Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thrifts,Gifts and Gardening

I love the old Royal Doulton Madras 1900  plate I found,even though it's cracked from obviously a long time ago,to add to my Blue and White collection


A Salvos find for $2.99 ..... 2 heavy ironstone basins-smaller the a basin but bigger than a bowl

 I filled the vase I bought  in last week's post to put on my bathroom windowsill

Mr VL gave me a De Longhi CitiZ Nespresso for my birthday  and I can highly recommend it.....the coffee is divine and it's so easy
A dear friend gifted me one another one of her handmade journals which she makes out of old book covers, using the spines as book marks. I have started a little collection of them

My Spring Garden is still looking gorgeous and I'm picking flowers while they last before the hot weather sets in...Gardenias,Hellebores,Star Jasmine
 Linking up with
A Treasured Past 
  Cap Creations

A Living Space
Apron Thrift Girl
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Coastal Charm
Common Ground
The ColoradoLady
Shabby Art Boutique


  1. I like your finds from the Salvos, your flowers are looking pretty.

  2. Royal Doulton rocks. Nice find Meg :)
    Cas x

    1. I love it because it looks like it's had a life!!! x

  3. Great addition to your blue and white, transferware is one of the many things I collect. The upcycled books are a great idea. I was gifted with the same machine last christmas, its great. I am having a giveaway, do pop on over, Tam x

  4. Your garden must smell stunning at the moment.
    Great thrift finds and what a great idea the journals are.

  5. I love that bowl. I have a delongi nespresso pixie and love it! the coffee is amazing and sooooo easy!
    great blog
    Bec x

  6. Hi Meg,
    So glad you found my blog, I'm looking forward to reading yours... love your taste, great vintage finds all round!.

    1. Thanks Tina!!... and I'm looking forward to reading your great blog

  7. Great the blue and white transfer ware. Warm hugs, Esther

  8. Oh, how I love great treasure finds! You seem to have hit the mother lode. All great, but the blue and white makes my heart go pitter pat....gorgeous!
    Your flowers are divine.

  9. Hi Meg.
    I love your royal doulton plate. I wouldn't care if it had a crack or two either. Great deal! And that's a very cool espresso maker. Happy Belated Birthday! Vanna

  10. A very enjoyable post fill with many interesting things.

  11. I'm a transfer ware junkie and I love Royal Doulton.
    Visiting from Vintage Thingy
    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

  12. great idea for the old book binders, love them as journals!!

  13. Very pretty! Gorgeous blue and white pieces.


  14. Hi Meg,

    You have a lovely blog and I enjoyed my visit here, love your blue and white china and pretty flowers from your garden.
    We have the very same Nespresso machine, aren't they great.

    Happy week

    1. Thanks Carolyn...the machine has certainly spoilt the taste of instant coffee for me!

  15. I found your blog a few days ago but had problems leaving a comment, So I am back. I really love that Royal Doulton Plate. I am always happy after a good treasure hunt.


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