I have been known, occasionally, from time to time (ahem) to visit my local sale rooms. I love rummaging around the lots in a general auction. Far more exciting than a fancy antiques sale. And my favourite corner of all is the house clearance corner. Piles of stuff just chucked into boxes and given a lot number. All sorts of tat and clutter and now and then the odd gem!
I bid what I'd pay for the item(s) I actually want rather than the whole box and then I go home. I rarely stay for the actual sale. I just leave a proxy bid and walk away. I know my limitations!
So imagine my delight when I learned I had won my lovely Woods Ware Beryl teapot! You know my love of Utility China (which is not Utility at all, but that's another post!) Except when I arrived to collect my box I hadn't won it at all!
I had won five .....FIVE boxes of stuff! Including a large selection of Beryl china! Hurrah!
It's not always good when this happens. I have been caught out in the past with furniture I couldn't fit in my car or tons of stuff I really had no wish to take home (sometimes house clearance bits can be a bit yeuchy and in need of a clean!)...
But Beryl is settling in very well with Iris and Jasmine! Don't you think? We're all very happy to be together!
And I know you noticed those fabrics..this one is just so vibrant and I first saw it here... and thought - oh I would love to have found that!!
And what do you know? The lovely Mrs BoboBun had bought it just for little old me! Aren't I a lucky girl? And then, completely out of the blue, one of my sisters-in-law surprised me with this wonderful gift!
2 yards of fantabulous vintage cotton flowers! I do love it when people send me flowers!
Thank-you to everyone who has asked to be emailed when my store opens. I am struggling to get that done this week but haven't stopped trying yet! Rest assured if I have you on my list I shall let you know before I open for business!
We are off to the senior school for the summer concert this afternoon - The Sound of Music! Miraculously I have never seen the film so I am looking forward to my first viewing! The beautiful boy is cast as a mountain goat which, I am assured, is a starring role..... t.xx