Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Old fabric and matching china....again...

Apologies for slight delay in announcing the giveaway winners - been very busy with work - about to start work again now (18.00 and on my knees to be honest) and not had time to hand scribe the entrants onto paper to draw from the very vintage hat!

I may have to delay draw until early next week when my loins are properly girded for the writing exercise (is there an easier way?)

To fill the gap I have hand selected a draft post to GO LIVE - I have over 50...oh dear...50...well 55... draft posts lined up ready to GO LIVE at a moments notice.  Some may never see the light of day but each one has either made me laugh writing it or I like the purdy pictures!  Some do not get posted because they are seasonal and they have missed their moment sadly...some because I go off the boil.  I could write a book and fill that book with those posts quite easily (thank you Eco Ethel). This is what I do when I cannot sleep....

Anyway this is today's choice!


 This luvverly fabricos was in a local charity shop very recently (updated as originally said YESTERDAY) - part of the window display but they kindly put my name on it so I could buy it when they changed the display - £4.99 (they informed me that all lengths of fabric would always cost £4.99) bought me a long length of this beeeeaaaauuuuutiful linen  - lovely minty pastel  colours and a fantastic print too (I should have ironed it...).

Our table is 8 feet long and this piece covers it very nicely -  I used this as a Sunday tea tablecloth!

Each and every colour is perfect I think.

 I hate to keep asking for ident help but have you ever since this fabric before?  I wish that printing on the selvedge was compulsory!



 Once back home I rootled around to find the 'best' china to match the fabric...mmm...tricky job but someone has to do it!

  Decided that this 50s/60s china was the 'best fit'








This china was from  a car boot a few years back - three cups, three saucers and three plates!





Adding in extra cups to make up the required numbers




Adding in glasses as extra children were coming round too

Oh and a cake stand - also bought from the same charity shop - very cheaply.  Did not have the stand bits so at the counter they tried to persuade me not to buy it.
'Oh dear, it does not have the stand...it is not much good without that'.
'Never fear' I replied....'I have one or two stand bits at home....'

I do not need another cake stand....but this one was...

....extra lovely....


All hand painted...let us just LOOK at it..


I did not wish to despoil it with CAKE!


Opening up a cake stand emporium this very afternoon


Had to do extra rootling for more plates

 Not quite right...

Ah - that's better



Tra la la
Fiddle de dee
Off I go...
Making the tea....
....for me.......
....and thee...







59 comments:

  1. Oh the fabric is a real beaut and what a treat to see your luvverly (you've got me at it now) china. ss

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    1. Thank you Loo - I could/should/would have a vintage china blog all of its own but would take up far too much time!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. Your posts always bring a smile to my face Jenny, even on this very grumpy day that I'm having! The combination of vintage fabric, matching china and a few tra-la-las and fiddle-de-dees is a joyous thing. And the thought of a charity shop in which ALL lengths of fabric will ALWAYS be £4.99 is just dreamy! Thank you for brightening my day lovely lady. Rachel xx

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    1. Sorry to hear that you are having a grumpy day - lots of my days are grumpy days...
      I think that one day they will have to put their prices up but yesterday I bought another batch that was only 2.99 - rude not to....
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Love the fabric and all your china, two of my favourite things xx

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    1. Yes indeed - cheers me up no end
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. Hi Jenny, I bet they love you in that charity shop!! Seriously, you do seem to get some fabulous buys, you must be in the right place at the right time.I have never seen that fabric before but it is very pretty and just the right size for your table....well it was obviously meant to be yours wasnt it?

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    1. Indeed Anne - they open the shop for private shopping on a Wednesday evening just for me...
      It is a lovely print
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. I can never see too much old fabric or china. Keep it coming.

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    1. I feel just the same!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. Oh you spoil us Jenny ... I love your happy dappy posts with all your lovely bits in ... thanks for brightening a rainy evening ... Bee xx

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    1. Is it June? Given the weather I am not so sure any more!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Loving that fabric and wishing our shops had such lovely spoilsx

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    1. That sadly is my downfall.............................
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. SOOO pretty! Love your glassware! Those glasses, tea cups and sauces are fabulous!! :) Wishing you a lovely day!! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly
      The glasses are lovely but, as I have found out in the past, never put them in the dishwasher...
      Have a lovely day
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. Beautiful tablecloth, beautiful china.

