“I hope my ancient ancestors would be proud of my bargain hunting and gathering skills.”
This weekend the Saturday Photo Challenge over at GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Old and New.
Yesterday, I responded to the photo challenge when I wrote a post entitled ‘Turning a House into a Home’. Unfortunately, due to a problem with WordPress, although my post was published, my pingback didn’t work.
Today I attempted another pingback and inserted within a second photo story about the Old and New.
During one of our numerous shopping trips to antique/second-hand shops to assist my son Joss in his attempt to furnish his new home, daughter Sophie and I spotted a couple of items for ourselves that well and truly piqued our interest.
The first item was an absolutely beautiful doll’s house in perfect condition, and with a houseful of furniture. As you can see from the photos below, Sophie’s youngest child, four year old Evie, is delighted with her unexpected gift and she too has turned a house into a home!
The second find of the day was this set of Staffordshire Old Granite featuring the Hearts and Flowers design, and seen here on display at Decorporium.
I was thrilled with this find because in 1976 when we moved here to this house, my late husband and I purchased this design, but over the years the family managed to break much of it. I always loved this set and found it impossible to discard the remaining pieces even though the design was discontinued many years ago, so as you might imagine I was delighted to find it here.
There was far more than I needed, but it was a fixed price for the whole set. I paid for our purchases and Sophie and I went next door for lunch. When we returned, the store manager had wrapped every single piece individually!
I love the extra-large cup and saucer and my coffee pod coffee fits perfectly..
After unpacking and careful washing of all, the excess crockery was divided between Sophie and my third daughter, Elizabeth.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Old and New from Weekly Prompts
Cavemen cartoon courtesy of Pixabay.