Thursday, 5 May 2011

A bad idea!

I have been "de-cluttering" my house - very unsuccesfully for the last few years. I am a hoarder. So why did I think it would be a good idea to organise the WI "Vintage and Homemade" Stall? I am like a kid in a sweet shop whenever someone gives me a box for the stall.



I think I shall be buying the green tea service!

And if hubby asks, I have had it yonks!

32 comments:

Michela said...

Why don't you buy the whole box?! :)
xxx

Susan T said...

Good one Diane. I would have done just the same - too beautiful to miss out on - life is too short not to have a green tea service don't you think.

Elizabethd said...

How could one resist?

Lisa said...

I think they'd both look good together, a bit of mix and match maybe?
Lisa x

summerfete said...

ooh very pride and prejudice!

Lyn said...

Oh I was going to ask to save it for me!!!
love
Lyn
xxx

Menopausal musing said...

I go for EXACTLY the same reply to my hubby :O)

elsy said...

this could end up costing you a fortune diane....

two bones and a bagle said...

ooh I couldn't resist today I have bought 5 vintage tablecloths, a fruit bowl and dishes a vase and some old children's wooden blocks - have I got room no - did I need them - not really - did they make me giddy -oh yeah.

Sandie's Patch said...

I'd like to hoard the rose pattern service.....!

Sandie xx

Caroline said...

The green is gorgeous!!!

Do not tell me he has not noticed it before, you used it loads of times before...

topchelseagirl said...

Irresistible.

Lydia @ Twelve said...

I'd like the green tea set too!

Of course I'm sure your husband has seen it before - How forgetfull is he?!

Lx

VintageVicki said...

I'd struggle to part with either of those 2 sets - both look gorgeous :)

Rosie said...

The green tea service is very pretty but the rose one reminds me of my childhood - it is so familiar but I can't remember which of my relatives used to serve tea in those cups:)

Janet said...

I`ve had it yonks - doesn`t work for me anymore ! hubby knows me too well ! pretty teaset-I would have picked the same one .

Poppy said...

I would have to buy all of it..... :0)

Lou xxx

PS. I forgot all about that dvd, I have got it somewhere. Thank you for the offer! :0) X

harmony and rosie said...

Grab them both, they'll be fab in your lovely new kitchen!

**Anne** said...

Can I have the green set please? there is no way I could resist buying that one.
Anne xx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I seem to have moved so many times over the last few years you would think I would have decluttered!! No a lot of 'stuff' just seems to follow me around!! Diane

Helena, The Swenglish Home said...

Haha, I am so glad to hear I am not the only one giving evasive answers to questions about how long we have had certain things in the house...

Interesting "travel reports" below, and those Birmingham Back to Back houses look like a place to try to visit if in the area!

Hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather and wish you a great weekend,
Helena

lovethosecupcakes said...

I'm the same, especially with crockery. I was heard to mutter as I prepared tea on Easter Sunday "I'm running out of plates" to which the mister responded "You have got to be joking".

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Sounds like a great plan to me!! :)

Jo said...

I bet that's not all you come home with.

bad penny said...

Very very pretty. I have to be very strict with myself in the charity shop !

potterjotter said...

Do you have lots of storage space in your house, Diane? Just wondering...

periwinkle said...

I tried that with Hub when he found my new stash of wool but it didn't work unfortunately.

John Gray said...

I am formally inviting you to our allotment open day on july 17th!

if you come you can officially draw the raffle!
x

Liz said...

It's gorgeous!

diane b said...

It is hard to de clutter especially when you come across such beauties.

galant said...

I have always loved green porcelain (and yellow porcelain, too, but it has to be the right shades of green and yellow, of course!) I first fell in love with these two shades when I visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford many years ago and in there, there was a room devoted to someone's collection of Royal Worcestershire porcelain, and the hues were so vibrant the room looked like it was bathed in sunlight. I've never forgotten that moment and loved the green and yellow ground porcelain most of all, even though most people assiciate Royal Worcester porcelain with a particular shade of very dark inky blue. Not so keen on the rose china in the box but I'd toss a coin with you for the green!
Margaret P

Gilly said...

You must have an awful lot of cupboards in your house!!