Monday, 8 February 2010


Hello all, back to the start of another week and as I type, it's snowing, eek!  Having seen the snowdrops emerge at the weekend and seeing the primroses begin to flower, I had high hope that snow was behind us, obviously not!

On Saturday I had the urge to thrift so we spent a pleasant morning trawling our favourite thrifty shops.  The boys even enjoyed it as they like to look out for books and cars! I managed to pick up a couple of great little buys including this teapot.  It was sitting on the shelf covered in dirt and the lid had been pushed inside the teapot, and as it was only a £1 I thought it need rescuing.

After much fiddling, hubby managed to get the lid out.  It's a little precarious as there's a chip out of the rim so probably why the lid fell in, but it looks good on display.

I also picked up this tray which has some beautiful tapestry work under the glass.  I've decided to paint the wooden surround as I'm not a big fan of dark wood, so hopefully I won't ruin it!

The day was then finished off with some friends' round for a meal and a bottle of wine, so all in all not bad.

This week sees the bathroom being re-tilled, then a new sink and shower.  I hope most of it will be done by Friday as our 'little' baby turns 8 on Shrove Tuesday! He's having a party on Saturday so I'll be frantically wrapping presents, buying (sorry making!) a cake and general birthday preparations.

Hopefully, I'll be able to pop back later on in the week, but have a good one in the meantime!

PS - If you're reading this Pea Green Kitty - I tried to leave a comment on your lovely blog, but was unable to............


Michela said...

Hi Sarah, how sweet your new teapot!
Have a lovely week!

Sal said...

I love the little teapot! Glad it's gone to a good home!

Floss said...

Fantastic teapot - the little boy not yet in breeches is really cute. And the tray is lovely - I should think that a light wash of paint over the dark would wouldn't ruin it at all.

I'm still enjoying everyone's thrifting trips as I'm not doing any of my own, so thanks for the fun!

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! What a great teapot - and only £1! Wonderful find. Enjoy. xx

Kate said...

The teapot is really cute, what a steal at £1. I think once the tray is painted it'll look perfect. Good luck.

Tabiboo said...

Good luck with the renovations - love the teapot, such a bargain - but then they are the best!

have a lovely week,

Nina x

bellaboo said...

Great the little teapot,I would have snapped that up too!Bit short on vintage stuff,our charity shops at the mo.Look forward to seeing the 'new' bathroom!

Bellaboo :)

A Country Girl said...

Great teapot for £1! Have fun with the birthday party!

Isobel said...

Love the teapot!
Hope all the preparations for the birthday goes smooth. :)

Jennifer said...

What great finds. Hope your week goes smoothly.

GardenofDaisies said...

Love the Tom and stolen piggy teapot!

Pea Green Kitty said... reading!
Im reasonably new to this so i'll try and sort my comments thingy out, thank you for pointing it out to me.
Some fab finds there too!!

BERTIE x said...

Hello Sarah, I've tried to send you some details via email regarding a Union Jack cushion, but failed miserably. I bought it from my local garden centre, it's made by Anchor, and the adr is I hope that's helpful.
Take care,
Bertie x