It's that time again! September has certainly sped by, but I have enjoyed the colder mornings, a chance for proper cooking, and the return of knitwear, hooray! The wish list this month should be called "It Takes Two!" really, as there certainly is a recurring theme here...
Mum and I visited The Bourne Mill Antiques Centre last week, our first visit back in nearly a decade - no idea why it's been so long?! It certainly is as full of interesting and authentic vintage and antiques as ever (unlike other so called 'Antique Centres' in the area I could mention...but I'll be nice!)
The building is an adventure in itself (apparently there's even a few ghosts about!) you can very easily loose yourself in such a cave of treasures, i find attacking it with military precision the best approach for success. Here are my picks:
First up, a rather err, flamboyant(?) Lion and Unicorn which caught my eye, brilliant positioned with the ugly-but-nice Sadler vegetable pots, quite a contrast! The display cabinet also had a very pleasant Orla Kiely wallpaper background, it's the little things!
Around the corner were these VERY happy Kitty's, which i am rather kicking myself over not buying, they remind me of how you would draw cats when you were younger - anyone else agree? I might have to run around and try to find them in the maze of rooms next week, and on reflection, those bird plates behind are also rather nice...(oh dear, it's escalating!)
A terrible photograph (Iphone says no!) but you get the idea, a hilarious green lady teapot which I can't imagine with go with anything you already own...but would certainly be a talking point! She reminds me a little of the 'Bird Lady' in Mary Poppins, I do love those big chunky overcoats, such a perfect shape for a teapot!
Here is where the "It Takes Two" theme continues, a very nice pair of Staffordshire TYPE dogs, they vary greatly, but I think these are nice (and cheaper) examples.
And finally, an item that i DID buy this month, not from Bourne Antiques, but from Phyllis Tuckwell charity shop in Farnham, an adorable pair of owl bookends! Hard to say what age they are, there's no makers mark, they feel quite brittle, which tells me they could be from at least the 1940s, I think they are just perfect for my nature "pocket guide" books, I won't overload them with anything bigger!
And that was Septembers best pick! Hope you've had a good start to the Autumn, expect a more constant approach to blogging from now on, lets just say I will have slightly more time (and less coffee) on my hands so need to throw myself into my reading and writing! I also want to give the blog a bit of a re-vamp soon.
Thanks for reading!