Magpie Monday – Stuff, stuff and more stuff

Despite loosing an hour’s sleep getting up at what amounted to 5 am to take hubby to work, I had a bumper morning at the boot sale.  The sellers were out in force (but so were the buyers). Elbows at the ready I ploughed in.

First find this gorgeous large cake stand from a (regular) seller who I haven’t seen over the winter, but who has now reappeared.  She goes to France to source her stock.  Love it, so pretty.  The bonus is her items are always immaculate and clean too.

Lovely hand painted cup and saucer from the same seller

Set of three beautiful Soup bowls and plates or you could use them for a large cup of steaming coffee.  Yum.

I found lots of plates yesterday, this stunning plate is Royal Worcester

Another stunning plate from the same seller, hand painted flowers on a transfer print.

Set of really pretty unmarked plates.  These again, an example of how something can sit sad and filthy in a box but can wash up a dream.

Stunning Grimwades Byzanta Ware Lustre small bowl

Pretty Side Table already repainted in Craig and Rose paint !  I thought I recognised the colour when I saw it, got talking to the seller and managed to knock £4 off the price.  I will rub it down a bit, give it a wax and think it will look much better.  Looking a bit flat at the moment but I love the shape.

Absolutely beautiful coffee set.  I might not be able to bring myself to sell this just yet.  Talking to the seller, who was Dutch, she told me her three daughter used to play with it when they played house !  All I can say is they must be amazing children, its in immaculate condition.  I regret now that I didn’t also buy a pair of the authentic clogs off her too.  She had about six pairs of children’s clogs in all different colours.  Argh!  Always something you regret picking up.

Pretty Colclough tea set trios

Woop! another 1950’s Meakin plate to add to my now growing collection.  This one is called Covered wagon.  I love it, so as with all my other “story” plates what do you think the story is here ???

I have lots and lots more stock but haven’t the time to put anymore on today.  Will do another post later in the week.  Now that the nice weather is bringing out the fairweather sellers its looks like I might have to up my bootsale budget.

One last thing today, not begging or anything but if you like my blog and think its worthy I would LOVE you to nominate my blog in the home or photography category of the MAD BLOG AWARDS  You need to pop a blog name in first along with your email and name then you can go to the second page which gives you the catagories.  Thank you so much if you take the time to vote, it means so much to me xx 

Linking up with Lizzies MagpieMonday



  1. missielizzie
    March 26, 2012 / 11:06 am

    What I want to know is how on earth do you manage to lug all this lot around the sale with you – particularly if hubby is at work?!!Beautiful, beautiful all of it.Very jealous of that Meakin plate though, it's just like my Stag set – you don't happen to have any of that lurking about do you? x

    • Karen Jones
      March 26, 2012 / 11:09 am

      I make several trips back to the car Liz, I made four trips back and forth yesterday : )Sorry no stag, will keep an eye out for you though xx

  2. Liz
    March 26, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    What wonderful finds – especially the cake stand – gorgeous!Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    • Karen Jones
      March 26, 2012 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you had a bumper day yesterday. This is about *cough* half of what I bought yesterday : ) x

  3. lulastic
    March 26, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    You are the QUEEN of vintage crockery! I love the Weakin plate, so enchanting. x

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:30 am

      HA! Thank you, I love it soooooo much. I seem to have accidentently started a collection of 1950's "story" plates xx

  4. Paulette
    March 26, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    The three soup/coffee cups and plates are so stunning, but so is everything else you purchased.❤

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:34 am

      Thank you, I love them too, they are so fine and delicate. I am secretly hoping they don't sell so I can add them to my collection xx

  5. Jane
    March 26, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    gorgeous finds as always i seriously dont know how you manage to part with any of it!

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:34 am

      lol, if you saw my home Jane you would see why I have too xx

  6. Alex
    March 26, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    Some really beautiful finds there!

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:35 am

      Thank you Alex, I only had time to list about half of them. Had a great day on Sunday xx

  7. TheBoyandMe
    March 26, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    You have *such* an eye for classics. Love your photography.

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:36 am

      Thank you sweetie, I love seeing how dirty unloved items can come back to life. I think I have a knack for spotting what other people overlook xx

  8. JoKnows
    March 27, 2012 / 3:08 am

    You have great taste. Love it all. Want that cake stand! 🙂

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:36 am

      Thank you . The cake stand is for sale in my Etsy shop ; ) xx

  9. JoKnows
    March 27, 2012 / 3:13 am

    BTW, I put in a nomination for you. You deserve it!

    • Karen Jones
      March 27, 2012 / 6:37 am

      Yipeeee, thank you so much I really appreciate it xx

  10. Vic (The MADs)
    March 27, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    And here I am confirming your nomination in the Blog of the Year category in the MAD Blog Awards – congratulations! To find out more about the awards and the the prizes visit our website at http://www.the– You can also download badges to let your readers know about the awards.

  11. Karen Jones
    March 27, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    oh ! speechless. I was thinking more the HOME or PHOTOGRAPHY categories not this one. Thank you : ) xx

  12. icklebabe_com
    March 31, 2012 / 10:43 am

    Totally LOVE the Meakin plate! just voted for you in the Mads chick, good luck! xxxxx

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