A belated thank you for all the lovely birthday messages and hello to my latest followers! I’m looking forward to settling down this evening with a hot chocolate and reading and commenting on everybody’s blogs. I’ve been super busy this week getting together things for yesterday’s Bicycle Basket Bazaar, finishing off bits for the Spread the Bloggy Love Swap and of course, charity shopping.
The Bicycle Bazaar was lovely as usual, despite a few familiar faces missing and it not being very busy. I met the lovely Linda of TabbyRoo and her beautiful daughters Tabby and Ruby. Both Linda and I were having a January clear out doing everything for £1 and although we bought a few bits from each others stalls we managed to resist buying everything off each other and going home with more than we arrived with.
My mum bought me a gorgeous Royal tin from Linda’s stall and I bought a vintage annual and 40s/50s dress. The dress is beautiful but needs a few repairs so I’ll be off to my local seamstress to see what she can do with it later in the week. My mum also bought me these cute little people from Kayleigh. I bought the tiny geisha last time and love the detail that has gone into these dainty pieces. They were only £1 each so I’m going to buy a different character each time I go to the Bazaar.
I was so excited to find the vintage hair salon Aurora Loves now open in The Fishmarket. I’ll now be cancelling my appointment at my usual hairdressers and booking in for a cut, colour and up do at Aurora Loves. The salon’s lovely, with vintage mirrors, beauty adverts and bits and pieces. I’m hoping for a victory roll to see if it suits me but I’m also tempted with the Liz Taylor hairstyle below.
Thursday’s charity shop jaunt was interesting as I went to an area I’d never been to before. I really should focus on going to ‘deprived’ areas rather than affluent ones as although some of the pieces I saw were beautiful and fab quality, they were soooo overpriced. Some of the newer items they were selling could be bought for cheaper brand new from their original shop. Ridiculous. Well that didn’t’ stop me splashing out. I can’t resist vintage china, even when it is overpriced, and I came away with all this.
I stopped of at my local tip shop on the way home and picked up some very cheap and cheerful bits and pieces and also popped into a new charity shop. Everything in there was priced like an antique dealership but I struck lucky with these pieces as they didn’t have a price on them so the man serving me plucked the prices out of thin air. £3 for the 50s Dartmouth vase/planter and £3 for the gorgeous milk jug and tea pot. A few minutes on eBay later on told me that the jug and teapot are from 1909 and are relatively valuable. Not that I bought them for their value, I bought them because they’re beautiful and they’ll be staying with me.
You've some great finds! I am also a major vintage china and vintage tins fan. Envious of a lot here!ReplyDelete
Some lovely finds....but I've found charity shops are getting more and more expensive....and it's ridiculous when they are charging more than the original shops. Roll on the boot fair season!ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday! Gorgeous finds, Amy. That china is so pretty, blow the price, if you love you should buy it and then charity benefits as well. Can't wait to see the new dress. xxxReplyDelete
Hi, it was lovely to meet you and your Mum properly yesterday, I'm so pleased with the orange glass vase I bought off you. You really have found some wonderful treasure Linda xxReplyDelete
A belated Happy Birthday...and congratulations on such wonderful finds xxReplyDelete
Love those little people, so cute!ReplyDelete
I've pretty much given up with the CS in my area, not much in them and what is there is sooooo overpriced. I'm hoping to find some treasure when the carbooties start up again.ReplyDelete
I love those jelly moulds, have been tempted by a few on ebay before but a bit wary of them being posted.
Hope you had a fab birthday and managed to wear one of your fabby outfits and indulge a little xx
A belated Happy Birthday to you Amy. You were very brave doing the bicycle bazaar in freezing weather!! Lovely china, I don't blame you for keeping it. Hope Lily is feeling better now.ReplyDelete
Our local charity shops are hugely expensive too. I saw a plain black 50s dress in awful condition once, zip broken, stains etc, and thought 'if it isn't too pricey I could mend it'. It was £100!!! You china is lovely, and the jug and tea pot were a bargain xReplyDelete
Hi Amy, what a lovely surprise seeing my little people on here :DReplyDelete
My little wooden plaques that I bought from you are hanging in my studio - I love them.
Hopefully see you at the next BBB
Wonderful finds there, I love vintage tea sets but I've got no spare room to keep them all!ReplyDelete
oh you did find some lovely finds, its a shame though that so many charity shops are abit pricey xReplyDelete
I know what you mean about chairty shops.ReplyDelete
The ones near me in north london are so expensive
When I go back to North Wales for a trip I always hit the charity shops as you can get so many bargains. There are some really good car boots too
This is a lovely post - your piccies are good too! xReplyDelete
Thank You for your lovely comment on my post.
A Belated Happy Birthday to you too!
Some fab finds there, Love the Tea sets!!!
Some great finds...you have been busy! xReplyDelete
Hope you had a lovely birthday! Great bargains at the charity shop. I hardly bother with them around here, They are so expensive. Roll on Easter...Car Boots!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
One can never have too many sets of vintage china! I especially love that first set - the color and design is so regal. Are those your kitchen cupboards in the background of your photos? V. cool...ReplyDelete
Fabulous finds Amy, and loads of them too.ReplyDelete
Oooh, I do love vintage crockery. Alas my house isn't big enough to store it all. Rest assured if I could I'd buy the lot. Thanks for stopping by. :-)ReplyDelete
So jealous of the china. My own collection was swelled by my very naughty but super lovely daughter at Christmas, which reminds me,I should take pics and do a blog post about it as it just gorgeous. My fave of your finds is the pretty pink floral set. BTW you can totally pull of the Liz look I have seen pics of you. xxReplyDelete
Happy Beleated Birthday Amy! Hope you had a lovely day!ReplyDelete
That china is amazing, brilliant finds.
Yes I think you will look gorgeous with a "Liz", think you should go for it!
Such wonderful finds, all of the china is so very lovely. I always get quite annoyed when I see things overpriced in a charity shop, but I think sometimes it can be worth paying that little bit extra for a piece you will always be able to treasure xxReplyDelete