Monday, September 5, 2011

What I bought on my trip and an End of Summer Giveaway!

As I mentioned in previous posts, due to the weak dollar in England, I didn’t buy much on my trip to the UK. I’m a cheapy and everything seemed really expensive. I did mention, however, that I found a few trinkets at the Portabello Road Flea Market.

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All the little bits and pieces pictured above were found at Portabello Road Flea Market.  The cool bottle was found at a little antique store in Harbech.

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I found this cute Cath Kidston floral tote in Oxford along with a cute oilcloth scissors holder and scissors (not shown).

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This was a little Cath Kidston knock off  oilcloth tote I found in Portabello Road.

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More Cath Kidston cuties. A deck of playing cards and a shower cap.

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Lovely petite floral painting in a gorgeous frame. Found at an Oxford charity shop.

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Found these two vintage books there as well.  The Architecture book has some cool pictures and the French-English dictionary is the perfect size for my pocket and will come in handy next time I take a trip to France.

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This really cute vintage (antique?) pewter engraved flask. Not something I typically buy, but I was drawn to the lovely engraving and the price was right.

Some other things I bought, but didn’t get pictures of are, a pair of Laura Ashley pillowcases, a couple tops for me, a petite point purse and a black ruffley petticoat skirt.

So, now for the giveaway part of this post. I was so tickled to find a Cath Kidston store right in the London airport, that I decided to buy a few goodies to use as a giveaway for my lovely blog readers. Yeah!

Here’s what I found for y’all.

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Mini oil cloth tote, thank you notes, labels and stickers, cute pencils and pencil case.  I am also including a little Cath Kidston magazine/catalog. 

As an added bonus, I will also include one of the antique brooches I picked up at Portabello Road Flea Market. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You can just say hi, or tell me about something fun you did this summer.  I will draw a name at random on Friday morning. Easy, right?

I’ll be back soon with some more vintage goodies I’ve picked up recently.  Until then, Happy Labor Day and I hope you all have a fabulous week! Kids going back to school on Wednesday for me. TTFN!

39 comments:

Rosetta said...

Belle cose!!!Rosetta

Into Vintage said...

You're the best to share your Cath loot! Please throw my name in the hat and thanks for all the beautiful pics of your trip as well. :-) -amy

Herbgirl said...

I've been enjoying the UK via your posts and adore your purchases. I've been away from blogging this summer and hope to feel inspired soon. Winning your goodies would definitely put me in the blog mood again.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Jennifer said...

Awesome finds!

Fresh Linen said...

Love all your treasures and the pictures are the best treasues of all. Hope to go one day. Best, Carol

Janet's Creations said...

So glad you got to do a little shopping on your trip. You picked up some great bits and pieces. Hope you had a great time.

Drop my name in the hat please.

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Ohhhh, such lovelies!!! I did do something fun this summer - my son got married to a wonderful young lady, and we just feel very blessed!!!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane

Tete said...

Fun finds! Glad you were able to find something even if the dollar is weak over there.

Amy said...

Oh the Cath Kidson items are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Amy
Raggedyamy24@aol.com

Jennifer said...

Cath Kidston - what a treat! I love your blog and welcome back home!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I would love win anything Cath K. Wow, I would love to go to her store!

Carol

Jill said...

That frame is so beautiful!! Such a great find. Your giveaway is so fun-- I'm a huge fan of Cath K!
Hugs,
Jill

Andy's Attic said...

Lisa, the flask is so charming! And I love all the other little goodies you brought home. Your giveaway is very generous and I would like to be included. Thanks much,
Annette

Doni said...

How about that for a giveaway!!! I had TODAY looked up 'Cath Kidson' on Ebay to see what I could find and you're having a giveaway with her cute stuff!!!
Maybe it's 'meant to be'!!!
So glad you have a fun trip. I love the rhinestone finds!
Blessings, Doni

Little Cottage said...

Lovely!
I have been to Cath Kidston stores in London a few years back!
Throw my name in the hat!
-Sylvi

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad you had an awesome trip! A Cath K. shop is on my bucket list of places to hit someday...love her stuff. Count me in and crossing my fingers!

blingqueen said...

