Firstly, I have to admit that this post's title was
It's not very often that I accept an invitation from a complete stranger to come and have a nose around his outbuildings (it wasn't a chat up line...honest!), but after buying some bits and bobs from his stall and having having a good old chin-wag about the glories car booting past and present, he slipped me his card and extended the invitation. So today with Husband's leaving words ringing in my ears "Don't go mad...we haven't got the space", I took Archie for a drive around some country lanes until I arrived at said location and boy...I wasn't disappointed. Look what I found tucked away in a dark and dirty corner...
Mr. Outbuilding asked what I was looking for and off I reeled my wants (cups, saucers, dinner plates, side plates, bowls) whilst he was balanced on a stepladder reaching into the highest shelf that contained all the Woods Ware. I also had a dip into the shelf below and picked out some gorgeous Meakin Glamour Rosa dessert dishes, a Johnson Bros Yellowdawn serving dish and various plates. So with grubby hands and a bootful of crockery I set off home for a big washing-up session and shelf/cupboard re-arrangement.
And tonight we ate our dinner off the new old plates that I brought today. Perfect.