Saturday, 4 October 2008
So...........what can you buy for 50p?
Not much you would think - just about get a small bar of chocolate, or a bag of crisps, maybe? One apple? A newspaper? Depends what you look for, and where you look. For 3 x 50p yesterday, I found these treasures. The first is a very pretty porcelain cup, I estimate quite old, and beautifully repaired; you can see daylight through the porcelain it's so fine. I love the repairs - a good honest repair, and I am pleased to think I now own something that someone loved and took enough pride in to get it mended so. The brooch is of one of my favourite flowers - the blue Tibetan poppy. This is from the 1930s, and belonged to the mother of the stallholder I bought it from; it's well worn, the paint is rubbed off in parts, the colour fading. Very unusual, I love it, and will wear it often. The third is a crochet runner in white cotton; I'm hoping it will fit over the pine chest of drawers on the ktichen when I move it about next week to another part of the kitchen.
Treasures for small outlay, the best kind, and things with soul too. So, a lot for my 50ps. Thrilled to bits with my finds.
Posted by MrsL at 21:04