Hi everyone! I’m sorry that I’ve been missing. I had a handful of interviews at the end of the week and life just got a bit crazy. Did everyone have a nice Thanksgiving? We celebrated yesterday and I had planned on posting my two favorite T-day recipes, but everyone dug in before I could get pictures of the finished products! There’s always next year.
Over the weekend I went to the Joy of Vintage fair in Watford. This time I took my mother in law with me instead of my husband. Just like me, she wanted to look at everything and it was a lot more fun than the fair the previous weekend was. All I bought was a £1 scarf and some tea. The tea was served in Woods Ware Jasmine cups! We joked a bit about slipping them into our bags, but that would be wrong and even extra wrong on Saturday as we were in a church.
After the vintage fair we checked out the Christmas fair across the street. I found a Johnson Bros Greydawn mini coffee pot thing. Someone had painted all over it. I left it there, the painting wasn’t pretty and I felt that it ruined what could have been a nice addition to my collection. My mother in law told me that I should feel encouraged that it is out there, I’ve just got to find it!
Over the past week I have had a couple of thrifty finds. I found this Pyrex dish for £1.99. It’s kinda special because it’s one of the patterns that was only sold in the US. This means that someone brought it over on a plane for me! It’s called Homestead. I looked on eBay and someone is trying to sell it for almost £20! I think I’ll keep mine though!
I also found this yellow plate which doesn’t have a back stamp, but I thought was pretty.
Our eBay acquisitions have died down a bit recently. We’re following loads of auctions, but often get out priced. Its unbelievable how out of control they get sometimes! We have managed to win some Woods Ware Jasmine pieces. This is my husband favorite style of utility china. Over the past week we also completed our wedding china set using gift certificates we received as wedding gifts. This included a tea pot that was very expensive. We haven’t been drinking out of it though, we prefer the Jasmine teapot and well use the fancy one only for guests!