Did I really say I was going to stop collecting??????Did anyone really think I could stop?????Glad to say I wavered at the weekend .... but
tell me, who could resist this amazing set of plates and lovely little sauce
boat?Especially when they were a
They were made by the Staffordshire Potteries and the name
on the stamp is Myott.It would appear
that the design is Lynton.I absolutely
Such a pretty cottage and garden.
The plates are a lovely shape too and outlined in dark blue.
Glad to be back in the charity shop groove, girls!
After weeks of rain, the weather was beautiful this morning
for the arrival of the Queen Mary 2 at Greenock.
She is the first cruise ship of the season to arrive in the
Clyde - and what a wonderful ship she is. There are about another 39 cruise ships due this summer.
I written before about Greenock and Port Glasgow's long
association with the Cunard shipping line and the affection local people have
for these ships.
This is "Endeavour" - a civic monument in Port
Glasgow by Malcolm Robertson, which testifies to that.I love
the red and black Cunard colours.During
the winter the sculpture was well lit and the "waves" looked
Great to see these amazing ships and the lovely people they
bring to the local area.
Thought I'd share my everyday china with you today. I've had it for over 25 years.It is
Kilkee by Noritake and not the least bit vintage, although I have seen some bits and
pieces appearing in charity shops over the last year.I still like it, though, and its done a grand
job over the years.
I got the bus into town today as it was raining ...
again!The bus stop is at the opposite
end of town from where I usually start my charity shop trawl.It felt very strange approaching the shops
from the other end of town and visiting them in a different order!Didn't realise I was such a creature of habit! Do you have a usual route or order when you go charity shopping? I've just realised that I even go round the shop exactly the same way each time! Oh dear!
Did get a laugh, though.I was in one of those charity shops that sell furniture and a wee
pensioner couple were looking around.
Wife to hubby "That's
a nice wee computer table, i'nt it?"
no bad." There was a short pause ... Wife"Shame
we've no got a computer."
And they wandered on.
It was just one of those perfect moments!
Absolutely no luck charity shopping today.The £30 tea set was still there (2 months,
now) and the plastic basket of china was still as full and awkwardly placed as
Think I'm going to give up collecting china, it is becoming too expensive. I'll leave it to the experts. Hope you had better luck today!
During the first world war, women were encouraged to knit
for the men away fighting.
I found these advertisements in a copy of Needlecraft
Practical Journal No 117.
Must have been awful just knitting in khaki. white, natural,
greys and drabs ... what on earth is drab - beige, perhaps?
I suppose it was a great way to get women who couldn't go
out to work to help.
Wonder if there was a quality control centre - or some poor
chaps got the socks with dropped stitches.
Has anyone been watching BBC's "The Village" on
Sunday evenings?Its a bit drab (that's
my word for the day)!!!!!But I suppose
it must have been a dreadful struggle for many to keep the family together and
provide enough food for them to eat.
Can't wait for the return ofThe Paradise, Ripper
Street, Mr Selfridge,
Call the Midwife - think I prefer my
history with a touch of glamour, humour ... and handsome men!Funnily enough don't feel that I want to add
Downtown to this list, thought the last series was a bit flat.Perhaps I was expecting too much.
Many thanks for all your lovely comments on the previous
post.I ended up doing absolutely
nothing, but felt better for it!I guess
we all have days like that.It is so
good to have blogging buddies who understand.
Don't know what's wrong today, just can't settle to
anything!I'm restless, searching the
cupboards for chocolate.Perhaps there's
something nice in the freezer ... nope!There's housework to be done, lots of it.There's painting I could be getting on with,
can't be bothered.
Don't want to stay in, but its raining again here in
Greenock and I don't want to go out either.I don't drive so I'll get soaked, its really pouring.
I went charity shopping today more in hope than in
anticipation after have a few terrible weeks with few finds.
However I was lucky and found this vintage milk jug and
sugar bowl set made by Tuscan china.It
is a lovely delicate shade of pink with gold stars, but my bad photography is
not showing it to its best advantage.
It even has a lovely little design on the inside.
I looks very like this vintage Imperial set I've had for
ages, but it is white and gold.Same
design on the inside.
shop crazy stuff -
£30 tea set still there!Mixed china in basket - now even more china crammed into a larger plastic
basket with nowhere to set out individual pieces and see what's there!
Weather - it is actually lovely and sunny here in Greenock - hip, hip hooray!!!!!