Friday, 1 April 2011

I just had to post a picture of my beautiful new walnut chopping boards, a hand made birthday gift from my brother, Joe.

They are truly beautiful and are currently sitting on my kitchen table, again made by Joe. His company is called Whitewood carpentry and you can see more of his stunning work at

Sunday Antiques Antics

A few Sundays ago now I got up bright and early and headed off to Shepton Mallet to a huge antiques market. I have always wanted to go to one and it didn't disappoint. After a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich to kick things off,  I was ready to attack the hundreds, well seemingly thousands of stalls.

After four hours of spring sunshine, visual overload and some pathetic attempts at haggling , I just came away with a few little treasures...

This lovely selection of buttons, my particularly favorite being the little hand painted hexagonal one at the top. there were so many to choose from, I was probably there for about 20 mins and it was getting embarrassing so I had to make a decision.

I have had my eye on this design for a while so when I discovered this little pot squirreled away at the back of a stall I knew it was coming home with me! 
I also got a lovely Ercol rocking chair but it needs a bit of tlc, so when I have sanded and painted it I will do before and after reveal.