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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

I've been at it again!

My name is Rose H, I am a collectorhollic. 
Can anyone help me?  Is there a self help group out there?
Why did they open a charity shop within a five minute walk from home?   The ladies keep asking me to help out in the shop - but I'd need a full-time job to support my habit!  (I'd also need to move to a MUCH larger house!)

However, I've got another few treasures to share with you.....

I love kitchenalia and have quite a few antique jelly moulds.  I found these two yesterday at the 'expensive' charity shop in the village where I live.
This one is quite heavy and deep.  It's about 8" wide and 6" deep.  It doesn't have a makers mark at all.  I love the deep scrolls on the top.  I paid £5 for it.

This one 'fits' inside the larger mould.  I bet a jelly made in either of these moulds would look fantastic! Still no makers mark on this either, and it cost £4.

Now, you know I've got a 'thing' about paperweights too - here's the one I found yesterday.  It has no makers mark, just the pontil mark on the base.  It reminds me of a jellyfish! It is about 3.5" across and stands about 1" tall.
(The pontil mark is the left when the glass blower removes it from the blowing pipe)

I keep seeing all the great cloches shown on a lot of blogs, and I have only found expensive antique ones on ebay that are way over my budget.  I found this covered cheese dish last week and thought that I could make a display in it.  (I'll have a think and experiment with some things and show you the results when/if I'm happy with it.)

I thought that £2.50 was quite reasonable.  It stands about 6" high.

This small wooden easle was a snip at £1.50

I knew just the thing to display on it....

The cat print looks SO much better now than just propped against the wall!

And finally.....
here's a couple of photo's of two of the orchids that are in bloom at the moment.  I thought they were so beautiful I just had to share them with you :o)
The first one has been in almost constant bloom since September last year, as soon as one flower spike has gone over another one has been ready and waiting to take it's place!  There's ten blooms on this spike.

The spike is smaller on this plant, but the frowers have more of a pattern in them.

Sorry that the photo's are not perfect, but as I've already said before I'm no photographer!

Thank you for joining me and my ramblings.  I hope you've seen something you like :o)

Bye for now, see you all again soon.


house things said...

You find the best things!

By the way, thanks for your comment today on the 'thing' I've hung outside. It is meant for hanging because it has a metal tag with a hole in it on the back. And, I think you are correct about it being copper. That's my guess.

George the Lad said...

I didn't know jelly fish use jelly moulds! Yes that paperweight does look like a jelly fish cus I sore one on me holidays, now that must have come out of one of them jelly moulds don't you think. I think a rabbit would fit in the glass thingie for diplay(sorry Auntie Rose only joking) That's a very pretty orckid you got there.
See Yea George xxx

The Tablescaper said...

Great jelly molds!!!

- The Tablescaper

Brownieville Girl said...

Wish I had your "eye" - you manage to find really wonderful things.

Jeanette said...

You found some really great things. Thank you for the visit today. We all got a kick out of Ning Bat--that was so clever.

Pea Green Kitty said...

Hello Rose!

Just dropping by to Thank You ever so much for your kind words of support, they mean so much to me.
Sending you a ((hug)) back!

Patrice said...

Hello, Rose.
I found you on Chickens in the Road. I really enjoy charity shops, thrift shops, and consignment stores. There are many in my area, so I can always get in trouble! My daughters and I spend time together finding bargains.(That mean I spend 4 times as much!) I just clicked to follow you. Please visit my blog when you get a chance.

I'll visit your blog again soon to see what you find in the shops!