These embroidered pillow cases were in pristine nick:
|50p the lot|
Sheet (left) and pillow cases (right) atop yet another candy stripe sheet.
I have plans for the sheets I've been collecting. I'm going to shamelessly copy Kylie's fabulous idea for a vintage sheet quilt and attempt to make a duvet cover. Eek! I'll keep you posted.
|Kylie's magnificent quilt cover|
Not one flowerytastic handmade tea towel completely unused:
but four of the gorgeous little buggers. All for a quid.
OMG, look at this profusion of flowers and colours all on ONE tea towel (also handmade):
More unrestrained floral goodness on this unused towel:
Complete with its original sticker:
Four of these embroidered thingamajigs that go on the backs of chairs.
I'm collecting these embroidered thingies as well as tray towels and the like as I'd really like to make this patchwork cushion cover:
|Gorgeous innit? From the CK book "Patch".|
Lordy, more flowers in the shape of these Portmeirion Botanic Garden jars circa 1972:
|I need jars like I need a hole in the head but, at 25p each, they were crying out for me.|
A kitschy black swan vase for 30p:
Yay for more wooden handled kitchen utensils. As some of you may know, this is yet another one of my collections. The red handled objet is a knife sharpener - that I know for sure. The blue looks to me to be measuring spoons - the teaspoon on the left and tablespoon on the right:
But why do these spoons have a hole in them? Pray tell me do:
A Toni Raymond pickled onion pot for 50p for my friend who collects those beetroot pots and celery pots of a similar ilk:
Seeing as someone, who shall remain nameless, broke one of my prize vases recently, this Trentham jug (30p) has come in handy:
Look! Look! Can you tell that I'm virtually hysterical? I've got my very own printer's tray:
|A mere quid!|
So, what AM I going to do with it? I love that Lakota transformed hers into an earring storage unit here. Unfortunately, I don't wear earrings anymore (I know, I'm a shocking dullard) but I do have a little collection, that I haven't told you about, which is currently gathering dust on a window sill. It could gather dust in the printer's tray instead! Genius! I'll let you know.......
Good grief, I'd forgotten about these. More embroidered doodahs and stripey sheets:
And finally, (sighs of relief all round) an egg cup to add to my collection of egg cups. (Do you know, I honestly didn't realise that I had quite so many collections on the go!). This one isn't vintage at all. Made by the Italian design company, Alessi, this little fella currently retails for a tenner. Mine was 20p!
You may be wondering why he has a little peaked cap.... why, to store the salt, of course:
Excitement is reaching fever pitch here at J and P Towers because this weekend is the St Mary's Xmas Bazaar. Whoop Whoop! Little Miss J and P is excited because she and her fellow little Girl Guide mates are helping out and that means that little old moi will need to take her along early so that they can set up the stalls which means that I'll be eyeing up the booty before everyone else!! Huzzah! Oh the heady world that is my life.......
Wishing you all an equally exciting weekend. xx