Come Rain or shine (but mostly rain)

Another Sunday morning, another rainy day !  When is this awful Summer going to end ? 

Unfortunately I have a serious affliction, I just can’t stay away from boot sales whatever the weather. So out we popped with a pair of grumpy twins in tow.

Not too many sellers but as usual MASSES of desperate traders all looking for bargains to sell on !

I did manage to find a few lovely pieces.

Wonderful Salt and Pepper tins. I couldn’t find any for sale in this country but they do seem to be available in America.  I think they probably date from the 1960/70’s .  Great condition and sold as soon as I put them on Facebook *happy face*

Hard to find these days, gorgeous mint green enamel Saucepan in great condition.   Just enough small rust and chips to make it look *authentic French chic*  For Sale £16 plus P & P.  Message or comment if interested.

If you follow my blog regularly you may remember some months back I mentioned the *ranty* man who regularly shouts at customers (he has a wonderful manner)  He was back again today and as I cautiously approached his van I noticed a very interesting box on the floor.  It was full of this :

Absolute shabby chic HEAVEN ! Hand painted Adams Calyx Ware !  There is a mixture of patterns (I think the previous owner must have been a collector)  I particularly love the one above which I think is called Lowestoft.  It is English Ironstone and is totally Divine.  Perfect  if you love the Vintage French style look.  Over 22 plates, 3 soup cups with plates, 2 large Singapore Bird HUGE platters and a Lowestoft small platter!

I actually walked away the first time around as the box was large and bulky and as I didn’t have too much money I didn’t want to spend it all on one lot.  I went back THREE times to check if it was still there and take a peak inside.  He noticed me *scared*  obviously in a good mood he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse to take them away. YIPEEEE.  Poor hubby had to lug the box all the way back to the car.  All home safe and sound now. 

Finally for today (because my camera hates me and its taking ten times longer than it should to get this post finished)

A selection of china.  A girl can never have enough mis- matched pieces of china.  These are the staple “money maker” when I sell at Topsham on a Friday.  Just £1 per piece people can’t get enough.  Comment or message if you are interested.

Many thanks for popping by

In other news I have an amazing lady working on a new look blog (and possibly website) all coming soon.  *EXCITED*

linking up with Lizzie over at Magpie Monday



  1. Deborah
    June 24, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Some beautiful pieces here just love the green pan, good luck with the new look blog sweetie :)Bee happy xHave a delicious day!

    • Karen Jones
      June 25, 2012 / 9:42 am

      Hi Deborah, thank you lovely. It is a gorgeous mint green might have to keep it myself .

  2. missielizzie
    June 25, 2012 / 10:51 am

    Another AMAZING haul!Really not sure why you're re-designing your blog, it's beautiful as it is. Please could you pass the designers details to me – I'm looking for someone x

    • Karen Jones
      June 25, 2012 / 12:06 pm

      Will send you details of the lady working on the blog etc for me Liz, she is fab (setting up wordpress/own site) Very paitent, very talented and VERY good value for money xx

    • missielizzie
      June 25, 2012 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you x

  3. KatGotTheCream
    June 25, 2012 / 11:43 am

    You always find the most beautiful china – I can see why it sells like hot cakes for you! Any top tips for entertaining kids while booting – this is what often puts me off going?

    • Karen Jones
      June 25, 2012 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you lovely. No real tips for taking children I'm afraid. Most of them are the same, get bored and complain. We just try to ignore ours as much as possible, ply them with food and drink and bribe with £1 to spend there ; )

  4. Single Married Mum
    June 25, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous china! And I'm not surprised the salt and pepper shakers sold so quickly. Love all the things you found x

  5. Becca (playdohandpoo)
    July 2, 2012 / 10:02 am

    LOVE the salt and pepper shakers!! .. very cool. and the lovely saucepan. your blog is inspiring. thanks, becca

  6. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    July 11, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    Love those shakers, not surprised someone snapped them up. They have a kind of carnival/circus look.

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