Friday, 4 June 2010

HOW DID IT GET TO BE FRIDAY?.......

Well last time I checked it was Tuesday, which I thought was Monday...and now it's Friday and I just don't know where that week has gone!!

I said last time I posted that I would show my plunder from an intensive 3 days of scouring CBs....

Well.... to start with and apologies to the people of Wetherby who organised it Saturday was an Antique and Collectibles show!!...And as usual, since a good proportion of it was outside ..it rained all day!

We arrived in Wetherby itself about 11.30 and having refreshed ourselves with the obligatory bacon sarnie and cuppa we headed for the town hall where a small collectors fair was being held.

I did get this...

I do love advertising ephemera

Not much else appealed and despite the rain I did get these from the racecourse show



Golden dawn plates by Johnsons..If you're new here I collect the 'dawn' pottery and have just decided to collect all four icecream colours . Will have to get rid of some of the pale blue (called greydawn) to make room.

On Sunday it was the local CB...and the sun shone! But no bargains this time except for a couple of things that are to be surprise pressies so no piccies yet. However on Monday.........A veritable treasure chest..



A pretty box marked 4/- (4 shillings about 40p)

Holding these lovely hand embroidered tray cloths





Some Masons vista...only started collecting this to put red and white pottery on my white dresser. It does look good ........ and I only collect pieces I haven't got now!



A cute little water jug or maybe coffee pot, but a bit small I think!



A lovely rose patterned bottle for my bathroom...even the stopper is decorated..



And finally 2 Sylvac square dishes...such a pretty shade of pink..may not keep these but were too good a bargain to pass by



I did try to but this but I don't think the owner was very keen!




My SIL and I are now debating doing a stall at Lincoln showground at the monthly collectible fair, to have a bit of a clear out, ( only to make room for more of course...!), so if we do I'll let you know in case anyone lives hereabouts and would like to come and say hello.

.....Oh but before I go...

I received this super gift in the post today from Crystal, it was a raffle prize I won after making a donation to cancer research. I was amazed when I received the Email, as I have to admit I didn't even know there was a raffle. I was happy enough to donate anyway, as it is a cause close to my heart.  But thank you to everyone who organised it and especially to Crystal for this wonderful water bottle cover complete with water bottle.  They must have known that I am a real fan in the winter, even filling one and putting it on my lap on the coldest evenings and wrapping myself up in one of my quilts. Ooo heaven!




At least I will be very stylish this winter!!...and in case anyone organising anything for other good causes needs raffle prizes do get in touch as I would be only too happy to oblige. I have received such a mountain of wonderful gifts from so may people I have never met in these last few months that it would be a pleasure to give something back!


Hope your weekend brings you all sunshine even if the weather doesn't.....

TTFN
Jenny xx

21 comments:

  1. What great finds :), I love a good bargain. My favourite is the icing sugar piece, I love all the advertising stuff too xx

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  2. Lovely treasures, Jenny, especially the tray cloths...I love anything handmade.

    Glad you had good weather most of the time! ;-D

    xoxo
    Jan

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  3. Hello Jenny,
    What beautiful things you've found. I love the "rose" bottle.
    And what a beautiful water bottle cover you got.
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Ester

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  4. I LOVE the icing sugar jar,

    Victoria xx

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  5. lovely finds - I love the car best! would like one of those.

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  6. Some excellent finds - I think I love the icing sugar jar best.

    Have a good weekend - lets hope its 100% sunny.

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  7. Your pictures of the Dawn pottery take me back to my childhood. It was used in our house most of the time for family meals. Mainly the blue colour, but for some reason there were a few pieces of green and cream (I think a well-intentioned aunt may have miss-remembered Mum's preference at Christmas!). I would love to have time, and more importantly SPACE to collect ( other than fabric, yarn buttons, beads....).Happy hunting!

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  8. Love the icing sugar jar...now you'll have to bake and ice some delicious cakes!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xx

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  9. I AM VERY EXCITED TO SAY THAT i TOO HAVE THAT SUGAR SHAKER - AND- THE SUGAR SHAKER WITH MATCHING ICING SIFTER - IT IS SO EXCITING TO SEE SOMETHING AND BE DOING THE 'OOO OOO I TOO HAVE ONE OF THOSE' EXCITED SHOUTS X

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  10. Oh that icing sugar jar is wonderful, I have just replaced my sugar bowl that I keep on the worktop but this would so have made a statement. You really are good when it come's to CBing I never get lucky and find thing like that. :(

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  11. I will be in Lincoln the week after next for a couple of nights. Any chance the fair is then?

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  12. Great finds. I love the deco jug.

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  13. Hi Jenny,
    Lovely finds!
    The plates are beautiful and I love the icing sugar
    Suzanne x

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  14. I love the hand-embroidered cloths. Just lovely.

    The sun actually is shining here! I'm off outside to hang the laundry!

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  15. Great finds ... we used to come up to Newark and Swinderby to the antique fairs but since OH has had knee problems and can't keep up with me have had to give them a miss. I'll start building him up a touch I think ;-)

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  16. Wow such lovely things, I love the Masons red and white stuff, I have a couple of red and white plates that belonged to my Great grandmother, they are acutally cake plates but the stand is long gone, will have to try to get another.

    Hugs RosieP x

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  17. If you do have a stall at Lincoln, will you pop a big sign up with Winnibriggs on it please, so we can find you, lol...x

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  18. Again great finds. It's so nice to see that finds on fleamarkets in other countries are so different from ours. Hope you had a nice weekend. It's been hot here and we worked our b**** off in the garden. xx

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  19. I too am a huge fan of Hot Water bottles - especially when camping!!! Great finds - and i love that car. xxx

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  20. My favorite of all of those lovely treasures has to be the box..wonderful what a nice day you had...its Sunday today..I think ha ha
    Love Lynn xx

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  21. I love the Johnson Bros. Dawn dishes. I bought a set for 8 of the cream several years ago at an estate sale. $25 for the whole set. I always have my eyes open for more. I love to visit your blog. Have a great week.

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