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Saturday, 14 August 2010

What have tea pots, cookies, Christmas and chess have in common?

They are all things I found this week!

I've had a fairly good week bargain wise.  Here's a lovely china tea pot I found - I think it's a really elegant shape and glory of glories it pours beautifully without dripping from the spout!  (Yes, I know that should be a requisite of a tea pot, but it's odd how many drip).
It stands about 8" tall and sadly has no makers marks at all.  This photo does not show how the handle splits into two at the top like a branch.  Feels good in the hand and good on the pocket at only 90p.

Christmas in August?  A 'good old' Woolworths Santa and Snowman salt and pepper set to be put away until December.  £1.50....not bad as a novelty.  I'm sure they'll raise a smile over Christmas lunch!

and of course....

Okay, so I haven't played chess for about 18 years....and then I wasn't very good anyway - but could you have resisted this set cast with mythical figures?  Especially when you know it was only £4 including the Learn Chess book!  (Yes, I'll have to read the book first I guess.)

This cute mirror which stands about 14" high was only £1.  I'm a sucker for mirrors and I love gold...looks like another hole in the guest room wall! 
(Just a couple of my ginger jars in the reflection - blue and white of course!)

Here we have an (American) addition to the recipe books for 50p.  Love that the previous owner had written comments on a lot of the recipes like 'Yummy!', and my favourite one 'Got too dry the next day' with a sad face.  The next day?  Do cookies last that long?

Lastly - and please forgive me if I've posted this before... but I couldn't find it. 
I got this Wedgwood teapot a couple of months ago - during my 'pressured' period when I didn't post.....

It's beautiful, my favourite teapot ever!  A large cream melon shaped one, which as you WOULD expect pours without a drip - in their 'Queensware Weekday Weekend' pattern.  I could hardly believe it was only £2.50.

Hope you all have a good bargain hunting weekend folks :o)

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The Tablescaper said...

You always get such great bargains! Love that coffee pot!

- The Tablescaper

Brownieville Girl said...

More beautiful things Rose - LOVE that coffee pot too!

Patrice said...

You get some wonderful buys. I need to go shopping where you do. I could imagine the expression my husband would have if I shared that one with him!
The teapots are beautiful. I really like the first one. I had considered collecting teapots at one time, but I thought that would require entirely too much room to store.

George the Lad said...

You got some nice pick me ups there, I do like the chess set, you might have seen me as a pawn on one of me pics, the cookie book has court my eye, now if your going to make me some, without chocolate please, if there a recipe with peanut butter that will do nicely.
Thanks Auntie Rose xxx

Rose H (UK) said...

Thank you for your comments folks - I LOVE to read each and every one of them :o)
Patrice, you'd be very welcome to accompany me on any of my (almost daily!) jaunts. Many times I come home empty handed, but on another day I could hit the jackpot and find 3 or 4 items. As for space to store things....well that's quite another story!
Hi George, I'm sure that your Dad would demolish any cookies I baked before you got a sniff of 'em!

Hugs to all

Rose H

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rose you found lots of nice things. Love the gold mirror and the teapots are very nice. You are right they shouldn't drip. Have a great week.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Rose! What lovely finds! I think the teapots are my favorites! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie