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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

A few bits 'n bobs.

Hi all,

First things first - Welcome to my new follower :o)

Vicky has asked me to pass on her sincere thanks for all your lovely comments on her garden and jewellery, she has been knocked out by them :o)

Up date on the home Made Vanilla Extract I started on the 26th July.  This is what it looks like now, two weeks on.
It's darkening up nicely and smells divine! 

I have found a few things from the charity shop for those of you who were worried I'd lost the plot ;o)
I found this 9" high egg and birds for 70p - thought it'd come in useful around Easter time.
Now, I think I must have suffered a blow to the head with this jug - £14 from an antique centre, but still cheap.  It stands approx. 10" tall and I love the shape of it.   Made by Burleigh, and the design is Arden.  Not surprisingly, I do have other pieces in the same design.

This beaded cotton jug cover is modern, but I love them as they harp back to Victorian days - it was only £1
Works a treat keeping out dust and flies with the beads to weight it down.
Then of course I found this little wooden box containing the brown pottery do-dah - can you guess what it is?
Have you guessed yet?
A biscuit stamp - how great is that? It was only 75p :o)
Then there was this (1 of a pair) of Gothic wrought iron candle sconces - £1 each
They will be winging their way to Nottingham on my next visit!
I already had the large crystal ball, but it was on a very dull stand - so when I found this one for £3 I thought it was 'just the ticket'  (The cobalt glass liner is also my own.)

Well that's the lot for now folks!  I'd just like to thank my dear friend Jan who is George the Lad's
Mom for lending me her rather splendid Panasonic Lumix camera with which these photos were taken....
 ...Now I know just what I'd like for my birthday :o)  !!!

Hope you all have a good week, bye for now and best wishes


Kim said...

Oohhhhhhhhhhhhh I have Charity Shop Find Envy!!! Gimme that globe immediately!! It's beyooootiful!!! lol... I love the egg too - it's so cute and what a great price!! And the jug. And the candle sconces.... and.... well - all of it really!! And how fab does your vanilla extract look? All dark and smokey - bet it smells amazing. I really must get some vodka at the weekend. I only have pear vodka here (bleurgh!) and I don't know whether that would be too overpowering of the vanilla xxx

Leanne said...

your 'finds' are wonderful, well done! Ive made homemade vanilla essence for around 5 years now, and wouldnt go back to buying it, homemade is far superior!

Leanne x

mrsnesbitt said...

Really fancy making vanilla extract.

Kathryn Griffin said...

Love the blue and white jug! I swoon for anything blue and white. Thanks for popping in for a visit @TheDedicatedHouse!

My Journey With Candida said...

Your vanilla is looking great!! Bet you can't wait to use it in your baking.
My sister makes it but I think she uses glycerine. Does that sound right? It is for those of us who can't do the alcohol.

My Journey With Candida said...

How sweet you are. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop over to my blog and leave me a comment and sending me to the sugar scrub recipe. I bet it smells wonderful. Thanks so much Rose!

acorn hollow said...

Love the jug for sure. I think I am going to have to make the vanilla it looks wonderful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rose, I have never heard of a biscuit stamp. That is so cool.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Lots of great finds as always! I love the beaded jug cover and the biscuit stamp.

Anonymous said...

Ha! maybe you can look in that crystal ball and tell me my future!!!???

your finds are lovely!