Rain ! Rain! Rain!

Rain! Rain! go away,

come back, but not on a boot sale day !

Sadly I was unable to go to my beloved boot sale this week due to the non stop rain, but also because it was No 1 son’s 16th Birthday and Grandma came to stay.  We have been very busy, I did have a few hours while Grandma entertained the boys to get my Vintage China business up and running, please pop over and like my facebook page.  I am really pleased with the welcome page The White Approach.

Here are some pieces I have picked up on previous bargain hunts.

Totally immaculate bright sunny yellow metal scales.  Purchased, well I say purchased he sold them to me for £1 !! about a month ago.  TIP :  If you see a young lad selling off his grannies items, pounce on him.  He will have no idea of their Thrifty, vintage value.

In my favourite charity shop in the world, tucked way out in the back.  They have a shelf where they pop candle votives, marked 10p !  Its the place I look second, after the china shelf.  I have so far managed to pick up about 10 glass candle holders.  You can never have enough pretty candles scattered around your home.  From the dining table to the bathroom. I adore candles .

Along from the glass shelf are the boxes that hold the cups and saucers.  50p per cup and 50p per saucer.  I scoop them up on a regular basis. Whether I can find matching sets or not.  These are rarely the gorgeous English bone china ones that I covert, but occasionally a gem surfaces.

I love the pattern on these Lord Nelson Pottery Oasis cups and saucers.

That’s it today, promise to try harder .  Please pop over and take a look at all the other great thrifty finds at Magpie Monday



  1. icklebabe_com
    June 13, 2011 / 8:45 am

    Ohh all lovely, my fave is the scales, they are to die for! Love the delish yellow! Good luck as always with the up coming tea cup world domination *rubs hands with glee and cackles … U will rule the vintage china tea cup world !!! Hahaha! 😉 *

  2. KatGotTheCream
    June 13, 2011 / 8:49 am

    Ha ha love your tip re pouncing on the guileless lad selling off his granny's treasures!!That cup and suacer is very special! Love it!

  3. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    June 13, 2011 / 9:35 am

    Don't know what you're talking about – you always do well! Lovely sunny yellow scales and yes, excellent advice re: teens at bootsales. FB page is looking great. x

  4. Emma
    June 13, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    I love those scales…very cool and retro xx

  5. Jem
    June 13, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    Those scales are my favourite shade of yellow – there's a slightly more lemony Kitchenaid mixer I've been coveting for, ohh, a few years now and in my imaginary kitchen the scales would tone beautifully 🙂 Excited to check out your vintage china page, I've been collecting for a few years with a view to eventually doing similar myself and I love the thrill of a new find – especially if it's a charity shop bargain! Your glass votives are divine!Jem xXx

  6. ChrisTea And Cakes
    June 13, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    I have a modern version of those scales, not nearly as nice as yours and they cost a whole lot more too 🙁 Fab items as always x

  7. dogsmom
    June 13, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Congratulations on your china business.Last year I was fortunate to stumble across a sale where a young man had no idea of the vintage value of items. He wanted to unload the "crap" he had been saddled with.I gladly filled my box. A dealer walked in shortly after I did and GLARED at me for beating him to the goods. I was buying for personal enjoyment.So- I will give you $5 for your yellow scales.That's a great profit. (just teasing)That would be a fun bidding war to watch.

  8. Karen Jones
    June 13, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    Thank you for all your lovely comments today ladies. Sorry for the silence myself. Had Grandma here still and sorting out lots and lots of paperwork. Will catch up with oposts now xx

  9. Midlife Singlemum
    June 13, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Your link to the fb page took me to my home page. I will go and search for you later to 'like' but you should check the link. On the other hand it could be my error. Good luck with the business!

  10. Anonymous
    June 13, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    Love your tip on pouncing on clueless grandsons!! I find clueless hubbies are just as useful.Last week:Me "How much is this"Guy "I don't even know what it is. Errr 20p?"LOL.I love your yellow scales they're such a pretty shade.Happy birthday to your lad too x@missielizzieb

  11. Madison
    June 13, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    £1 for the scales is a real bargain. Will keep my eye out for clueless men at the boot sale. Thanks for the tip.Madison xxx

  12. Becky (Hazel and Blue)
    June 13, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    I love the yellow scales you found, I can the scales in a retro kitchen. Great glass finds too, you have def got me onto glass items now! Thanks Karen for your comment on my blog, I am pleased your Mum and step father were ok after the last earthquake! Bx

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