I know I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve just got into eBay in a big way.

I’ve started an (unfashionable) brass trivet collection and I’m trying to pick up as many other bits and pieces that we need for the kitchen there as I can.


My brass polishing skills need a little (ahem) brushing up.

It’s not that my charity shop days are over, but if you have something specific in mind it can take years off the search!

Plus, I’m getting (even) more militant in my Shopping Small and even if I’m not able to get everything second hand at least I’m more likely to support a person than a corporation (eBay and PayPal excepted, of course).

butter dish

I definitely measured the old butter dish (in which the butter fits perfectly) before I bought this one, and no one was more surprised than I when this happened. But neither the Deco butter dish or the locally madeĀ butter are giving ground, so we’ll have to work around it.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m on the hunt for a spoon rest…