It’s often the case when I go out searching for treasure that I get a bit of a theme going on. Not sure if its one of those subconscious things where you find one piece and then seem to hone in on similar. This week’s boot sale found us arriving late, the twins just didn’t want to get out of bed at 6.00am, can’t imagine why ! On arrival the cars were queuing down the road, a mixture of boot sellers and buyers. It was chaos everywhere, the normal orderly lines were all over the place, I can only think that they must have had new stewards who didn’t know what they were doing. I could see the early morning booters in full swing as I impatiently sat in the car, hubby decided not to cut in around the roundabout as I would and instead “faffed” about, this is always guaranteed to make me get slightly hot under the collar as I see all my treasures disappear into another buyers trolley. In a fit of peak I decided I wasn’t sitting around waiting for him to decide where he was going to park and jumped out the car with a backward wave and a comment of “find me when you decide what to do ” ! and off I trotted…
First treasure of the day, pretty white and floral Gladstone bone china cup and saucer .
The same seller also sold me this pretty cake stand, unfortunately she was one of those people that assures you all is well with the item and you find out when you get home its not ! Wasn’t the end of the world though, it was only the small base screw that was missing and my hubby always has the necessary part in his Aladdins cave of a workshop to fix it. Again gorgeous White bone china with pretty pink floral pattern.
After the success of the Vintage fair a few weeks ago, I sold out of all my rosebud patterned china so I was really pleased to come across this pretty little Crown Royal jug and matching dinner plate (forgot to photograph the dinner plate sorry)
It seems I might be turning into a bit of booty totty for the local gentlemen of a certain age ! Believe me I am NOT flattered. After being told I could trade my wares for a dinner date a few weeks ago, I was given this really pretty Johnson Brothers plate free with the Gramophone Unit we purchased and he also gave the twins Disney alarm clocks each, whilst telling my hubby how lucky he was to have such a gorgeous wife ! Lucky for hubby he agreed.
Next up this gorgeous, absolutely too die for Royal Vale Bone China white with pink spots tea set comprising of 6 cups and saucers, side plates, two sandwich plates and a milk jug ! They were really dirty, but I could so see their beauty shining through. The lady was as thrilled as I was that I was so thrilled (if that makes sense) sometimes its hard to remain cool and to appear disinterested when you find a real treasure. I just had to show how pleased I was with my find. As you can see, lots of hot soapy water and they have washed up a treat.
One of my favourite pieces of glassware is Milkglass. You don’t see much of it in this country and I spend many hours drooling over the pieces for sale on Etsy in America. I love this hobnail design and was really chuffed to pick this piece up for 50p !
Finally this gorgeous wicker “bowl” in immaculate condition was mine for just £5 ! I was astounded, these days most people seem to think even the tattiest piece of wicker is worth a small fortune and I tend to pass them up. I think it looks fab with some of my books nestled inside, not sure what I will ultimately use it for but its a wonderful, quality piece.
Thats my lot for this week. Please take a moment to pop over and see what all the other magpies have found at this week’s MagpieMonday.