Fun, fun fun, I just love all of your Cath Kidston treasures. You have a great blog that I visit all of the time. THANK YOU for your wonderful eye candy!

Karen

Pink Princess said...

Love Cath Kidston as well, so please enter me. Portobello Road is THE best lol. Been there so many times (when the Pound was not as bad as it is now duh) and loved everything about London ♥

Hugs from marian

Meliss @ Shabby LOCO! said...

That frame is sweeet! And the flask kicks a$$.
Plllllllllllllllllllllllease pick me! Cath is the bestest!

anotherbethsmith said...

how sweet! wonderful photos from your trip! i was there a very long time ago- this was fun looking at your photos!
beth
goodvariety@yahoo.com

Daisy said...

I love Cath Kidston!

Paula Parrish said...

Ah, I love all of your wonderful treasures. Pick me! Pick me! I would love to win your giveaway.
Smiles, Paula

dogsmom said...

It is a CK treasure fest!

Sometimes it is fun just to look and save your money.
Not often, but some times.

Do you love him Loretta said...

CATH KIDSTON is my all time favourite designer! I would drive to NYC from Toronto to get a CATH K fix (before the store closed). They would go on sale really cheap in the US compared to the UK sales. Alas, she is gone and my husband has to pick up Cath K for me when he visits his family. He cant believe how hard I encourage him to go home and visit the clan! Alterior motives are not hidden, just masked a wee bit!

Karla said...

aren't the charity shops in england so much fun!?
my sister is over there right now and i can't wait to see what she brings back. back in 2000, before there were all these restrictions on luggage weight, we brought back a ton of stuff including four chenille bedspreads. our luggage was so heavy we were crying trying to tote it from train to train. it is a fun memory for us and it was worth it!
your trip sounds (and looks) like so much fun. thanks for sharing ♥
karla

Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

I've only been to England once, but thanks to you I feel like I've gone again! I only wish I'd been savvy enough to hit some great flea markets while I was there...oh the regret! Love your style and the Cath Kidson goodies! I'd be thrilled to win this British fabulousness!

Heidi Ann said...

I think you found some wonderful things!! And I cannot even believe what a wonderful giveaway you are having! I mean, Cath Kidston? Whoo hoo!
If I were going to pick just a couple, I think the most fun things I did this summer were my day at the state fair with my sister, and a full day of yard sale fun with a dear friend I seldom get to see.
I am excited to enter your giveaway!

Karen said...

you sure found some neat treasures on your trip .. i enjoyed all your pics!

Catskill Quilter said...

How wonderful that you had such a great trip! Have to say, you picked out what I would have purchased! These are real treasures, and how great to get something that is characteristic of the U.K.!

Erin said...

What a great trip you must have had. Love your blog and I met you at Farm Chicks last year - you are a doll!

Station 521 said...

Have enjoyed going to the UK with you! Love your Blog.

VintageCrafter said...

Wonderful goodies! I love reading your blog posts and would love to see the Uk. Please count me in!
*smiles*
Carol

ya~ya said...

I luv, luv, luv your blog & am so glad I found it!!! I am a regular reader ~ I'm always eager to see where you're going next! I would luv to meet you in person some day! Thank you for your wonderful post! Please put my name in your drawing!
Many Roses to you,
Ya~Ya

Jessrose21 said...

You lucky duck! I went to England about 20 years ago to visit my grandparents and have missed it ever since. I've enjoyed your gorgeous photos and would love to win some Cath goodies. Wish she'd put some stores here in USA! Thanks for the chance to win!

lizaanne said...

Please count me in!!! So love your blog Lisa!! :-)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Lovely to see your finds from England! If ever you come over again, tie it in with a trip to the flea market held at Shepton Mallet showground...and then you could visit me in my little shop in the town!...I'm sure you'd find my prices quite reasonable, even against a weak dollar :)
Niki

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

You found some good stuff! Sounds like a fantastic trip!
Faye

Brenna said...

Hi, I love the stuff you got it's all so pretty.

Jilly said...

This really cute vintage pewter engraved flask. Your work is beautiful, I also like to share that I also did do something fun this summer. Will share soon.
hediye