Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cannister crush, and a sign that all is good in the world.


I'm not generally a spiritual person at all, but a few things have happened to me recently that have really made me smile and think that Nan is trying to tell me something. 

We had some friends over for tea and scones on the Sunday before last, to sit in front of the fire at Nan's table and have a vintage afternoon tea. I realised I didn't have a little milk jug. 

Then a new op shop opened in Bendigo two days later, and of course I had to pop in for a look and there it was, a pink 1950s milk/cream jug the same brand as my plates from Nan. I don't know how many op shops I've been in over countless years looking for this 50s crockery like my Nan's but never have I seen a single piece, until after her death. Then I found the whole set of side plates, and now the jug, in the same colour that I happened to get from her. Definitely good op shopping karma. 






More op shop goodies from the Bendigo Baptist Community Care (The new op shop). A vintage paisley dress still with tags on for $2, some coloured pyrex bowls for 50 cents each, a gorgeous orange flowers vintage towel and a parka and bonds jacket for the littlest man in my life for $1 each. Lovely staff and the bargains were running out the door on day 1.



And here's some other awesome new additions to my pantry. Now I must get myself organised to get the pantry sorted. It will look beautiful anyway. 






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10 comments:

  1. Love both sets of canisters . Question though, how will you know what's I the floral ones? Some creative labelling?

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    1. Yes,labels. Gives me something creative to do. :)

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  2. i've never seen a tea service like that before, it's really beautiful. does it say what brand/style it is on the bottom? i shall keep my eyes peeled for you. although taste-wise i'm not really into Hornsea pottery, i keep a few bits for reminiscing over a cup of teas sake as my maternal nana and grandad always holidayed near Horsea and bought a new set every couple of years.
    Lovely to have you linking in x

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    1. Never heard of Hornsea pottery before Max. Is that a place? I just like these because my Nan had them. :)

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  3. Am drooling over your finds. Love love the flowery cannisters!

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    1. If I could I'd have the whole house filled with 60s and 70s happy flower goodness. :)

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  4. Ah, lovely story, lovely jug. I'm sure your nan sent it. x

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  5. Love all your finds. we have similar vintage tastes.
    the pink milk jug is just beautiful. I have a thing for pastel coloured crockery. x

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    1. Thanks Zara. :)Thanks for dropping by.

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