Magpie Monday – Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

We are “oop north” staying with Grandma this week but I made sure I got myself organised before leaving home so that I wouldn’t miss this weeks MagpieMonday post again.  I might even have a little wander around the charity shops up here to see if I can find any treasure for next week !

I am not known for my culinary skills but my finds this week seem to be conspiring to push me in the direction of learning how to make yummy food as Grandma did (well how she would have, if I had know either of my grandmothers) .  My finds also happen to also be all glass too.  I have lusted over some of the other Magpie Monday finds of beautiful glass pieces, so was thrilled to bits to find these items this week.

First up, a pair of beautiful French glass chicken egg cups found for 50p each.  The photo really does not do them justice.  They are beautiful quality glass and when sat on the window sill the light through them is truly stunning.

One of the things I really adore about collecting Vintage China is drinking my tea from a “proper” cup and saucer.  I was lucky enough to find the complete set of these French cups and saucers in the most beautiful, soft pastel colours.  I will feature them at a later date.  The family think I have lost the plot but it really does make the tea taste better.  When I saw this glass Lemon Squeezer I snatched it up off the shelf again only 50p and again French glass, I doubt its very old but its lovely quality.  Lemon tea either hot or cold is so refreshing to drink in the summer.

The pretty silver tea leaf infuser was one of two that I found for 20p each.  They look like they again have never been used and are perfect for a single cup of freshly brewed leaf tea.

Lastly, How wonderful is this glass jelly mould !  One thing I CAN make is Jelly ! Ha!  I have even found this receipe for proper homemade Jelly and shock! horror! I might even attempt to make it .  If anyone has more ideas for how I can use the Jelly mould I would love to know, salmon terrine perhaps ?  now I really am getting outside my comfort zone ! 

Pop over and take a look at all the other great vintage and thrifted finds in this weeks MagpieMonday Post.



  1. missielizzie
    April 11, 2011 / 8:31 am

    Those egg cups are stunning.Love proper juicers too.Thanks for linking up x

  2. carole
    April 11, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Hi Karen,Oooh I have those exact same egg cups, they are so cute. I don't drink tea very often, I'm a coffee girl, but when I do it has to be out of a proper china cup, you're right it makes the tea taste so much nicer.Lovely finds this week.Enjoy your stay at Grandmas x

  3. Karen Jones
    April 11, 2011 / 8:54 am

    Carole, do you ? Please don't tell me they are from the pound shop or such like : ) They are so lovely and have made in France on them, I was hoping they were a good make, not that it matters if you love something. xx

  4. Mom-on-a-Wire
    April 11, 2011 / 10:08 am

    Gorgeous as always!I love the little tea infuser! They are great filled with lavender and rose petals and out under the spray while filling the bath. Makes the room smell amazing!

  5. Karen Jones
    April 11, 2011 / 10:11 am

    Mom on a wire Wow! what a great idea for the tea infuser. I will def try that one. Thank you xx

  6. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    April 11, 2011 / 10:33 am

    Lovely pictures Karen, and I see you have a jelly mould too (so does Chris). I have loads and do use them for jelly but not much else yet – they are precariously piled up in a cupboard and need displaying!

  7. mumsarcade
    April 11, 2011 / 10:56 am

    Fabulous finds and that is from someone who is not normally into tea or glass. Wibble Wobble with your jelly.My finds are at http;//

  8. QWERTY Mum
    April 11, 2011 / 11:31 am

    This is the second gorgeous jelly mould on this Magpie Monday linky. It'll be a happy day for me when I have the start of my own collection to share. My time will come!

  9. Scarlett Fontaine
    April 11, 2011 / 11:40 am

    Oh my, Ive been seeing glass jelly moulds everywhere, saw a few at the boot sale yesterday – now thinking I should have bought them! Love the egg cups – very classy boiled egg in you home :o)

    April 11, 2011 / 12:19 pm

    My mum's next-door neighbour (who's nearly 80) has those egg cups. I went to her house once because I was sent home poorly from primary school and my mum was at work. I was treated to a boiled egg with soldiers and tea from a china cup with 2 rich teas on the side. I felt so grown up, and still reckon tea tastes better from a china teacup on a saucer! Lovely finds, I wonder if you could make a frozen bowl by placing a smaller jelly mould into the bigger one?

  11. Karen Jones
    April 11, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    Ohh! Lucewoman, I like your idea of the frozen bowle, will try it when I get home and show results on here if it works x Aww like the story about the neighbour. xx

  12. Karen Jones
    April 11, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    Thank you for all the lovely comments ladies I am off to read some magpie Monday blogs and see the other Jelly mould : ) xx

  13. Missdaisy's Crafts
    April 11, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    lovely finds as always x

  14. ChrisTea And Cakes
    April 11, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    As always, beautiful items in a gorgeous setting, love your style and great minds thing alike with regards to Jelly moulds. I have displayed mine on my husbands book shelves, much to his annoyance, much to my annoyance he has too many books crammed in for me to need to use them as book ends!

  15. Caroline
    April 11, 2011 / 3:58 pm

    I do love your photographs, they are stunning x

  16. The syders
    April 11, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    Beautiful finds again this week Karen. I'm with you on tea tasting better from a proper china tea cup. My lot laugh when I say that, lol…but it really is true! Love the egg cups! x

  17. Nicki Cawood
    April 11, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    I love jelly moulds and I have to say – a proper cup of tea (Earl grey would be my tea of choice) has to drunk in a proper cup with a proper saucer. It's not that it's British or traditional, it just IS! Another fantastic post! Mum and I are off trawling the charity shops etc in another town next week so you never know, I may find something worthy of MagpieMonday 🙂

  18. makinggooduse
    April 11, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    I love the chicken egg cups you found, really beautiful and unusual. I had a set of those pastel cups and saucers years ago and I really liked them a lot – wonder what I did with them?

  19. midlifesinglemum
    April 12, 2011 / 6:12 am

    I have that same little teapot tea strainer – I once had a teapot collecting phase. Thank you for valuing for me – 20p will be the reserve price if I send it to auction 😉

  20. icklebabe_com
    April 12, 2011 / 6:40 am

    such lovely finds, as ever misses xxxx

  21. John
    April 12, 2011 / 11:53 am

    Loved the pictures!! Everything is just perfect.

  22. thingsandstuff
    April 13, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    That cup!!! It's the same as my one! 🙂 Love the little tea strainer and the jelly moulds….you're so bloody good at finding amazing things! I'm going to have to come for a rummage with you sometime x

  23. Karen Jones
    April 13, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    LOL, That's what I said when I saw your post the other week, Its why I asked where you saw the set. I got mine in heavitree and they are devine ! ha! xx You can def come with me, only the one shop I go to, getting less and less bargains though. Too many people now thrifting : (

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