Saturday, 23 June 2007

Fabulous Friday - I just gotta tell!!

I have just had the most fabulous FRIDAY !!!
First I visited my friend Niki . She had organised a Vintage Sale and I was determined to get to it!!
I left early with my teenage daughter and it took us about 2 hours to get there, traffic was good and I had a good old chat with my daughter along the way. One to one without everyone else in the family wanting to chip in, it was great!
Lovely Niki greeted us at the gate and showed us where everything was, as soon as I saw her lovely redecorated kitchen with the new wallpaper that she blogged a couple of months ago I just swooned - I was in the actual picture that I had admired so much - pure heaven.

SOO much inspiration! Her wonderful mum made tea for us and offered gorgeous cake and cookies.
There were plenty of pretty places to stop for refreshments and enjoy the garden.
But there was a lot to do ...... so I took my tea with me:))
Niki put out a great display and tucked away under the house was an Aladdin's cave of goodies. You can just see the chair I purchased in the background of this picture, there was some great furniture and I would have taken more home with me if I had the space. Niki's hubby was really helpful lugging furniture and directing traffic in awkward spots ie. ME ...:)
thank yooooou:o)

Anyway after the furniture came Aladdin's cave. take a closer lookIt's difficult to see from this picture, but tucked away in the back was this gorgeous wall pocket. I found it on my very last visit back into Aladdin's cave . I am so glad I went back.
I nearly bought one of those beautiful books......... but ..... I didn't:))) Some things could so easily have been missed , I was curious by this little blue box?Inside was this lovely little set of bridge cards and mini pencils,
here are some more lovely things that I purchased.
After Niki's we went off to explore the City of Bath, lots of holiday makers, many from the US enjoying the history of the place. The atmosphere was lovely and each time I go there I find different shops. We had such a fab day. But now we have a great place to park and we will return, map in hand.
Thank you Niki and your family for putting on such a great sale.


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Oh Ginny thank you for writing such a beautiful post! And for your kind words and for showing all of the lovely photographs!

It was so good to see you again after several years! But blogger has bought us closer together again, I think.

Thank you for all of your purchases - I hope that you have fun with them!

I am so glad that you enjoyed your-self and that you also spent a lovely afternoon in Bath; it was great to meet your lovely daughter too.

(I now need to update my blog with the events of Friday and Saturday - not sure that my photos are as good as yours!)

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Niki xx

Alison said...

Oh how lovely, what a great day it must have been!
Thanks for all the fab photos!

moderncountry said...

What a great day! So many pretty things to buy, i love those children books! Also the lovely tin bottle. What a day to remember :) It also looked very cosy there, and i could feel the happiness and the warmth towards the event and your blogfriend "nostalgia at the stone house". :))
I wish i had been there with you too :)
I am going away for a few weeks, but i will pass by from time to time and even make time for a few posts, a few..It will be so fun to meet my family in Norway again, my friends, enjoy late summernights together and just have lots of fun. I feel butterflies in my stomach! Enjoy your weekend and your summertime!
See you soon, Aina :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh Ginny!! I am so jealous, I would have loved to come right along with you to Niki's!!!!

Every single thing is gorgeous and I love everything you bought!! Arent' those the best days when you get home and see all the lovely things youve bought. The wall pocket is so special!

ArtsyMama said...

Wow, looks like you had a grand time. Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Charmingdesigns said...

What wonderful picturs!! Lovly sale and you bought such wonderful goodies!!! Thanks for letting us see a part of your fun!. laurie

Natasha Burns said...

Oh I love all the treasures you found!!! They are fabulous!!!
I've been to Bath too believe it or not, and I loved it, such a beautiful place to look around, I would love to go back there one day.

She'sSewPretty said...

I don't think I've ever seen a lovelier sale. Lucky you!!

Ragged Roses said...

Wow Ginny what a sale! Bath, a day out with your daughter not to mention all those gorgeous goodies. Am I allowed to say I'm jealous!!!
Kim x

Clare said...

Hi Ginny,

Yes, it was absolutely fantastic wasn't it?! I'm only sorry that I missed you - we arrived later than we had meant to, due to a slow start and roadworks!

Isn't Niki's home the most amazing and beautiful place?! I see from the photos I should definitely have got there earlier!!! I did manage to buy lots of lovely things though and will be showing them later this week.

Hope to meet you in person one day!

Clare x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Oh Ginny, I wish I'd known you were going to Niki's! I must have just missed you. If I'd known I could have brought the elusive clacker!!!

I bought the little book entitled "Pet Marjorie" and the little set of drawers with the birds painted on (both in your photos) ... and lots of other things of course! Had a fabulous time of course!

Do let me know if you're thinking of coming to Bath again. Would hate to miss you a second time!!

The Vintage Magpie said...

Hello Ginny,

I have just found your site via Niki's blog, I'm soooo jealous of you going to her wonderful sale! Love your blog, will be visiting again soon!


thevintageboquet said...

Ginny, I so enjoyed your post re: the fun Vintage Sale..I want to go next time..Deb said...

hi ginny,your pics are very good and it looks like you had a great time,i bet you all had a fantastic time having a good look around niki's goods and more so ,looking at them all again when you got home,thats the best part,opening the bags and drooling over what you bought,best wishes ann.

Carol said...

My oh my Ginny what wonderful photos of Niki's vintage sale! You are so lucky that you live so close to her, I would have loved to come as well! Love your finds! That white chair looks to die for gorgeous from what I can see! I'm glad to read that you and your daughter had a fab time!
Hugs Carol xox

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

OOh it looks so lovely!!!!

Lallee said...

I'm drooling over each of those pictures. I have to go back and enlarge them so I won't miss anything. Glad you had such a fun day!

Marie said...

Hi Ginny,

It really was an aladdin's cave. What a wonderful day out. I love the pretty rose cup/saucer/tea plate.

There were so many treasures that it must have been hard to have to leave some behind.

Marie x

The French Nest said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! And your finds are stunning! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful photos!


Julie said...

I really enjoyed looking at your blog. I am just starting my owe and yours is an inspiration. I wish I could have gone to the plant sale with you!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh my! Thankyou for sharing those photos, I am sooo in love with that wall pocket. How lucky you could go and visit such a sale!! Wish we had such lovely stuff here in Australia (well we do but you'd be lucky to find it all in one place like that!) Alicia

"Early Bird" said...

Hi, I'm just dropping in to let you know that I enjoy your blog!
I so enjoyed your trip to the sale, thanks for taking us along...I would have loved to gone to such in real life!

Mary said...

How jealous am I that I wasnt there. What wonderful things.

Lavender Rose said...

Beautiful pictures of such a fun day!! Wish I were near both of you! Niki has a wonderful eye for things. I love your blue wall pocket!! It's to die for!!
Deb in FL