Thursday, 16 February 2012

Back on the wagon


So after me moaning a couple of posts ago about having found nothing for weeks in the charity shops/boot sales, the drought is finally over. 

So here are this weeks charity shop finds:

 Art Deco 'Lawleys of Regent Street' milk jug

Found for the bargain price of £1.


Vintage dress - on the sale rail for £1. Love the pattern on this:


Now you know I'm a sucker for a bit of wicker and its been a while since I've fed my hamper addiction...

Yup found myself another Fortnum and Mason hamper! These are rare finds in these parts so this was bought in a 'posh town' charity shop for the grand sum of £4.  It currently lives on top of my other 2 F&M hampers (I'm soon to be enrolled in a wicker anonymous group) :


But they are ideal for hiding all these bits of brightly coloured plastic often found underfoot otherwise known as Finley's Toys.  I did laugh in the charity shop when the lady behind the till commented  "Such a shame they had to put that black paint on top of the hamper".

Hand embroidered vintage table cloth - 99p.

A tongue in cheek valentines gift for hubby:

Vintage paisley dressing gown to bring out the Hugh Hefner in him, haha! Paid £2.50 for this so couldn't stretch to cover the cost of a couple of bunny girls.

I also went to the first jumble sale of the year on Saturday. The queue was a mile long and everyone looked pissed off even before they got in the hall so I knew it was going to be cut throat as soon as those doors were opened. Well I wasn't wrong - elbows was sharp and tongues even sharper, it was each woman for herself and the tables stripped bare before my eyes.

I only managed to get out with two things (but beautiful ones!):

Vintage 1950s (?) dress - 20p!

Gold 1960s/70s handbag with matching purse - 50p.

So lets hope the thrifty finds continue...

Now before I go, I have to thank Miss Simmonds and Twinkle Star for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award. Thanks so much ladies.  If you haven't checked out their fabulous blogs yet make sure you hop over, you wont be disappointed :o)


Big love to you all

57 comments:

  1. Wow what beautiful dresses yu've managed to nab! I am off to a car boot on Sunday, first one of the year! So excited, hope it's not a failure!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. I love both the dresses, & the little bag is beautiful!

    Catherine, XO.

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  3. Love them ALL! Can't believe you've scored yet another F&M hamper, it must be the same ungrateful oik who gets one for Christmas every year. Please pass on some thrifty karma to me, in dire need.

    xx

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  4. Hi Scarlett, what great finds, the wicker hampers look great all stacked together. I can't believe that you bought such a gorgeous dress for 20p! That's insane! Congrats on your well deserved awards, Tam x

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  5. the vintage navy dress is beautiful! Will look stunning on! Hopefully I will manage to find something at the carboot this weekend!

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  6. wow but now you really can´t complain anymore about no finding gorgous things darling;) i absolutely love this blue floral fifties dress, so fabulous!
    kiss,mary

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  7. You may have had to wait awhile, but the wait paid off. You did good on your shopping spree.

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  8. Wait til other mum's start clocking you and your posh storage when Finley has "playdates";) I tried to work out what W... stood for til I worked out it was upside down. x

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  9. Those dresses are beautiful and what a bargain!

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  10. I need to go thrifting with you amor.
    haven't had much luck this weeks.
    woah!! 20 pence?
    loving the dresses and gold bags.
    besos

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  11. I know I'm usually very much a china girl, but this time you've really caught my eye with the gorgeous £1 dress. Stunning!!

    Jem xXx

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  12. Adore the dresses! The hampers are great too xo

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  13. Loving your new dresses nothing ever that nice under a buck here. I can't wait to shop in the UK with Vix! Why a wicker addiction, I think that's a pretty healthy addiction :)

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  14. Wow, what a haul and was not too shabby on the purse... Great Job! Hugs

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  15. Great finds! Glad the drought is over for you. It happens to all of us, but that's cold comfort when you haven't found anything great for a long time.

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  16. Some great finds, I think the handbags my fave xx

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  17. Hahaha love the Hugh Hefner dressing gown! Has your man donned it yet?! The vintage 50's dress is absolutely gorgeous and such a bargain! The colour is drool worthy!

    Love your collection of F&M hampers, especially the fact that they increase in size, makes for a lovely display. I'd love to find one of those some day! xx

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  18. You found lots of goodies. My favorite is the embroidered tablecloth; so sweet!

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  19. What a great time you've had. I love your wicker baskets. I, too, didn't realize they were upside down for a bit. The Hugh Hefner dressing gown is a scream. I also love that blue vintage dress. What a beauty.

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  20. That blue dres is GORGEOUS - worth the elbow in the ribs I think! Also love the jug, so cheap too.

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  21. You found so many cute things!
    I love the wicker (LOL at the SHAME about the black paint lady)
    The Hefner robe is hot! *hehe*
    Both dresses are lovely & I adore the handbag and purse.

