Something to be said for a lie in

Since opening the shop I work 6 days a week.  Four in the shop and two days as a school secretary.  Leaving the only “day off” Sunday, to clean the house, catch up on the washing, spend quality time with the children and hubby and go treasure hunting of course.  Yesterday I was determined come rain or shine I would make it to the boot sale this morning but its been a particularly tiring week again and when hubby woke me at 6am I already knew there was no way I was dragging my tired bones out of bed to treasure hunt in the darkness and rain.

I turned over and went back to sleep for two hours.  I woke up feeling much better if not a little annoyed with myself that I had missed all that potential treasure at the boot sale.  Nothing for it I would have to go out searching “just in case”.  The boys really didn’t want to leave the house and hubby was happy pottering in his shed so off I went.  I have several places I like to visit on the Sunday and they certainly didn’t disappoint today.

Here is a little taster of the goodies I found .

You might wonder what I could possibly want with this beauty, but I can tell you my heart skipped a beat when I saw it.  A genuine French Plum drying rack !  A what ? I hear you say…


A plum drying rack, a rack for drying all those delicious French plums from the sunny orchards of France.

Anything remotely French, vintage and rustic is so desirable at the moment.  I LOVE it and I have a great idea for using it in the shop (unless, of course I sell it first ).

Next up this great galvanised Herb and Flower drying rack, it has all the hooks too.  Would look fab hanging from the ceiling with herbs and flowers (obviously) or even pots, pans or cups etc .

Love the colbolt blue of these glass Salt and Pepper pots.

A large, silver painted wooden letter Y.  Just because I love collecting random large letters and thinking this could be the start of my YO, HO, HO for christmas.  Or maybe somebody called Yolander or Yvonne will buy it.

and finally for now because I have to spend some time with my family before I start all over again.

A huge ceramic bowl and platter in the most divine Mink colour.  So as it turned out, my little lie in today was worth it.

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  1. Madeleine Shaw
    October 20, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Y for Yvette!

    • karen jones
      October 20, 2013 / 8:04 pm

      Yes indeed ! Y for Yvette. Pretty name

  2. Anonymous
    October 20, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    What a fabulous day you have had! Lovely treasures you found x

    • karen jones
      October 20, 2013 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you and more tomorrow as I have an unexpected day off from school ! x

  3. Liz Burton
    October 21, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Hello my dear! Welcome back to Magpie Monday oh how I've missed you!Only you could over-sleep by two hours yet still manage this fantastic haul! Beautiful, all of it x

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2013 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you lovely lady. I have missed my blog posts, I hope to get back to regular posts xx

  4. Jen Walshaw
    October 22, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    You have such an eye

    • karen jones
      October 22, 2013 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you Jen. Love to find beautiful things.

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