Saturday, 11 October 2008


Hi You!
Just a quick post - just to share with you, my exciting finds really. I am Soooo thrilled, just wait until you see what I have found! - admittedly some of you (like my Son who just shook his head in dismay!) will think Yuk! But I love it - and Hubby P says so too - not really that he would have said NO, not if he values his life!
Anyway! - Thursday was Auction day - Hubby P had booked a day off work especially to accompany me (read that as restrain/control my bidding fever!).
Wednesday afternoon was viewing - when you can go along, buy a catalogue, and see what goodies there are to be had. I went along - well when I saw it! I just knew I had to have it, it would look so fine in my new kitchen- cum - dining area. I marked it in the catalogue along with other possible 'treats'!

Come Thursday morning and Auction Fever was upon me! I just love it, the atmosphere of the Auction Rooms, that sense of anticipation, everyone intent on their bidding.
I had prepared Hubby P on my 'Find' - and yes, when he saw it he liked it well enough - not as gushy as me! He was just apprehensive as to whether we would be lucky enough _ or have enough cash! to out bid the various Dealers who were there.
Well! i this is what I got so excited about - looks better than in the photo. Its just so 'Heartbeat' - you know the Sunday night drama on TV, set in the 1960's.
I just loved the whole set, there is the glass topped dresser/sideboard-y thing, a basic old white shabby, shelved cupboard, chest of similar kitchen drawers, and the yellow Formica drop leaf table.
I just have to drag all my nice vintage glassware out of the 'storage' boxes ( you know the things you keep sored away, because 'some day' you will have somewhere to put them!) - they will look great in the new dresser.

Of course the actual bidding for the thing was Sooo thrilling - dare I say it better than sex! We had to keep our nerve and bid and bid and bid - till the others gave up. Wow what a adrenalin rush!
Of course buying all this lot meant 3 trips home with it all for Hubby P. Not to worry I told him - I had a taste for it now - I will wait here and bid for the 'odd' thing - to be truthful he had marked in the catalogue, some books he was interested in.
Well that was me sunk/sucked in well and truly, anything vaguely interesting (or cheap!) I was in there!

Look at this little lot, so pretty - Of course now I have to decide which to keep and which to ebay (just got to recover some of my money - ready for next Auction day!).
The compacts are really so pretty and in such good order - its gonna be tough choosing!

And of course a Hat!
Not just any hat- a Vintage silk hat from Liberty of London, in its original tatty/shabby box. I just fell for the box - before I looked inside. What is it about us and old tatty things. Mind you the hat is wonderful! I wonder what occasion M.A. Bale of Abergyvenny bought the hat for in 1967. I like to think she had wonderful, life enhancing time in the hat - maybe met the man of her dreams, who whisked her off her feet - then again it could be just another wedding! All the information is clearly shown on the address label on the box! - how intriguing is that!
Gotta go now - its all go! Car Boot sale tomorrow!
Ta Ta Take care xxx


  1. I love the kitchen cabinet set. Just lovely. And Hubby P is so sweet to go with you & "help". And the compacts are to die for. So did you buy the books he wanted?

  2. Compacts are hugely collectable I think - I remember reading about them some time back. I think you did really well. I love hats, and to find one with such a special hatbox must have been thrilling. Hope you did well at the car boot.

  3. I've seen a few of these vintage kitchen units 'shabbied' up or jsut simply painted and lined with pretty paper and they always look gorgeous.
    I'd love one but nowhere yet to put one

  4. Oh I love the adrenalin rush of bidding at a real live auction. I like rehearsing my tactics and coming in just when the bidding subsides a bit then the auctioneer says 'new face, it's with the lady at the back' ... how thrilling! What a lot of treasures – I can tell you're now hooked!


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    Sorry folkes!
    x Vicky x


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