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  22. aahh so glad to see you have managed to find some goodies those chairty shops have been harsh of late. Loving the art deco milk jug that is gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  23. You certainly found some beautiful things!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  24. Can't wait for the village jumble! You got some great stuff at your one. I always come home with bags and bags of shite. The F&M thing made me laugh! I've got one the same as yours I found in a skip. Thanks for the mention! xxx

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  25. Wow fab finds! I love the wicker hamper and the blue dress is stunning - what a bargain! You're welcome for the award, very well-deserved! Have a fab weekend x

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  26. Wow, you did well for the finds..lovely and bargain prices to match! The dresses are so pretty and I like the embroidered table cloth. I am counting down the days till our boot sale starts here in March..I am getting bargain hunting withdrawals :P
    Have a good weekend!
    Magie

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  27. Ooo you are so lucky to have found another F&M hamper! I need to get back out charity shopping! I wish I knew about more jumble sales and things in London! I need some bargains! xx

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  28. Love that little milk jug, so pretty!

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  29. Can I join the F&M basket group? I've got one too!
    You did well! Love that milk jug and the dressing gown and of course, your frocks! x

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  30. Love your finds! The F&M basket is gorgeous and I love the three stacked! Cute dresses but love love the 'hugh' smoking jacket...so fun! hugs, Linda

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  31. What beautiful dresses - love the blue one and will you please enroll me in your wicker anonymous group! I've got more than enough - no, I haven't!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  32. Te dresses are lovely and the robe - ooh lala! When you say it's cheeky, you are talking about the view from behind I presume.

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  33. Just love it all.those dresses are so cute.Love them.great finds.x

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  34. What great finds, Scarlett!
    As addictions go, I think F&M hampers are fairly harmless... Finley still has toys so you clearly haven't sold everything to feed your wicker habit!!
    Ooh, nice frocks, gorgeous bag, and the Hefner robe - hope the Mr is wearing it! You can find some bunny ears to wear, surely? Cotton wool balls will make a perfect tail. Go on - you know you want to! xxxxx

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  35. You set up the wicker anon group and I'll join you. Completely with you on the wicker addiction, especially F&M. I've scored five F&M hampers from charity shops and car boots and in my opinion that is most definitely not enough. I need more!

    Missed out on one yesterday and I'm still very peeved about it. GGRRR!

    Madison xxx

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  36. Looks like you definitely are back with some great finds!

    Loving the bags.

    Hope you're having a great weekend

    Victoria xxx

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  37. Hey there. First time on your blog. Just wanted to say I like your taste. Great finds with the blu and white dress and the gold purse. Somehow I never get to these sales before they're completely picked over and only stained, ripped blouses and 1970s muumuus are left.

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  38. Scarlett you always find the best stuff at unbelievable prices!Love the wicker cases! I'd like to have enough of them to join the anon club *winks* And I too have purchased my hubby a "Hefner" robe...Only I'm the only one that ever wears it! Lol! Vanna

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  39. WOHOO!! Great finds as usual, Scarlett! I'm so glad you survived the jumble sale! sounds like out of a horror movie hehehe...I adore the two vintage dresses, they're gorgeous! and I'm so envious with your collection of wicker baskets! the milk jug is adorable as well as the embroidered tablecloth! hahahahaha hugh hefner's robe for hubby!!! the matching bag and purse are stunning!

    xx susan

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  40. I've never seen so many replys! I was very impressed with the milk jug - unique and such a nice subtle green color - love it.

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  41. OMG! what a lot of amazing treasure! i am not very good in charity shops, i almost need things to jump out and tell me that they are wonderful ;o)
    your jumble sale dress is divine
    love jooles x

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  42. Oh, you had a very successful thrifting week! What great finds! Love the vintage clothes and the milk pitcher is wonderful. I am such a sucker for vintage purses. Yours are great! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

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  43. Brilliant dressing gown, super pimping style and that dress for 20p is amazing! I think I'm going to feed my buying stuff addiction through looking at other peoples bargain finds!! x

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  44. Yay! Great finds there, Scarlett. Those frocks are great and I hope hubby was happy with his Hugh Hefner gear!

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  45. Wow finds. I am loving that jug, the shape is just gorgeous.

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  46. wow... you got some really cool finds. Love the vintage dresses! and the embroidered table cloth. Very nice to meet you!

    ♥charlotte

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  47. I love vintage clothes, and purses...Great finds! Oh, and the baskets are great! You asked what color pink paint I used on the suitcase. It was actually what we call oops paint where they sell the paint that they mixed for someone else, they did not like it so they sell it cheap. I brushed on that pink paint, but that way tooo much work I will always spray paint suitcases from now on!

    Carol

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  48. I love all of your finds, especially the wicker hamper, that sure is a collection you have now! The vintage dress is gorgeous too. I'm glad the drought is over xxx

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  49. Hi Scarlett! I am back to let you know that I am featuring this post on this week's TTF party. I hope to see you again and stop over and grab your "I was featured" button for your blog! Have a wonderful day!

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  50. Fab finds! I love the F&M hampers, I have a large one and would love some more they are sooo useful!!

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  51. oooooooo those finds are fab! jealous! especially the 50's jumble sale dress:-)) HATE jumble sales with a passion, although can't pass them up! Lots of vicious old ladies elbowing me out of the way! xxx

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  52. I have just discovered your lovely blog, and am a new follower! (You've some great finds!!)

    Anne

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  53. Bloody awesome finds!! Oh the jug and the frocks - oh my what pisser, the "black paint" remark - hahahahahaa!!!

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