Recent Finds

042Just the other Weekend as the sun shone for the first time in a long time our family set off to find some treasures. There is an old market town in The Peak District, Leek, that holds a small collectables, vintage / antiques market every Saturday. Not huge just enough stalls for you to potter amongst and find a couple of none essential but much needed goodies.


My oldest son enjoys the perusing and ambling, marveling at army badges bits of bullets and other war paraphernalia. My other boy unfortunately soon gets board and has to be promised cake at some point He doesn’t see the excitement an old box can bring.


What could possibly be inside?……….


A bit of this, a bit of that, one mans rubbish another lady’s treasure. So what treasures did I find on this day?


First this lovely Beatrix Potter tray for just £2.00. I know what a gorgeous find. And then ……


This beautiful book on British Butterflies published in 1951. Whilst I have read some of the book and it is of course interesting, it’s the sixteen colour plates that really drew me too it. That and the gorgeous print on the dust sleeve.




And of course the youngest was appeased with a not so vintage pair of play handcuffs.



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