Monday, 16 November 2009

Fair 'finds' and more.

Lovely tin from and green being the main colours in my kitchen.

Gorgeous tea cosy from Amanda!
Along with...

Oh, how I love vintage baubles! I knew that Amanda would satisfy my Christmassy needs!!

This lovely set of three festive mats came from Lizzie.

Red fabric also from Lizzie.
Fabric FQs from Donna.

Fab tablecloth from Lucy...this is now taking pride of place on my kitchen table..

And being fit for very little on Sunday, I sat down and decided to sew my cushion covers!
I now have the brightest , most gaudy kitchen in the village where I live!
And if Josie Mary is reading this...yes sunglasses next time you visit!

Anyone for tea...?!

(But not until I return from mingling with all of those 'excited women'... at a Christmas place near here!

Have a great day!



Serenata said...

Just what you need in winter - cheery colours in the kitchen! Love the cushions and your 'new' goodies. ;-)

Hen said...

Hi Sal,
The kitchen looks great, some top vintage goodies there. Definitely would have dived on that tea cosy! Your cushions look fab, Donna has the best ever fabrics. I am stroking mine today!
Hen x

Kelly said...

Lovely stuff! I love those vintage decorations! the pink ones are gorgeous!!!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Josie-Mary said...

I love it, it looks so jolly - just right for tea time.
What lovely goodies you got, Amanda's stall looked great. I'm going to try & get down to Totnes for the Christmas market. My friend is driving me down as the trains are rubbish. :)

Josie said...

the cushion covers look great, i like the fabric!
Josie x

Lalabibaby said...

Wow .... bobby dazzlers Sal .... I've been looking at the photos of the V & H on other blogs and it looked really lovely. If I wish hard enough perhaps I will get down that way next year x

LissyLou said...

oooo i love your gaudy kitchen Sal!!!!! hee hee xxxxxxxxxxx

Guenievre said...

OK for a cup of tea !
You say your kitchen is gaudy (thanks I've learnt a new word :-))but me, I think it is just ... vintage and very welcoming !

Florence and Mary said...

What a perfect setting for tea time!

Victoria xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sal,
I am so completely impressed that you had the energy to make all those lovely cushions on Sunday!
You must be so pleased with your new kitchen make-over...I know I would be if it were mine. The perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea...and I tend to drink a lot of the stuff!
Wish I had, had more shopping time on Saturday...I missed some treasures, it seems...
Niki x

MelMel said...

OMG...i love that tea cosy...tis beautiful!
The last picture is a perfect afternoon tea shot....milk and one sugar for me cheers!xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely, lovely "finds" and I love those cushions . . GORGEOUS!

KC'sCourt! said...

May I come to tea, that is a gorgeous kitchen

The Weaver of Grass said...

Seems to me that Christmas has come early in your neck of the woods, sal.

Floss said...

It looks great, Sal. I loved the photos of your festive stall which I've seen on other blogs.

Shabby Chick said...

Gorgeous things Sal, the vintage baubles in particular are soooo nice!

Mel xxx

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Sal, that all looks great & the cushions are fab. I have a pile of fabric to do the same with... but not sure when it will happen! Lizzie x

Shirl said...

Beautiful, beautiful things. I particularly like the christmas baubles and the tea cups.

Sarah said...

I'm loving it all so jealous of those baubles!
Couldn't make it on Saturday, but will look forward to visiting the May on again next year.

Cally's Cottage said...

I LOVE the tea cosy!!What wonderful finds!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Sal
Your purchases are lovely, but your cushions are just WONDERFUL - I want them!!
Sorry not to have had chance to say "Hello" on Saturday. It was my first experience of the fair and I was like a child in a sweetie shop - so much to see / buy and so little money/time!
I'm glad you had a successful day - your stall looked truly beautiful and colourful.
Happy days
Denise x

galant said...

Love those cups and saucers! And fancy finding a tin not only with red as the main colour (to 'go' with your kitchen) but showing a picture of Cockington Forge (for those who don't know Torquay, this is a pretty, olde worlde village.) I'm not fond of tea cosies though. I think the most horrendous one was one I was given in the early 1970s. It was fake fur in a bright virulent yellow. To call it daffodil yellow would be an insult to a lovely flower. And mother in law used to knit tea cosies and I thought, "hell's teeth, life's to short ... the tea would be stewed to glory if kept too long under a cosy!" Now, tell me this, all you crafters ... do any of you actually use tea cosies? Or do they just look pretty on a tea pot in your kitchen but, secretly, you dunk tea bags? Go on, do tell!
Margaret P

Donna said...

Ohhhh those cushions look wonderful, perfect to finish off that gorgeous kitchen of yours. I am so impressed that you had the energy to make them the day after the fair.

I'm going to have a vintage baubly Christmas tree this year too, my handmade hearts and red and white theme can have a rest!

summerfete said...

Hi Sal I just had to let you know how much I LOVE your cushions!

They are a true inspiration to me!

cocoa and blankets said...

oooh lovely fabrics Sal...looks fab