Some things are best left alone

I really didn’t want to get out om my cosy warm bed this morning but hubby was getting bootsale withdrawal fever and persuaded me to go along even though it was minus 3 outside.

Only the foolish and the hardy were out this morning.

Our first find was this pair of stools.  I love them scratched paint and battered as they are. I am tempted to leave them alone.  What do you think ?  Would you buy them like this or would you prefer them all nicely painted ?

I am on a mission at the moment not to buy too much more china until I sell on the huge stock I already have but well when you see it, whats a girl supposed to do ?

Remember my gorgeous Pink spot Royal Vale  set ?  Look what I found today.  Sadly only a couple of pieces .

Selling china at vintage fairs is getting tough at the moment. Lots of other sellers competing for business.  I thought as I have a large selection of vintage silk and cashmere clothes I might try my hand selling some of those on.  When I saw this gorgeous vintage tapestry evening bag and tiny coin purse  I felt sure some pretty young thing would love it .  Hope so xx

Look at the teeny satin purse that came with the bag.  Imagine carrying your pennies in it.

Not old, Laura Ashley but such gorgeous colours.  Perfect for soft, romantic candlelight.

Not much this week.  It was far too cold to stay out but I am pleased with my little lot.

Linking up with the gorgeous Liz’s MagpieMonday post 



  1. missielizzie
    February 12, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    Brrrrrr!It was worth it though!The stools are gorgeous, I think I'd like them as they are.Always love your china. x

  2. Karen Jones
    February 12, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    oh it was F.R.E.E.Z.I.N.G Liz, I couldn't feel my fingers or toes.I agree with you, I think I might just give them a light sand and some wax and see if they sell . xx

  3. thingsandstuff
    February 12, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    What beautiful finds!! What time did you get there? I bet you were much earlier than I was, a friend gave me a lift over from Dawlish but we didn't get there till half 8….I still managed to get some awesome coffee cups from Norway that I'd been eyeing up similar ones on Ebay, a beautiful big white jug for putting flowers in, some photo frames and a dress :)x

  4. thingsandstuff
    February 12, 2012 / 2:10 pm

    P.S. really really love the stools! I'd leave them as they are, they have tonnes of character (v.jealous of your finding skills!) xx

  5. Karen Jones
    February 12, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    oh Julia !! Would love to have seen you. It was so cold. We had heads down and were home by 9 am. Sounds like you had some great finds. You will have to do a post and link up with Liz's magpieMonday xxxx

  6. Shirl
    February 12, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    I love your stools, I would leave them just as they are. I must admit I'm starting to get boot fair withdrawal too – its very cold here and the snow is still down, but we had sun today and hopefully the snow won't be around for much longer!

  7. Midlife Singlemum
    February 12, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    I know everyone wants the stools left as they are but I would prefer them painted. Sorry.

  8. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    February 12, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    I'd probably leave them as they are. Amazing evening bag xx

  9. Super Amazing Mum (Super AM)
    February 12, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    I would also leave them as they are!!!!

  10. Karen Jones
    February 13, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Thanks for your comments ladies. I think I am going to leave them for the moment and if they don't sell I'll give them a lick of paint xx

  11. techno-mole
    February 13, 2012 / 11:33 am

    I'd leave the stools as they are, but my wife would probably want them re-painted, I kind of like beaten up looking furniture, seems to have much more character than the modern stuff you get.

  12. Lulastic
    February 13, 2012 / 11:56 am

    I too vote for leaving the stools! They are gorgeous. Lovely lovely finds – good job too as how mad would you have been if you went out and froze and bagged nada? Hopping, I bet.Hopping.

  13. Karen Jones
    February 16, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    Hello Aqeela,Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I too love finding old books. Will pop over to your blog xx

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