Sunday, 19 September 2010

Thrifty Bits

Hello, I hope that you are having a good weekend.

My thrifting has been a wee bit on and off recently. I haven't been to the Car Boot Sale for a couple of weeks because it has been cold and rainy and that means that many of the sellers stay away.

So instead I have a few things to share with you that I found over the summer. I do have lots more but the  greyness that has surrounded us around here is making it rather difficult to take any good pics. I would like to apologise in advance if a couple of these are a wee bit blurry, I did my best.



This sweet little book with the inscription - Catherine, with love, 1925.







A Sylko thread box complete with threads.




A gorgeous Simplicity pattern for making adorable animals. I really do wish that I could sew well.




Two teacups, sadly missing their saucers. I love the forget me nots.




And this little pink flower dish.

Hopefully during the week the sun might show its lovely face and I will be able to take some more pics.

For more thriftyness call into Sophies.

Edited to add that I have also linked to Thrift Share Monday
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20 comments:

  1. I'm very jealous of your Simplicity toy patterns! I love that little horse. I can see him in lots of juicy colours! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

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  2. Weather is miserable here too, I was looking forward to a nice walk in some sunshine!!
    I just love that little flower plate, beautiful. :)
    Vivienne x

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  3. How cute are those toy patterns?? Your finds are lovely I especially love your tin of cotton reels. Me thinks your car boot sales must be a lot better than mine x x x x Jane

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  4. grey wet and miserable, tell me about it. is it just me or do you also feel like it's been raining non stop since may!! Love that flower dish too.

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  5. Nice finds there Emma, gorgeous book and love the toy sewing pattern! Hope the sun is shining , have a great week! x

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  6. The Sylko thread box brings out the green eyed monster here, looks a wonderful find. Going back I thought the colours you used in your throw looked great, beautiful shades all together.

    X

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  7. Oh wow, has the simplicity pattern got a date on it? I want to find that one. It's awesome!

    & yes give the crochet tree a go. Join the CAL. Join in for a bit of fun & encouragement!

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  8. I do love old patterns. They are also so cheap from opshops :)

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  9. So many delicious finds.....the tea cups are gorgeous and I LOOOOVE the simplicity pattern. Can't wait to see one of those whipped up. xo

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  10. Love the sylkos box and vintage pattern: so pretty!

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  11. i'm loving those teacups...you certainly have a great eye. hope you're well and thank you for your lovely comments. x

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  12. I didn't realise that you live in the UK! In most opshops here there seems to be heaps... my issue is having too many and not enough time to make them all :(

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  13. Beautiful tea cups -- I love those spool labels, too!

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  14. Lovely things especially those tea cups. Lucky you.

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  15. Wonderful finds, esp. the vintage pattern and thread. And don't worry with that type of pattern you don't have to be good at sewing make it special. I'm a novice myself and still have a long way to go. :)

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  16. Well, well!!! Look what I found. A marvelous blog with lot of things I love too. Too bad my english is so bad!

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  17. just stopping by to say hello!! I hope you are well x

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