Sunday, 29 April 2012

My Cup of Tea










Happy Sunday, clutterbugs! Here is an abbreviated rundown of pretty purchases made when I was home in the back of beyond earlier this week, I say abbreviated because if I shared snippets of everything it'd be too lengthy even for you lovely bunch.  

There were quite a few additions to my already overflowing stacks of vintage china and glass (surprise, surprise!) but also a large 1960s (I think) Crown suitcase in a great shade of blue. I couldn't quite believe the price tag on the case of £4 but I couldn't wander off and leave it for someone else to pick up either so I carried it around the whole upper floor of a massive antiques centre feeling like someone far more glamourous than me who'd just stepped off a plane looking very Jackie O. Turns out the pricing was right so it came back to Ashbourne with me full of my other finds - a couple of which weren't vintage at all; floral pumps in two different colours - I think they'll get endless wear this summer. 

I'd love shelf upon shelf of vintage Penguin and Pelican books, these two came from eBay and were both lucky last minute bids but I dream of coming across a stack of them at a reasonable price - I've seen them being sold at £10 apiece in a couple of vintage shops and shuddered. Too rich for my blood!   



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30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous china. Love the plates. Deb

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  2. The suitcase is scumptious Jem!

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  3. I love the china plates and teacups! What a great price on the suitcase :)
    The floral pumps are really pretty..I spend most of my summer in pumps (they are just so comfy!). Here is hoping for some sunny days soon, so you can wear them..
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend..
    Magie x

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  4. My cup of tea too - all of it. Especially loving that last tea cup. That case was waiting for you, your colour!
    Been thinking about you, with all this rain, bet you are in your element.

    Have a great Sunday.

    Lucy x

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  5. I love that little horsey glass!! I also like to pretend I'm Jackie O when I find a treasure. Or at least a 1960s flight attendant. Don't you just love the blue of the Pelicans? I have a shelfload of them!!

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  6. Vintage John Buchan books are ace! I'm always highly jealous of your Roberts radio, too! One day...

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  7. wow, that looks so pretty and vintagy :) love it!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  8. So much heavenly china!!!

    rachel x

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  9. wow your teacups are amazing. i wish i could find as many beautiful ones as you have.

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  10. Gorgeous china!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  11. Eeepp so jealous of your china & glass collection!

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  12. You'd of loved the estate sale we went to yesterday - there were tables and tables of endless tea sets of so so many colours. I managed to pick myself one out because it was a cheesy Chicago goodie [i'm off to blog about it later] but I saw all the tea cups and saucers and it reminded me of you!

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  13. Oh Jem, such beautiful items you keep finding. that suitcase is adorable, and one can never ever have too much china surely?! I would love more old books too, I'd never really thought to try Ebay, I tend to look in Oxfam Books.. I'm off to reply to your email now :) xxx

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  14. Ah Jem, you are a woman after my own heart - and art! What gorgeous things and pictures - I think I have a cup exactly like the brown autumn leaf one in your 2nd picture. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too! Here's to another week of glorious tea drinking in stunning china!

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  15. I share a similar love of Penguin books, and can picture shelf upon shelf full of orange spines. Gorgeous suitcase, it truly was meant to be yours xxx

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  16. what lovely recent purchases, i adore the vintage suitcase! i have a couple myself and they are so darn handy to keep my extra clothes and accessories in. xx

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  17. I just love all the lovely teacups and glasses! especially the gorgeous suitcase! great bargain on the suitcase too, this is what i miss while i was without the laptop, i just love those books too that u won on ebay! oh those floral pumps are great for summer indeed! so fun!

    xx susan

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  18. Lovely bits and pieces, and how handy to happen across a suitcase to carry it all home in! Did your boyfriend raise an eyebrow? ;-)

    xx

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  19. What beautiful things - you can't beat a cup of tea in a good old cuppa.

    'hello'

    Nina x

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  20. Hi Jem, I've just stummbled across your lovely blog. Your photos are lovely x

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  21. Sorry, getting a bit too free and easy with the 'm' key!

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  22. Ooh, lovely finds. I really loooove your flowery pumps. I treated myself to a bright purple pair of converse pumps last week and am really looking forward to showcasing them to the world once the dry weather kicks in. I have a bright pink rain mac and think I might put the pumps anmd mac together and go out looking like a total explosion of colour just to brighten things! Em xx

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  23. oh my goodness i love it all, esp the china of course!

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  24. Oh, such beautiful treasures you've found! Looks like you had too much fun. I can't wait to unpack my things and have a good cup of tea. Thanks for the visit! It's always good to hear from you.

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  25. Love the teacups, so pretty...

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  26. There is just something about the old penguin book covers isn't there!

    Victoria xxx

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  27. Gorgeous dishes! And I love Penguin and Pelican books! Wish I had some that looked like those two!

    Just found your blog via Her Library Adventures. Love the name of yours. :)

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  28. Love your radio! what a treasure! xx

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