The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Pretty Patchwork Pieces, Dolls and Chairs!


 This patchwork has a beautiful soft palette of colours. It isn't quite finished so that whoever buys it from me at the coming Antique fairs will have a little bit of work to do...



 There are some quite delicious cottons in the design. I would say that it dates from the 1930's and 1940's .



 It came with a later set of patchwork pieces, I am guessing from the 1970s?


Some are already sewn into usable shaped pieces, but this bag is brimming with a whole big project!


I will be bringing all these items and more to The Shepton Mallet 3 day Antiques Fair at the Bath and West showground in Somerset this coming weekend. Click on the link to reach the IACF website for full details of opening times. Please note that complimentary tickets can only be used on the Saturday and Sunday.


As well as my usual costume, textiles and decorative bits and bobs, I am also taking a selection of small pieces of furniture. All being well (and weather permitting) we should be able to display items outside at the front of the tent....


14 comments:

Hen said...

Oooh, just look at that hexy flower with all those rosebud designs (prob eiderdown fabric)? It's too lovely for words. Look forward to seeing you next weekend (it will have to be the Sunday for us). Save some goodies!
Hen x

The Cloth Shed said...

Pretty patchwork pieces.....I am sure they will disappear quickly at Shepton.
In answer to your question the other day, no, I haven't been to Newark for a few years now...I find I can buy just as well in the North East.
Julie x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Lizzie - I hope you had a great day at Ilminster, did you send No.2 to Sherborne??
See you Saturday.
T x

marigold jam said...

What patience some folk have - I'd never be able to make anything like that I know! Hope you did well at Talent for Textiles today - it was interesting to see what it was all about though I only spent £1 - I am determined not to buy more fabric till I have used some of waht I have though that lace you had was tempting!

LandGirl1980 said...

Ooooooooooh! Pretties!!

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments. Lovely to see you yesterday Jane. Glad you liked the event. Lizzie x

ted and bunny said...

love those rosebuds!
hope all well with you
xx

Fading Grace said...

Hope you had a good day yesterday...saw your Hubby, but wasn't sure if he'd recognize me!! It wasn't quite the same without you Lizzie! but had a great day,,, loving those dolls and the patchwork gorgeoous x

Bluebell said...

Hello Lizzi, I love the patchwork pieces, I hope they are still there when I get to your stall, where will your stall be, please let me know.
Jillx

Sea Witch said...

Love these patchwork pieces. Well crafted stitching and pretty rosebud designs. Sea Witch

BusyLizzie said...

I know, they are divine.. there is just something special about tiny rosebuds....

Hesta Nesta said...

I love the hexagon patchwork. Wish I could come to Shepton. I love the dolls also. Hope you do well, see you soon.
Jo xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Ooooo...Look what I spy!!! ;-))
Hope you'll have some treasures left on Sunday!
Good luck,
Niki x

kelly said...

Hi Liz, SO nice to see you and your lovely smile yesterday. We didn't have such a successful shop but got a few things. I might try my luck at the flea. I was going to come back for the ticking but decided I didn't feel like making anything at the moment. I have so many projects on the go, didnt want to add to the "pile". Thanks for the comments about my hair. I did mean to wear one of the clips forgot at the last minute. You will be at the flea right?