Saturday, 26 March 2011

Finds for the Week

Saturday night, dirty (but yummy) take-away food eaten, baby in bed so thought I'd get on here for another post to show you my accumulated finds for the week. I've had a couple of sneaky trips the the charity shop this week, also went to a boot sale and a jumble sale today! Yes I actually found a jumble sale to go to and it was a real experience, but will have to blog about it another time as trying to make this a quicky post (first time for everything lol).

So here's my charity finds for this week:



These plates are Gladstone Staffordshire in the 'Honeymoon Rose' design. I bagged 6 dinner plates and 6 side plates and because it was half price day I got them all for £4 :o)

Also bought from the same shop:


Blue Iris Pyrex - another beauty to add to the Pyrex obsession. Got this one for a whole 50p.


I found 6 embroidery hoops plus a tapestry frame (which I've been after for ages).  I got the whole bundle for £3.50 in the half price deal - well chuffed!  I've got 2 cross stitch projects on the go, both of which i get into for a while and then put down and leave for a few months but I'm wanting to finish so I can get cracking on the Emily Peacock Hug pillow chart which is like this:



The Saturday boot sale today was a bit of a disappointment again this week, too many collectors stalls and not enough one off sellers who just want to get shot of all their stuff.  I did pick up some curtains and a double duvet cover:

Yup more for my floral obsession too - these will probably be used as fabric for something or other (or added to my fabric pile to be honest lol).  They wanted £6 for them, I offer £4 - the lady said no so I did the usual walking away trick and again it didn't fail me - she came running after me and said I could have the lot for £4 - thanks very much! 
I also bought this French Le Parfait kitschy printed glass bottle:

I'm loving these bears running from the swarm of honey bees. Have no idea how old this bottle is but i couldnt resist it for 70p :o) My hubby groaned when he saw it so I might annoy him further by putting the milk in it in the fridge for a chuckle so he can have the pleasure of seeing those little bears again when he has his cereal tomorrow - mwahaha!

So that's all from me for this evening, hope you all are having a good weekend and my fellow Brits - remember to change your clocks this evening (I need to make sure I'm not late for the first dibs on the carboot sale goodies tommorrow!).

Scarlett x

Scarlett x

20 comments:

  1. Oooh love the bottle!

    Have a great weekend,

    Victoria xx

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  2. Really think your embroidery hoops were a great bargain... I have a couple of hoops, and one of them is on a stand. The tapestry thingie looks useful. Haven't seen those around...
    Perhaps it's just as well we don't see jumble sales and charity shops here...they look "dangerous" and far too tempting!

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  3. Scarlett you must, must, must pop the milk in it for tomorrow - what a nice surprise to greet him with in the morning! Lol :-) I can't believe what a bargain those embroidery hoops were - £3.50 for the lot plus a tapestry frame was an fantastic find! The Pyrex too, what a winner for 50p, you must have a seriously well equipped kitchen by now, hehe! I love the fabric and the Gladstone plates too!

    Jem xXx

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  4. Great finds.I also put my cross stitch down alot not sure when it will ever be done.
    I fell in love with the Hugs pillow when I was watchimng Kirstys home made house awhile ago.
    Did you buy the kit?

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  5. Can I come charity shopping with you one day?

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  6. Hello, I am still alive - just rather manic at the moment with family after another bub's birthday (I made the pirate cake ;-))family and crochet.

    I saw the most enormous tapestry frame being dropped off at my local charity shop the other day, seriously you could have fitted the Bayeux tapestry in it - I could have picked it up for you ;-) The last tapestry I did was of a horse's head at the age of about 10, but I do like Emily Peacock, I quite fancy her tattoo style ones - the 'Love' one would keep me busy for a decade or so...

    Anyway, I am writing a post, promise!

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  7. Scarlett those plates are so pretty! I also love the Pyrex! I always guess they are a good deal (I need to Google the pound and see what it equals in dollars). Hugs, Linda

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  8. Gorgeous china! I haven't seen that pattern before. You found lovely treasures!

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  9. Lovely as usual Scarlett!!! You found all of your favorites :)

    Smiles,
    The joyful Thrifter

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  10. Thank you Scarlett for reminding me about the clocks going forward, completely forgot! I'm so excited for you - a jumble sale- can't wait to see what you got. Love the bottle - sweet. Good luck at the boot sale tomOrrow. We're supposed to be going to one tomorrow - if we get up in time that is!

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  11. I love the blue roses on your Gladstone dinnerware Scarlett and the name of the design is lovely too isn't it...

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  12. Scarlett you NEED to send me those plates right now!! I'm not kidding....you have nuff roses!! Now share with your US buds...namely ME! LOL!....Not gonna work huh? I don't blame you because they are fab! And the carafe is adorable too!
    You know that walk away trick almost never works here. God knows I've tried! I obviously need to shop in England *winks*...I'll have the insider scoop! Anyhoo girlfriend I'm green as can be with envy! But tomorrow I'm going to pick up one of the weirdest finds I've come across on craigslist. Do you have craigslist there in England? I'm so excited! Wish me luck cuz it's gonna be a bumpy ride! Vanna

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  13. That glass is soooo cute,milk in that would be much nicer then the plasticy bottle it normally comes in,smiles all round at the breakfast table.
    I just about remembered about the clocks going forward-aahhh!
    Have fun at the car boot
    x

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  14. Great finds, as usual. Love the embroidery hoops - real bargain!
    Liz

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  15. WOHOOO!!! finally another great finds from you, Scarlett!! those gorgeous 6 dinner plates and 6 side dish for £4!!! Jackpot! and the lovely pyrex for 50p is sure is awesome, I've been looking for a bundle embroidery hoops in charity shops but so far no luck, you hit a nother jackpot for those! I can't wait for you finish your cross stitch projects and I'm in love with the pattern of that emily peacock HUG pillow! i'm also a floral obsessed person hehe and here i am grinning to read what you will do with that adorable milk bottle when your hubby sees it in the morning! hahahaha

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  16. Those embroidery rings were a bargain. I bought one the other day to have a go embroidering on my new sewing machine.

    There's been a few jumble sales round here recently and the good thing is they tend to start at a more civilised hour than car boots!!

    Sal
    x

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  17. Oh Scarlett you got some real great finds again, I absolutely adore the kitsch glass bottle, the bears are awesome and I can totally appreciate your need for this item! I am glad it’s not only me who gets funny comments/looks from the Mr when I arrive home with something he just instantly takes a dislike to. What do boys know anyway!

    I visited a jumble sale this weekend (the first in 10years and I’m not kidding!), will hopefully get round to blogging about it (and my finds) soon xx

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  18. You are a genius at this, aren't you? I love those Honeymoon Rose plates, and the curtains are wonderful. I completely share your floral obsession! xx

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  19. Great find with the embroidery hoops!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  20. Oh Scarlett you have been a busy thrifter! I think I better grab another cup of coffee, I have several posts to catch up on! LOVE, LOVE your new found dishes! They are gorgeous!!

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