Thursday, 6 May 2010

Weekend treats

Where has this week gone - I was intending to do this post yesterday but events dictated and all that!

We went off again at the weekend to another National Trust property and enroute we stopped off at Station Road Antiques Centre in Chipping Norton.  I'd see it signposted on previous trips out, but we had never stopped off before.  Oh, I was so glad we did.  What a feast for the eyes.  I'm sorry to say that I was a little shy and didn't take any photo's, but rest assured, most of you would have loved it. 

At the back they had a little tea room with homemade cake and mismatched tea-cups and saucers. There was even a sofa with the most gorgeous vintage patchwork throw to sit on

Split over 2 floors, I was in my element. Anyone who loves vintage should visit.  I was restrained with my purchases but couldn't resist these little chaps.  They were paired up, but I'm not sure if in a previous life they had another partner.

I can never resist vintage childrens' books so snapped this one up along with a cute armchair snack tray - ever heard of one?  I'm not sure of it's age and I probably won't use it for it's intended use!  Underneath there are a couple of spring action arms so it stays in place on the chair.

Other little thrifty treats over the weekend was this - don't ask why. 

The 3 male members of the house think I've gone slightly mad as my purchases are getting more and more kitsch, but I make no apologies!

These next 3 items are quite 'normal' I think!

Right, busy day ahead - hubby's birthday next week so better go and present buy. Toby has suddenly realised that it's 'OK' to be interested in clothes and shoes so I'm on a mission to get a certain type of top and a certain type of trainer - I hope I get it right for him!  I didn't think I needed to worry about fashion with boys - obviously not.  Wish me luck!


marigold jam said...

Sounds great and wish I lived nearer so I could check it out myself! That tray was probably for TV dinners when that idea was new - now it seems everyone eats in front of the TV but with trays on laps or if like my daughter minus the tray!

Love the rose patterned bowl and if the other items appeal to you then who's to say they are kitch?! Have what you like and enjoy and never mind what anyone else thinks I say.


bellaboo said...

Now that sounds my kind of shop.I love those places where they have a little tea place at the back too! Love all your buys...and there's nothing wrong with a bit of Kitsch! Funny we both bought book ends at the weekend!

Bellaboo :0)

Mimi and Tilly said...

Lovely vintage finds! I love the little book ends. If I lived closer I'd definitely pay a visit to the antiques centre you mentioned, it sounds fab. Em x

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely finds.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have to get to a car boot soon... all these blogs with lovely finds... my grandpa had an armchair tray... and best of luck on your shopping trip!

x Alex

Tabiboo said...

Wish I lived nearer...I have a long list of holidaying places on route to such said places - one day.

Nina x

A Country Girl said...

Sounds like a wonderful shop! Hope you getthe boy shopping right - my boy still only cares about comfort rather than style.

Annie said...

Sounds like a great shop, your book ends are really sweet. Good luck with the shopping !
Ann x

winnibriggs said...

What fab finds. I love your bookends too! Wish we lived a bit nearer, that place sounds right up my street.

Andi's English Attic said...

We had a snack tray! Your pic jogged my memory. Ours wasn't so pretty. it was a plain beige colour and made of plastic. xx

maryannlucy said...

Great place, just down the road from me and I have never been, I must rectify that x

Florence and Mary said...

Your antique place sounds very similar to the one I go to!

Victoria xx

shevie said...

Hello,Im so pleased you dropped blog-so now I get to see yours and see we have very similar tastes-and a penchant for dodgy kitsch,I just posted a pic' of my golden bambi-barometer! I will definitely pop back here for a good read!

lou said...

You got some lovely treasure! I will have to add that to my list of places to visit.
I’m off too tell the OH about it now :-)

Love Lou xxx

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Sabine said...

Lovely finds!
The book cover is just great.