This weekend if you have been on twitter you may have noticed that yet again I had a rant about Ebay and posted about it HERE I think it could quiet possibly be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Anyway, not someone to stay down for long, I have always been a fighter and have dragged myself and my family back from the much more serious stuff in the past. I was galvanised by this latest attack to put into action a dream that I have had for sometime. I have set up my facebook page HERE and intend to turn my love of vintage and thrifting into a money making concern if I can. I have already booked a Vintage Fair for July and together with a friend I am embarking on another venture renting out Vintage Tea Service’s for Shabby Chic/Vintage weddings or Tea Parties.
This means that I can now shop at boot sales and charity shops to my hearts content, safe in the knowledge that my items will at some point move onto another beloved home. I have always loved the philosophy of Rachel Ashwell, the creator of shabby chic when she said that most of the items that she found at yard sales etc she loved for a while and then passed them on.
Here are some of this weeks finds as part of Liz’s MagpieMonday post as those who read my blog regularly will know I always manage for the most part to find great value bargains and today was no exception but because of my new ventures unfortunately I will no longer be able to tell you just how great a bargain they were. Hope this won’t prevent you from enjoying them with me and the excitement that goes along with securing a fantastic piece.
Various pieces of vintage Linen tea towels, napkins and runners, some cotton and some linen every piece a total work of hand embroidered art and a total bargain. Along with the basket that was full of photo frames. Don’t be afraid to ask if these are for sale, the lady was only too happy to tip out the frames and sell me the basket for 20p ! Woop!
Gorgeous Milk Jug cover, used a lot “in the pre-convenience days” to keep the flies of milk or food . This pretty crocheted one has lovely glass weighted balls on the ends and a tie top. I love it and bought it along with some of the linen above and the lamp shades below from a lady who had THE most gorgeous stall, with many, many pieces I could have bought, including some French Monogrammed linen sheets that I have been coveting forever ! but can’t find at the right price, unfortunately hers were out of my price range too. Big sigh, I will just have to keep searching but what about this for an amazing coincidence, I gave her one of my cards so that we could keep in touch and she said her name was …….. KAREN JONES !! How spooky is that !
Totally perfect and too die for pale blue and cream Laura Ashley (silk?) lamp shades for £3 each, exactly what I was looking for for my bedside lamps. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to spot these. LOVE ! LOVE! LOVE! and no, these will most certainly not be moving on anytime soon.
Really pretty Glass Luminarc plates. These are quite modern but absolutely lovely, very fine and delicate you can almost see through them. Not plates I will be serving the boys with.
Here is my tale of woe, doesn’t happen often, but I spotted two of these gorgeous glass paraffin lamps and dashed over to the stall, the lady was besieged by buyers all haggling. I asked the price of the two lamps again silly money for the quality and the style, so snapped them up. I paid and was putting them into my bag when some great oaf pushed me from behind reaching across me to get at something and I heard a horrible cracking sound ! Booo! one of the top sections of one of the lamps had smashed ! Hubby assures me we will be able to find a replacement but I was gutted. Still here is the surviving one.