Tuesday, 7 July 2009

my satisfyingly vintage week...




oh this charity shop malarky is dangerous - i had an unexpectedly free half an hour yesterday when my dad took charge of arth so i could do the post. and is it my fault that i had to park the car next to one charity shop and that the post office is opposite another? no, it isn't and it would be really irresponsible of me not to check out any possible bargains. i scored some fabulous hornsea pottery in a pattern called 'tapestry'. i was really happy with this because while my local charity shops often have hornsea in great vintage patterns, i can't bring myself to buy them because the colours are wrong for me. i just don't do mustard and brown. i just can't do it. anyway, it was just £1.50 for a jug, a pot (probably had a lid at some point) and two cute eggcups. then, on another shelf, these anchor hocking glass dishes for, wait for it, 20 pence each. god lord, i nearly broke them in my haste to buy them! so, i came out £2.30 lighter but more thrilled than i can say. on saturday i nipped into the junk shop and picked up the little tiled table for a fiver. i'd seen it previously for £10, so i'm glad i resisted.
then, when i got home, i got a beautifully wrapped package from the us of a...and inside were these numbers and letters from the small studio on etsy.
ha! something funny happened actually - i bid for some jacksons of piccadilly tea caddies that i won (the green i got for 50p while the white one oddly went for £2.30) but of course i was expecting them to be the size of my others! i was a bit cross for a second because although the item title was 'small jacksons of piccadilly tin', there were no dimentions in the listing. i didn't know they came in different sizes...anyway, they're very cute, so it's fine but they weren't really a bargain especially with postage - i'm an ebay novice, so you live and learn :)
oh...phew. what a lovely lot of finds...if i keep this up, i shall have to open 'summersville vintage mercantile'...god, there's a thought...

4 comments:

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Zoƫ said...

Great finds! I want to get out there and grab myself some bargains now!

madein63 said...

Hi! Great to discover your blog. I wish my local charity shops were as good as yours. I know what you mean about Hornsea. But the Tricorn range is cool too isn't it? Shame it's so darn hard to find xxx

caramela said...

Hi! Your blog is a lovely discovery- there s nothing like treasure hunting-is there?

Sneddonia said...

Great post :) Just how tiny are those tins?