I wrote at the end of April about us spending our wedding anniversary together at Westonbirt and also visiting the market at Devizes. That was a great week. (smile) I shared at the time that we bought a colorful dish when we were at Westonbirt to commemorate our anniversary. I love that little dish.
Well, I wanted to share a few other finds that we made that week. We try to purchase little, inexpensive, interesting things that we can have around our home to help us remember this time in our lives. (smile)
I really loved it when we went to the market in Devizes. They have a weekly market and then they have a collectibles/antiques market there also. So when we went down there, we picked up some neat little things. I love looking at things from the past, so I was in hog heaven as we browsed around the collectibles/antiques market. (smile)
One of my favorite finds was a napkinish-doily. It is so lovely to me. They had a pile of things like this. When I saw it, it instantly made me think of back home. We had pieces similar to this around home when I was growing up. They had been my grandmother’s things and had been passed along through the family. I love the continuity of my grandparents’ and parents’ possessions in my hands. These things feed my sense of self and I feel connected to them. And even though this doily that I found in Devizes, here in England, never belonged to anyone that I’m related to, I felt a connection anyway…a connection to another human being who owned this before me and used this in their daily life. I wonder about this doily’s story. I guess that the story continues with us now. (smile)
Here are a couple of photos of the doily, but they don’t do it justice. It was hard to photograph. But I hope it comes through okay.
We picked up a couple of other things, so I’ll be sharing those another day. We are planning on visiting some more, so if we find anything else interesting, I’ll surely be sharing it with you all :-)