The Old Rectory Vintage Sale

The other week we visited the Old Rectory Sale, it was a lovely weekend and Margaret and Madeleine had done themselves proud with the way the had displayed everything.

It was going to be a lovely sunny weekend! Its like they order the sun every time…as they have been sooo lucky with the weather in the past (all except for the last sale! lots of rain! YUK!)

I got there especially early so I could take these pictures, before everything got touched…and what pretty flowers they had displayed everywhere.

These are my favourite pictures that I am showing you here….they have some wonderful clobber!….and quite a lot of it I recognised!!! from the Happy House! yes I am sad to say that I have actually bought my own items back from them before!

Its like its my very own little pawn palace!….I sell to them…then I think!…now what has happened to that!..and then at the next sale I say to myself “Oh I used to have one of those”! and then Maddie says “This was yours! and your buying it back”! Eek! I am getting worse as I am getting older! LOL!

I took my Mother-in-law with me too, as she is getting into bright colours…it was a great morning out…we all had such a lovely time.

….and what a wonderful display of chairs…oh I really do take my hat off to M and M, they work so hard in bringing us all these lovely items and vintage treasures – it is such a treat.

I just wish I’d of bought this lovely vintage dolls chair, as I want to make a rag doll soon and this would have been perfect!…Still perhaps I’ll have a go and make something like it myself! LOL! gosh soooo much to make and sooo little time!

PS..I have still not found my XXXL jumper yet!

(notice I have added another X on the XXXL!!)

Hmmm! I have eaten too much over this weekend! and I feel like a beached whale! LOL!

I’ll be back soon gals…

Love Happy x

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  1. Anonymous
    22nd October 2009 / 9:12 pm

    Happy–I've been reading your blog for several years now, but never commented. With economic worries and grim job outlooks, your blog site is a place that I "save" for when I want to feel uplifted. The rectory sale looks like fun! I especially enjoyed seeing what you accomplished with your vintage camper. Keep up the good work, girl!Sue in Ohio,

  2. maría cecilia
    15th October 2009 / 9:30 pm

    Hi, there`s always a great pleasure to visit your beautiful blog… I would have loved to be in that sale, great stuff (or stuf??), sorry for my english, I speak spanish.CariñosMaría Cecilia, from Chile

  3. OhSoVintage
    14th October 2009 / 7:50 pm

    WOW, my idea of heaven. Where was it? I never see sales like that.

  4. lemonade kitty
    14th October 2009 / 4:14 pm

    just to let you know theres an award for you over at my blog hope you don't mind me linking to you love Lucey x

  5. Molly Cupcake
    13th October 2009 / 2:19 pm

    I love your blog! The Old Rectory Sale looks AMAZING! Where is it? I could have happily spent hours and hours in there!Molly

  6. Kelly
    13th October 2009 / 12:00 pm

    Oh what a treasure trove!I think I would be overwhelmed!Lots of LoveKelly xxx

  7. Mandy
    13th October 2009 / 6:17 am

    Hello Happy I was wondering how much you charge to design a 3 column blog. I would love to have mine revamped many thanks

  8. Happy @/*-*@
    13th October 2009 / 2:19 am

    Oh NO! Deb – please dont tell me that! it makes me even more sad that i didnt buy it! still it was £14.00 is that a good price for one of these? please dont tell me it is :)Thanks for all your comments gals :)I love reading them and sorry I cant reply to you all :(Love Happy xx

  9. Deb
    13th October 2009 / 12:14 am

    Hi Happy, wanted you to know that little chair is most likely a pin cushion. If the seat lifts up it has room for thread underneath. I have one that is in hawaiian fabric and sort of collect pin cushions. Love your site. Visit me at Deb

  10. SueLovesCherries
    12th October 2009 / 3:58 pm

    You take beautiful photographs! My eye caught a nice red and white enamel jug that would look perfect in my kitchen! The U.S. just doesn't have pretty enamelware – wish I was into this stuff 20+ years ago when I lived in Belgium!So . . . what did you purchase this time? I hope you'll post them!

  11. Julie
    12th October 2009 / 1:43 pm

    What fun pictures! I would have loved to have been to that sale!

  12. Florence and Mary
    12th October 2009 / 12:43 pm

    These sales look such fun, I'd be like a kid in a candy shop!Victoria xx

  13. Clare
    12th October 2009 / 12:09 pm

    It looks fantastic! Where was it? So many scrummy things, I can see how you could buy your own stuff back!!

  14. lemonade kitty
    12th October 2009 / 9:33 am

    ooohhhh I wish we had sale's like that up here in the North East but then I'd want to buy everything haha love Lucey x

  15. lucey
    12th October 2009 / 9:28 am

    oooohhhh I wish we had sale's like that up here in the North East but then I'd want to buy everything haha love Lucey x

  16. Lavender hearts
    12th October 2009 / 7:23 am

    this looks like heaven! where is it? wish I'd gone now! 🙂

  17. KC'sCourt!
    12th October 2009 / 6:38 am

    Thats the sort of sale I like! And like you I always worry that I might buy something I donated! I have a red egg basket just like the one fifth picture, I keep clay pots in mine.

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