Wednesday, 15 September 2010

'Finds' old bag... and a winner!! ;-)

Look up!

This is just what I did on Saturday, when I was wandering around

'The Girl's Own Store', in Bridport.

There, in a small room at the back of the shop, hanging high,

were two lovely, large, framed prints.

Beautiful autumnal tones and lots to look at!

My photos do not really do justice to these.

I guess that the scenes are set in Paris.

Moving on...

A find of a different sort, also came home with me!

For ages, I've been hoping to find an old school satchel.

Not only did I want one to accompany my old school desk

but now and again the word ' satchel' crops up in the children's reading or spelling

... and the children have no idea of the meaning of the word.

Well, my luck was in!

Whilst browsing in Fountains Antiques, Honiton, Mr S spotted this

..and at a very reasonable price.

So now I have exhibit A, when I'm asked about the word 'satchel' !

Did you own a satchel? I did and I loved it!

The lady in Fountains said that they sell loads of them as many of us gals love them, preferring

them to today's modern bags.

Of course, it looks so much better adorned and stuffed with vintage fabric!

My other finds at the weekend were this lovely Greengate tea towel and a stringy dishcloth

from the Girls Own Store... and two fab pieces of

vintage fabric from Donna, at the Textile Fair.

And, I've updated my own little vintage fabric shop today,

with some more super duper fabric finds.

Never, in the 1960s, did I imagine that an old satchel could be so versatile

or so sought after, in the future!


And finally, the winner of my giveaway on this post:

is Dosie Rosie (please email me your address!)

I just loved reading everyone's comments about their favourite tea rooms!!

Thank you!

I'm sorry that you couldn't all win!

Must fly....I have to work on 101 ways to decorate a satchel!

Have fun!



landcuckoo said...

I had a satchel too, don't remember it looking that pristine ever!
Lovely pictures and fabric too, you had a good weekend of findings.
Take care
Sarah x

Jill said...

A Satchel - I can remember mine, but of course I hated it at the time so not fab! But like you would love to find one again, what good finds you had at the weekend! Pictures of Paris delightful.
Jill x

Vintage from the Village said...

Thats funny about the satchel, my Mum in law was showing us a catalogue called Pedlars which sells them (new ones) my daughter thought it was very funny that I used to take one to school. She prfers her very bright Roxy rucksack for some reason !

Menopausal musing said...

SERIOUS satchel envy going on here....... :O)

Linda Gilbert said...

I loved my satchel, also my Gondola Cookery Basket. But I hated the Maths homework that went in it. Do you remember covering all those books with brown paper to preserve them ..

KC'sCourt! said...

Like Menopausal musing Serious Satchel eny! I had one when I was at school but I was always being laughed at (another story) now I want another one!
Julie xxxxx

Jane and Chris said...

Congratulations DRosy!
I lOVED my just got better with age.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I didn't know that satchels had gone out of fashion for schoolchildren - that shows you how far from school I am now removed.

MarmaladeRose said...

Gosh! I haven't seen a satchel in years! I feel very old all of a sudden, lol.

Anonymous said...

My goodness - I had forgotten all about satchels - thanks for reminder of childhood!!