This week my parents came to stay for a couple of days and it was so nice to be able to show them my little town in the glorious weather, we spent much of the two days gradually pottering through the local Antique shops and charity shops looking for bits and bobs to kit out their new kitchen with. We found them a gorgeous Victorian pine dresser and matching chest of drawers which will give them a great excuse to come back and visit again soon when they pick them up, which I'm looking forward to!
They wanted to treat me to a couple of things so I took them charity shopping, I couldn't believe my eyes when I came across the Sadler teapot above - it was £3.49 so I swooped! I don't know if it's just me, but the big gap in my vintage china collection has been vintage teapots - they seem much harder to come across than teacups, cake plates, creamers and sugar bowls so I can't walk away if I spot one.
Mum clocked this little Wedgwood pin dish with her eagle eyes and had whisked it to the checkout to buy it for me before I could even get out my purse, she has some quick draw skills.
Possibly the bargain of the day though was the Stratton compact above for 99p, this one made me squeal a little!
Once the folks had departed I popped out for a little more shopping to perk myself up and found a Fortnum & Mason limited edition tea caddy for 50p - I've only recently become a little obsessed with tea caddies but it was only a matter of time until it happened given my passion for tea.
This little tea/coffee pot came from the same place as the Sadler teapot and is Queen Anne, funny how I can look high and low for teapots and then come across two in the space of a couple of days, to use the cliche; they're like buses.
Last but not least this miniature cupboard was 50p and has landed on the 'makeover' pile. It looks a little as though it was made for sort sort of school project so it'll be nice to give it a new lease of life!