Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Having such fun...hope you are too

Fairies for the Christmas Fayre..............
A car boot find hand quilted and gorgeous.........

Adrian has rewired my new vintagey bedside light

Car boot mirror (huge) £5.00 pounds....HONEST!!!!
Hello my lovely friends,
We have been having the most wonderful time on our holidays.......nearly now at an end ... we have been going to loads of car boots between the rain and finding some smashing stuff, especially the mirror, it's so pretty and nearly 1.50mtr's high and we are thrilled to give it a new home in our garden room. The hand made quilt is also stunning, a little thin at the edges, but thats ok it was brought back from France and unwanted???
I'll have it I said......and ran off with it, tucked safely under my arm.... after paying for it of course....
Our shabby crystal light is making my reading much more fun at bedtime, it is just what I needed and I haven't hardly stopped sewing, printing and dyeing so the 'Christmas fairies' are just a tiny, tiny peep to prove I have been working, ha ha.
Lots of love and hugs and a lovely start to autumn.


Moth to a Flame Studio said...


What wonderful finds...can hardly believe that stunning quilt from France was unwanted??? How could anyone reject such a beautiful piece. The fairies turned out so pretty Lynn, love the soft muted colors and the sequence to give them a bit of sparkle, very nice!


Hem och Lycka said...

Oh, such beautiful fairies! Lovely! And the mirror is so beautiful as well.. Hugs, Mia

Jema Rose said...

Such lovely things! The mirror was truly a BARGAIN!!!

: )

Hugs, Jenny


Marja Kristiina said...

OK, it's official now. I've been struck by the green-eyed monster big time. WHY is it that my country lost nearly all of its treasured antiques during the war? It's really sad, and I so wish we'd be able to find such lovely pieces (for such lovely prices) but noooooo... I have to rely on my trusted eBay ;-).

Nuff said. I am extremely happy for you, dear Lynnston, and it's so marvelous to hear that you've been having a fab time!!!

Thinking of you, take care!

PS. Those fairies *deep sigh*
I'm at a loss for words to describe their delicate yet fun beauty!

serenitymeadow said...

Lovely photos. But I think I am totally coveting the quilt. What a treasure. The fabric is unique and so pretty.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

gorgeous, gorgeous finds!

maggik1 said...

I've just discovered your blog and I think it's lovely. Interior decor 'porn'! I've passed on an award to you - hope you don't mind? It's taken me ages because I've 'lost' it twice! Life can be so complicated sometimes.

Mia said...

Hello Lynn, your holiday purchases are just stunning! I am so in love with the beautiful quilt, as I am with the pretty bedside light and the amazing, huge mirror! Lucky you! Next time you go on holiday, will you please take me with you...? I would just love to go to such car boot sales and make such wonderful purchases.

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Lynn! I am so pleased to see the beautiful mirror you told me about, it is absolutely gorgeous, what a bargain! The quilt and light are just stunning, you have been lucky. As for the Christmas fairies, well they are lovely, wish you lived here on the coast again so I could take a closer peek at all this loveliness! Take care

Tracey said...

Hey Lynn, Your fairies look gorgeous! Im so glad you are sharing your talent with the world. I cant believe your luck in finding such treasures> Im so jealous of that mirror its stunning! and for a fiver! gosh! Hope you are well, I miss you very much. x

Lauren said...

Hi Lynn
Love the Fairies i am so glad they worked out well can't wait to see what else you do.
i have decided to start up my own blogg not much on there at the moment but i am called laurenbluebird

acornmoon said...

Hi, I am very impressed with your sewing and ability to find such treasures at car boot sales. I never have such luck. Love the little shoes!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Lynn. Having discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago, it has very quickly gone to the top of my favourite blogs! The presentation is beautiful and your writing equally interesting. I love the photos which are very evocative, and particularly like the photo of the piece of textile art which is at the bottom of your blog page. I would love to see your creations at the Christmas fair, and as I don't live far away I do hope to come along. And like so many other people who have commented today, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the car boot sale quilt - stunning, lucky you. Wishing you many days of sunshine, colour and tranquility in the coming Autumn. Happy days to you!

Annie said...

That mirror is just to DIE for. What a find!!

eliane said...

Love the mirror. Have wanted one of those for years- have you any idea how much they cost new??? And the glorious bedside lamp...Serious coveting going on here1

Jema Rose said...

