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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

I've been so lucky this week :o)

Hello folks!
Hope everyone is okay and enjoying the lovely weather we have been having.
Firstly, I have to thank you on behalf of Vicky who sends hers sincere thanks for the lovely birthday wishes :o)  Then, secondly I have to welcome two new followers to the fold - thank you for joining me.

Most of you will have heard of Freecycle, but there is also another similar group in the UK known as Freegle.  Last Thursday evening I happened to log-on to my local group just after a lovely lady had posted some free fabrics, as Vicky makes such a lot of things I thought of her and applied for them.  I was lucky enough to be chosen as the recipient and collected the fabrics on Friday morning from a village about 8 miles from here. 

Here is the first one..

Such a sweet pattern with butterflies, dragonflies, birds and fans.  100% cotton about 5 yards of it.

Then there was this one which will definitely find a use here :o)

Beautiful heavy Laura Ashley linen, again about 5 yards - I LOVE it!

Then of course I have been paying visits to my local charity shops, where I have found some more bits 'n bobs.

With Easter not far away I thought these three items may come in useful....

A large, cute 'bunny' tray, with a painted wooden framework in lovely condition just sitting there waiting for me to walk in ;o) and a bit of a bargain for £1.50

This chocolate brown bunny sits about 8" high, and cost just £3, on the same shelf there was also nestled -

Two baby bunnies, such a sweet pair :o) also costing £3.

The next time I 'popped in' to see what was on offer, the manager (who by now knows my taste), called me into the back room saying she had 'something to show me'  I was knocked out to see this GORGEOUS large vegetable tureen and cover

There are no back-stamps at all, but is is very old and in superb condition.  The pattern is similar to Asiatic Pheasant.  The inside of the base is so lovely...

no chips or crazing at all.  The cost?  £6.50 :o)))
The same day I 'discovered' a lovely old pair of 4"crystal knife rests

I'm pretty sure they are Edwardian.  £3.50 the pair.

Then, on another visit I found this -

Kirstie Allsopp cake server complete with it's pretty presentation box

It's delightful china handle :o)  It's great price £3.50!  (I think they're about £12 new)

Now, back to 'old stuff' ;o)

I love this stoneware glazed preserve jar, standing about 8"and only 75p

Lastly, there were some small stoneware bottles, this one was the smallest at only 3" tall


Hope you like some of my latest hoard, please leave a comment and let me know.

Sending my very best wishes to all you lovely folk.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

GEEZZZ you scored big! Love the knife rest, and your prices are amazing!

Marilyn said...

The blue piece with the lid is very pretty. You have a good set of eyes!♥♫

Vintage Jane said...

Wow Rose - Your treaure hunting mojo is definitly working! Love the brown bunny. M x

Julie said...

Oh my goodness I am salivating over that lovely, lovely tureen. It would go so well with my blue and white collection!

Kim said...

That fabric is stunning!! You'll have to let us know what she makes with that! Lucky lady! Some nice finds there too. I can't wait for the car booting to start again - I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Have a great weekend xx

acorn hollow said...

what lovely lovely things you have found. I love the Laura Ashley fabric.

gena said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Laura Ashley fabric! When I was a teen and young bride, Laura Ashley was all the rage here - thanks to Princess Di. I had tons of dresses and our first home was completely wallpapered with Laura wallpaper! The stores slowly disappeared and I wouldn't have a clue where to find it all today : (

The bunnies are adorable - I'm hoping to start my Easter Decorating this weekend - you've inspired me!

Hugs !


Sharing Shadymont said...


You've had wonderful luck! The vegetable dish is gorgeous! The fabric is so pretty, especially the blue. I haven't bought much at all recently.

You find some of the cutest things!!

fabriquefantastique said...

5 yards? of each fabric...Holy Cow! I would have been happy with a few scraps.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"WOW You really did have a lucky week"!!! I would be Happy Dancing for sure!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the transferware tureen and "EVERYTHING ELSE"...Gee, everything you got would have DEFINITELY "Followed Me Home" too! I think that little tiny ironstone bottle is an ink bottle for a school desk? I have some OLD ONES and they fit perfectly in my antique SCHOOL DESKS! MAYBE???
Have a ANOTHER wonderful Lucky Week,

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OH COURSE I LOVED my visit to you SO MUCH, I plan on coming back OFTEN. I'm your newest follower!!! I hope you will peek in on my Land of Blog and MAYBE decide you'd like to follow me too...

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a score! Love, love the fabric and the blue transferware. You really have the best luck!

Mrs. Sutton said...

Hello Rose, I've been away so long, but wanted to thank you for stopping by to ask how I was! I've started blogging again, after a VERY long absence. Wonderful to read about your wonderful finds. The tureen is simply amazing! I will now take my time over a nice cup of tea and a biscuit to find out what else I have missed - can't wait! Kindest regards. x

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh that veggie dish and bunny tray are wonderful. Love great finds like that.

VintageBettys said...

So many lovely scores!
That fabric is amazing :)

Liz said...

Hi Rose - glad I found your blog.
Love those fabrics - gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I am a total fan of Freecycle too! We've just switched to Freegle in Oxfordshire - not sure of the difference!!

Your fabrics are gorgeous - especially the Laura Ashley - lucky you!!

Sarahx said...

Laura Ashley fabric and a blue and white tureen!!! I would have been so excited....wonderful finds! New follower from Virginia.
Blessings, Audrey

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great finds, Rose. Especially the blue and white casserole & lid - wow! Oh, I used your idea for the chair placement in my living room redo. Thanks for the suggestion! Linda

Karen said...

Hi Rose, your finds are wonderful, you have the knack for sure. That fabric is fabulous, love to see what is made from them. Thanks for dropping by on my blog, lovely to see you. Take care, Karen x

Karen said...

Whoops! This bit got missed out from previous message! Thank you for the lovely comment on my dog-head quilt, Dad is quite taken with it, worth all the work!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Rose,

I discovered your blog from another blog I was visiting, and I'm now your newest follower. It looks like you made some marvelous finds on your thrift shopping expedition. :)

I think my favorites are the Laura Ashley linen fabric (love anything Laura Ashley), the bunny tray, and the GORGEOUS vegetable tureen. What a treasure and such a great price!

I look forward to reading your blog. My husband and I visited England in 1999, as he was working on a computer project there. The company he works for here in the U.S. has a facility in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Are you familiar with that area? Anyway, it was a working trip for him, but I still enjoyed the visit immensely. We were there for seven days, and I would love to go back someday.

Nice to meet you and have a great weekend!