White and Blue, how I love you !

Just a quick post today (I have so much work to do and really must knuckle down to it) to show you what I found at this morning’s bootsale.  It was a beautiful sunny morning and the buyers were out if force.  Sadly I can’t say the same for the sellers but as I arrive early I was able to swoop on a few lovely bits.

First buy of the day, this gorgeous wicker basket, not sure what shape you would call it and its a keeper.  Cost £1.

It has a flat back and rounded front so as soon as I saw it I knew where it was going, on the wall next to my bed.  It’s the absolute perfect size and shape to hold my copies of Vintage Life !

I am always on the lookout for white bone china so was thrilled to bits to spot this little lot in a box under a table.  Not all the pieces are shown (they are having a good soak).

The wall unit was a bootsale find too (not today)  and sad and unloved it was.  I gave it a good rub down a lick of paint and lots of Annie Sloan wax and now it looks a treat.  For sale (UK only)  .

I love candles and have them all over my home, so am always on the lookout for them.  Found this massive church candles on the cats protection charity stall for just £1 each.  The pic does not do them justice, you can’t see how big they are but they are stood on the floor against the wall.  The candle holders measure about 20 inches in height.

My stock and what I sell is always evolving.  I’ve noticed that jewellery seems to be really popular at Vintage fairs so decided to see if I could find a few pieces to compliment the clothes I am taking along to Crikey its Vintage next month.

What do you think ?  Have I made good choices ?  Really not sure, honest opinions please

I do love the three string bracelet with the rose cameo, The pretty heart shape is a brooch and the rings are blingatacious !  Not sure ?

Love, love, love these two immaculate Langley “Lucerne” saucepans in chocolate and blue !  They date from the 1960’s and are in immaculate condition.  Again, might have a problem parting with them.

Even gorgeous pale blue inside !  You wouldn’t want to put anything in them .  The shapes are wonderful.

That’s it for this week.  Will catch up soon with a post about the clothes I am taking to my vintage fairs this year.

Linking up with Lizzie over at Magpie Monday



  1. Liz
    February 26, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Such beautiful things! Love the jewellery – it is gorgeous. The saucepans were a great find too.Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Karen Jones
    February 26, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    Thank you Liz, its a difficult one buying jewellery when you are not a wearer yourself. Just went with what I liked. Hopefully I can sell it xx

  3. (Mostly) Yummy Mummy
    February 26, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    Gorgeous! No way could I part with the saucepans! But the jewellery I love love LOVE! The sparkly rings are gorgeous but I'm completely in love with the bracelet and necklace *swoon* I think you have found some real treasures there 🙂

    • Karen Jones
      February 26, 2012 / 5:57 pm

      I know ! Its a nightmare, but I really must sell them. We have sooooo much STUFF xx

  4. Jem
    February 26, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Gorgeous photography, Karen. I always enjoy your light, airy images and I think you've scored some beautiful finds here – especially the white stoneware 🙂 Jem xXx

    • Karen Jones
      February 26, 2012 / 5:58 pm

      Aww, thank you so much Jem : ) Must agree I love the china its so light and delicate. There was tons of it too. xx

  5. Midlife Singlemum
    February 26, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I love everything. Sorry I can't be more specific but I really do love it all.

    • Karen Jones
      February 26, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      Bless you, well must be doing something right the cameo bracelet and necklace have already sold to twitter chums ! haha! Thank you xx

  6. Emma
    February 26, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    You have such good taste and always buy such beautiful stuff! I'm too much of a lazy ar*e to get up early enough for the car boot! xx

    • Karen Jones
      February 26, 2012 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Em, but then you have a "proper" job. This is how I earn my living. xx

  7. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    February 26, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Lovely things, the china looks beautiful against the pale blue. I have just experimented with some Annie Sloan paint and must say I'm very impressed – so easy and really beautiful colours.***Faith Hope and Charity Shopping first blogiversary giveaway open now***

    • Karen Jones
      February 26, 2012 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you Lakota must admit I use Annie Sloan wax but the paints I use are Craig and Rose Chalk paints. Wonderful selection and a better price with the same results xx

  8. wall envy art
    February 26, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Oh My. Those saucepans. *swoons*

    • Karen Jones
      February 26, 2012 / 9:10 pm

      I agree, the pics don't do them justice. I am having second thoughts about selling them xx

