Wednesday, 28 October 2009

A little bit of thrifting amongst other things.

Doesn't time fly, I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post! It has been rather hectic here though, my 16 yr old got a flu type virus last week, which wiped her out but she still insisted on going to school for most of the week. She's a very dedicated drama student and no matter what the show must go on, she's at school today doing auditions for the sixth form play even though it's half term! Now my 3 yr old has the same virus but seems to be getting livelier today, I'm hoping she will be better tomorrow as we're hoping to go to the Eden project for the Halloween celebrations.

I've started baking a lot more now that the weather has changed, a bit of comfort food.
I've also booked a stall at a new local produce market, the first one is on the 21st November then it will be held every month. It's a very small market only 8 stalls so I was very lucky to get in there quickly and get a place. So I've had to cut right back on my computer usage and sew, sew, sew! This little lot is 116 w.i.p.'s can you believe!
and there's more this bag consists of 74 felt Christmas objects or will do when finished.
On top of all that I've been asked to be a school LEA governor again, my last governing body term lasted for 11 years, ending about 4 years ago. I was also working at the school then so it took up a lot of my time but I think I'll probably say yes as it'll be good to get back in the know especially as my 3 yr old will start school next September.

Now onto my recent haul of goodies.
2 boxes of 12 gorgeous Christmas baubles, the lady said she bought them 2nd hand 43 years ago and she sold them to me for 50p a box:)
Some books, love the cover of Calamity Jane.
I bought these in a charity shop and was very happy to find them, they were only a £1,

aren't they cute?

Some rather retro sherry glasses, again still in the original box.

A pretty rose coffee set.

A gorgeous Johnson Bros. Rosedawn coffee pot.

Some more posies to add to the ever growing collection.

A lovely wooden tray.

A blue rose cake stand as one can never have enough cake stands!
the same can be said for the jugs.
A wooden box of 20 picture bricks depicting scenes from snow white, apparently this is over 40 years old, it looks like it was hardly played with.
And finally a little bit of Fisher Price.
I'll leave you with this photo I took of my shoo fly plant's seed pod, which I think is beautiful.


A Country Girl said...

Love the sherry glasses - take me back to childhood Christmas. My parents had some just the same (probably still have them!)

VintageVicki said...

What a lovely haul of things - I have the same coffee set :)

Hope you enjoy being a governor again - I was one at our local primary school for 8 years - hard work but fun.

Sarah said...

Really love the finds. The sherry glasses are my favourite. To get thouse baubles for that price is great!

Serenata said...

Oh I just love, love, love your ccake stand. Why can't I ever find something like this? I have been looking for ever and yours is just perfect!

Such lovely finds, especially the baubles.

Sounds like you are busy busy busy. Have a lovely time at the Eden project.

Rose Charles said...

hope your kiddies are on the mend - the older and the younger! There are so many horrible things going around this time of year.

Love the baubles and the rose tea set and the wooden tray! You really have a great selection of finds there!

Good luck with your market/fair - you are lucky to have gotten a stall! I am doing my first market this december and am starting to panic about how many WIP's I have (and how many things that haven;t been started yet!)

Have a great week :-)

Rose XXX

Sal said...

What fab got a bargain with those baubles!!

made with love said...

Just popped by and am loving your blog. You have found yourself some lovely things.
I am also loving your makes, well done and good luck with the stall.
hoe you are having a good half term.
Rachael XX

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love those glasses.

I hope those who are ill feel better very soon.

LittleGem said...

Oh Yvonne you are so lucky with your thrifting, you find such fab stuff. Cant wait to see all your WIPs too xx

Lisa said...

What a wonderful statsh of goodies. I just love those little forks, such pretty colours.
Good luck with the market stall.
Lisa x

. said...

Those forks remind me some my grandmother used to have.

Florence and Mary said...

I'm so envious of your Christmas decorations, and such a bargain price too!

Victoria xx

Pomona said...

You certainly have an eye for a bargain! There are definitely some bits from my childhood there. I hope you manage to finish all your works in progress, too!

Pomona x

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

I love the baubles! I'm sure too that I had some of those picture blocks when I was small.

Well done on your finds!

Cally's Cottage said...

Lovely 'thrift shop finds', hope you do well with your stall.
Happy Making and selling!
Warm Wishes,
Callys Cottage.

Indigo Blue said...

I used to have a fisherprice toy just like that. oh dear am I showing my age, it may have been passed down, there that sounds better.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Beautiful vintage glass shiny balls (oh, alright, baubles) and at at 50p a box, what a bargain - they just don't make them like that any more. Best wishes from St Ives! Lesley.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Im so envious at your finds. Im swooning! X

Gill - That British Woman said...

had a question, what does w.i.p's mean?

Gill in Canada

sunshine said...

Hi there! I was just out Blog Hopping and came across you.
I love all of the treasures that you found! I think that the cake stand and jugs are my favourite. :)

I hope that your kids are all feeling much better.


Jennie said...

good luck with all that sewing.
Love all your thrifty finds, especially the blocks. xxx