Saturday, 15 May 2010

Saturday 15th - Hello sunshine...

So as you can imagine we were very pleased when sunny skies were shining as we arrived at our first car boot of the day today and we could see lots of stalls waiting to be raided by team Bijoux!  I felt very pleased with my purchases when I arrived home at lunch time.  

Various pale blue and white Burleigh china £6.50, x3 vintage dark blue edged plates £1, Floral Rotary Glass Dome Clock £3 (I have removed the clock and will use as a display dome), glass dome 50p, 2x vintage Beatrix Potter books 75p each (a gift for Baby Finn Bissett who was born this week - congratulations to his gorgeous new mummy and daddy Aimee and Ryan, we cannot wait to meet him), cutlery £3, miniature Chanel No.19 bottle £1 and finally vintage 70s Silver Citrine ring - £25!

We also visited a wonderful antique fair just outside London this week with Miss R's friends, the fabulous Paul and James.  Unfortunately neither of them purchased anything at the fair but promised they had enjoyed a fun morning none the less and I hope the homemade chocolate treats I made for the journey home eased the pain!  It is amazing how hungry you get after a morning of vintage treasure hunting!
I am so pleased with this Victorian Glass Taxidermy dome that I bought from a really sweet french man at the antique fair.  Miss R and I had seen a few others during the morning but I was not convinced by the prices some of the sellers were asking so had held out and had also been beaten by another buyer to a dome that had caught my eye.  I was so pleased I did.  This beauty had a price label on which read £38, I asked the man if this was the price and he replied 'yes, but I could do it for less' so I asked what his best price was and he said £30 - I was sold and Miss R was a little green with envy bless her.  However, when I got the dome home after the man had wrapped it up for me with lots of newspaper inside and tried to remove the gold paper at the base, I discovered why the price had seemed so reasonable. The gold tape was holding together a piece of broken glass at the base in place - boo hoo!  Anyway, Miss R convinced me that it was not that big a deal and to leave the tape on as it looked ok.  So I have learnt a valuable lesson to really check items before sealing the deal and handing over hard cash!  I still think it is a bit of a steal and am really pleased with it.  It is temporarily holding some rather lovely blown glass candle sticks but what I would really LOVE for it to be show casing is a large CHANEL No.5 Factice.  I live in hope that I will discover one someday soon.  One can but dream....sigh!

Bought by: Miss J

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