Wednesday, 24 November 2010


I know I have been a bit neglectful of the blog recently we have been having work done on the house.   We have had new windows upstairs  and a conservatory on the back of the house and at the weekend hubby decided to remove a bedroom wall in order to enlarge our daughter's room to include part of a hallway – so as you can imagine I have been up to my eyes in workmen and dust.

Around  the same time as all this was going on Ann and I were offered a booth at Brackley Antique Centre which is the biggest antique emporium in Northants.  This coincided with the move of the Most Marvellous Place to Shop to Northampton town centre.  I knew I would have to make a decision and decided that I would give Brackley a try as I could not work plus run two booths, (well I could but would meet myself coming back trying), and so I moved all my stock over and set up there.

We have been in for just under two weeks and it has been manic, we have been so surprised and delighted  with the amount of interest that the public has shown in our little booth and we have had to make a fair few trips backwards and forwards keeping it well stocked.

I have been concentrating on keeping the booth well stocked and have not really been looking for items for myself when I have been making my pilgramages to the Charity shops but I was lucky enough to get a great find the other day a box full of vintage Christmas glass baubles all for the princely sum of £2.50...

These are going to go on my second tree that will be put up in my new conservatory – that is of course once it is finished and the dust has finally been removed from it – now where did I put that duster.....


  1. Well done there, I look forward to having a look next time I visit Brackley!!
    Hope you get sorted in time for Christmas, and have a rest!
    It will be worth it in the end : )

    Sharon xx

  2. What amazing decorations - there will be loads of people in blogland very jealous of you!

  3. ooh ! they are gorgeous ! and such a good find - your stall looks lovely-no wonder you have done so well !

  4. ohhh im so jealous over those vintage decorations there smashing. Lovely news that your stalls have been going well. And im sure the house will be when its all finished and well worth the mess. Have fun. Dee x

  5. Hello what busy time you are having. I am coming to stay with a friend in Kettering this weekend, so will try to come and have a look. It really look so lovely. Take care Lesley.

  6. Love the little girl bauble!

  7. err...
    "I have been up to my eyes in workmen" ?????
    perhaps this is the real reason why you've been missing from your blog?!

  8. I can sympathise, only just got rid of our workman,great that they were. Your booth looks great , hopefully get time to visit over the holidays Linda x

  9. Your booth looks lovely and the baubles are fab. And I'm sure everywhere will look lovely after the home improvements, plus all the dust, are finished with x


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