Monday, June 21, 2010

Les Marchés au Puces - { The Market of the Fleas }

I was an avid reader as a child! I started my literary journey with a mountain of Golden Books, then continued on the straight and narrow to Enid Blyton'sville where I spent many a glorious day skipping along with Fenella and all her circus pals, churning butter and collecting eggs with the children of Willow Farm, scolding Mr. Meddle and Mr. Twiddle for their inappropriate behaviour and sharing plum cake and jam sandwiches on the train with Elizabeth on the way to Whiteleafe School for another adventuresome term....all from the comfort of my bed. I'm sad to say my choice of fiction took a wrong turn somewhere in my tweens with The Babysitters' Club. I then completely lost my way with Sweet Valley High and those teenage romance books...remember the ones with the photos of a girl on the front cover...always with super long impossibly glossy hair!


You can only begin to imagine the absolute joy I felt when I opened my vintage swap package the other day. The very generous Mary of Sewhotmitmot had not only hunted out the most delectable vintage goodies but had found the last "Naughtiest Girl in the School" book of the series...the one I could never find and hence have never read!


Beautiful linens and gorgeous buttons....some from gay Paris!!

And a set of vintage playing cards with English birds...hubby quickly coveted these...birdo that he is! Thanks so much Mary!! And thank-you also to Kellie of Rice Babies for organising such a fun swap. I know I should be showing my flea market finds but Mary's were soooo good!

An early night is in order after the craziness of the weekend. I might just make a cup of tea and tuck myself in to bed with a good book. So Elizabeth what have you been up to my girl? Not being too naughty I hope!

To see what other treasures have been found please pop into Sophie's lovely blog.



12 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What a delightful post! Truly, brought joy to my heart. Enid Blyton. Love.

ecoMILF said...

Those are just gorgeous treats and surprises. The books are priceless! How lucky you are! xo m.

Posie Patchwork said...

Great finds, the books will be brilliant, love Posie

beck said...

Oh how I loved those books, and still do. My Lucy has just finished reading my copies of The Naughtiest Girl and funnily enough she is now reading The Baby Sitter series! Some things never change. I love your vintage swap gifts, how special!! wish I had known about this swap as it is right up my alley. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the vintage sheet swap, are you joining in? xo

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

That was about the journey way of my reading also! Although my Enid Blyton books of choice were the Magic Faraway Tree series and Secret Seven. I am now introducing them to my daughter.

mother★lode said...

You always find the best treasures! If you ever want to do a thrift swap, let me know! We could share wish lists and ideas of what makes our heart skip a beat, set a reasonable monetary amount, and then do some shopping for each other!

Kylie said...

Hope that you are enjoying an early night - I am up with two children - missing Dad an their gradparnets:( oh the joys of single parenting while Tim is away (HURRY UP ND COME HOME) he might just hea me - he is seriously a stones throw away, but not allowed to come home.

Great finds - have never read that one either - I came across a few Enids the other day - was going to grab them but had a cranky pants Baden by that stage (so I might have to go back and have a better look on one of his happier days:)

Heidi said...

Beautiful treasures, Its such a treat to find such incredible goodies...

Little Ted Canvas said...

Wow what treasures! Love the books, very special & those embroidered doilies, cotton reels & buttons, lucky you!

jorth said...

Ahh, those books! You're bringing back the memories now!

Jill said...

Naughtiest girl in the school eh? My parents just brought my copies out from the UK for my girls (yes they saved them all that time!)
I'm loving rediscovering Enid Blyton as an adult - such fantastic stories!

Oh and congratulations on your market success! Your stall looks just lovely!

mylittlebirdie said...

such gorgeous finds. love those book. they'll look gorgeous in poppets room. i was never an enid girl but may just have to get my hands on a few and read them to my miss poppet one day : )

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