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    1. Thank you kindly Kylie
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. Just gorgeous, that fabric is so pretty ... and how organised having blog posts to go all lined up ... I wish I was that organised :) x

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    1. Thank you Faerie Factory - not so much organised as just filling the small hours of the day with something vaguely productive!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. Wish I was sitting down to that tea - all looks so gorgeous but that fabric ... so scrumtious - never seen anything like it before but am loving the jugs of flowers ... am drooling at so much of it too and bet you squealed with delight when you found it ...

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    1. Do call in for tea and cake next time you are in the area. I must admit when I saw it I thought that if they cannot 'put my name on it' I will have to stalk the place so that I don't miss it when they change the display!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. Gorgeous fabric - at least they offered to put your name on some thing in the charity shop window more than they did for me..........
    Lovely china
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. Grrr - that said they would not let me pay for it in advance
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    2. You can about here if you want to........... http://kcscourt.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Charity%20Shop%20Finds
      Julie xxxxxx

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  13. Are you serious? 50 draft posts? No wonder your tired, you need a draft excluder! EE xx

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    1. Ho ho - very clever! It went down to 53 but wrote two more yesterday so back to 55. I think that I have enough photographs for a hundred or so posts....
      The devil makes work...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. Love the linen fabric, so pretty! also loving your bobbins in the header photo on your blog page

    Bee happy x

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    1. Thank you Bee - I am glad that I didn't throw them away as I was originally going to do!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. The fabric is gorgeous as are the teacups and saucers. What great finds.
    June

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    1. Thank you June - the design is particularly lovely I think
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Thank you dear Ada Bea
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. i am so excited to find you, gardening, thrifting sewing! it would seem we share the same world of passion x

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    1. Thank you for calling in Jane George
      Good to see you
      Kind regards
      Jenny

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  18. The fabric is wonderful Jenny and your tea service is the perfect match for it, all other crockery, is so gorgeous too.
    You must have some fab charity shops down your way.... I've never seen anything like this in our charity shop, still mustn't grumble I've had some good finds along the way :)
    x

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    1. Sadly Dom prefers and uses PLAIN WHITE china! Can you imagine
      Charity shops and car boots are a mixed bag but then that is the appeal isn't it.
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. What fabulousness my dear and you really have an artists eye,I'm most envious of your cake stand (although I do prefer pink roses)Sorry to hear of your weariness, take care dear Jenny we can't have you not being able to blog,the bottom would fall out of my world!!Very best regards Pammo!

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    1. Dear Pammo
      You know that I will now have to search through all the rose china and find the blommin' rose cake stand JUST FOR YOU! It may take a bit of time but I will do that eventually!
      Thank you for kind words
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. So many gorgeous things. What a great way to show off all your treasures, by having a tea party. I think the cake stand is my favourite, it's just beautiful. x

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    1. It is a lovely cake stand....sadly....that is why I was forced to buy it....
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Do you need on Annie? I might have one spare........
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  22. Did you know you can buy the cake stand thingy's on eBay.....oh yes indeedy. I bought cough* cough* a 'few'....
    And have actually made cake stands, not sure exactly how many I need.....but I do eat cake.

    Bit like you Jenny I could open a shop with all my tut.

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    1. TUT!!! I have no TUT - just quality items................
      Just joking - it is all TUT! Please come round and we can have a 100 things to do with a cake stand day!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  23. I just found your blog - you make some wonderfully creative stuff! I will be back! :)

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    1. Thank you Karen
      See you again
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  24. ~ Am a loving all the china and fabby materials...Cake stands, Ooh I dream of them! I do wonder what birth sign you may be, Jenny to be so organised? Virgo perhaps! ~ Take time to dream, lovely Jenny! Maria x

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    1. That is an interesting question Maria - I am a Capricorn = hard working and sure footed! Not sure if they are organised as only I know where everything is....oh my!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  25. Now Jenny that is a very good idea... downloading photos / making drafts when you can't sleep... I shall try that!
    Loving that fabric and china! I hope to be venturing to pastures new soon as I finally have my little van, but as yet no mattress. Cx

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    1. Good morning Cass - I shall call in to see your van and I hope that you get the mattress soon
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  26. I know I have had that fabric before..just trawled through the past 4 years on my blog and STILL cannot find the image. I was hoping I may have shed some light on where it comes from! Lizzie

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    1. Dear Lizzie - that is very kind of you indeed. Do you think that it is from the 50s? It is a great pattern I think. Thank you for again for making the time to do that - it is greatly appreciated
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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