Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Excuse my halo!

No I have not been to a field sale...
No, not a jumble sale.....
I didn't 'accidentally' buy a few boxes at the local auction house......
Oh no I didn't, honest!
And I haven't been on a shopping spree at a flea market....
nor in any Antiques centre.....
Oh no, I have been a very good girl....
None of these things are new arrivals....
I have been having a clear out! And tomorrow I am taking box loads of china and glass TO the auction house!
Oops, my halo just slipped ..... I shall be popping to my favourite field sale first!
Want to see a slightly disturbing photo? Today we went to the Castle and had huge fun with this.... rather silly of us but we did laugh a lot - people are so serious in museums don't you think? I'm all for loud laughter and silly faces! But I won't post the picture of the boy being a little girl with blonde plaits. Oh no. That wouldn't be kind in case any school friends see it. But it was very funny!
Still raining. Do we care? NO! It's the holidays! Just think of all the money we're saving on sunscreen! t.xxx

33 comments:

Michelle said...

Ooooh I love a good clear out! Especially if you are making room for new things :)

Adele said...

OH NO!!!!
Some of these things are really lovely, except for the Celery Man. I've got one of those and so has my Nan, I still can't really understand what it's about. I love the Red Rose plate.
Adele

THIS'N'THAT said...

How brave you are! I find clearing out so very hard ... it's why I opened the shop I suppose and even then I go into denial about some stuff and have to hang onto it for weeks until I can face selling it ... sad old bat I know:(
Lesley X

Laura said...

Wow! They're all so lovely! It must be hard to part with them, even if it is to make room for new treasures.

Wendy said...

Are you telling us you now have enough china and glass and won't ever need to buy any more???
Wx

Bobo Bun said...

You do a good job hiding all that stuff, because I bet that's only gently scratching the surface. The glasses and the minty green glass dish gave me a tingle. Loverly.

Lisa x

clare's craftroom said...

I wish you lived near me , you could have just dropped them off here and saved yourself a trip , lol !

KC'sCourt! said...

Wish you live near me I would find a home for some!

Pomona said...

I rather fancy the pink pressed glass!

Pomona x

Menopausal musing said...

How can you let those glasses go? How can you? x

Flower Girl said...

Mmm...looks like all your boxes of goodies are already "SOLD" in blogland!! Rebecca x

Fancy Elastic said...

This is funny... reminds me of my mum - we used to rib her for car booting every weekend and then having to hold a car boot at least once a year to clear out again! I love the strategy... constantly upgrading.

The Curious Cat said...

Funny last photo! I know what you mean! I think it is great you are having a clear out - we have been having a clear out since I can last remember - every time I go home to my mum's we do a carboot. Auction house is another matter - I am keen to investigate one of those as we have a rather old antique serving trolley...how do they work? Do you just turn up with your stuff? Any tips would be much appreciated! xxx

pinkfairygran said...

Is that pink pressed glass I see? Love pressed glass.... I always keep a look out on the rare occasions I go to an antiques centre or somewhere like that. Such a good woman you are, parting with stuff like that, but it does us good to have a clear out now and then... and just think of all the space you will now have to fill with... well, new stuff!

Jewels said...

I don't know how you picked out the stuff to clear out... I have trouble getting rid of ANYTHING. Packratitis, you see.

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Oooh some lovely bits there i see. It does do you good though to have purge??!! of stuff sometimes......... And then of course you feel justifyed buying the new to you stuff as well!

Love the picture of you and you boy. priceless.


MBBx

Mandy said...

Well you deserve your halo for being such a good girl and having a clear out x
well done you x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Did I hear you right? Taking things OUT of the house? I think I need a lie down after contemplating that.....

I love the tureen....I wouldn't mind bringing that INTO my house!

Jayne

Calico Kate said...

So brave! But good on you just think how much more you can buy with the proceeds!
CKx

vanessa said...

Mmmm Teena! I have a sneaky suspicion this clear out is just to make space for newly acquired goodies. You see, I'm not that easily misled!!!!!!!!!
Of course, I imagine it works beautifully on husbands, doesn't it?! of course, some people do this with shoes don't they? If they buy a new pair, they have to get rid of an old pair. Which is very sensible. But I'm not at that sensible stage yet! You have obviously reached that sensible stage, well done! Have lots of fun buying things at the auction!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Rhiannon said...

You're getting RID of crockery?
Are you sure you're ok? Do you need a sit down and a cup of tea?!
xxx

Surfer Rosa said...

I love a clear out from time to time (especially if it means I can fill the freed up space with more goodies).

I've never taken anything to an auction before but It seems more sensible for breakables than listing them on eBay which is what I usually do.

Lynda said...

Are you sure you want to get rid of that pretty dinner set with the girl? The bad celery man has cast a spell and making you do this. He is a bad vegie head,don't listen to him, get rid of him! how did he get in your lot anyway?! LOL....

Miss Mary said...

where are they going? Some of us need to know to bid!!

Penny said...

Oh dear, should you really have told us this BEFORE you took it all to the sale? Reading these comments would make me put it all back in the cupboard! Well done for the clear out though, you know it makes sense!

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

I'm glad you feel so virtuous! I'm aiming for that...
But... the red rose plate ...the girl with the gramophone... (Squeaks pitifully)

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Maybe you should have sold them on your blog! LOL!

I love your button background!

silverpebble said...

How very virtuous you are! If I were nearere though, I'd be bidding on some of those treasures!

Cowboys and Custard said...

How exactly does one accidentally buy boxes of china at auction.. or did I miss something???
You do know there are self help groups for this kind of obsession don't you..
I think it is called Crockaholics Anonymous!

Michele xx

P.s Ta v much for the thumbs up about the emporium!!

Vintage to Victorian said...

What an impressive clear-out. I was going to ask if you needed more English Rose cabinets (we have several at Dairy House) but obviously having removed said items you won't need more storage space!

Sue x

icandy... said...

Oh, so much joy!!!! The colors of your blog space... I'm just in awe!!!

Hugs,
Christina :)

Shannon said...

I am absolutely smitten with the dishes embellished with the girl on the park bench... if only I could travel from the nw corner of the US to your local auction house!

Kat said...

Hello

I have just come across your blog and been thoroughly enjoying a good read. I notice in one of your posts you were sending some stuff to auction. One of the items, I believe was a 'sweet sixteen' dining set or something (young girl in blue pattern). I have the teapot and am hunting for the rest! Any ideas where it may have ended up?

Many thanks