17 April 2007

Woops! ... and Back from Ardingly

Silly me! It's just been pointed out to me that anyone sending an email via the link in my sidebar has their emails bounced back. This is probably because I didn't check my typing (bad news for a former typing and word processing teacher!), and didn't type "tiscali" correctly! From now on all emails should reach me! So sorry if you have tried and failed!!

On a happier note I had a super (and expensive) day at Ardingly. Unbelievably Clare and Mike phoned just as they got off the M23, and I was less than 5 minutes behind them, so they waited and we drove the last few miles in tandem. Considering very little of our respective journeys had taken us on the same road (probably about 25 of my 146 miles), I'm amazed. We went our separate ways but met up for a coffee and a toasted sandwich at lunchtime, and then said our goodbyes in order to do some more shopping!

Although I took the camera I didn't think about taking any photos until I was halfway home, so I'm afraid I can't share the day with you. However ... once I've unpacked my haul I'll show you what I bought. I bought one mannequin but although I saw a few, they were either in poor condition or far, far costlier than was viable. Still ... a wonderful pair of perfect eiderdowns, mangle cloths, 1930s German and French teatowels, some pretty lampshades, a fabric covered box, ribbons, tape, lace, a damaged kimono (by the way, I'm delighted to say that the one I showed you a couple of weeks ago has sold), a few pieces of lace, fabric, a lined sewing basket, and probably some other items I've temporarily forgotten ... I think I had a good day!


Clare said...

Hi Sue

Wasn't that amazing that we were virtually in the same spot at the same time! Perfect timing!

Thanks again for the toasted sarnies by the way!

Sounds like you bought well after we parted - did you invest in a handcart after all?!!

I'm pleased with the lovely Barbola mirror and went on to buy some 40's motto prints, a roses covered box and a sweet little head vase.

Pretty tired now - but will email later!

Clare x

OhSoVintage said...

Looking forward to seeing the photos of all the things you bought Sue. Sounds like you had a very good day and bought some interesting items.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you've hit the jackpot of vintage treasure! I see Clare used the word "sarnie" up above - I haven't heard that word in AGES! And "bap" is another word I remember. I reallyyyyyyy miss England! I need a kebab from Leicester Square soon! =)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh without a doubt a BACON sarnie! The bacon you have in the UK by far beats any bacon we have over here! Our bacon here is as thin as a crisp and very fatty. I have to admit, my hubby and I purchase LOTS of British and Irish products to sell in our shop. He and I share quite a bit of English heritage anyhow - that must be the reason! =)

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like you did have a good day! Glad it was worth the long trip! Can't wait to see what you bought - they sound great. Keep meaning to get to Ardingly but never do. Maybe next time ...
Kim x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Glad that you have found a mannequin - good luck finding the others...
Sounds like you found lots of other goodies too! - you are such a good shopper!!
Niki x