This was my first purchase from a really sweet lady with a great sense of humour, she knew exactly my concern when I asked how heavy it was and without any hesitation she reappeared from the back of her van with a rusty old red sack barrow. Thank god for that I thought. My next job was to gently break it to Adie that he was needed and it really wasn't as heavy as it looked. It all went very well really, a swift jaunt back to the car and job done! It is now in situ in the front of the cottage...I would have liked something a bit more ethereal but it'll do for now. I may well use it to seat fairies? I just love the sound of running water!
This cushion really caught my eye, I am a sucker for french writing!
Just cant resist a lovely piece of china and the shabby roses on this bowl and the gold printing are just so pretty.
I thought this was so unusual, as soon as I saw it I snapped it up. The lady I bought it from said it was from the 1950's. I'm not sure how clear the photo is....It has a a larger display plate on the bottom then a rack of 6 small dishes as all part of the one stand. Not sure where its going to go in the cottage...It'll be interesting to see where it ends up.
I think this noticeboard was originally from BHS ...I love it but I may revamp it a bit as I am not sure if I like the pink ribbon. I have some cream grosgrain ribbon which I think may look better.
Well, this one was a bargain ....£1 . It is so sad that somebody's hard work is valued at so little as this was all handcrafted.. You can just see the rest of the canvass on the edge it was obviously a piece that was finished but not displayed. I am so pleased I have the chance to showcase somebody elses talent in my home and it wont go to waste. I may use it to reupholster a stool.
These great crochet pieces were sold as one lot, just jumbled in a bag. I had a sneaky peek and saw a couple of pieces I liked but when I got the bag home and took a look I was overjoyed to see a fair amount that I really liked. Most of these are silk thread pieces and I am now thinking of a multitude of uses...oooooh its so exciting I can't wait.
I am getting the feeling, though, that I am collecting so many things but nothing is being acheived yet, so I may be a bit quiet next week. I have a hectic week anyway although I am on holiday from work but hopefully I'll make a start.
Hope you all have a good week.