The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Collecting British Costume cards and a new job!

I have recently acquired these Brooke Bond cards from the 1960's. (when they came free with packets of tea). As I handled them I was instantly transported back to my childhood.

I used to collect them in the 1960's and played endless games using the figures as paper dolls, and my fascination for Antique and Vintage costume has stayed with me all these years. This Summer I was approached by a friend who wanted to know if I would be interested in a job at an Auction house?

Of course I was interested! It sounded like the dream job for somebody who has been rummaging around auctions and selling Vintage clothing for the past 25 years. After an informal interview the job was mine and I launched into assisting Samaya with her auction last month. It was a fabulous auction, and now the dust has settled it is my turn!
 So, if anybody would like to place anything in the next Dreweatts Vintage Costume and Textiles Auction in Bristol please contact me at this email or phone 0117 973 7201. We are looking for Antique and Vintage clothing/costume, shoes, bags, hats, textiles, lace, fans and costume jewellery. The auction is set to take place on Tuesday 3rd April 2012, so a definite date for your diary! 


blackenpot said...

Congratulations with both the cards and a new job!! Sounds very exciting.
Like a fairytale.

Enjoy your day.

The Vintage Knitter said...

Congrats on your new job - it sounds fab, but isn't it going to be a big temptation not to spend your salary on more vintage goodies?! I think I would be very tempted!

Liz said...

Wow - sounds like you've got the perfect job which fits in with all your interests! Love those costume cards.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Jelly Jam said...

Ooooh how exciting! Congratulations it sounds like it was a job made for you. Have fun!

VintageVampalicious said...

Congratulations on your new job, I did hear about it, well done you, it would have been my perfect job too.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It is a perfect job for you Lizzie!

hensteeth said...

I have always said you are one of the most hard working women I it is confirmed, you are!
Congratulations Lizzie...they have a star on board now. x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. it is an exciting chapter in my life to be sure!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Congrats again Lizzie...I may have something...will email you,
Niki x :)

The Tote Trove said...

The cards are lovely! I can imagine how much fun you'd have collecting them as a child. And congratulations on your new autcioneering gig; it sounds fun :)

delia hornbook said...

Congratulations on the job sounds very exciting and lots of fun. For some reason i have missed a load of your blog posts there not showing in my news feed. Take care, dee xx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you.. more lovely comments! Have a great weekend girls. xxx

Purrfect Haven said...

fantastic dear, on all counts! onwards and upwards! Love Helen and her boys Darcy and Bingley xx

Am Bothan said...

Congratulations on the job. Hope it all goes really well for you.
Best wishes.