18 September 2006
What a lovely pair ...
... of eiderdowns! This is a pair of singles which I left a bid on at a chattels auction last week. I was told about them by a friend but didn't get a chance to view. I was guided by the auctioneer, who knows what I like to buy, but when I collected them today I found several small holes or tears on the plain reverse side of each. Consequently they will need repairing, and definitely need washing, before I can offer them for sale, so sadly I won't be taking them to Shepton this weekend. It just goes to show that you should be really sure before you bid. These were a gamble, and not one of my best buys I'm afraid, pretty thought they are.
No photo to show you, but I bought another good jelly mould today. This is a small one (about 4" long and 2½-3" deep) depicting a cob of sweetcorn. It's a 19th century one and looks to be in near perfect condition. After missing out on the copper ones at the weekend I'm happy that I've now acquired one or two more unusual ones.