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.
WHO AM I KIDDING?!