05 June 2009

Send Her Victorious ...

Just look at what someone brought into Dairy House the other day. I wasn't there, but what a relief that the previous owner (who is still with us as a dealer) had the foresight to buy a number of items that the lady was offering. When I went round switching on lights yesterday morning I couldn't believe what was there with a price tag I couldn't ignore ...






Mum and I had fun photographing it this morning. The first pics were taken in our garden, but the one where it is suspended on a cane was done 'over the fence'.

So that I'm not inundated with enquiries, the dress is NOT for sale. It's most definitely a keeper! It was made for the lady who was selling it, and she wore it on Coronation Day - 2 June 1953. I estimate from the size that she was probably about 6 or 7 at the time. I don't suppose many of you remember the Coronation. I was 3 years old and definitely remember it. My great aunt and uncle and their daughter, Dad's cousin, came to watch it on our 7" black and white television. They brought me a present of a little canvas 'bucket' bag (all the rage at the time) and I remember being too shy to open it in front of them, so I went upstairs to my bedroom to see what I'd been given. Shy? Moi? Those were the days!!!

The flags, on the other hand, ARE for sale. Email if you want to buy. They're diminishing rapidly, so don't wait to see them at the next fair - they may have gone!

I also bought this gorgeous quilt yesterday. Another keeper - for the time being at least!!! And look at those fabulous buttons. They're huge - approximately 2¼" (5 cm) square.



I'm off on another 'fortnight's holiday' on Sunday - back on Tuesday. Pauley is staying at home to hold the fort. I'm taking Mum back 'home' to Northants to stay with family. So looking forward to (a) the break, (b) seeing aunts, uncles and cousins and (c) staying on the farm surrounded by fabulous South Northamptonshire countryside. Photos may, or may not, follow. I also intend to collect another purchase while I'm away. Photos of that WILL appear here in due course all being well.
Have a lovely weekend. Not too sure what the weather is going to be doing, but I won't mind if it's a tad cooler!

15 comments:

Clare said...

What a great dress and such a super history to it, lucky you! have a lovely couple of days.

Marilyn said...

I too was little in 1953 (2 years old).... I love your quilt!!
Have a great weekend!!
Marilyn
xxoo

Sal said...

What wonderful items,especially the dress!Hope you have a great holiday. ;-)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Shy??? heeheee...I'll be laughing about that one all day!
The dress is a gem and should definitely be a keeper! I'm surprised its owner was willing to part with it. I wasn't born back in the 50's, but I do have some fond memeories of the Queens Jubilee and the royal wedding of Charles and Diana.

Glad I was able to snap up a few of your union flags...I'll get making with those soon...maybe I should use your little dress as inspiration...

Have a wonderful break with your Mum, visiting your family
Have a lovely weekend too,
Niki x

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a little treasure! No wonder you want to keep it. you know, I wanted a flag & clean forgot to buy one on Saturday - I think my brain was scrambled!

Jayne

Ticking stripes said...

What great buys! The quilt is just gorgeous! Have a good break.

Cowboys and Custard said...

I see what you mean Sue.. that dress is a once in a lifetime find!

Hope you are enjoying your break..

Michele x

BusyLizzie said...

Fab dress, hope you have a wonderful mini-break!!! Liz x

jane and the happy crow said...

Hi Sue, Not sure if you have been over to my blog? Christine and I are holding a fair of our own in August and we would love you to take part if you can? Jane x

Shammickite said...

What a super dress! I remember seeing the Queen and Prince Philip in Barnstaple Pannier market.... we went there by bus from school and had to sit for ages on hard seats waiting for the Queen. I remember waving a flag but I don't know where I got it from, or what happened to it.

jane and the happy crow said...

hi Sue, We thought you would like the 12 ft table so you will have that reserved for you. Looking forward to seeing you and hopefully getting the chance to peruse your stand. jane xx

Hens Teeth said...

Hi Sue, wonderful, wonderful purchases. Good for you.
I am so looking forward to seeing you again August 2nd. x
Have a great holiday.

Mary Poppins said...

Wow, what a beautiful and special dress :)

Thank you so much for the button link, Ohooo dear think it shall soon be like living in a button factory here at home, some beautiful ones on her blog :)

X

JamaGenie said...

That dress must've been stored very carefully to be in such great condition now. How very lucky you are to have it!

Cavania said...

Love that dress