Monday, 7 February 2011

Thrifting Treasures



Last week was really good for treasure hunting - I wasnt going to bother as have so much to do at the moment.

Wednesday we had to pop in to our local village (more like a small town and certainly not in the quaint catergory), we needed a few provisions and to collect my prescription.

Luckily with it being Wednesday it is the Bric A Brac market (this also sounds much much better than it really is ).

Think tat and cheap mobile phone chargers, lots of plastic toys and a jacket potato stall !!

Hubby loves to get down there as there is one hardware stall that has lots of great nails and screws (yawn) - turns out that this stallholder has started doing some bric a brac as well.

The tapestry above was in a huge wooden frame about 8 inches thick and the same thickness in dirt and grime - I could just about make out the colours and loved them so asked how much ?

£4 !!!! well I couldnt argue at that could I ?




The doilies and embroidered traycloth were from another local town on Thursday - we needed to pop to there to a hardware store for a trowel (yawn again) so I nipped my head into the charity shops - these were 25p for 4.


Cat toffee tin from Bric A Brac stall - 50p




Old Terry choclate box - just love the colous and thought it would look nice in my sewing cupboard behind the glass - 50p (on another bric a brac stall, in a box, full of rubbish under the table.


Beautiful cake plate - £2.50 from charity shop

I did have some other little finds as well - so not bad when I wasnt even looking.

How bad is this wind we've got ?!

Next doors have huge conifers and I'm hoping they dont end up in our garden but the way they are swaying I'm not so sure.

Doing well with to do list - time for it all to go pear shaped though :)

43 comments:

bellaboo said...

Oooh what great finds! I LOVE that cake stand. :0)

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely cake stand! Well done on your treasures! Sometimes you think you're not going to be too lucky and there's lots!

Greedy Nan said...

Shame you're not closer, I'd come over for tea and cakes from your new cake stand!
Do you ever look at Dottie Angel's blog? She has a with doilies you might like.

Greedy Nan said...

That should read she has a 'way' with doilies. I was trying to be clever and write in italics - didn't work as you can see!

KC'sCourt! said...

As you probably saw I haven't had much luck with charity shops recently but you have done extremely well! I have the Terry's All Gold Chocolate box like mum bought it in the late sixties, early seventies she had three different ones (two like the mini chest of drawers) they are lovely aren't they?
I love the cake stand!
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Lisa said...

That cake stand is a real beauty. Weel done you.
Lisa x

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Oh happy days and what lovely treasures - the cake stand!

delia hornbook said...

wow i would say that was a great day with all those finds there are really lovely. I love those doilies what super colours and that cake plate is smashing to. enjoy your week,dee x

Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

Oh, the cake stand is the prettiest! Laura x

Jill said...

What lovely treasures :0)

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Lovely Finds!! You must have some great charity shops near you. Scarlett xx

Claire said...

Can't believe that cake stand was only 2.50..............

I'm flabbergasted, in my little corner of the globe, if that was for sale in an op shop, they would have about $20.00 + on it. Think that would be somewhere around 10 pounds.............
What a score, nice when it happens.

Claire :}

gillyflower said...

Wow, you did really well!! Isn't it just so satisfying?!!!!

Tabbyroo said...

What lovely 'treasure' especially like the cat tin Linda :)

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

wow, amazing bargains. I haven't seen anything as pretty as those bits and as bargainous for ages x

Taz said...

Great finds :)

Floss said...

Pretty stunning finds, there! I've done one charity-shop trawl on my week in Edinburgh (so far, anyway...) and ended up spending 10p on buttons! I have to say that whoever priced that cake stand was either from another planet or another time...

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The cake stand is gorgeous!! And that cake tin would be a big hit with my eldest child - cat lover!

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Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Lots of great finds - I can't wait to get out and do some thrifting :)

carol at home said...

You got some great finds there

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freerangegirl said...

I love you cat tin - so bad its good, more than good - fantastic!

Hemma på Landet said...

Very nice.:-) Stina

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Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

wow, amazing bargains. Particularly love the old chocolate box and cake stand x

Carolyn said...

I LOVE that cake stand. What lovely treasures!

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