Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Let us dance a polka...

Oh dear again - I wish there was some sort of order in my house but sadly my mind does not work in that way - I took a bag of children's books to the charity shop the other day (the one that still has my plates for sale!) and this Midwinter cup and saucer were on the counter, £2...we do NOT NEED any more CUPS..but....
This purchase meant that I could tra la home and make a nice breakfast thus....
I resisted the tremendous urge to forage for all spotty china - I settled for my chicken pot instead...


I usually keep bird feed in this pot (I know, I know).

Of course I then remembered previous photographs that I have taken of my dotty things....


Don't look too closely at this bag - I made it for Maille because there are very few 'nice' tap bags out there - simply appliqu├ęd these shoes in place and added real ribbon laces! Going into production very soon...
I like a nice jug
This TG Green jelly mould is used at birthday time!

So is my spotty bowl.

Getting breakfast ready can be a little tortuous...
..when you cannot decide which tea caddy should be used..

Maille recently said that she would like a change from polka dots...sniff, sniff.
Too many scarves of course
I like each one for different reasons - colour, fabric, size of spot!  Crikey

Ending with an 'old' breakfast photograph
Back to work, back to school and it's raining....  Teaching at  a  local hospital today so will wear something spotty I think!!!

I will not go on about Pinterest as I know no one will pin my photos there today...

15 comments:

  1. Love, love, love spottiness! I have a sugar bowl and milk jug very similar to the bowl you have ... is it Stylecraft by Midwinter? It's just I have looked for more items in this design and have never found any, and just wondered if I was sitting on a rare treasure? I love it though, so probably wouldn't part with it anyway! Lovely pictures xx

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    1. Aww - thank you, spots are very pleasing aren't they. The mixing bowl, jug and rolling pin are all by Price Brothers (an underestimated manufacturer I think - though I have found that the spots tend to wear off sometimes!!). Best to hang on to the things you love!

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  2. Hello dear Jenny! Love your cheerful dotty post! Like you, I am quite fond of polka dots! I love all of your happy dishes and the bag you made is so sweet! I have that same fabric and I am going to use it to make curtains for our family room, which is so blah! My hubby is painting the walls white and I am sewing and thrifting to re-do this room and make it happy, cheerful and colorful! I love your jug and bowl! The breakfast tray looks fabulous! The little dotty quilt is so sweet! Your scarves are wonderful and your breakfast looks delicious! Good idea to wear something spotty for teaching at the hospital! They never have enough color and sick people need cheering up! I love what you said about Pinterest! It is wonderful you can have a good sense of humor about it all! I hope your day is lovely and spotty dotty! xo~Paula

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    1. Oh Paula - looking forward to seeing your new room, that is always sooooo exciting! My days are always dotty - sometimes not so spotty!!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Jenny you are beyond help. Having said that you could be my official supplier and this would mean that you could thrift and spend to your hearts content and I could have a plentiful supply...Loving the little oblong tray with dashes (I know I know its supposed to be about polka dots). And scarves! Of course they are always hanging beautifully until the right outfit is plucked from the wardrobe aren't they?

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    1. Ho ho Wend - that sounds like a good idea! I only you lived round the corner we could tra la la round all the CBs and purchase until our hearts were fully content. My sisters and I were hoping to do another vintage fair (May I think - maybe June) but time seems to whizz by so quickly! Hope to see you soon though Wend.

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  4. Aww me thinks us ladies are cut from the same cloth....My husband always says "Do we need that" Or "Don,t we have one or two or even five of those...hehe What he doesn't know is we often have 10!! loved the post..Made me smile!!

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    1. This made me roar with laughter - how did you know!! Of course there at least 10 of 'xyz' - we only dare show the surface of the hoard as the true horror has to be concealed for a goodly time before we dare reveal and announce, nonchalantly:' Why this old thing I have had it for years....' Ho ho

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  5. HI,I am trying my very best to get in touch with you to say how much I LOVE all your GORGEOUS vintage things and your tra la laaing, I WILL manage it even if I have to tear all my hair out and wear a vintage headscarf to hide my baldness!!!As you may have guessed I am USELESS at technology!!!!Kind regards Geopam.

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    1. HI,I've just gone back onto your site and HOORAY!!! I managed to send you a message, not sur e how I did it though so am typing this message to see if I can remember for next time, I spend hours looking at your pictures I just LOVE all things vintage and have hundreds of things that I am saving for when I too get my little shop[in my dreams!!!] my husband William is VERY patient, I taught him to swim the vintage way so he wouldn't drown amongst all my things!!!Can't wait to see more of your photos, I will really try to set up a page thingy of my own then I could photograph all my lovely things to show you. It all started with a purse that I purchased from you and it was such a delightful thing and packaged so well and things just got better from there when I discovered flickr and all your FAB. photo's.Anyway I'd better close here before this missive turns into a novelette!! Kind regards Pam.

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    2. Welcome Pam - I am receiving you loud and clear in Vista Vision!! Thank you for your kind words and I hope that I am not solely responsible for setting you on the path to hoarding - that should read collecting!! Looking forward to seeing your photographs of 'stuff'.

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    3. HI Jenny, no I've been hoarding things since I moved to Chesterfield more than 20 years ago and discovered the Thursday flea market[gulp!!] I must therefore have 20 years worth of stuff in my house!!!,it got worse when I started work at the charity shop,then people come in with such LOVELY stuff, we have to wait until it has been on the shop floor for a while before we can purchase it, I wonder if that could account for the stiffness I have in my body,it is RATHER tense watching a lovely item and hoping, no praying!! that a nuisance[sorry, I mean customer]doesn't buy it before I can!Oh the sweet relief when the time is up and I can squirrel it away in my locker till I can buy it at hometime!!!Apart from armwrestling customers for a china teaset I'm quite a nice person really.Only 3 days to go to Thursday, yipeee!!!!!

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    4. Looking forward to your Thursday finds Pam!

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  6. Hi, it's Pam again,Just sitting with my lovely youngest daughter Holly, she's teaching me how to get along on my blog site, I'm sending this message to see if my photo comes up with this message. I went to the flea market today but didn't buy a thing, I'll have to check my temperature in a minute to see if I am quite well!!!Kind Regards, Pam.

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    1. Cor blimey Pam - you must indeed be feeling a little under the weather! I hope that you recover soon! Best wishes - Jenny

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