Friday, 15 April 2011

Flowers and Finds

This past week I've been obsessing over white flowers, though as we don't have a garden here I don't have fresh flowers on tap so have to buy them whenever I feel the need which can get a little pricey.  I didn't seem to have the right shape of vase for these daisies so I used a spare jar I picked up from Age UK for 50p and I like the effect. 



Little espresso cup and saucer for £1, admittedly I don't have a coffee machine . . . and I don't drink espresso very often either - but I couldn't let that get in the way of a cute purchase!


Not my usual sort of buy but the moment I clapped eyes on this pewter tankard I knew I needed to fill it with flowers, it's engraved M.B and was only £1.  I have a habit of dropping and cracking vases so having something that bounces is a winner!


Yet another hanging heart to add to the growing collection around the house, this one wasn't a thrifty purchase at £1.50 but it was the perfect little heart for one of the bathroom cupboards and I wish I'd bought a couple more when I saw them as they'd make lovely gifts.


My favourite find though was this little bundle of Queen Anne china, one large plate, six tea plates, a sugar bowl and a milk jug all for £4 from the British Heart Foundation.  It's such a contemporary looking pattern so I've no idea as to when it was produced but I'm going to have to find space somewhere to display the jug as I love the colours and it feels really summery.

Take care,
Jem xXx 



20 comments :

  1. You had a good haul I am not a coffee drinker but would have bought that set anyway

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  2. ooh lovely lot of goodies. Im rocking the whole fresh flower thing at the moment and picked up a lovely huge bunch of lilies at Asda yesterday reduced to £2.50! They are only just opening up so my hall smelling lovely! Love the china and the tankard looks fabulous filled with flowers! Scarlettt x

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  3. I have tulips everywhere at the mo, they're just at the stage where they look good, prior to going crazy and snakey! I really like the tankard with flowers in, I have a huge hammered metal vase with the same finish from Culinary Concepts (usually expensive but got 2/3 off at a show)

    The kilner jar looks great too x

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  4. I fiori bianchi sono molto delicati,li trovo giusti nel periodo della Pasqua,Salutoni,Rosetta

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  5. Fresh flowers are wonderful. I used to buy myself a bunch of mini roses every week for a long time but had to stop when they became too expensive. Love your vase ideas, they look great. I don't drink espresso either but have bought two coffee sets from op shops in the last month just because they were so cute. Those tiny cups are really appealing! Love the Queen Anne china. Great buys all round. :)

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  6. Goodness, what adorable finds! I just love the tiny cup and saucer!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  7. Love the espresso cup and saucer I would have been tempted too and I don't like tea or coffee xxx

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  8. Lovely images,I too am hankering after fresh flowers at the moment, must be a Spring thing!

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  9. Your buys are great, I love the jar with the flowers in, so simple but classy!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  10. am i in heaven?? i see lots of white and i love it!! i know how u feel about the price of flowers, i dont get them very often either but those daisies are gorgeous in a perfect jar! love the jar! i dont drink espresso often but that cute espresso cup is so sweet! i think the tankard pewter is lovely, must be the daisies effect as well but i love the initial on it! i could never get enough of hearts hanger, especially wooden hearts, be still my heart! last but not least, my fave of all, the queen ann china teacup, oooooohhhhh love it!!

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  11. Hey honey, gorgeous post as always, so jealous of you and the things you manage to find!
    Sorry about the delay in your letter, I have been so busy!! I shall send it off on Monday when I go to the post office to send off the prize to my giveaway winner!
    Hope you're okay!

    xo

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  12. These are all fun finds! I especially like the Queen Anne china pieces.

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  13. Those white flowers look lovely in the tankard. And that little china set if gorgeous! :-) x

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  14. Happy Show 'n Tell Friday! Fabulous finds - everything is so lovely.

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    Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. Love the pewter tankard! Today I found a willow pattern water jug in a local Oxfam shop. I have it on my window sill with some daffodils and a small stolen branch of pink cherry blossom :)

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  16. Love your sweet treasures~ the pewter tankard is just fantastic and looks so lovely with your flowers in it! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  17. I love your Queen Anne china! Such a beautiful pattern on them and a bargain for £4.00. The flowers in the tankard are a great idea. Bx

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  18. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I couldn't respond to you by email because my computer died. I LOVE the pewter pitcher. Adorable!!

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  19. this is so cute *-*
    love it :D
    xx

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