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Friday, 20 February 2015

Catch up Time

Well some blogs are writing about folding clothes in special ways to give more space in there cupboards , some blogs are writing about there book collections but , I physically and literally cant be bothered with streamlining my life to this extent , I cannot and physically dont have the energy to live to extremes like this,  Even though i love the blogs that are writing about issues like this  , Just coping with day to day activities at the moment is a physical pain (another neurological appointment looms) , The top of my left foot is numb , The whole of the left side of my face twitches for days then has a rest and starts again , that's without the pain in all my limbs , But i still try and make a living with my ebay sales , Not making much but enough to live on with the small amount  of tax credits to top it up so we can pay our bills , Then , a month ago i had a letter from tax credits to say they were going to do a check on me , I was a bit upset to say the least , I  work for my money , I do a bit , sit a bit , do a bit , that's how my day goes , Do they want me to be entirely dependant on handouts , I buy from boot sales and jumble sales on sell on , Can you imagine asking in the rush of a jumble for a receipt or the car booter that you get a good price for giving you a receipt when they know you want to sell it on , This is the issue i had nor receipts ,So what did i do , Well i thought Nobody is saying i am dishonest in any way , so i took photographs of all my stock , sent all my business  bank statements, I posted all my Hermes postal receipts  . In the end  i got a letter back saying that my claim was OK , but so much stress , I blame the Tv Programs about benefit claimants not wanting to work , Why should they Tar everyone with the same brush , Please forgive the rant ,I needed to get it off my chest.  


Here are some pretty finds to lighten the mood.

 All the  original clothes.




This is one i found hard to part with.




A 1950s Pedigree Doll .



I broke the frame on this , It needs glueing. 




A Duchess rosebud Tea set.



Practical but pretty.  




XXXX

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Just a quickie , some great finds this week


Two vintage dolls less than £10.00 each. This one has its original clothes.









 One pedigree with a little damage.












 A stunning Antique frame.




This is in really good condition a horse  wall plaque from around the 1940s.





This mirror has the date of 1968 on its original label.






This handsome chap is from the 1940s , A marquetry panel.



These blanket lined curtains i bought from a cottage clearance , Two pairs the edges are frayed but they must have cost £100s initially , they just need the edge turning over and stitching in to place. 





A really pretty cross stitch table cloth.






This one i have really felt it hard to sell it , Its beautiful. 


xxxx

Sunday, 8 February 2015

My Beautiful finds updates

I find it difficult at times to sell my vintage finds but  i have to to earn a living this lot of photographs are from my finds through november , december and january , (Wow has it been that long ) Jumble sales dont really start until february so its a good job i buy stock and stash it. 


This quilt has a small tear in it but it doesn't put me off.

£7.95.






This pretty little dish is an australian soapstone dish, It was 50p and it still has its original price tag and authenticity leaflet.  





This set of pearls are of such a beautiful colour and are real quality £2.19.




This set of mirrors were £5.00.


The candelabra was £1.00 





As i haven't bloged since before christmas i thought i would show you two of my christmas presents our daughter bought me, I feel so lucky.


A beautiful roberts radio and cath kidston table cloth , they go great in my kitchen.





Two things almost completing the living room.

The cushions for daves chair.


This little cupboard we bought for £5.00 , It is where my lap top lives , stressed with a couple of match pots and a new handle. It looks a lot brighter in real life for some reason is looks over exposed.




my old faithfull box has had another re cover , It was my first ever Jumble sale purchase about 2o + years ago it gets a new treatment whenever  we have new decour.  




A brilliant find for £5.00 this clock.


This is so sweet its a tiny Art deco part tea set in duck egg blue.


I have two of these books , they have over 70 historical plates between them, Ideal for framing.








A stunning framed oil painting .




Has anyone been watching Eat well for less , I can honestly say i was disgusted at the amount of money these people spent on food , I felt that strongly about it I emailed points of view and told them they should get frugal queen to do a show , Although i like greg wallis they need somebody to truly help people to save money on food,


Today i made yorkshire puddings  that work out at   less than 50p for 6 large ones , you could use less deep pans and make 12 out of the same mixture , The beef i bought from morrisons christmas , very large joints for around £10.00 they were on a special , I cooked them and sliced them ,This lot will make three meals this week , A beef dinner , stew and 2  meat and potato pasties working out less than £1.00 per meal.