Saturday, 18 February 2012

Car Boot Loot #13

Yesterday was the Grand Opening of a charity shop that's a 5 minute walk from my house.  I'd spied a gorgeous F&M picnic hamper in the window and was determined to make it mine.  Unfortunately the woman in front of me in the queue was just a little bit quicker than I was.  Grrr!

The Big Man was not in the slightest bit sympathetic when I told him I'd missed out on the hamper.  I've obviously married an idiot.  He reasoned that I had enough F&M hampers, we don't have room for any more and I'd bought the exact same one from a charity shop a couple of months ago. 

Hm.  Maybe he's not that much of an idiot after all.  But I do love baskets and I especially love Fortnum and Mason ones.  They make me feel posh.

I've bagged a few bargains since my last Car Boot Loot post.  Mostly from charity shops as the car boot season has ended in my town.  There is one in a neighbouring town but the Big Man has been working weekends recently.  Thankfully the show he was working on has ended now so we shall be heading up there next Sunday.  

Here's some of the goodies I got recently.

A beautiful Royal Ascot tea cup trio.

Gorgeous pink Grindley and Johnson Bros bowls.  They go perfectly with the pink tea pot the Big Man gave me.

A Johnsons Bros Rose Cloud platter.  This thing is huge!  It would comfortably fit a Christmas turkey with all it's trimmings.  I'm not sure if pink is a suitable Christmas colour scheme so I'm not too sure what to do with it.  It's currently on top of my dresser looking pretty.  

My utility china collection is getting a wee bit out of hand now.  But the Wee Man has now moved into his new bedroom which means I can now move his toys in there, which means there's more space downstairs for me to have more gorgeous things on display.  Result!

I've got loads more to flaunt but I'll keep them for another day.

This post is shared on Flea Market Finds, Magpie Monday, Coastal Charm, Vintage Thingie Thursday The Brambleberry Cottage


  1. Shame about the hamper! Love those pink plates.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Ahh i'd be gutted about the hamper too - you know i love em, nice to have a fellow F&M addict friend! And you know where to send them if you ever get bored ;o) Good luck for the booty, im trying to sweet talk hubby to taking me to one tomorrow morning even though the ladt few have been rubbish. I adore your J Bros finds - i never seem to find any utility china :o( Scarlett x

  3. No no, Scarlet's got loads - send the next to me please! Sadly no-one round here is posh enough for F&M hampers :(

  4. I've got a little F&M hamper that MIL gave me. Ruby uses it for posh teddy bear picnics!!

    What fab luck having a charity shop opening 5 minutes away :0)

  5. love the pink plates ... i am a sucker for pink and they are the prettiest shade
    Maria x

  6. I love your cup and saucer!

  7. You can NEVER have too many Fortnum's hampers, I only have one :( Love the china too. x

  8. We all have our desires for things. I am sure your hubby has a few as well. Baskets can be used for so many different things.

  9. Looks like you had a great time and great finds, but a shame about the F&M hamper. I would have jumped on that as well. Happy VTT!

  10. Love pink and your plates are such a pretty shade of pink. Love that basket...good luck on the next one!

  11. The pink platter would be great for Easter dinner with a big ham on it.


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