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!
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.