Friday, January 12, 2007

Thrifting!

In the next village to ours, there is an old lady who lives in what was once a Public House. Everyday she sets a little table outside it with various pieces of old china. She then stands a sign next to it, hand written on a chalkboard 'Things For Sale'. If you stop to see what is on offer, she comes out of her home and invites you inside! Her living room is FULL of china and bric-a-brac that she sells in aid of Charity. Such a sweet lady and she works so hard.
Here is my collection of goodies that I purchased from her yesterday:

Four trios in gorgeous pastel colours with a slightly 50's kitsch style to the roses printed inside.
There was a black set too, but I left those behind.

These wonderfully romantic lustreware Victorian cups. The gold lettering says ' Love the Giver', 'Remember Me' and 'Think of Me'. All so shabby chic in style, I love them.

A collection of small pressed glass creamers....perfect with tea lights in.

And this soft green chamber pot - NOT for the obvious use!! But for my pink Hyacinth bulbs!
I have placed this on my cupboard in the living room.
Here are my latest crafted items too....the Springtime colours seem to fit with my thrifty finds...
(Available on my website.)

22 comments:

  1. Hi Niki, everything looks lovely, those lustre cups have the most wonderful sayings on them! I wish we had such a delightful shop (and shop owner!) near us! Clare x

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  2. Oh my gosh i love the first set of teacups! So beautiful! What a find, and a cute story to go with it. Renee xx

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  3. Oh Niki so may beautiful things, I just love those trios and I have a thing about pressed glass so would never have been able to resist the creamers. Your dolls are looking delightful and those ballet shoes - so many, pretty things!

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  4. Wow, so many lovely things I don't know where to start. I just love those little trio sets. Such gorgeous colours. I'm also a fan of pressed glass and those pieces look so pretty with the tea lights in. As for the things you've made, well just lovely!
    How great to have such a wonderful shop near by. I think I'd be there every week if I was you.

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  5. I so enjoy the way you put things together Niki.
    The chamber pot, with hyacinth and baby's breath is charming, and fun..!

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  6. Oh how lovely! What a sweet story!

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  7. Gosh, if that lady lived near me I would clear her out! I adore the pink souvenir cups, so gorgeous! And the roses trios, what a bargain at 2 pounds each!

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  8. What a fabulous find, those dainty teacups and saucers with the roses. Lucky you! You always have such beauty to show on your blog. I enjoy visiting here. :)

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  9. What a bunch of gorgeous finds!

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  10. I think tea would taste even better if served in thse lovely tea cups! Beautiful finds!

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  11. Wow, what lovely treasures! I especially LOVE that soft green chamber pot whit the hyacinths on the last photo, what a great shot (I prefer photos without flash light)

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  12. Niki, your china collection is fab. Your certainly have the knack of finding the most beautiful items. I would love to find a sayings cup, they remind me of the cups in the book 'Gifts for Giving' by Rachel Ashwell.

    The fairies ... what can I say .... well you know what I think .. ADORABLE.
    Best wishes Ginny

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  13. NIKI
    I want to go see this nice lady with you!!! I went to the thrift store today, and got a lot of cute things, but I want what you have, That was a very good thrift day Niki!!
    NANCY JO

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  14. As always, lovely things at your post. I just love the cups with roses inside. They are really adorable.

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  15. Very pretty dolls you've crafted... They are so sweet! And your decor finds are so elegant...the shop sounds quite lovely :)

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  16. Oh to have a neighbor like this. I would be in the poorhouse.

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  17. I can't remember at the moment where I first saw your blog link, but when I saw Stonehouse, I had to come and visit. I'm so glad I did, your blog is gorgeous! My family and I had the joy of living in England for a year many years ago. We leased a house called Stonehouse in Sevenoaks, Kent. My blog is new, but please come for a visit when you can. The teacups are all so very pretty! I hope you don't mind that I linked you from my blog. :0)

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  18. Everything just beautiful! Oh those ~*ballet slippers*~...just gorgeous!

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  19. Oh, lovely!! That set of teacups reminds me of a luncheon set I recently passed up at the antique mall..... there were four plates/cups with flowers -- one pink, one blue, one lavender, and I think the other was yellow. Seeing yours makes me wish I would have bought them! I just love the colors! Everything is gorgeous! :)

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  20. Niki, the pinks are fabulous! I especially love the cups with the inscriptions...have several myself. SO shabby chic!

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  21. I love it all so much! That flowers are beautiful and perfect in the chamber pot. And your dolls. Wow! I want to give ALL of them a new home. Jen

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  22. So many beautiful things,i also love old porcelain...

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx