Help ! I need to shop !

I have to admit to starting to twitch a little.  Two weeks without being able to go to my beloved Sunday morning boot sale.  Last weekend we were away in Birmingham and try as I might I couldn’t get my hubby to detour via streets that might hold charity shop heaven.  This weekend, well what a washout !  I prayed for a miracle on Saturday night that the weather forecasters for once would be wrong but sadly it was not to be.  I was kept awake most of the night by the wind and rain lashing against the house.  Why is it that weather forecasters always get bad forecasts correct but never manage to correctly forecast good weather ?

Anyway I was a bit in the doldrums yesterday and as I had to go to the post office I thought I would just pop to Topsham for a look around the charity shops and the Antique emporium on the Quay.

This is what I found.  Paid £12 for the vase ! Gulp ! I know, but it is seriously gorgeous.  A huge lustreware 1930’s pitcher standing 14 inches tall.  Perfect with flowers sent to me last week .


That’s all for this week !  I know shocking isn’t it.  I am too busy to do justice to the few other bits I “may” have found in the charity shop last week. Will try to post later this week.

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  1. Jem
    April 30, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Lustreware is always on my hit list; it just has that magical something about it and you're bang on – it looks stunning with those roses and greenery. What a happy-making Monday picture 🙂 Jem xXx

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Jem, I loved it as soon as I laid eyes on it. Goes so well in my living room too. Only problem is I will have to buy myself flowers everyweek now xx

  2. Midlife Singlemum
    April 30, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    Quality rather than quantity this week (not that you don't usually find quality aswell).

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 12:32 pm

      lol, thanks lovely lady xx

  3. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    April 30, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    It's a stunner, and £12 is not that much for something you really love and will use all the time. Imagine the price in Heals or somewhere and you got a bargain!

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 3:29 pm

      This is true lovely lady. It is totally beautiful so will keep FOREVER ! (or at least until something else comes along ) xx

  4. minibreakmummy
    April 30, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Wow that is really, really beautiful! I managed to find a charity shop in Birmingham on my way to BlogCamp, and I bought a cross stitch book 🙂

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 5:42 pm

      oh lucky you. I kept looking but I think my hubby deliberately drove through areas without shops !

  5. Molly and the Princess
    April 30, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    Oh it's lovely, and a bargain for what it is. Poor you not being able to go to the car boot, I can just imagine you twitching! Better luck for next weekend x

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 5:44 pm

      lol, I really was. Two weeks without the boot sale has been hell on earth. Just hope I can go this sunday !

  6. gidders1
    April 30, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    It mat be only one, but boy is it a beauty! Looks perfect with the roses! Amanda (The Ana Mum Diary)

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks lovely, its such a beautiful colour too xx

  7. Mama Syder
    April 30, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    Ohhhhh I so love that vase! Its such a pretty colour! I Love it! x

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 7:53 pm

      me tooooooo xx

  8. missielizzie
    April 30, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    So who has been sending you flowers? Are we allowed to ask? *conjours up romantic notions of mystery admirers*.Beautiful beautiful vase, if you're only going to buy one thing, it might as well be a stunner!

    • Karen Jones
      April 30, 2012 / 7:54 pm

      ha! you would never believe me if I told you ! Not who you would imagine thats for sure. Will tell you one day xxx

  9. catherine
    May 1, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    Oh it so lovely a good investment. Im having car boot withdrawal symptoms too roll on the warmer waether x

  10. Alex
    May 1, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    That is really lovely!!

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