November 26, 2011

tea & things.


after a delicious brunch of banana & blueberry bread & a couple of tasty lattes with a favourite lady, i made my way to a favourite oppy for a peek around. i may have gotten rid of a lot of my possessions, but it hasn't dampened the need to want to ferret about my favourite opshops. it's a habit, one that i don't intend giving up anytime soon. rather than shopping for rummage or just because, the art of selecting treasures has become more refined. i picked up a fancy new iphone last night and have already snapped a whole lot of pretty pictures with it. i even managed to snap a few pics on my travels today, meaning i could walk away with the memory of some pretty english teacups without actually needing to buy them. who knew i'd find an opshopping buddy (and savings account regulator) in an iphone?! i picked up the treats below for a mere $10 and with a couple of johnson treats and a meakin set in tow, a real steal in my books. i'm still feeling a little out of sorts, but with a head so full of things to do/organise/sort...is a little expected right now. a quietish weekend of cleaning and sorting is in order, after a super busy yard sale saturday the week before. project 'clean my studio' begins or rather continues tomorrow, as all i've managed to do is make a few piles (2) of fabrics and then shuffle some boxes around the floor. oh, i vacuumed in there too. a whooooole lotta sorting needs to take place in that room, and boy, have i left the best till last. i'll be deserving of a medal if i finish that room tomorrow or in my language, an afternoon tea of treats at lady marmalade. that outta get me out of bed and into the studio, that and my rnb ipod mix. wish me luck and happy weekend all!


meakin love.

a new johnson design for the collection.

a little johnson cake plate love.


15 comments:

Zara said...

Love all your crockery finds.
Good luck with the sorting and cleaning, I've got a fair share of my own to do too. x

Trudy Florence said...

Hope you have a great day in your studio. Wish I could come and help, that would be so much fun! Thinking of you my lovely, love you lots and lots! xxxxxx

Sophie Isobel said...

My heart beats a little faster, just at the sight of these tea cups!
Sophie x

Jayne said...

The meakin and johnson designs are just gorgeous- I really love the last plate, you could almost hang it on your wall! Good luck with tidying the studio- I cleaned my craft room out recently and it took me a good week to get it all sorted! But you feel so much better afterwards ;)

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Gorgeous finds as always! I have so much "tidying" to do but have yet to get started...

REread said...

Sweet! I just love your banner image too!

NessaKnits said...

Loving the Johnson Bros. I was in Vinnie's at Gundagai during the week and they had four cups and saucers with trees on them, but not Johnson Bros but same shape as your four here, for $4. Now kicking myself I did not buy!

Hello Vintage said...

The Meakin is just gorgeous!

moose and bird said...

You really are the vintage queen of johnson plates. I just love these x

zigsma said...

Wow - this week is all about Johnson crockery. I love it!

Thea said...

You are the Queen of Thrift. Have shared the table and chairs I bought from you over on my blog here: http://theaandsami.blogspot.com/2011/11/cheery-thrifty-outdoors.html

Thanks again, Thea x

sue said...

Lovely crockery - tea is always better from "proper" cups isn't it?

Trina Curran said...

Oh, those are so pretty! I have looked for a crockery set and still haven't found one that is perfect yet. One day! The adventure continues. :)

melania said...

Phew! Glad to hear you're still enjoying a good oppy treasure hunt even with all the sorting and downsizing!! I wasn't sure if you got the Johnson's for fun/rummage or for serious keepers...if they are serious keepers I've got some in a box waiting for a home (I think the pattern you commented on once). I totally get what you said about refining things. That's what I've been *trying* to do to thus these items in a box. Let me know if you're keen! xo

Theo said...

How brilliant are those tea cosies - I love the ones that are made in the crocodile stitch.

All in all you seemed to have had a productive day. I am never that productive in one single day.