Friday, 23 January 2009

Some thrifting and awards

This may come out as a load of waffle as I'm very tired. Lily has had a really high temperature at night for the last 4 days so has been awake most the night, even calpol hasn't worked but thankfully she's ok now. Anyway I felted my woolies this morning, well I think I have they've certainly shrunk and I scooped a ton of fluff out of the tumble drier! Now I've got to try and make something with it. The rest of the week was spent painting these frames and the printers tray - tedious!

And then I played with this little old cupboard, I glued a piece of CK oilcloth on the door and then lined the inside with some wallpaper and plastic lace! Roll on the Spring when you can actually take a decent photo!

That photo is so blurry sorry.

I've also been making things for the January swap the theme being Cath Kidstonesque but I haven't sent them yet so will post photos when Boysmum3 receives them.

Now when I went to the jumble sale I did get a few bits and pieces:

A large rose pyrex casserole

Some plates, I've now filled my plate rack so I'm going to have to start swapping them around or get another rack :)

Some china etc - I was really pleased to find the green Woods ware as I have the matching teapot and coffee pot.

Some curtains for the fabric.

I don't make a habit of buying teddies but this TY bear was so cute for 10p and she goes well with the yellow rimmed bowls - very Spring like.

Don't go thinking that I've lost the plot (like everyone at home does lol) but I saw this little lady looking so dirty faced, unwanted and forlorn that I had to have her, she was 20p but it must've taken someone ages to make her. I couldn't leave her to get trampled on and hopefully I'll be able to get that grubby face clean!

I'm liking jumble sales very much as i also got a fairly new Boden jacket for 20p and an unworn Zara jacket also 20p, it's a pity you don't see them often.

I've very kindly been given some awards this week firstly this one, three times from Mandy at The Vintage Kitten, Tracey at Tcalamity and Debbie at Debbies English Treasures. Thankyou I think all your blogs are fabulous too.

I'm going to pass this to:
Clare at Summerfete.
Kittywrinkle at Kitty's bloggy bits.
Angel at Shabby Angel.
Andrea at Indigo Blue.
Little Gem at little Gem's world.
Lace threads at Lace hearts.
Victoria at Vintage Tea.
I also received this one from Tracey at Tcalamity thankyou Tracey.

And finally this one from Andrea at Indigo Blue Thankyou Andrea.

I award this to

Clare at summerfete.

Tracey at Tcalamity.

Mandy at The Vintage Kitten.

Debbie at Debbies English treasures.

Mary at Mary Poppins

Sandie at Dancing on a blade of grass.

I'll nominate these this evening because I've got to go and cook now, have a great weekend everyone. I'll be celebrating Burns night on Sunday with some Haggis.
Oops 3 days later and I've nominated!!


thriftymrs said...

Hey there. Love that printers tray. I have one in a cupboard waiting for us to find a house for it to live it.

Love your thrifted finds.

summerfete said...

I dont think you've lost the plot, I know you have! Only joshing!!

I do wonder where you keep all your findings though.

I do love your wotsit thingy from the first pic x

Clare have a great weekend !

Raspberry Grace said...

I love your pictures, printers tray, cupboard and your polkadot china..Gorgeous!

If you ever feel like donating them to a fellow blogger pick me!

God bless, Rasp xx

LittleGem said...

Your little cupboard looks so cute, and loving the painters tray. Fab bargains you got too - especially the polka dots! X

Anonymous said...

hope Lily is better. What great finds. Love the polka dot one...

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely finds... well done :)

Lace hearts said...

Haha, I love the way you just throw in casually that you picked up a boden jacket for 20p. 20p!!!!! And we don't get a pic. LOL. Which one, for us Boden fans out here?
What a lovely post - lots of piccies, brill. Love your cupboard, and I would've picked up the ted as well. Can't wait to see what you do with the felted things. Hope Lily's going to be better at nights now. x

angel said...

Lol, You felted some woolies .... lol, how did they feel .... lol, sorry :-) couldnt resist.

