Tuesday, June 1, 2010

China Love

Yes sir, I love china, heaps and heaps.
Think it's my Mum's fault.
I've loved it since I was a teenager.
And I especially love it when I get it for a bargain.
Like this selection above, which completely doesn't match, but that just makes it all the more special, cause one day when I find a random bit which does match a bit I've already got- that's like winning lotto (I think kind of, not really).
The blue/gold floral cup above is a new find from the weekend trip to Goomeri, we called in at the (expensive) Kilkivan Antique shop, this cup was $6.  That's alot, for a random cup.  It's a Crown Staffordshire and the saucer under it was also $6 and its Anysley and soooo cute. 
When I find the cup that matches that saucer, that will be a winner!
But until then, I love it like this.
And check out this gorgeous gold Japanese Coffee set for 6 lucky people sipping coffee.
My Mum found me this at the Collectorama on the weekend.  I mentioned that I was into gold china at the moment and she found this for $25.  Now that is a serious bargain, it is mint condition and I can't wait to use it.  Coffee at my house very soon for the local readers with scones too to try it out...actually, that will be open to the 'commenting' local readers only, hint, hint!!  Thanks Mum, I love it.
This is what makes me happy, piles of this stuff!
This is all thrifted china, all english and all old and unmatching, I love it.
This is a few years worth at least, the op shop ladies are getting smart and pricing it high, not as many bargains these days.
I changed my kitchen hutch display last night, to a yellow theme, since I am loving the gold.
That is a very precious carnival glass bowl on the left that belongs to my husbands mum.  I don't know alot about carnival glass, but I believe it is very precious and I really love it.
The plain yellow Royal Albert cup and saucer with gold rim belongs to Lilly, she let me get it out of the china cabinet to join the other yellow friends on the hutch!  I gave it to her last year.  She loves yellow!
And here is my efforts from yesterday's car journeys, nearly sewn up. 
It will be a small cushion but so bright and colourful.
It is Lucy from Attic 24's pattern.  With a couple of changes also known as mistakes. Never mind!  But now looking at this picture, they are so obvious to me and making me a bit mad now the more I look at it!

1 comment:

mummymadesigns said...

Wow you have such a great collection!, I have mine in a china cabinet might be time to break it free, I agree using it is far better than it sitting collecting dust!
Enjoy yours !