Duchess bone china cup and saucer with sweet-peas
Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows (1959 edition)
Enid Blyton - The Sunshine Book (1965)
Lord Nelson Pottery Jug
All the above were a pound each, which is pretty reasonable and getting rarer in London charity shops. I picked up the little girl's dress with appliquéd parrots for £2. [For a niece. Pretty as boy2 is with his golden curls, I think he'd draw the line at a frock].
No labels inside - handmade?
Also coming home with me was this amazingly crazy evening dress by Sara Bernshaw, as I couldn't leave it languishing in the charity shop. Sadly this piece of 80s awesomeness is too small for my voodoo enhanced booty, so it will be heading to Ebay or a yet to be established Etsy shop. It claims to be a UK12, but I would judge it as more an 8/10. The ruffles at the back are boosted by layers of net and it has a cabbage sized corsage, just so there's no danger of blending into the background at parties.
1980s Bernshaw dress
Edit: Two people have now told me that the child's dress is an example of Mola reverse appliqué work by the Kuna indians of Panama. How fascinating, I thought it was handmade. Thanks so much for the info Gini and Esther, it's very unlikely I'd have found that out myself!