Mr Biddle and I have spent a very quiet and sun kissed Easter weekend pottering about at home, seeing the midwife, drinking milkshakes with friends, strumming on the guitar, and today we went to the Shepton Mallet Flea Market. Blimey - that place is like mecca for vintage hunters. I'd highly recommend a trip if you're an antique lover in the South West.
There were about 200 sellers, all outside due to the gorgeous weather, plus loos, burger vans and ice cream. The next one is on Sunday July 17th from 9.30am until 4pm, and it costs £3 per person to enter. So what did we buy (resistance was futile)? Fabric of course ...
I picked up this strip of 1950s vintage barkcloth which I think will make a couple of gorgeous cushions. I also got a couple of vintage handkerchiefs for future cushion crafting, and some beautifully soft ticking for backing quilts in pale blue and yellow from the fabric dealer at the entrance (the only stall there which isn't second hand).
Our other find was this lovely chest of drawers painted in apple green which we fell in love with and actually plucked up the courage to haggle for so it was the bargain sum of £35. It now sits next to the moses basket in our bedroom, filled with baby clothes and muslins, waiting to become a surface for nappy changing.