Thursday, 12 August 2010

Just Had To Share - A Lovely Lady!

Life has become frantically busy - but such fun - much 'out and abouting' since Hubby P has been off work. Well it was what the Dr ordered!
'Go' he said - 'rest and enjoy your life, take some time - relax', so we took him at his word!
So busy, busy - but nice times and lots of treasure hunting!
Just had to share this lovely Lady with you!

Isn't she just Fab!
She was obviously 'slumming' it a bit at the carboot on Tuesday.
Luckily a friendly chap had rescued her from - well who knows what fate! - its enough to make a girl blush!!
My Man of a Tuesday and his hardworking team - they bring forth three vans full of 'Treasure' every week to the carboot - all sorts of everything to be found, and this week this lovely lady.

As you can see she is dressed in some style - her body is made of pottery or china maybe - I don't know a lot about dolls. The dress is wonderfully trimmed with lace and ribbon - what a 'doll'!
And if we dare lift her skirts!!

How great is that - she's a lamp!
I think she's probably from about the 1950's, the lamp still has the old Bakelite fitting, the sort that plugs into a light socket. Amazingly it still works - she lights up a treat. Although just to be on the safe side Hubby P will rewire the lamp - I don't think she will thank us for her underside going up in smoke!
Of course with all the pretty skirts and whatnot she does give off a very pink glow - Hubby P had his own description of the kind of establishment she came from - just so uncharitable! I'm sure shes a 'nice' girl.
Stuart Tuesday and his gang have lots goodies most weeks, and as you can see have an eye for interesting items, I just know you wish you too could have a delve in the boxes that come out of the vans. They do put one or two interesting things on their ebay site - redsky951 - I would hate you to think I didn't share some of the Treasure Hunting opportunities with you, so have a peek on ebay!
More goodies - how sweet is this bit of fabric.

I found a fairly biggish piece so again, as usual I shall keep a piece for me and put a bit on ebay - got to fund my fabric addiction!

All this outing and abouting is okay - but we've been eating out of the picnic box - and of course chips!
How sick was I of this snacking - it seemed ages since I had eaten proper veg;

So I raided the fridge tonight - dragged out all the bits and bobs of veg to concoct something fresh and colourful.

How nice it was to chop and cook, and catch up with Richard - he always hovers in the kitchen to chat.

Although of course he has to work - tasty home made pizza type things, with - because he was making them, mountains of cheese!

I even managed to jam a few strawberries.

There is a lady that has a fruit and veg stall at the carboot and she was selling off the strawberries for 80p a punnet - so I bought four, 3/4lb of fruit by the time I had de-stalked and whatnot. Not as cheap as growing your own, but I did just fancy some strawberry jam!
I used the sugar with the pectin in it - so very easy.

It made some good big jars full - not very glamorous jars but functional! And the jam tastes wonderful - just so summery!
Although I don't know where the summer has gone! Its been so cold the last couple of days - I'm sat here with the wood burner blazing away!
That's all for now - must be bed time xxx take care xxxx


  1. Your lady is amazing -so glamorous!
    Loving the thought of strawberry jam - I'm going to put that on my 'to do' list!
    Love Kathy xxx

  2. Sweetie, The lamp is a hoot! Love it - I'm sure she has the best of reputations! Have a great weekend. Lisa

  3. That strawberry jam looks moreish - try it on ice cream - delicious.

  4. I remember my Auntie used to have a lady with a long skirt that covered a spare toilet roll, but this lovely lady is much more glamorous. What a brilliant retro find! Jane xx

  5. I'm sure the lovely lady is beyond reproach! I'm glad your husband is feeling better and that you are enjoying your time together. Funnily enough, I too bought some strawberries that were being sold off cheap whilst visiting Canterbury yesterday. So I'm off jam making this afternoon too. Wish me luck, my last attempt was over 40 years ago when I was at school - it turned out like toffee, lol!

  6. Your lovely lady is very glamorous and what an unusual lamp.

  7. Great post and love the finds in your previous post especailly the grey and pink curtains. I'd love to know if you decide to sell those. I've checked e-bay! Wend


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