It’s only a chair

but oh ! What a beauty !

Spotted at the back by the van of one of my regular sellers, I couldn’t believe this hadn’t already been snapped up.

I love it, its shape, the way its legs kick out at the front like a beautiful girl showing off her feet, its colour, the smooth, smooth wood.

I won’t be selling it, I won’t be painting it.  It’s perfect just the way it is.

and the cost ?  Just £3

I can’t get enough wicker baskets. I have them in all shapes and sizes, perfect for holding stock and displaying at vintage fairs.  I bagged this one complete with linen liner (in the wash) for just £2.  Its a great size, would make a wonderful hall basket or storage for linens.  We’ll see.

These won’t be going anywhere either.  Bit of a trend this week, most of the treasure I found at the bootsale is destined to stay in my home.  These are the most beautiful, heavy turquoise glass candlesticks.  I love them, popped them on the newly built bookcase, displaying my books etc is still a work in progress but I have made a start.

After the success of my recent jewellery finds I’ve been keeping an eye out for more.  Not much about yesterday but found these pretty ear rings.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were real diamonds !  Doubt it very much, they belonged to the sellers grandma and have the old fashioned screw against the back of the ear fastening.

Last week I regretted not buying a set of teacups, this week I wish I had picked up all of these.  The seller had about twelve of them.  On reflection I know I could have sold them on.  The most gorgeous Scented East of India ceramic hearts !  Argh, so cross with myself.

Finally for this week, couldn’t resist this jug for just 20p !  It depicts the characters from the famous Widdicombe Fair tune (where the words Old uncle Tom Cobleigh and all, come from ) Just look at the poor horse.

That’s it for today. Boys on Easter holidays, sun is shining.

Linking up with Liz from Magpie Monday

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21 Comments

  1. dirtylittlewhispers.com
    April 2, 2012 / 7:34 am

    Wow you got some great bargains!

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 7:36 am

      Thank you, comes from getting out of bed at 5.30 on a Sunday morning : ) xx

  2. missielizzie
    April 2, 2012 / 10:16 am

    I don't know where to start!!The chair is just perfect.I adore the turquoise candlesticks too. Such prettiness. x

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 11:02 am

      Thank you lovely. xx

  3. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    April 2, 2012 / 10:32 am

    Aargh, they're all gorgeous! Why can't I get out of bed earlier??The chair is beautiful and I would be keeping the candlesticks too. And the earrings.The bookshelf is looking great, I am in dire need of more storage. Although it would be filled immediately with no space for artful bits and pieces. This is the problem!

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 11:02 am

      Thank you sweetie, yes rising early does have its benefits xx

  4. ChrisTea And Cakes
    April 2, 2012 / 11:49 am

    Wonderful items and I don't blame you at all for wanting to hang on to them for a change. Particularly loving the chair and what an amazing price! x

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 1:50 pm

      thanks lovely. This guy does house clearance so most of his stuff is really well priced. I think the chair was so cheap because it has a small crack in it(easily repaired by my hubby though) xx

  5. Lulastic
    April 2, 2012 / 12:06 pm

    Teehee, love how you say "That's all for today" as if they are scanty offerings! As always, you have done incredibly! That jug is gorgeous, although I suspect you are doing it a massive favour placing it in a white, clear environment. I think it would just look fuddy duddy on my cluttered shelves. I agree with you about the chair, just so simple and pleasing. I love chairs on the whole, we are always picking them up from the street and sending previous ones back out to be snapped up by someone else. We are like a chair reincarnation service. x

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 2:10 pm

      lol, thing is I buy lots and lots of stuff most sundays but only had time to show a fraction. xx The jug is actually a nice colour and yes I agree most things look at their best against a plain backgroundxYou might like this post http://thewhiteapproach.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/chair-obsession.html WE are very similar to you lol xx

  6. icklebabe_com
    April 2, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    I am always amazed at your finds Mrs! It's a gift , my dad was the same . U have to have a eagle eye 😉 love your book case by the way, clever me darcy 😉 xxx

  7. Kate On Thin Ice
    April 2, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    That jug is an amazing bargain and lovely too. Totally adore that shade of turquoise on the candle-sticks. Love the simple lines of the chair, beautiful

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks Kate. Really NEED to NOT find things to keep though ha xx

  8. Jane
    April 2, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    gorgeous finds those turquiose candlesticks are beautiful!

    • Karen Jones
      April 2, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you Jane they are and really heavy glass. I love them xx Thinking of using the same colour as an accent for the room .

  9. TheBoyandMe
    April 2, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    How do you manage it? You find the most amazing things, the back of that chair is gorgeous.

    • Karen Jones
      April 4, 2012 / 8:09 am

      It really is about getting there early. I find most of the best stuff at around 6.30 am : ) xx

  10. JoKnows
    April 3, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    Everything is beautiful. So jealous you got that chair! I too am addicted to wicker baskets. There is an annual warehouse sale at a basket company nearby and I get way too much every year.

    • Karen Jones
      April 4, 2012 / 8:11 am

      Thank you, I couldn't believe it hadn't sold. It could be because it has a small crack, but nothing that my hubby can't sort out and it certainly doesn't affect how it looks or sitting on it. Its such a beautiful chair.Wicker is so expensive these days so I always snap up the cheap ones when I see them. xx

  11. Jen
    April 4, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    Absolutely loving the chair and blue candlesticks. Can see why you won't be selling them on. The candlesticks look lovely on the shelves 🙂

  12. Alex
    April 4, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Your finds this week are just stunning!

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