Making the little things pretty..

Hello all.
Firstly welcome to my new followers..Mickle in NZ,The 3 year challenge and Gaynor Hodson from Bloglovin..hello..welcome to my little bit of blogworld.
I like pretty things always have and always will but for me they have to have a function as well.The pretty china is used daily and cups and saucers too..i love glass ware as well..i don't store them away, i like to use them as they should be used. My table is set with old plates and glasses with pretty placemats or napkins and i love it.
I find that some of the things i like are getting more and more sought after and expensive..charity shops used to almost give them away ,now its exorbitant prices and half the time they are chipped and in some cases not even had a wash ewww...i saw some pretty tumblers in a charity shop last year and they had bloody lipstick stains around the rims..i didn't buy them a) because of the stains and b) the price was so high..i reckon they must still be there.
So back to them being functional..i was given an old sweet jar last year that has a lid..its just the right size for my cotton wool balls..and the lid keeps them clean..
I wanted to pretty it up and knew straight away where to go for some lovely label printables....http://thegraphicsfairy.com/.her website is one i could lose myself in for hours ..i look through it all and its a shame i don't have enough frames to print out everything i see..my house would be bursting with pictures.I printed off a label for my jar..what do you think?


Its only a small one ..i used the rest of the paper to make into little list size pieces.

I also painted my Buddha..he has been green for years and was looking very dirty and had some chips in him so i painted him white


He had 2 coats of white paint and is now dazzling.
Lovely.
take care
sara

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  1. It is getting the same way here in the USA at the thrift stores. I used to be able to pick up beautiful bone china pieces for pennies on the dollar...now not so much. Thank you for the link to the graphics. Simply gorgeous stuff there!

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    1. Hi Debbie..it is just greed in some part but then people are willing to pay it as well..i love to get a bargain but won't pay through the nose for it..the link is amazing isn't it..i love that website
      sara

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  2. I went to auction today and a teaset similar to the one I bought there a few years ago for £2 sold for £65! I gave up and came home because that wasn't the only thing that went for silly money.

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    1. Hi ..o its getting so daft isn't it..i love old china and could just pick it up for pennies..now they want pounds for something chipped..
      sara

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  3. i used to love a wander around hemswell sunday market just to root through the 50p boxes for the victorian china i love , sadly nowadays we go nowhere because he cant walk far and not on a stony surface . But i think its more he doesnt see the point of making any effort to do the things he knows I like that cause him pain, its a different matter when he goes to a parts fair or rally and has to spend the rest of the week in bed drugged up ...rather bitter and twisted at the moment

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    1. O kate..you are having a rough time babe so your allowed to moan..
      sara

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