Saturday, 6 January 2018

I Bought Something ...




I went out the other day to call to the bank, and whilst out had a mooch around my favourite place in Llandudno, a little antique/junk shop that has an ever changing array of wonderful goodies and just look at what he had in this time.

Only an eight cup teapot that perfectly matches my 1930's pan ... it just had to be mine  :-)

We have decided as we doubt we will ever really need an eight cup teapot, and we don't like to have too many purely ornamental things, this is going to be our new Sealed Pot.  Only of course we won't seal up the lid just throw any change in without looking at the contents.


He also had these nice brass candlesticks, and I've been looking for some to hold a stash of candles I found when sorting out last Summer.  Because I bought both items he knocked the price down from £30 to just £22 ... result.

Then I might have called in at the British Heart Foundation shop on my way back to the car and found these two books.  I'm currently watching the Dvd of the 1940's House ... so it was fate!!


To try and keep myself under control I have decided to record every purchase whether food or non-food in the accounts pages at the back of my diary.


In other news ... look what has started to show their sweet little faces to the world.


Snowdrops.


It will look wonderful in a couple of weeks as more and more of them open up and cover the resting place of our late pets ... Archie, Charley, Caldwell II and Rosy.

Sue xx


14 comments:

  1. I'm very worried that we have some sort of telepathy going on today! Spooky! You'll see why if you look at my blog.
    Offer of lend of Wartime DVD is still open.

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    1. Thanks Sue, but I do already have it. After replying to your kind offer I went for a rummage through my Dvds and yes, it was there. Thanks anyway that was a lovely offer. I will have to get all my relevant Dvds together and take a photo of them.

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  2. I too love your enamelware and have long had an interest in 1940's/50's food and lifestyle.It was of course, horrific that the war forced food and other restrictions on the way of life but the resourcefulness of people and the simpleness of recipes is to be admired and it shows us how lucky we are and how much we take our lifestyles for granted sometimes. We have just retired and this is our first year on pensions so like you I am keeping records of spending in diary and having recently turning vegan,just me, I am cooking wonderful, healthy and cheap meals.Husband has just got an allotment so lovely veggies to come.We are embracing this new life and feel very fortunate and thank goodness for lentils, my new best friends, regards Chrissie.



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    1. It seems we have a lot in common, I'm also vegan and it really keeps costs down. Alan usually eats the same as me but with a hunk of meat on the side in some form, so cooking isn't too much of a problem.

      As you say we can learn a lot from the resourcefulness of the folks who lived through the war period, and that's why I have become a tad obsessed with learning so much about that era ... that and them having fantastic fashions and enamelware ;-)

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  3. Beautiful snowdrops. Some of my favourite flowers and so welcome when they appear during the dullest months. And I love the enamel pot too. A splendid idea to use it for savings and it will rattle most satisfactorily!
    J x

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  4. Your photo looks like you have really gone back in time now with your enamel pots and bang on trend as they say (though I hate that phrase). I loved that series of the different decade houses - brings back so many memories (not the wartime ones though - not that old!). I would love to see them again so will look out for the DVD's.
    In some ways I am looking forward to retirement possibly next year to have the time to do more in depth challenges like this but it is just not possible while I am working - my job is full on and I am too tired after work to do anything but scrape a meal together! However I am looking forward to reading about your challenge and the challenges you face.

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  5. I love that enamel teapot so much, I just love old fashioned kitchen items, I don't mind spending something on something nice for the home if I find something at a bargain price and the things I find do get used. Really enjoying your new blog.

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  6. I love your teapot! What a brilliant find. It is very uplifting to see the snowdrops.

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  7. Love the pot. I keep a log of food and nonfood spending, not each item, just what I've spent each time I go shopping. Keeps you in check.

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  8. Love your new teapot, I would not have been to resist either. I research wartime rationing, pioneer cooking, depression era recipes etc. I think it so interesting and also inspiring how so much was achieved on so little. I am gradually trying some of these out but only on me and only if they are vegetarian. Vera.

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  9. Love, love, love the new pot. That will hold a lot of change! Any snowdrops around here are still under about 3 feet of snow!!

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  10. I lived through these years of austerity (born in '42) but don't remember it being so bad. We got an orange once a year in our Christmas stocking and my grandmother cooked one of their chickens for Christmas dinner, the only time we had chicken. Skirlie (fried oatmeal with onions) was a dinner staple but my mother was a very inventive cook and we never went hungry.

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  11. Snow drops are so lovely. I hope you post a picture when they bloom, just so that I can dream about them until I get out from under snow.

    The tea pot is lovely and will make an excellent reusable sealed pot. Very thrifty of you.

    God bless.

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  12. We use a blue trim enamel casserole on our kitchen counter for the day's compost.

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