Yesterday was a gorgeous autumn day, freezing cold and crisp with clear blue sky's and dazzling sunlight. A perfect day to visit a local car boot sale for a look around. I hadn't intended to buy anything more than a pumpkin to carve (disappointingly my plant failed this year - the first time in six years that we haven't grown our own) but I did end up bringing home three little treasures that really were too good to be left behind.
The first was this miniature set of drawers (maybe an apprentice piece?), they are a little battered but absolutely adorable and little bit battered suits our home style anyway! I haven't completely decided where they will live but for the moment they have pride of place on top of my much bigger chest of drawers in our bedroom and sort of have a slightly surreal effect - drawers on top of drawers.......
The second was this little pot with flowers for the handle - I am going to use it to keep my sewing machine bobbins safe along side the little orange pot I bought in 'no spend month', which holds all my quilting pins.
Finally I couldn't resist this 1950's book of household management, I have only just started looking through it but items such as how to clean your fur gloves (do you think they were worn to scare people?)
and this lovely picture of how to feed baby (If only nurses still looked like that!) captured me instantly..
....I may leave the article on meat jam till a later date mind you!