Hello all, I hope everyone is well and the weather not too cold.
I'd like to welcome my new followers, it's lovely to see you here!
Firstly, and update on Winifrid Prickles, Joan, the dear lady who runs the West Midland Hedgehog Rescue Centre rang me on Wednesday and told me that Winifrid was up to weight (600g) and ready to be returned to the hoggie house in the garden :o) ready to hibernate safely.
I met up with Joan and and after passing on a HUGE thank you took Winifrid from her and bought her home. Joan suggested it would be better to release her back into the hoggie house when it was dark. Before I placed her back in her 'house' I marked some of the spines on her back with a little white water based paint so that I could positively identify her. This will be harmless as it was only on the tips and didn't penetrate down to the skin. I'm sorry I didn't take any photos as I didn't want to alarm her any more than necessary. I have kept a fresh supply of drinking water and food available in the garden as before, but haven't seen any further sign of movement so far - this could well be that in my excitement I forgot to put a couple of twigs across the entrance tunnel :o( However, there was some food taken the first night and I suspect she has moved into the second house as it hadn't had any disturbance by me . I'll update with any more news.
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I've had some finds - this will be quite a long post from here, you have been warned!
Firstly, I apologise the photos were taken during the evening in artificial light and are not quite as I would like.
I've found three more pieces of cloisonne enamel, this black 5.5" high vase £1.50
An apple trinket box 3.5" high, also £1.50
and this dear 2.5" high owl for 50p
the back view
A carved wooden cat which stands 5" £1.50
An acorn stoneware trinket box standing 4.5"
these are the markings on the base - does anyone know anything about them please?
Old, but a bit costly I thought at £4.95
A lovely Ringtons/Sadler teapot standing 6" high for £2.25
a Burleigh blue Calico 10" dinner plate 35p (!) One of my favourite designs.
2 little blue and white birds 2.5" long, 50p each.
Two small Portmeirion parian jugs £5 each approx 4.5" high
A 'tulip' table runner, brand new in it's packaging £2.25
When I was a child my favourite game was Cluedo, so when I came across this beautifully presented in a wooden 'book' case in an unused condition I just HAD to have it! And it was only £5.50 :o)
and the 'bound' edge (sorry, awful photo)
Then ther was a few Christmassy things :O)
six gold napkin ties £1
a 13" wooden Xmas tree £1
I think this will make a great table centre.
seven large red/gold pine cones 10p each
and finally...for this post anyway, a red metal bucket 75p. I thought this could be filled with sweets :o)
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I'll close this post here.
I have more finds and photos to show - but I thought I'd make another post with that though - it will be self explanatory why!
Hope you stayed the course ;o) as it's been a photo heavy post this time. Let me know what you would have grabbed. Look forward to reading your comments.
Best wishes to all, have a great Sunday!