I had a really enjoyable day on Saturday at the Builth Wells Antiques & Collectors Fair, my first full day out since having Baby Boy.
I was lucky enough to have a purse full of Birthday spending money, presents from my lovely husband and children, parent's-in-law and my mum & dad, so I was determined to treat myself!
I was spoilt for choice!! I'm afraid I didn't take any photos while I was there, I was too busy having such a good time! Bargain Hunt, as usual, was being filmed there and twice I found myself walking behind the blue team and Tim Wonacott just as they were being interviewed..I do hope I don't end up on the TV! I would positively cringe!
Anyway, so these are what I bought!!
A 1950's bespoke Tea Dress for £30.00! I absolutely LOVE this!! I could have bought everything on the stall and the prices were very reasonable for vintage clothing. Lucky for me, the dress fitted like a glove, despite being handmade and showed no measurements - it HAD to come home with me!!
As you can see, I've been playing around with PicMonkey to edit these photos. Mia and I had a little photoshoot this afternoon! She's very good at taking pictures. We still couldn't manage to capture the dress at it's best, but here is a close-up of the beautiful pattern;
This fab 50's/60's handbag, £10.00;
Some beautiful old Victorian/Edwardian books; at just £2.00 each, they are a lovely addition to my collection;
I love the illustrations;
And a handwritten inscription to a Mr Brown from his Sister, 1880, I like them all the more if they have something written inside!
4 Country Life magazines from 1960 - 50p each.
I really enjoy to read through old magazines, I love the adverts, and have enjoyed looking at how much (or rather, how little!) the Country Estates were worth 52 years ago! Look what you could get for £15,000.00:
Some lovely adverts!;
And finally, this is for Mia, but I just could NOT resist!! From the same stall as my dress, this absolutely STUNNING vintage Rowes of Bond Street coat!! Again, it had no size, but looked around Mia's age, and I was right - in fact it is on the big side, I have had to fold the sleeves back, so she should get plenty of wear out of it! I ummd and aaahd about it all day, but could just imagine Mia in it, and it had to come home with me!
As you can see, we had a lot of fun taking these pictures - goodness knows what the neighbours thought!
I did buy one more little thing, but I can't share that with you just yet, as it's for Mia's birthday!
I hope you have liked seeing what I bought, It has been a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, I hope you have enjoyed yours too!