Just a quickie with a couple of recent finds I'm fairly keen on. I loved the look of Sophia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette as it was so full of beautiful decadence - it was fairly soon after watching it for the first time that I came across my first piece of Limoges china in a junk shop and, as it was so beautifully decorated with such a luxurious feel about it I started connecting Marie Antoinette and Limoges to one another.
A few years on I found these - I'm not sure whether these two little pieces are genuine Limoges as I'm no expert but they came as a pair and were only £1 for the two from a table top sale so I had to bring them home with me.
I was daydreaming about mixing the plate with some orphaned cups and saucers I have hanging around when a tall man in a black leather jacket (in May?!) swooped in and offered the seller £2.50 for the two. Bubble burst I popped them back on the trestle table discretely, expecting the elderly lady manning the stall to snappity snap up the offer of £2.50 quick sharpish. But she very politely refused and once he'd wandered off told me I could have them for £1 because she couldn't stand 'presumptuous sods' like Leather Jacket (in May?!) Man who offer a price rather than ask.
Leather Jacket Man clocked me putting them into my bag and shot me a dirty look!
The other little buy is slightly obscure one - even for me, I still can't quite fathom why I bought it but it was 50p, an old book and it caught my eye at the time: Livestock of the Farm, Volume IX: Sheep. Sounds more gripping if you picture it as a 50s B-movie 'Livestock of the Farm: Revenge of the Sheep', I can almost see the sinister shepherd and shifty looking flock now.
B-movie titles aside - hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Flea Market Finds, Magpie Monday, Thrifty Finds @ Southern Hospitality, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm