In their excitement to get to the tea party before all the best cakes had gone May forgot her knickers, Jemima lost a shoe and May - well May didn't even bother getting dressed. Milly Molly Mandy and Mabel are always dressed and ready to party. They all loved the tea set I found for them today at the Sunday carboot.
I last saw this gorgeous 1930's child's tea set in an antiques centre in Norwich for a lot more money. I didn't have enough with me at the time and how glad am I as here it was today for half the price as the dealer was having a clear out of stock.
Each piece has a snippet of a Nursery Rhyme on it. Little Miss Muffet is sitting on her tuffet;
Little Jack Horner pulling out the plum;
Tom the Pipers son with his stolen pig - naughty boy;
poor old Simple Simon and the King in his counting house.
Finally on the lid of the teapot is this sweet little dog which just adds to the delightfullness of it all.
Then I found a pretty floral pot,
two more books for the Bun's. Not sure about the children on the front though, they look a bit odd to me.
Ever since receiving these Mr Bun has been losing himself on a journey back to his roots. My favourite seller was there today too. So I picked up some vintage bias binding and some more beautiful embroidered cloths.
I also added this tiny glass vase to my bag, but by far my favourite find of all today has to be this little girl. I know she's a girl, but I'm not sure what sort of animal she is, just that she oozes happiness.
And finally for Nina I thought you'd like to see my version from Apples for Jam. It went through a few problems today as puds go. First I thought to hell with using the cake tin as I was in a rush to get it in the oven before going to the carboot. So I dolloped it on the paper pavlova style. When it was cooked it didn't want to come off the paper, so I hacked at it and thought ok I'll make a sort of Eton mess with it. I melted the chocolate too much so it was a stiff paste and it was far too bitter to taste. Solution, I chucked sugar all over the choc. Then I went to get the strawberries and it was at that moment I remembered taking them out of my bag to put the tea set in. So Nina - I've renamed this Tragic pudding as it took a lot of ups and downs to get this far. Funnily enough by eating around the chocolate it tasted pretty good. Mr Bun laughed when he saw me taking this picture and thought I'd finally lost the plot. But I knew that there are people out there who will understand completely.
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