Monday, 16 May 2022

Guess Where We Went Shopping Yesterday Morning?


 Yep you're right. We went carbooting again just for a change.

The Darling buds of May were blooming and the sun did shineth and biblical multitudes and the world and his wife had decided to set up stalls and people shopped in verdant pastures of a Dairy farm near Mallow in County Cork.  

So what did we buy? Starting from left to right: a cottage teapot biscuit barrel, two sugar cottage pots and the green cottage butter dish and plate.  I bought them for the wife's ever growing cottage teapot collections.  I would say they are 1940's  and would make good money in a antique shop.  Look them up on Ebay!

I bought myself two brass M 80 mortar shells and a Lidl carrier bag full of brand new work gloves. Plus a poached egg plant and another plant I can't remember it's name.

Wifey purchased me The Concise Guide To Self Sufficiency by my smallholding guru, hero and writer John Seymour.  I don't think anyone's inspired me more than that man.  Well apart from Linda Carter when she played Wonder Woman that is!😊  I have big copies of the book but not a concise one.  I must have read that book numerous times.  It really is the self supporters bible.  It inspired me to grow my own and rent allotments and end up with a smallholding.  Also to write about such things.

We also bought the Antiques Source Book by Martin Miller.  I will probably give that to my brother.

It was well worth the run out and we are well on our way to appearing in Hoarders very soon.🤔



15 comments:

  1. Every home needs a supply of M80 mortar shells in case the taxman comes to call... or a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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  2. We have been visited by Hovis Witnesses. They witness their bread rising every morning. The mortar shells are next to my brass Hurricane/Spitfire.

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    1. You guys do make us laugh - good medicine every day.

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    2. It's good to have a laugh and a joke Tigger. Thanks!

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    3. We are like Morecambe and Wise. We have both visited Morecambe and we are not very wise.

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    4. We have both been to Scarborough and not called Barbara.

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    5. In the county of Cork we fought for a fork.
      While up in Clare we shared a pear
      On Naxos in Greece we declared world peace
      On the Isle of Man we met Desperate Dan

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    6. You're a poet and you know it! Hey that rhymes send it to the Times. In Baghdad where my mother my dad. There was a young lady from Ealing who had a peculiar feeling...

      We'll leave that one there me thinks.😊

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    7. I've been strimming and my fingers are shaking and making it hard to type. In Baghdad where my mother met my dad.

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    8. In fact, your mother bagged a dad in Baghdad. But what happened in Cockermouth?

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    9. Did Grace come from No Place?

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  3. Another great haul there.
    Your kitchen looks very smart - if that is your kitchen in the background??

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    1. Yes we never stop collecting JayCee. Our finds are on a new secondhand island we have just purchased. Yes you can see our new secondhand kitchen in the back ground.

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  4. Glad you explained what you were going to do with them. I did wonder...

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