Monday, 13 September 2010

weekend treasures

My latest pride & joy...I couldn't resist buying this gorgeous old shopping trolley at Saturday's French Market. I have always thought that these are super cool & wonderfully practical, a common site when I was a child. Grannies could be seen everywhere dragging these around town on their weekly shopping days. I will probably store my vintage fabrics in mine...one day I may even be brave enough to leave the house with it.
I found these fab aprons in a local Charity shop last Friday. Great bright 60's florals made by someone's Nana no doubt....it could have even been mine.

Here are some more of the wonderful goodies purchased at the local annual French Market on Saturday.( Although it has a moderately French atmosphere, the organiser is named Marion French, it is located at her quaint little farmhouse & surrounding gardens). Lovely vintage tablecloths, braids, Sylko threads & British made fasteners.
I had such a fun time...maybe spent a little too much money


17 comments:

Isabelle Kessedjian said...

So cute!!!

Isabelle Kessedjian said...

I love the first photo

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

what fabulous finds. I always vowed to be an old lady pushing one of those carts along but that one is too good to leave stashed away until you are old! love it what a great find!!

theoldboathouse said...

Great finds...love that trolley. Definetly use it as it will be perfect when you next go to the markets or a fair to put all your treasures in as you stroll around...cheers Katherine

Allana said...

Fantastic finds! I wish I was brave enough to use one of those shopping baskets too - they make so much sense!! Little old ladies know a thing or too don't they ;)

melissa said...

i LOVE your shopping trolley and if i owned one like that i would most definately use it, but dont tell my mum because she had one when i was a kid and i used to get SO embarrased when she used it out shopping!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Take that trolley out in public, Sean!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great market. I love the design on the trolley. Gorgeous colours too.

x

dorothybills said...

Lots of great finds!
I still kick myself for leaving one of those shoppers at a garge sale, it had beautiful roses all over it, what was I thinking?! I was trying to be "responisble", pft stupid is what it was! Glad you grabbed yours....enjoy!

Heidi said...

What treasured finds I couldn't pick just one they are all amazing!!! Mimi wore the red dress to my parents 50th party and got a ton of compliments!!!

Bobo Bun said...

Good to have you back. See what you mean, the print is very similar to my fabric. Great haul there.

X

lisette said...

Oh what a great finds! The shopping troley is perfect. Love it.

Kardemomme said...

ILOVE the shoppingtrolley!! Just LOVELY!! What a find!! Lots og great fabrics too! I can see we have similar taste :))Just love everything!
Have a nice day! Its a rainy day in Oslo, but inside it's cosy :))
Love fra Kardemomme :))

emma said...

I see you've been in my neck of the woods, I picked up those two aprons the other day, got distracted by someone who wanted a chat, and forgot to grab them! I'm glad to see they've gone to a good home, god knows I already have enough! I totally missed that french market, found out about it after it was over, as usual for me. I'll have to mark it on the calendar for next time. Seriously envious of that trolley!!

Maxabella said...

You had me at "sean the prawn", to be honest. But that shopping trolley love has me hitting 'follow' immediately. Love it. x

monkeemoomoo said...

The French Markets sound fantastic! Looove the granny shopping trolley. I want one!

3 sous un parapluie said...

I want the same trolley !!!! In the streets of Paris... yes !!! Samantha