A few days away in one of our favourite places....The Cotswolds, took us to the pretty town of Northleach
And a visit to a lovely shop called The Perfect Whimsy run by the equally lovely Joasia, who has recently started a blog..here. She is so gorgeous and great fun too!
The shop is a treasure trove of decorative loveliness and of course I was tempted with everything.
But finally I came away with this French La Poste mail sack.
With great repairs,
Hand stitched, rolled edge,
And a label telling me the history of these vintage mail sacks....
I love it!
Other finds the day before included this vintage coat hanger and handbag,
A Laura Ashley chintz cushion, Tole planter, decorative picture frame, salmon mousse tin and a hand painted Susie Watson strawberry bowl completed my purchases.
A visit to the newly refurbished Station Mill Antique Centre in Chipping Norton yielded a pot of Annie Sloan paint which I have been wanting to buy for a long time now and keen to see how it compares to my beloved Farrow and Ball.
Chalk paint..."French linen" and surprise, surprise.... I have a piece of furniture ready and waiting in the wings especially for it....a "Georgian" reproduction pine cabinet.
Keep you posted.....