiny for backstamps but dating to around 1840/50
I placed a standard Denby cup & saucer behind them to give you some idea of scale
and then blow me down on the next stall was this pair in a hand painted tiny sprig design again dating to around 1850/1860 .... apologies for the poor shot but we have been blighted by brilliant sunshine today but I'm not complaining ;-)
We left the flea market and went on to my favourite little Aladdin's cave of treasures at Hexton .... I had some more stock to take down there and I am delighted to say that August was a fabulous month and most of my stock had been sold so it needed replenishing.
Opposite Country Matters is a lovely pub called The Raven and because it was such a beautiful morning we popped in for lunch in their lovely garden. Who would have thought that we would be sitting basking in the sunshine on this second day of September . It's so peaceful down there and we'll be popping down again tomorrow as it is the village fete within the grounds of Hexton Manor. There is also an exhibition by the Bedfordshire Quilters group in the neighbouring village of Barton-le-Clay so I shall be paying that a visit too.
On the collecting front again I have another postcard by Lilian Rowles .... a sweet little birthday postcard dated 14 August 1932