And here is what I bought. Two glass jars with vintage French labels and a blue enamel pan.
A stencilled rose plate to add to my small collection and three beautiful embroidered cloths.
Oh yes, and a spaghetti ladle to replace to old one! You can see how pretty this green, appliquéd cloth is. In poorer condition, newer and more damaged than the other two, but I still think I can mend it and use it.
Here is the blue rose plate collection, newly displayed...
And here is the first vintage jar, with some garden roses.
I liked it so much I decided to do the same with the other one!Here's the very fine, slightly Art Deco embroidered cloth - I got another one of a similar date, but don't seem to have photo'd it yet!And do you spot the polkadot cloth? It's new!!! You can blame Pomona for that. I wasn't sure if I should buy it, and she encouraged me to splash out! I am so pleased I did, and so is Ben, it turns out.
Thanks for all your lovely comments. Next post will be a bit of info about where we're planning to meet up in London on Saturday 11th June. I STILL can't leave Blogger comments so I can't contact you all directly - so sorry.