Vintage and crafty shopping

I love a good rummage through the goodies at charity shops, and I’ve been meaning to do a post about some of the gems I’ve found already this year.

My number one absolute favourite thing I’ve found has been sitting in a cardboard box in my kitchen for a couple of weeks now, but today I got it out and used it for the first time. And here it is! (Or part of it anyway…)

Colclough bone china cup, saucer and tea plate in pretty rosebud pattern

Colclough bone china cup, saucer and tea plate in pretty rosebud pattern – plus a tea towel that just happened to match! The flowery tea cosy is one of my favourite improvised crochet creations.

I picked up this beautiful tea set consisting of six cups, saucers, side plates and one larger serving plate for the princely sum of… wait for it… £6.50!

I couldn’t believe it! Continue reading