Hope Lily is feeling so much better, they are a worry aint they.:-(
I love the ickle dolly she is so sweet.
I love to read about all the great things you find, do you think with the recession that Jumble sales will make a big comeback?...... i do hope so.
Great post again honey.:-)
Love and a huge HUG.
X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

tam said...

Hello! Wanted to pop in and say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment-very sweet of you! Great finds on your day of thriftying! And congrats on those fine awards too! Have an awesome weekend!~Smiles~Tam!

Anonymous said...

Well done on those great finds ... particularly like the dotty china!

Hope Lily has recovered completely by now.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Wow love the china you found, hope I get some bargains tomorrow when i go to a jumble sale, the first in a long time. The cupboard is very pretty too.

The Rose Room said...

Good work, good finds! I am part of the One World-One Heart international blog giveaway so do come and visit! Rachaelxo

Elaine said...

Love the cupboard, very inspiring.
Hopefully you'll get my swap before the end of the month............
but don't hold your breath LOL

Love and blessings

fiftiesgirl said...

love the cupboard and your thrifted bits are gorgeous. x

Kitty said...

There is to be a big jumble sale near where I live soon - can't wait!

I particularly love the spotty china you found. You've been so busy!


Vintage Tea said...

Fabulous thrifty finds. I've brought so many plates on my travels that I've had to stop adding to my collection, esp as at the moment they're all in storage waiting for me to get my deposit together for my home.

Victoria xx

MaryPoppins said...

Gorgeous printers tray, I adore it :)

What beautiful finds, I wouldn't have left her either, I bet she shall come up a treat :)

Lucky you on the Boden and Zara clothes too


MaryPoppins said...

Hugs for ((((( Lily ))))) too


Lavender hearts said...

I love all of it! I bought a printer's tray the other week and you've just inspired me to put it up in our sitting room! :-)

Sal said...

Thank you so much..!
And well done on your award too ;-)

LittleGem said...

Ooh thankyou for my award! I will blog about it later on :) Thankyou! XX

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh thanks for the award hun.

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely finds :)
Twiggy x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Thanks so much for stopping by.
And BIGGER THANKS for my award!
I hope your little one is feeling much better, is so sad to see or to know that any child is in pain!
By the way, I L.O.V.E all your new Treasures!
And don`t even get me started on your vintage printer tray... WOW!
Debbie Moss

MaryPoppins said...

Thank you so much for the lovely Heart award, I love it it is so pretty :)


angel said...

Fank you so much for my award Honey, Blush, i dont know what i done to deserve it! [i do].
Talking of awards, i really really really like the heart one.... why didnt you givded me that one as well ... wail ..... sob... snot ... wail .... slobber ....snot ..... snail trail up me arm now ... sheesh.....

Love and hugs ickle one. MWAH X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats on your well deserved awards! Love all your makes, they are so pretty. I haven't been to a good jumble sale in years, your thrifty finds are great! Hope Lilly is feeling better

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Yvonne, Love your thrifty finds. Thanks so much for the award, Ive had a few recently so I will post on them soon (its been like the Oscars LOL!) Have a fab weekend X

angel said...

Yeah but........ i want to earn it not just knick it!! pft as if i would do that!! ....tsk tsk...... lol

Loads of love honey.
Just off to prise that heart award off your blog and on to mine.:-)

MaryPoppins said...

Good luck for the giveaway, I am so looking forward to having my rosy wallpaper on the walls too :)


Vintage Tea said...

Apologies I've forgotton my manners and never thanked you for my award!

Thank you!

Victoria xx

summerfete said...

Thanks pal for the lovely awards!!
Right back at you!

hope you are enjoying a sunny day?


sharie said...

OH wow, wish I had a jumble like that one near me! What a lovely assortment of goodies you found.

I'd have rescued the dolly too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the lovely heart award - it's a delight to follow your blog xxx

angel said...

Lol, you have talked yourself into winning MY award....

Love and hugs Honey.
Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

angel said...

OOOps....... thought you missed that one.... *gulp*.... But i wub you.....

Dont phone the rossers co's they will put me in prisser and i would not be able to do me blog in there, i would wither and die, i would do it in a graceful way though, wearing pink, with doves surounding me and stars twinkling in the night sky ........ oh am i waffling now!! ......