Whilst I have been out and about I have managed to find some nice items for myself - two of which had hidden surprises for me when I took the time to look at them.
Firstly I found this wonderful old glass Pear's storage jar - it has original thick glass. Funny thing is I was looking at buying something like this before Christmas to put my vintage baubles in and only found new ones at around £40.00 so gave it up as a bad job.
I was so keen to snap it up before someone else that I literally ran with it to the counter and plopped it down - job done. When I got it home I turned it around and low and behold....
what a fantastic label which had been preserved becuase it was on the inside of the jar and had not faded.
My second find was a childs book, I collect children's illustrators and one of my favourites is Honor C. Appleton, I really liked the cover on this book and so popped it on the counter along with jar. When I got home I took a closer look and low and behold the illustrator was no other than Honor herself - and I only paid £1.00.
My thrid find was a childs cup and saucer in a charity shop in Essex - I had been out hunting for the booth and found this little cup and saucer. When I turned it around it also had this little illustration which I love
Needless to say this has joined my collection of children's china - and whilst I am on the subject a mug I found on Ebay also warrants a little mention.
All in all a fruitfull couple of days.