Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Baggage restrictions

When Linda and I were on our recent travels we set ourselves a restriction on having cabin baggage only. 

It turned out to be a very good discipline as it made us think twice before making purchases along the way. 

However, in our early wanderings in England, we ended up in the town of Leek and happened upon a traditional market where lots of vintage items were to be had. 

The above supper cloth was in a bargain bin and at the right price it seemed too precious to leave behind. 

Linda also spotted this tea towel in very good condition and so, in spite of our baggage restrictions, these two items became part of my luggage for the rest of our travels. 
Yesterday morning we used the table cloth at breakfast time. So pleased with this treasure that brings back happy memories of our time spent in England. 


Tired Teacher said...

That beautiful embroidery would be very difficult to leave behind. It's a delightful memento of your trip.

Mystic Quilter said...

I love both cloth and tea towel, especially when I read they were bought in Leek. Relatives come from Leek and Buxton and we used to go and visit often so your purchases have taken me down memory lane!

Jenny said...

I just don't know how you did it - travelling with only a cabin bag! Well done, the pair of you.

Of course, you could have made a few special purchases and then posted them home to yourselves.

margaret said...

what a beautiful cloth, how anyone could have parted with that is beyond belief