Thank you VERY much Lynn, I feel the same way about you & your blog..!

: )



Henna said...

Hi Lynn! What fine treasures you´ve got here! I love the bedside lamp, I bet it looks so pretty in the evening! The fairies are so lovely, they´ve got the special Lynn-touch over them and it´s really pretty!
Still on holiday? Enjoy! :-)
Glad you liked my new blogpage :-)
Thank you too for sharing!

Sweet hugs to you!


Donna said...

SO Glad you're having FUN Sweetie!!!hughugs

Jonna said...

Thank you so much your nice comment in my blogg! You have amazing pictures and your works! How beautiful they are!

I have visited in your blog earlier,but this is first time when I leave a comment.

Have a nice Thursday!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...



Miss.Maddie's said...

There is no better way to spend a holiday than treasure hunting.The treasures you have discovered are beautiful, a quilt for warmth and comfort, a lamp to guide the hand and a fantastic mirror to reflect the beauty around you.
And oh yes wouldn't those sweet fairies be captivating dangling from a string to dance before the window, reflecting their little sparkles in the morning sunlight!
xo Susan

panti said...

Merci,pour ton gentil commentaire!!ton blog est magnifique!!

A bientôt

Maman Mule

Mia said...

Me again, Lynn! Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog about my chandeliers. I am very partial to chandeliers with real candles, as they give such a mild, romantic glow, compared to light bulbs. My ceilings are high and the chandeliers hang fairly low down compared to the ceiling hight, so soot is not a problem in my house. The candles last quite a long time, depending of course on the type you use, at least six hours. But of course, with to chandeliers that together take 11 candles, I do use a lot of candles during the dark months. But I am willing to take the cost... (which, I suppose is more than would be from the electric light bulbs). i hope this was helpful to you, good luck!

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi I have had this conversation with Steph at Curlew Country. She has also recently bought a fab quilt at a ridiculous price. Bargains like this just don't come my way. I particularly love the chandelier too. I have one promised by a friend when she finally finds something to replace it, but have been waiting a while now. Dev X

Regina said...

Hi Lynn
Your finds are so wonderful.I love the mirror and the beautiful quilt.
Really nice!!!!!!!!
I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!!!

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hi Lynne, crikey what great boot fairs they have round your way - where do you live? £5 for that mirror!!!! Your house looks so beautiful. Thanks for the comments on the blog - very much appreciated. BB.


madeleinemiranda said...

I love that mirror, your house looks exquisite! Hope to see more lovely photos soon! :)

Mademoiselle M.

Naturegirl said...

Your bedside light is stunning as is that mirror! I am loving everything Europe offers me!
Thank you for stopping by and viewing my travels!

Katie said...

Oh how fun! "Car Boot" sales...that must be car trunk sales, what an idea! You Brits are so clever :) LOOVE the mirror so much - I'd love to go shopping with you, we'd have loads of fun.

madeleinemiranda said...

Hello again!

Just a quick note to let you know that I have given you an award!

Feel free to do what you want with it... More info on my blog if you wish.

Take care,

Mademoiselle M.

Solange said...

Dear lynn, you lucky, lucky, girl! I really enjoyed your post and love the pics. am glad you are having a good time.
question: when you find things in your home, that you think are okay but not your favourite anymore, do you keep them, sell them or hide them? I have accumulated so much things, that I am not sure what to do...

have a super weekend!!

hug, solange

Ottilias Veranda said...

Hi Lynn,
Good to catch up with what You have been doing! Love those pillows! You must be very busy making all that stuff! I love the Idea of remaking old clothes to something new and fresh..it´s really something we should think of more often...think of all the clothes we buy and perhaps only use once or twice..what a waiste!

Have a great weekend!

Di Overton said...

I love car boot fairs. I almost always find a treasure or two.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my Paris trip, you really are an angel, sorry sea angel :)

Millie said...

What a magical holiday you've all had Lynn! Your description was so fantastic I almost felt as though I was in the car with you! Although having just done the Adelaide to Melbourne round trip in the car this past weekend, I reckon another 1200kms. would just about do me in!

Those car boot finds are such lovely treasures, what a super holiday bonus for you!
Millie ^_^

Mandi said...

I am well envious over your mirror what a bargain...and the quilt is absolute dreamy