Saturday 10 May 2014

Horncastle Treasure

Got up this morning to rain, rain and more rain.  One of those really miserable days that was dark, overcast and unrelenting.  A car boot sale was therefore not on the agenda but we did need to get out of the house to blow a few cobwebs away and have a change of scenery.  So Horncastle it was, a perfect place to browse around on a rainy day, with the added bonus of lunch at the Café on the Bridge.

Horncastle is a market town in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, to the south of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  Many moons ago it was famous for its great Horse Fair, these days it is widely known as a centre for the antiques trade and dubbed "The Antiques Capital Of Lincolnshire".  As is normal for me I forgot to take the camera but take it from me it is quite a pretty place with some rather nice buildings.  We were actually looking for some chest of drawers for our guest bedroom but to no avail.  However I did manage to find a Singer tin, I think it is an old tool box.  It will make a welcome addition to my craft room.

My only other find was The Country Diary Book of Crafts, which is an absolute delight.  I have had this book before but it was in very poor condition so it was a dream to find it in perfect condition for just 50p.  A real treasure.

The water colours depicting each month are a sheer delight, along side patterns of crafts such as knitting, crochet, patchwork and quilting, dried flowers, lampshades, tatting, embroidery, tapestry, applique, dressmaking, rug making and toys.  The pictures shown are from the month of May and are exquisite.   The photographs do not do the book justice.
All in all, a very nice morning out with the added bonus of spending some lovely time with my dear Mum and a cream scone of course!


  1. Vintage treasure !
    Have a great weekend !

  2. love the singer box! that is a great find, indeed! Glad you had time with your mum :)

  3. It sounds like a great place to visit and what lovely finds, the craft book is very pretty. xx

  4. This sounds like such a wonderful place to visit on a rainy day!! Such terrific finds!!! I love the Singer box!!!!! You must remember to bring your camera the next time. I'd love to see photos!! xoxo