Monday, 15 November 2010

A thrifting show & tell.

Yet another rag doll abandoned & saved :)
1958 Singer book, 260 pages covering practically everything.

This is a metal tray with legs. A man selling old tools was using it to carry them on, I asked him if he'd sell it & he let me have it for a £1. It took a lot of elbow grease to clean it up & still has some rust marks but I like it.
I love this large bowl made in Staffordshire.


A friend of mine sold me this cupboard, which is huge & now houses lots of my fabric.


This is a pink Lloyd loom bedside cabinet. Sadly the fabric is quite water marked as you can see, I cleaned the glass but I haven't attempted the fabric yet. I was sold this for £6 as it didn't have a door knob luckily I already had an old china rose one that fit perfectly. The seller gave me the cot decals too.

Very cute book given to someone on Sept 24th 1955.

And finally some more June rose Pyrex to add to my collection, unused too!

12 comments:

E is for Eleanor said...

Oh my, what a treasure trove! That wooden cupboard/sideboard is beautiful! I want one just like it to house all of my thrifted china. You lucky thing!

bellaboo said...

Lovely,lovely finds.Enjoy all your treasures. :0)

Jennie said...

oooh I love all your thrifty finds!! xxx

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely treasures. I especially love the Pyrex X

VintageVicki said...

Wow - what a wonderful haul.

I recognise the cot decals - they were on the one my siblings & I used :)

Aunty Bee said...

You have been so lucky, love the pyrex and the decals. The big cupboard is fabulous such a great place to store your fabrics.

Flossie and Tom said...

Fantastic - makes me want to get out thrifting !!

Country Style Living said...

Really great finds....love the tray. That cupboard is lovely. Enjoy finding places for all those treasures....

melanie said...

Brilliant thrifty finds :) xx

pattypan.2 said...

What a lovely load of finds. And it is a necessity to rescue anything that with a little bit of elbow grease and tlc can be more than serviceable once again. Its nice to see that the June Rose Pyrex is popping up. Not seen it before. My Dad bought my mum the complete dinner service when I was a little girl. My mum's name is June Rose - so called because she was born in June and her father bought her mum a lovely big bunch of red roses from his allotment. Love your blog

Pattypan

Mary said...

What a wonderful selection of finds - that cupboard is fabulous!
Looks like Cornwall is becoming a good place to go treasure hunting! When I next come home to Devon I'll have to slip across the border, lol!

Mary - A Breath of Fresh Air

Viki Vintage said...

Wow what a lovely lot of finds - especially love the cupboard and the little rag doll x