China, China Everywhere !

I haven’t been to the boot sale for a few weeks, weather or other commitments prevented me, so when hubbies alarm went off at 5.30 am this morning I bounced out of bed all bright eyed and bushy tailed.

 Arriving at the boot sale it was not the usual cram of vehicles, it seemed really quiet considering how lovely the morning was.  On days like this I get that “oh I’m not going to find anything today” feeling.  Treasure was thin on the ground from the trade dealers but as soon as they opened the gates to the “family booters”  the loot started piling up.

It was definitely a china day today.  Which is great because I really need to stock up my Etsy shop and start building up the stock for the Christmas vintage fairs I am planning to attend.

Unfortunately somebody else beat me to the lady selling these gorgeous, so delicate cups and saucers.  Luckily she was only interested in some of the pieces. (horror ! she wanted them to make candle cups out of )  I could have cried that such beautiful delicate china was going to be used for this latest trend.  Anyway I still managed to bag all the side plates and two dinner plates and one cup and saucer.

I found when I sold at the Vintage fair that people really liked my idea of putting sets of china into wicker baskets lined with crisp white linen napkins, so I am always really pleased when I find complete sets of cups and saucers .

Really liked these ironware cream and sugar pots, don’t think they are that old but look vintage : )

Oh! pretty, pretty, pretty ! and sold last night to my gorgeous Twitter friend Agnes (thank you so much ) xx

and be still my beating heart !  White ! lots of gorgeous, immaculate white English Bone China.

Pretty plates

and ooooh so pretty Rosebud teaset

Lots more including a beautiful art deco black and white tea set, lots more plates, some linen and a few books.  Most will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop soon.

Linking up to MagpieMonday (hosted this week by Molly and the Princess)



  1. Lady Cherry
    August 28, 2011 / 7:12 pm

    I love that first set as well and how awful it won't be used for high tea again. I don't object to tea cup candles but far better to use less delicate and pretty ones I would have thought. We were selling at a boot sale this morning without much success, so I was banned from buying anything as we made so little profit!

  2. Karen Jones
    August 28, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    Hi Lady Cherry, many thanks for your comment and I am afraid I agree with you. It is the most delicate of china (very old I suspect) Can't see how a candle won't crack it : (Sorry you didn''t do so well today, nothing worse than when you are a seller at the boot sale and itching to go and look at the stalls xx

  3. Max
    August 28, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    All so lovely, (but as I am also sacreligious to old china I'm was thinking, "oh wouldn't that be gorgeous on a tiered cake stand"!)

  4. Karen Jones
    August 28, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    Max – *faints*

  5. gidders1
    August 29, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Some REALLY beautiful finds. The navy and gold is just gorgeous! I especially love the plates, so pretty!

  6. Liz
    August 29, 2011 / 11:23 am

    Lovely finds!Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. Molly and the Princess
    August 29, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Such gorgeous finds again – I love! I'm liking the sound of that black and white art deco set you haven't shown too, I'll have to keep an eye out on your etsy shop. Thanks for linking up to Magpie Monday – it will be back with Liz next week. x

  8. mumsarcade
    August 29, 2011 / 5:52 pm

    You are a clever one finding all these and also making a business out of an interest. Might be tempted by your art deco stuff

  9. ohabbyreally
    August 29, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    I love the ironware, those pieces are so cool!

  10. minibreakmummy
    September 3, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    Such pretty items – especially the platesI could just imagine Miss Marple using them at Bertram's Hotel

  11. Karen Jones
    September 3, 2011 / 5:29 pm

    Thank you lovely ladies for your kind comments. xx

  12. missielizzie
    September 12, 2011 / 7:57 am

    How DO you do it??The pure white is simply stunning, but as ever, I love all of it :0)

  13. Susan Flockhart
    September 12, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    Lovely blog, I've just discovered it via the netmums crafty blogs page. If it's any consolation regarding tea cup candles, most candlemakers use soy wax these days, which is pretty kind on the cups and just washes out when the candle is finished, leaving the cup unscathed.

  14. Karen Jones
    September 12, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    Hi Susan, Lovely to meet you and so great to hear that people are finding me from Netmums *beams* Thanks for the info, makes me feel much better xx

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