Thursday, 8 December 2011

Best freebie ever !

Last week we were given a free baby horse !

A friend of ours bought a pony and was given a rescued pony with it, as it's owner (who had rescued it) didn't have the space for him, She had found him all tied up in his tether chain so he couldn't move, his owner had just left him there and gone away on holiday, so she took him away and paid the bloke when he came back.
Anyway, our friend knows how well Amelia trains our horses, and asked if we would like him for Amelia to train, which was really weird as just the day before I had said I would love a quiet 'ploddy' cob for myself to get back into riding as my charging about days are well gone.
He is a 13.2hh cob cross trotter yearling so it will be a couple of years before I ride him, but it will give Amelia time to bombproof him !! He needs a new name as at the momment he's called Trio, and we are,'t too keen on it :)  *edited to add, we have chosen a new name, he is now Skylar !
This was him out for a walk

This is one of our other horses, Ruby, we've had her 10 years now

This weeks bits.

Holiday from work, supposed to be sorting out my kitchen, but couldn't resist a quick trip to the charity shop, yet more junk to add to the pile :)
I got a couple of pairs of jeans for £1.50 a pair and Amelia got yet another glass paperweight for £1, then as we were leaving , saw a dinner set tucked away in the 'to be priced' room. Typically 'her who prices' wasn't in, but I said if its under a tenner could they save it for me, they rang the office and said I could have it for £10, yay ! here it is...
6 x place settings (big plate, small plate, bowl, cup + saucer) teapot, milk and sugar.
It's Myott 'Melody' design, not as old as I first thought, it was discontinued in 1982 apparently.
Last time I went I got this big  JAJ pyrex  casserole and lid for 75p
and this Meakin jug 40p
one of my stacks of tat :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

What a bargain !

Hello again,
After several trips to the charity shop I had only spent 10p on a woden spoon for mixing the horse food, but,
yesterday I found this !!!!
Not much to look at yet but...

start to unfold the case...
and there she is ! a 1973/4 Singer Starlet (also named 'Genie' ) for the bargain price of £5, complete with box of spools, needles, selection of feet, and instruction book.
 I got the husband to switch it on in case it blew up, but it ran for a good 10 mins before there was a crackle and a puff of smoke !
I took it apart and found it was very dusty inside but no sign of damage, the Husband switched it on and ran it on full speed for ages, and ages, but nothing else happened. I used it to patch up my daughters pants , using the zig zag stitch ! its brilliant .
Also found these English Ironstone beefeater plates, theres 5 of them, they arrived last week, but had a £5 price tag so I resisted them, but they were reduced to £3, so I just had to get them :)

In the other part of the shop, which is in a different building, I found this JAJ pyrex dish for 75p,
and this pair of JAJ  plates, 50p

and this tea set, 4 cups, 6 saucers and 6 side plates, for £1.50,
they are Dorchester 'stars and stripes'.
Something turned up next that I've always fancied, A Goblin Teasmade, for £3,
So I've been having tea in bed, just a pity the alarm on it is terrifying !!! It's like something from a nuclear power plant warning theres a breech in the reactor !! certainly makes you leap out of bed !!!
Next a set of scales £1, bit boring but still a bargain,
and lastly, heres what I've been doing while watching TV,

I have no Idea what on earth I'm going to make with it when I've done !

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

More goodies

Had another trip to the charity shop in search of a microwave but no luck, (I was given a huge old one from a neighbour today, but it blew all the house electrics when i switched it on ! )
but did get this Midwinter fashion tea set , 6 of each , cup, saucer and plate, for £3
the decoration is actually gold, but it doesn't really show up in the photo.

I also got some brand new slippers for £1.50, my lot all said they look like granny slippers but I don't care ! they are so warm and cosy, lol

My Mum brought me this glass chopping board up from Yorkshire on sunday, love it !
fingers crossed someone donates a microwave this week !

Monday, 24 October 2011

At last !!!!

After a couple of boring weeks , with nothing at either the car boot or charity shop, this week there were things I wanted !!
I only went to the charity shop because I had to drop off some donations, and the first thing I spotted as I went through the door was this !
Its the 113th edition, I can't work out the date, according to google it could be either 1923 or 1931, these are some of the adverts in the back,
inside the front cover
for some reason I was only charged 75p for this and another hardback (Peter Kay's 2nd book).
Next I spotted this table cloth,
close up on the embroidery,
Who ever made it was so neat with thier stitches, it's almost as lovely on the back. £2 well spent I think !
These 6 Enoch Wedgwood plates were just £1,
close up on the pattern, they are more purpley in real life,
Next up, a pair of Colclough 'Star dust' Cup, saucer and cake plate sets, £1 for the lot

I'm off back to the shop tomorrow as my microwave blew up yesterday and I'm hoping they have some in, they are usually about a fiver, you never realise how much you use a microwave until its gone!

I'm linking up with the magpie monday gang, so pop over there and enjoy !
toodleooooo :)
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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Poor pickings, so heres some I bought earlier !

Morning all, I shouldn't really be sat here posting as I've so much cleaning to do , but it's been ages since I blogged so thats a good excuse to have 5 mins sit down, before I tackle this first,
Its's covered in dust !

Theres been nothing of interest at the charity shop or car booty so heres a few things I bought earlier this year(all covered in dust !)
I got this Kenwood multichef thing for £2, complete with loads of attatchments,
and made this for my daughters 15th birthday last weekend

think I've shown these before, but I'm still trying to find out if they are old or what, got them free with some other 50's ornaments
I got these little horses given from a friend down the road,

These two horses were £1, but someone has knocked one of the shelf and snapped its leg !

These salt and pepper cats were 50p

I love this glass vase, I just know someones going to knock it off and smash it !! I have no idea how old this is, any ideas ? Only £1.
Here are some of the paperweights my daughter keeps making me buy, all £1 each

My brother gave me these freaky moneyboxes (shelf pottery)

well as you can see, Lots of thimgs to dust so better crack on, I'll just have a cuppa first :)

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Magpie Monday+ free chicken !

Hello to you all on this lovely sunny monday, at last I have got time to sit down after driving about all day !
So todays goodies are rather sparce, the small car booty is getting smaller, and as I worked yesterday I missed the big booty.
We did have a fair at work on saturday and I won 6 prizes in the tombola, just the usual smellies etc but I was quite pleased to get this Ringtons cup and saucer, I've even been using it !
I forgot to put this on last week, its a jaj pyrex gravy boat and saucer, £1 from the charity shop
in the background are some big sweetie jars I was given,  perfect for storing flour. cat biscuits, pasta etc, I want more !

Finally the best freebie ever, on Sunday morning I found these in the allotment !
I knew she had been sitting on eggs but didn't think they would hatch as our cockerel is a huge Cochin, twice the size of this little hen (I hatched her and him myself in the incubator last year)
Here he is in the snow,  he's even bigger now and more feathery !

I just hope all 5 are hens ! they all have feathery legs like thier Dad, so will be very pretty when they grow up, lol.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Thank you Singer

Last year I bought a cute little Singer sewing machine for £4, what a bargain, turns out they sell from £150 upwards but I thought no way, it's too fab to get rid of...
But, because of this little monster....

Who has been very naughty by escaping from his field and trying to get friendly with another pony, costing me £58 in vets bills due to a neurotic owner. He is now going to get his nuts off so my lovely sewing machine has to go to pay for it.
It sold for £206 so I might buy him a bag of carrots too !

 Storm being jumped on by Chaos for a change !