Heaven on Earth!

Today was a great day!…for we were invited by friends of ours, Margaret & Maddie to their annual twice a year Garden Sale and we were in heaven!…Its held in Margaret’s house which is sooo beautiful, a Georgian Mansion with ambling gardens and out buildings to die for…needless to say this was the perfect setting.

These ladies buy for this event all year…adding to the collection week by week and placing it in an eclectic array of colours and themed settings….

we were invited over today (saturday) one day early as the sale starts sunday…I am so glad we were, as apparently people queue around the block in anticipation of them opening their gates…I don’t think I would of liked to of fought hammer and tongs for items that today we leisurely picked out.

I have always said its not what you know – but who you know….and its definitely the case here, for we had an extremely lovely time, sipping lime cordial….in the hot summer sun….whilst adding more and more to our pile!

We took many photographs for our blogs with the promise of letting everyone know where it was…but sitting in the car a little later, picking our daughter up from her Art GCSE exam, (well done Rosie!), we decided that it should be our little secret…(sorry folks!)

…And even later this evening we had to ring Margaret up again so that they could reserve us some other pieces…you see we just couldn’t live without the 1950’s kitchen cabinet and that wonderful 1930’s mannequin!

Thank you Margaret and Maddie…for inviting us and adding us to your friends and family list, we had such a lovely time meeting everyone including Tosca and Truffle, you have a lovely home and exquisite taste and we are sooo looking forward to the next sale….keep up the good work! xxLuv Happy xx

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    Sal
    May 17, 2008 / 9:35 am

    I would have needed to hire a rather large vehicle for the day, if I had gone to that! Lucky you! 😉 Sal

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    Lynne Laura
    May 16, 2008 / 7:19 pm

    How simply wonderful for you! What a place and what fantastic treasures! Lucky you are a friend of theirs. Love that floral tent outside in the yard too…Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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    the vintage magpie
    May 14, 2008 / 8:14 am

    OMG that sale looks amazing.. you lucky lucky ducks! I think I’d have broken out in a sweat and possibly fainted if I’d have been faced with so much gorgeousness to buy!!

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    Nostalgia at the Stone House
    May 13, 2008 / 7:54 am

    What a beautiful house and amazing sale…..you must have wanted to move in and stay. Looks like they had some amazing stock and so much of it.Niki

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    clare Carter
    May 13, 2008 / 1:42 am

    Oh wow! I want to come and play with you.That is indeed some kind of heaven.

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    Cynthia
    May 12, 2008 / 10:49 pm

    You’re right, that does look like heaven. Lucky you.

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    Nicky
    May 12, 2008 / 9:26 pm

    Such a lovely fair!!I see lots of things I would have added to my pile like te blue Loyd Loom chairs! And the drying rack!!It is indeed who you know for such things and good buys.

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    Linnea
    May 12, 2008 / 8:48 pm

    Wow!! I think I would have wanted everything :o) It looks like those two ladies have wonderful taste in picking out so many things. I’m sure their sale was a big success. How fun!! Your pictures were lovely. Wish I could have been there.

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    mollycupcakes
    May 12, 2008 / 2:38 pm

    Great little place well worth the visit.Lots of gorgeous vintage finds. Lucky you getting to have first dibs on everything.Many thanks for all you help.Hugs.Catherine x

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    jessica daisy
    May 12, 2008 / 12:24 pm

    How fantastic, such an aladdin’s cave of goodies! I can understand you wanting to keep such a treasure trove a secret.I hope Rosie did well in here art exam, I sure she’ll do really well if she takes after you, you have such a good eye for things, and your house is beautiful!Jessx

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    Miles Away In France
    May 12, 2008 / 9:38 am

    Oh you lucky thing, how lovely to be able to go to such a place and even better to be able to go before the crowds.Racheal x

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    Anonymous
    May 12, 2008 / 12:40 am

    I am so jealous.The photos are so fabulous!! I am wishing I were there.

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    prettyshabby
    May 11, 2008 / 6:09 pm

    Wow how absolutely fantastic..I dont know how you restrained yourself I think I would need a moving lorry and an even bigger mortgage! It all looks so wonderful I dont blame you in the least to keep it a secret, it would spoil it if everybody came from everywhere and I’m sure that would bump up the prices too. Lucky you, thats all I’ll say!!!

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    thriftymrs
    May 11, 2008 / 5:33 pm

    I am so jealous, what lovely, lovely things. I am dying to see what you bought.

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    jellybelly*jellybrain
    May 11, 2008 / 10:13 am

    How ever did you tear youselves away?!

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