Wednesday, 1 September 2010


I have been really busy with e-mailing all the stall holders for the Winter Fair and decided that I needed a break from the computer as I was getting bug eyed and decided to go foraging for stock for the booth and for Etsy.

It was a day for boxes – what do you think was in them....

My first find was an old leather suitcase which although battered and missing some of its straps was just too good to leave behind especially as it had its original labels on it. I would say it originates from around the 1920’s and I cannot help wondering what tales it could tell of its journeys in the Orient prior to communism.

The next was a wonderful old typewriter, it is a bit like the one I learnt to type on when I was a child - not quite the same as the one I had when I first went to work... but nearly.  Love the old keys.
Finally, last but not least a complete 1950’s picnic set with all its original boxes, plates, cups and saucers. The only things missing were the cup on the flask and a fork. I will possibly keep that back until next Spring as picnics are the last thing on people’s minds at the moment but I could not leave it behind.
You should have seen youngest daughter and myself staggering to the car laden down with them especially as the typewriter weighs an absolute ton.

Now to put them in the booth - Northampton Antique Centre A Most Marvellous Place to Shop is certainly living up to its name and every time I go more items have sold and it is now a constant hunt for new and exciting items to put in there for vintage lovers to snap up. Joe who is now running the place has turned the business around and word is now getting out that it certainly is a MOST MARVELLOUS PLACE TO SHOP.

While I think of it if you pop over to Ted & Bunny's blog she is hosting a fantastic linens giveaway, just give her a hello for a chance to be the lucky winner.


  1. Hi Debbie - I haven't had an e-m but would definitely like to join you again. Please count me in! Great finds - love the old case.

  2. love the old case, and the typewriter.
    Thankyou so much for the mention- very kind

  3. Hi Debbie! I feel old - I used a typewriter like that one..groan.

    I have given you a mention and a back link on my blog today. SueXXX


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