19 December 2011

Thifty Finds: Mega Haul Edition

When I first started to buy utility china my husband thought I was a bit nuts, but he understood that it wasn't expensive and that I needed something to do.  When it began to arrive and he could hold it, I think he started to like it.  Soon he was looking for Woods Ware eBay sales and helping me scan the shelves of charity shops. 

About 6 weeks ago a massive amount of Woods Beryl went up on eBay.  I joked about it because I knew it would be more than we usually spend on a single option and it was for pickup only, in Blackpool, 4.5 hours away.  He said lets go for it, that a weekend away would be nice.  Shock of all shocks, we won the auction.  Unfortunately the person we bought it from didn't exactly install confidence in us and due to his lack of communication we ended up having to postpone our original trip by about a month. 
When we picked it all up, there wasn't really time to check out exactly what we had.  It wasn't until the next day, after three loads in the dishwasher.  We just kept washing and refilling and thinking this has got to be it, when in fact there was another box.  All together we got 189 pieces of Woods Ware Beryl, which pretty much completes that part of the collection.  The only thing I'd like to get is a toast rack. 

What do you think of my jugs?  All together we have about 7.
 Oddly, out of all of those tea cups only one is a coffee cup. 

We're not even sure what some of the stuff is for.  

We never planned on keeping all of this and once we figure out which bits we want the rest will be going on eBay in the New Year.  If anyone is interested in the auctions let me know and I'll tell you my eBay name. 
Please tell me that you've gone a bit overboard on occasion?
I’m going to link up with Her Library Adventures and Flea Market finds, Magpie Monday at Me and my Shadow, and Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl.


  1. Crikey no wonder it was pick up only! You could stock a cafe with that lot. Hope you find your toast rack soon.

  2. Wowsers! What a win. 7 jugs? Why did someone own all that?

  3. It was a bed and breakfast, that's why they had so much. We don't need that much, there's only two of us! But we'll sell quite a lot of it. I think it will be worth more separately.

  4. I don't even know what to say, my mouth is hanging wide open.... what a lot of Beryl Ware!!! Lucky you!

    I definitely went over the top when I found a massive stash of sideplates. Most of my utility ware IS sideplates. I love it all though.

  5. mega haul indeed but they are lovely and the most fantastic color too! love it all! thanks for linking up at cap creations. be sure to come back each week to share your thrifty finds!

  6. Blimey! That is a HAUL! Can't believe your hubs agreed let alone suggest you buy it. Is there another one of him I could have? Or maybe I could swap my hubs for yours?

    You've got me curious, how much did you pay for it all. If it's less than three figures then I shall kick myself.

    Madison xxx