So, last Saturday, I mosied on down to a jumble sale - one which I'd been to several times before. It wasn't the best one - very little on offer. Not a sausage on the bric a brac tables. So I wondered over to the linens table. I clocked the rather stern looking lady manning it who has a tendency to overcharge and started to rummage. I picked up yet another embroidered table cloth and had to remind myself:
a. I don't do table cloths (mainly because I hate ironing) and
b. I have enough embroidered pieces to make my embroidered patchwork cushion that I've mentioned here .
when I noticed what looked like a VINTAGE PAISLEY FEATHER EIDERDOWN *inhale deeply.... exhale slowly and relax*. I sidled over to it and gingerly picked it up. I say "gingerly" because I really expected it to be:
a. a bit mankey and
b. possibly a bit pongy.
I nabbed it anyway. And I'm so glad I did because:
a. (what is it with these a's and b's?) the old bat, behind the table who has a tendency to overcharge, charged me (wait for it) a.......whole.........30p. Yes, that's 30 of your mere PENCE
b. it's in brilliant nick and it looks even better now that I've washed it (fyi, at 30 degrees, low speed spin and tumble dried on a "warm" setting. The trick, apparently, is to dry quickly otherwise the feathers get all clumpy).
Aaah, lovely, lovely eiderdown.
Mmmmm. So plumptious in its peachy pink perfection. No, I'm not talking about you, Mr J and P, *heavy sigh*.
Little Miss J and P doesn't want anything to do with it.
Me: Would you like it on your bed?
Little MJ&P: No, I really wouldn't, mum. It's disgusting.
There is no pleasing some people. There really isn't.
Meanwhile, Mr J and P is very happy having spent a quid on two pairs of shorts and a packet of unopened tent pegs. The latter will, no doubt, come in handy this weekend as we're off camping yet again. Gluttons for punishment methinks.
I may be sneaking in my lovely, lovely eiderdown as:
a. I'm fed up of being cold and wet (we are having terrible weather in the UK)
b. I can't bear to be parted from it.
Love you loads. xx
Linking up with Lakota's Ta-dah Tuesday.