We took Chris' mum out yesterday as it was her birthday on Saturday, and went to a Home and Antiques Fair at the local showground. It was the last day and visitor numbers were definitely down, but that meant we could wander about and get to the stalls very easily. We saw these lovely old French doors and shutters and I really liked the ironwork patterns.
If only we had somewhere for them and the money to repair them!
We found the most amazing crafting sundries stall. There were knitting needles, crochet hooks, and all the paraphernalia associated - all used but obviously loved too. On the other part of the stall was the button area. I have never seen so many buttons in one place! (We did ask the stall holder's permission to take photos.)
They were all beautifully sorted by type (wood, toggle, mother of pearl...)
...or by colour, and made a beautiful display.
There was a whole box devoted to those still on their original cards.
Some of the collection.
I was particularly drawn to this drawer of cottons - probably from a haberdashery department originally. It was the way the colours were arranged that really appealed to me, I think. (And the fact that they were in their own little chest of drawers). I was relatively restrained and just took cash with me (so that I wouldn't be tempted to make any mad purchases) but came away with a little stash of what I think are lovely things, which I will show you in my next post.