25 February 2010

newly found wonders

Here are a few odd finds from my recent junk collecting...these 'bad taste' ceramics are strangely appealing to me! But, once put on a nice white shelf, I can see them for the wondrous designs that they truly are!
In fact, I might even go as far as to say that, I love 'em! I love the style of 'The Good Life' (for those who are not from UK, its a 70s TV sitcom about self-sufficient couple living in suburban London).
Just looking at this fabulous brown cruet set makes me go all 'ooh Jerry'. But, it could also look at home in a Le Corbusier kitchen! Uber stylish, no?

I was also attracted to these, strangely directed at children, alcoholic beverage mats!  I found four, which I'm planning to put into the bucket tree soon.

And, I found a lovely cosy Welsh Tapestry blanket, I can't believe the amount of work involved in making this, no wonder they last lifetimes!
Soooo, I shall hopefully be putting a few of the bits and bobs into my shop soon along with some others I've collected.

Meanwhile...it looks like our new flat is alot more stress and effort than we thought, dealing with Estate Agents and referencing companies is horrendous and am now thinking that a cardboard box could be more homely and less traumatic to acquire. Big sigh....
We were meant to be moving in this weekend, but now we are not sure if we are or not! and, are set too loose a small fortune of cash to boot (long story) so no exciting news from that part of my life! maybe there will be some good news around the corner.
At least there is junk to be collected, that always brings a smile to my face!


  1. Can't imagine Margo EVER having second-hand things in the house unless they were valuable antiques!
    What makes a tapestry Welsh? How can you tell? I would love to find one in a charity shop, but how do I know what it is?
    Good luck with the flat. Red tape is the worst thing ever invented!

  2. Ha ha thats true! Suppose they would have been new back then...

    Welsh tapestry usually comes with a labels on it, but it has quite a distinctive design to it, almost a bit aztec looking(?)

  3. aww i love the treasures u find!!! i love the self sufficent life too!!! my dream would to have a cople of chickens and a beehive even though im allergic!!!
    would u tell us the secret markets u find these treasures in? :)

  4. Nice haul, again :) How I loved the Good Life, I often think about it now that we live out in the country with a veggie patch...

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