Thursday, 28 January 2010

Going for a song

I'm rather pleased with my little yellow vase;
a pleasing charity shop find, in amongst the tat.
My local thrift stores are not the happy hunting grounds 
that seem to exist only in dreams 
or transatlantic blogs.
There, a cornucopia of exquisite embroidered cloths,
vintage china, milk vases, kitchenalia,
 heirloom quilts and cashmere jumpers
are 'going for a song'.

Oh... the late lamented Arthur Negus and Humph.
So sedate. 
Watch this if you feel at all agitated and all will be well.


  1. finally time to come visit here! i've been following your blog on my reader, but i haven't had much time to jump over. i love your new look! it's fresh, simple and beautiful:)

    thank you for your kind words concerning my little girl. they are much appreciated!

    ha! i have Gombrich's Little History of the World on my amazon wishlist! i have yet to read it, but i want to add it in for my girls' history!

  2. No such charity shops here, either. Maybe they're all in Canada, or Kansas.

  3. I don't know much about coloured glass but I was reading Whitefriars glass recently and I wonder if this vase is one of theirs?

  4. Yes, very sober and calming. No screaming audiences or zappy camera angles!