Monday, 22 March 2010

The Auction!

What a week! I have failed the Emma Bridgewater ban by buying not just one coddler but two! I have found myself the blue stars small hen coddler that I have been hunting for and a cat on basket coddler/trinket pot and they are both so beautiful, the pictures will not do them any justice at all!

Now being the crazed EB fan that I am I decided to go to a local auction just to see whether they had any treasures. 5pm friday evening I dragged the other half down to the auction preview (he was not happy, but hey ho he silently moans!)

Amongst all the furniture, paintings, books, antiques and chinaware I noticed a small cardboard box with a plate in it that straight away I knew was EB, I dashed over to it and had a good old rummage through and found it had four 10 1/2in dinner plates, five 8in plates and two cereal bowls, they were also back stamped with "celebrating 21 yrs of Emma Bridgewater" so I was very chuffed with my find.

The day of the auction I found a good spot and listened as all the lots went under the hammer and then it was lot 125 the assorted chinaware box with EB tucked inside, I had convinced myself that £45 was going to be my max bid, but items had been selling for pennies so far so I was feeling good!

The starting bid was £15 and then dropped to £10, I nodded at the auction bloke and then another bidder piped up for £15 and then it went crazy, this other bidder and I went at war and before I knew it I was bidding £90! ARGHHHHHH!!!! I suddenly realised I was double what I had set my target too and pulled out the bidding and the other bidder brought it for £95.

The excitment of the build up, the exhileration of the bidding followed by the disappointment of not winning all happened so fast, but I took the time after I left to remind myself that had I of won at £90 I had gone over my target and spending all that money would probably of annoyed me anyway so I have resided myself to the fact that everything happens for a reason, it was just not meant to be and better luck next time.


Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Spoilt, Very Spoilt!

I am part of the Secret Post Club which has been set up by fellow blogger Notes From Lapland, if you are not a follower of this blog then have a look as it is brilliant.

Each month Notes From Lapland emails you another bloggers details including their likes and dislikes and you choose some gifts and send them, its such a great idea and a fab way to meet new bloggers.
This month I have recieved a gift from Sara who is from and she has choosen me some wonderful gifts.

A big THANK YOU Sara!
She has painted me some stones with "Hope" and "Love" written on them, these are now placed on my coffee table they are very chic, some sunflower seeds which are my favourite, I do love that feeling when you have successfully grown a sunflower they are just so beautiful, I have also been spoilt with Gisella Graham gifts which are perfect for my easter tree and finally some fun gifts which are Paint your own Garden Gnome and the fun RushHour challenge!
Now spoilt is not the word! Thank you again Sara.
I too have carefully packed and sent my gift to a blogger today so hopefully it will arrive safe, it was ever so enjoyable choosing gifts, I do hope she likes them!!