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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Welsh Car Boot Sale (in the rain) and other things.

Hello folks!

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 small  tiny boot sale going on (in the rain!)  So, we pulled up and had a quick stroll round in the drizzle.  I found a couple of goodies :o)
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...
The sweethearts....
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
for £1.25

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!


Gypsy and Nell said...

I have the same denmark pattern dish, very pretty. Love all your finds, and so lovely that you have some of Joys things. xx Thank you for your kind comments, I especially liked the Pratt in the Hat!!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Nothing like treasure hunting! I recently saw some quirky wood toys like the one above...made me laugh!

Debbie~ said...

OMGoodness Rose, I looove your adorable little kissing couple, I would have had to have them too! You found some other nice treasures on your outing too. How wonderful for you to get some of Joy's treasures too! I want to thank you for your kind words about my Uncle, they meant the world to me! Big hugs, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

The Tablescaper said...

You always seem to find some amazing treasures.

- The Tablescaper

acorn hollow said...

I love the sweet honey pot what better way indeed to remember.

Dan said...

You find some fantastic things Rose! Love the cats and the kissing couple. The honeypot is a fantastic way to hold a memory of Joy. Not sure what I'd do with the broken items, I think I'd look for the connection too.