Sunday, 29 March 2009

Happy distraction!

After a hard week in the office ...(I'm smiling - it was fun really!) ... what better to recuperate than a sunny field sale! It's been a while since I shared any thrifting with you and I thought you might like to see some booty!
Starting with these cute little bookends and, fortuitously, on another stall, a cute little mouse!
They are now perfectly at home on the barmy shelf... so called because each item in isolation is a little barmy, but altogether they seem perfectly happy!
This little fella lives in a glass topped box with our collection of glass animals. All equally barmy too! I take my hat off to the first person to decide to make a glass animal. I don't have a single one that doesn't make me laugh!
Yard and yards of vintage seam binding in glorious colours and that HUGE wooden reel of silk thread, a 50's tablecloth of glorious blue roses and a lovely lucite brooch.
I love these brooches, I love that they look different depending upon the background, but the price has gone up. The pink one cost me 10p a couple of years ago. Today's find was an extravagant 30p! I blame the credit crunch!
These are fun! I've been in seaside theme for a while so I couldn't resist these 60's bar stirrers with a sailor tattoo theme. Think I need to mix myself a Snowball to put them to good use?
Now, frivolity over, thoughts must return to the workroom and those Easter bunnies! All pinned and ready to be stitched and stuffed! Then I can concentrate on our Easter decorations...
..we have a spring branches to decorate. More on that another day! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Back soon. t.x
I have just noticed this is my 100th post! I'm sure I should have marked the moment but instead I am looking forward to my Blogiversary coming soon! I think there should be a giveaway for that one! xxx

28 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

Wow so many cute things, I really should've gone to a boot sale today but had a few other things I had to do.

Hopefully next Sunday

Victoria xx

MelMel said...

ooohhh...what a cheerful and happy post!
Love the brooches and the deer!
cute!

Glad you have had fun!xx

Shabby Chick said...

I love your barmy shelf, it's so cute! Don't think my husband would put up with it though (although I am wearing him down gradually tee hee). You had some brilliant finds, I can't wait to get to the car boot next weekend!

Mel xxx

gingerwine said...

toooo cute!

xx

Menopausal musing said...

I share your love of lucite, I have a lovely collection myself. Dead jealous of the seam binding...... LOVELY, LOVELY colours. x

Bobo Bun said...

What fabulous finds - I think I could stare at your barmy shelf all day long as it's so happy.

Is it Wells car boot that has all these treasures?

Lisa x

beck said...

Love your colourful treasures! Pop over to my blog sometime to collect an award! x

Sarah said...

How fantastic and what a great collection of buys and even better if they make you smile!

Floss said...

I love glass animals too - when we were children our grandparents lived by the sea, at Brixham, Devon. There was a shop there with a big bay window, and the glass maker made glass animals in the window all summer long. Everyone croweded around to watch the process, which was absolutely addictive. All my glass animals from that time have broken now, of course...

Hen said...

Great finds, T. I love those lucite brooches but don't own any as whenever I see them, they really are expensive.
Hen x

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely finds, I like the glass animal, don't think I've seen those before :)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T,
You certainly know where to find the bargains - a lucite brooch under £10 ??? Amazing!
Love your growing animal collection...I've never seen any like those...
Congrats on the 100 posts!
Have a great week,
Niki x

Cathy said...

I am loving the barmy shelf!! What great finds. I used to have tons of glass animals when I was a child that were passed on from my Aunt. Unfortunately being a child I wasn't very careful with them and no longer have any. I always have a little pang for them when I see them elsewhere. Well done on your centenary!!
Cathy X

Gillian said...

What a lovely blogpost - you really found some fantastic things! I love the bookends - and the basket of kittens! Jealous of your huge reel of thread and your lucite brooch too!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for barmy!! I used to buy those glass animals when I was about 7. They came in a clear packet with hundreds and thousands sweets the other side. Pre-health and safety naturally!

cocoa and blankets said...

I love the brooch...often thought of collecting them..how do you manage to get them for 30p...amazing....love your finds...must do a thrift run myself..although saving up for my hols next week...love and hugs H

thriftymrs said...

How gorgeously kitsch. Lovely finds.

Hens Teeth said...

I do enjoy your posts!

Shannon said...

happy 100th post! thanks for sharing your finds - even if they do make me green with jealousy. :)

Cherry Menlove said...

I love your bookends. I'll be keeping my eye out for some of those to give to my darling nieces. Congratulations on your 100th post. Keep going, it's great here!

Cherry x

Hen said...

Hi T,
Spotted you in Sew Hip. Fame at last! The article is really good.
Hen x

Mr Lee said...

They are so cute. Lovely animals!

Cowboys and Custard said...

HAPPY 100TH T...
and thanks for the scrummy kitsch on display!
It reminds me that I once owned a large collection of glass animals.. not one survived.. probably melted down to make wine bottles!
It seems that seaside vintage is de rigeur.. make mine a kiss me quick and a 99 please!

Love
Michele xx

Tabiboo said...

Awwwwww, love the idea of a 'barmy' shelf. Life would be so much more simpler if we all had a bit of 'barmy' in our lifes!!

Nina x

Greedy Nan said...

We used to have these bookends but I don't remember the mouse being with them. Are yours full of sand - we found out unfortunately that one of ours was ...

ana said...

I love your blog!!!! I just had to tell you!! I love kitchy stuff and these lil animals of yours are adorable!!! plus I want so badly to visit England !!I am from NEW ENGLAND :) I live in Colorado right now! thanks for your great blog!!!

Ana


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vanessa said...

I do love the way you see humor in things, such wonderful pieces, and gloriously colourful. Thanks for sharing your finds with us!
Vanessa xxx

aneela said...

I'm in love with your barmy shelf, they're all so matchy like lost brother's and sister's you've reunited!!!! What a shopping haul! I'm off now to be slightly jealous!!
Glad your back in the land of the bloggers!