Anyway, back to the post in hand. I do have a few bargains to show you, but I'm certainly 'slowing down' with the buys - wonder if it's something subconscious as I've been trying to sort out 'stuff' at home? I've also been homing in curtains and fabric for our lovely daughter who has just taken over the lease on a three story Victorian house. Much decorating and sorting to do, but we were there all day Saturday filling holes and cracks and generally preparing for decorating. Sorry, I had got her two pairs of curtains and miles of voile and heavy fabric for more window coverings but I forgot to take pictures before I took them over there.
I HAVE been keeping to taking stuff into the charity shop on most visits, and have also been leaving empty handed! Quite a change for me ;o)
I'll start with an item I forgot to show you from a couple of weeks ago when we went to Dagfields
This stainless Royal Daulton ladle costing just £5 - to use
with my Spode blue Italian soup tureen, I've searched all over and can't get one.
It'll do until I can find one :o)
Now a quick question for you good photographers out there...I've got a point and shoot Kodak Easy share camera, when I set it to close-up the photos are sometimes out of focus...why?
Here's a point in case!
2" Peter Fagin 'Happy Birthday' bear 40p
and sitting next to him....
4" Peter Fagin reading bear 60p (photo taken on the same setting)
I have quite a few small bears - I'll have to show you some of them one day.
A dozen hanging Easter eggs (hens egg size) £1
Now, when I spotted these beauties my heart skipped a beat!
A lovely (two cup size) tea set. £5.50
I fell for the beautiful birds...
The petite size and lovely shape, and the bonus I didn't realise..
Made by WADE.
It has been used,which I think adds to it's charm :o)
But, it's in perfect condition
I think the little lids have such unusual knobs too!
Did I mention I love it!
Now on to my unexpected prize. I only subscribe to one magazine - Period Home, and as a member I enter prize draws on the internet. I received this email on Saturday....
"You recently entered a Period Living website competition to win a pair of chintzy floral porcelain dog bookends from Alexander & Pearl. Congratulations! Your name has been selected as the lucky winner."
Today a parcel arrived.....
Sorry, the sun was streaming through the window at this point
£100 worth of 7" high Chintzy Pug Dog Bookends!
The tassels and stringing are made of ormalu
and from the back..
Ah, clearer now the sun has gone behind a cloud. That's better!
Hubby's just come home and said they're 'puggin' ugly :o( he has no taste, honestly, how dare he rain on my parade!
I think I'll find a spot for them in our guest room as I always try to put appropriate reading matter in there when we have guests - they'll look SO much better between these bookends :o)
Hope you have a great week, look forward to reading your comments as always - I do read everyone.