Monday, 26 October 2009

Out with the old, in with the new!

Have you ever had something you didn't really like but kept hold of it because it is both useful and you haven't seen anything you really like, or the money it would cost to replace it?
I have.
I have had some Denby that was a gift for over 18 years that, to be honest, I never really liked or would have chosen. Each time I have moved, I have often considered replacing it, but have wondered about giving it away, or selling it and not known where or how to pass it on, or find a set I like or can justifiably afford.Over the summer, my best friend Caty and I went looking for new china sets that I liked and I found a couple of designs that I liked: Emma Bridgewater and Sophie Conran for Portmeirion. Maybe, if I found a way of getting rid of the Denby, I could actually get something I actually like to use when entertaining my friends? My best friend, Caty, then sent me details of a company, china search, who buy and sell china! Denby is quite collectible and the design of my particular set is now discontinued, so the great news for me is that they are going to but my old Denby set and sell it on! Yippee for me! check out their website: as they have some really cute cake stands too! With my birthday money, I have started to buy some plates and serving bowls and once the money arrives from china search, I will buy some more. I really like the Sophie Conran as it has a funky shape and is white and some of the design are available in pretty pastel shades too. I may well buy a few things to mix and match in Emma Bridgewater too!There are several companies around that offer similar deals, or charity shops that always welcome items, or freecycle or craigs list as online alternatives, for you to try your own out with the old and in with the new.
Today, my 2 big boxes of Denby are being collected.!!!

What a great feeling, to have a good clear out!
Thank you Caty, for helping me find China Search - and find some new China I like! Why don't you try it?


  1. Fingers crossed it all arrives in one piece!

  2. I'm lovin' your Blog - and so glad the china got off in time for the afternoon to be free. Can't wait for the next installment, complete with photos??? (Tonya xx)

  3. he nearly tripped on the way out of the door with one of the big boxes! Let's hope the boxes don't have a smashing time on their trip to chinasearch!


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