I realised when I came to do this post my blog is two years and two days old! I have selected four giveaway gifts to celebrate, but more of that later.
As promised I have finally now taken photos of some of my December and January finds that I haven't shown you yet. Here goes, sit down with a cuppa and relax - this is a long post!
This naive cottage garden oil on canvas painting 14" x 12" signed 'W.B. 1976'.
I took one look and fell in love! And all for £6. It was VERY grubby when I got I home, but I gently tried cleaning it with fresh white breadcrumbs which did remove SOME of the grime. I then gave it a gentle rub with a microfibre sponge and water - it worked well, however I wouldn't recommend cleaning an important work like that!
I had it hung in the kitchen, but after hanging it in the dining room to take this photo I may leave it here.
I also found this pale golden table runner before Christmas.
Found in a Charity shop for £2.50
The same day I found this cute little cherub tea light holder for £1.
A 3" bunny to be tucked away until Easter time 50p
Shells fascinate me. This bagfull was also 50p, the largest approx. 3".
A 6" Portmeirion Botanic dish for 50p! I LOVE the butterfly in the centre.
Two Peter Fagan cats 2" tall for 20p each.
A huge 16" wooden charger - just £2.75!
Six place settings of new ivory handled cutlery £6
To save time a photo of the three jugs I purchased on different days.
As you can see the milk jug is Spode Byron £4.50.
The other two, which are not named were large 10" £2.75 and the 8" was £2.50.
You KNOW I cannot resist blue and white!
And the final 'find'.....
A beautiful beaded table runner for £2.50.
And now folks, the giveaway.
It is open to all my followers. To enter just leave a comment on this post, please state which prize you would prefer. You have until midnight next Sunday 29th January when the entries will close, I will then draw the four lucky winners. I will post a list of the winners on Monday 30th January 2012. Once I receive the winners name and address I will post of the prizes. Please note that due to the high cost of postage abroad any winners outside the UK prizes will be posted SURFACE MAIL.
A book containing 20 Victorian Children post cards
A pretty vintage painted tole ware hook, ready to hang with a hidden loop
Approx size 11.5" x 6"
Another book of 20 postcards from the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
A handy pink handled 'Clippy' shopping bag with nine pockets for you to personalise.
Hope you like the prizes. Don't forget closing date is Sunday 29th January 2012.
Have a great week!