  9. icklebabe_com
    February 27, 2012 / 10:35 am

    Utterly GORG!!!! love your jewellery as well…more beautiful jewellery finds please! XXX

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 10:39 am

      ha! ta lovely. Might be my next obsession. Already sold the cameo bracelet to a certain persons "wifey" xxx

  10. missielizzie
    February 27, 2012 / 10:46 am

    I wish you weren't so far away, I'd love to come to one of your fairs.As ever divine finds. Let me know on that Lucerne ;0) x

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 10:52 am

      I may have a cunning plan in respect of that very thing. Watch this space. XX

  11. Sheffy
    February 27, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    I like everything you have bought and think you must have a good eye. Your photos are stunning.

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you Sheffy and for visiting my blog. I love finding bargains at the boot sales and charity shops. Its about potential.

  12. lulastic
    February 27, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Oh SHIVERS. Am IN LOVE with the brown and blue pans!

  13. Karen Jones
    February 27, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    Thanks for commenting Lulastic. They are devine and must have been kept in a safe place for the last 50 yrs they look like new xx

  14. KatGotTheCream
    February 27, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    I didn't realise you were doing vintage fairs – any near me (N Yorkshire)?You always find such lovely things – I really love those saucepans!

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks Kat, sadly only able to do fairs in the South West at the moment. The cost of petrol etc Sorry : (

  15. The syders
    February 27, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    I love that wall unit…I have a bit of a thing for shelving units. The saucepans are adorable! x

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 3:44 pm

      Ha , thank you for coming back to comment on the latest post. You are a poppet ! xxx

  16. Caroline
    February 27, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    Love that wicker basket and the candle sticks – great finds!

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 5:13 pm

      Hello Caroline and thank you for taking the time to comment. Yes the basket is wonderful, just need to get hubby to put it on the wall for me now ; ) xx

  17. Louise
    February 27, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    What fantastic finds. I must get to my local bootsale.

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 6:47 pm

      you must. If you like early Sunday mornings there is nothing better for finding wonderful items. I am there most Sundays , all year round from 6.30 am xx

  18. Jane
    February 27, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Beautiful finds as always x

  19. Scarlet
    February 27, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    Oh, those pans- the shape, the colours , just everything about them is beautiful. They are like works of art.I love my Sunday morning trips to the carboot. There's something really special about being out and about when most people are still sleeping, and there was a fabulous dawn chorus going on as I crept our of the door on Sunday.

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 8:10 pm

      I totally agree with you scarlet, I love to be out (often in the dark) when its just us hardcore booters. Must admit it will be nice not to have to wrap up though when the warmer mornings arrive.

  20. Karen Jones
    February 27, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    Thank you Jane, I do try xx

  21. minibreakmummy
    February 27, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    You always find such amazingly lovely things. I particularly like the Lucerne items.

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you, its def something to do with being out and about at 6.30 on a Sunday morning when most sane people are tucked up in bed xx

  22. TheBoyandMe
    February 27, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Oh my woolly word, you've found some gems! This is the first time that I've checked this blog of yours out and I'm addicted. Those saucepans are amazing; I wouldn't be able to use them!

    • Karen Jones
      February 27, 2012 / 10:06 pm

      hahahha you really made me laugh "oh my woolly word" nothing to do with the fact I have had a vodka or two. Welcome to my thrifty blog lovely xx

  23. Christie
    February 27, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    I love your jewellery picks, especially the cameo bracelet, gorgeous!! I don't know how you part with your gorgeous finds…good luck letting those saucepans go hehe!

  24. Karen Jones
    February 28, 2012 / 7:38 am

    Thanks Christie, the bracelet has already sold to one of my lovely twitter pals and had enquiries about the saucepans. It is hard to let some things go but I have to make a living : ) xxx

  25. ChrisTea And Cakes
    February 28, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    What calm and serene pics, I feel revived. Lush as always Karen. x

  26. Alex
    February 28, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    Those are stunning finds! I love your house, it looks amazing! That wicker basket rocks.. x

    • Karen Jones
      March 1, 2012 / 2:48 pm

      Thank you Alex and welcome to the blog xxx

  27. Karen Jones
    March 1, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    Thank you sweetie, will give your cards a mention soon if I get a minute xxx

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