I told you in my last post that we'd been out for the day. We had gone off to Wales to visit friends and my big Brother. On the way we passed Rhug Farm at Corwen, who happened to have a
Six little kitties approx 1.5" long. Additions to my swelling collection.
ALL SIX for £2. I have bought this type before, they are at least £6 each.
Then as I
strolled hurried along in the rain I spotted this...
A Denmark pattern dish 8" diam. 20p
There was also a lovely pale blue (jasper ware type) teapot that was well over 100 years old, but sanity took over as I thought - now WHERE will I put it? So I left it at only £1 for another bargain spotter.
Back home, and I've spotted a few other things that called to me.
A 10" oval gold tray that will no doubt be useful for somthing!
(sorry, the reflected colour is the top I was wearing - doh!)
Also, my weird sense of humour kicked in when I saw this quirky object!
An animated wooden toy - turn the handle and...
They stand 10" tall, and cost the princely sum of £4.
Hope they don't wear their lips out..tee-hee!
And lastly, I found this cheeful 6" high Bhudda candle holder
It was my Brother in Laws birthday on Sunday, the one who has lost his dear wife Joy just before Christmas. When I got there they had been having a sort-out and handed me a box of blue & white pottery (which Joy also loved), with the instructions "Please, take what you want and pass the rest on to charity". Some hard decisions had to be made, but here are some of the things I am keeping.
A little vintage coffee cup and saucer
A pair of Alfred Meakin coffee cups and saucers
Then of course I HAD to keep this...
sweet Royal Worcester 'Forge tme not' Honey/jam pot. What better way to remember Joy?
Then I was left with a real quandry - This pretty Mason's trio,
The plate is perfect, but the saucer and cup have been broken and glued back together -
The 'Strathmore' design number was registered in 1940.
This trio must have meant a lot to Joy as she had repaired it - the problem I have I don't know the connection. I know it wasn't her Mothers, but I wonder if it was her Grandmothers? In which case it has a family connection. I remember it was displayed in her lounge. I think I'll keep it and ask a few questions...what would you do with them?
Sending best wishes to you all.
P.S. I promised Kim I'd post how to make Vanilla Essence last month - hangs head in shame. Sorry Kim I've only just remembered. Next post HONEST!