There is much consternation in the J and P household. Mr J and P is threatening to launch a rival blog solely devoted to complaining about the "twitty bits of tat" (try saying that after a few drinks) that he claims are taking over the house. Classic attention-seeking behaviour, if you ask me.
Let's ignore the poor deluded fool and instead have a look at what I've been buying recently.
Some weeks ago now, I went to what was advertised as a "humble jumble" in Westcliffe on Sea in Essex. A bit of a way to go (50 mins on the train) but you know what I'm like - dedicated to jumbling and chazzing above and beyond the call of duty. Plus, did I mention the 8 charity shops in Westcliffe plus 8 more in neighbouring Leigh on Sea? Huzzah! What could be more perfect? Little Miss J and P was very patient with me (for a bit), however, we did have to cut the shopping short as the beach and ice-cream were calling.
The humble jumble had the usually jumbley things. Tea and cakes were served on vintage crockery and there was a band dressed in vintage garb and playing classics from the 40s and 50s. Sorry, folks, no pics, I was far too busy scouring the place for bargains.
A Kate Sheridan bag. Never heard of that make but had a look at the website and the bags were quite pricey, so was very pleased with this large tote with its grasshoppers design for 20p:
Little Miss J and P is delighted with her Tumtum bag which is now her new school bag. 20p.
At the charity shops I bought this silk tie for Mr J and P. 50p.
It's always great when you see something in a charity shop that you have genuinely always wanted. I've been after a sun catcher for aaages and look what I found for 75p:
There's a little crack in one of the panes of glass but for 75p - who cares? Not I that's for sure.
A pack of vintage playing cards. Loving the roses. 50p.
I very nearly jumped for joy when I spotted this peeping out of a 10p basket outside a charity shop.
Oooh, what can it be.......
OMG, yes, it's a TG Green (Judith Onions backstamped) gold and white Cornishware salt pot. Eeeek!
Little Miss J and P had to restrain me from doing a happy dance when I poked about further and discovered its little friend, the pepper pot:
What I like about this set (apart from them being 10p each) is that they are gorgeously chunky, measuring 13 cm high - that's a fair few inches I can tell you.
Look, here's the salt pot being clutched by my eager little mitt just so that you can get an idea of the size:
And here they are again next to my Gaydon melamine salt pot:
Oh and did I mention they were 10p each?
On a different note, I recently saw these in my local charity shop:
Not the prettiest of sheep in my opinion, but did you notice the price?
Yes, that's 99 of your good POUNDS for the pair. Yikes!
I did enquire within and was told that they were late Victorian and had been valued by an auctioneer at between £100 and £120. So, it just goes to show (Mr J and P, I'm talking to you) that "twitty bits of tat" can be real nuggets of treasure.
One final note, we're camping, yet again, on Saturday. This time sans children and at a festival. Yay, we're off to the Hop Farm Festival. Very excited about Morrissey and rather over-excited about Iggy and the Stooges. There'll be lots of gratuitous happy dancing I can tell you...
As per, I'm late in playing along with:
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