Monday, 27 February 2012

Treats for me this week

Well my lovelies its time to share my finds from last week.
First I need to thank the wonderful Loo for sending me this awesome sugar skull felt brooch:

Its a beaut! I'm a total nut for sugar skulls.  It also came wrapped in a red hair scarf, which has also had an outing.  Thanks Loo, love them!

I found this vintage fruit bowl and dessert dishes at the boot sale:


They were a bargain for £1.50 the set and had come from the sellers late grandmother.



And yes I'm guilty of buying another one of these bad boys (number 4!):



Who'd have thought I'd find two Fortnum and Mason hampers in the last two weeks! This was haggled down to £4, the seller was a hard nut to crack ;o)


Bird tile coasters - £2.00 from the charity shop.

Now you know I love my kitsch-tastic deer, check out these two beauties:


Not one but TWO Hornsea Fauna deer double vases!  I've wanted some of these for ages but every time any come into the charity shops near me they put a stupid price tag on them. So I was excited to see them at the boot sale, they were however on a 'collectors' stall so I knew I wasn't going to get lucky with a cheap as chips price. I got my haggle hat on again and managed to sweet talk these down to £3 each.

Now its that time of the week for....

Witnessed at a Boot Sale

While queueing to get into the boot sale (yup we have to queue before 11am) the middle aged woman in front of me opened her purse to get her 50p entrance fee and out flew a tube of Canesten thrush cream.  Picking it up from the floor I heard her say to her mate "Ooh that reminds me to get another tube of this, I'll be 'aving to nip to the loo for a scratch".

A rusty old racing bicycle marked up at £200 - i don't know about you but I always carry £200 to the boot sale...

And my favourite stall of the day was a couple who had packed up all their crap into baskets and tried palming them off as "Hampers" for £8 a pop.  It will not surprise you that their stall was still full when I left.

That's all from me folks, will be doing my rounds catching up with you all so make sure you have the kettle on and a slice of cake waiting for me :o)

Big Love

51 comments:

  1. The Canesten story is all I can think about, despite your gorgeous finds and gift!
    Some people have no shame.
    Guess you won't be trying to palm your hampers off then?

    Lucy x

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  2. But aren't you planning to sell off all your junk in your F&M hampers? Your famous packet of hair dye off the tombola for example? ;-)

    Love the sugar skull brooch and the birdy tiles (and of course the basket)
    xx

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  3. I love your car boot stories! I also love Hornsea and those bird coasters! xxx

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  4. I'm an American (and a Texan on top of that, which makes me even more unsophisticated than some...LOL) so I'm dying to know more about Fortnum and Mason and the hampers you've been buying.

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  5. The bird tile coasters are the business! Love, love, love them :-) Could have guessed you'd be keen on sugar skulls, they just seem very 'you' - fabulous pressie from Lou!

    How is it you have all the luck with the F&M hampers?!

    Jem xXx

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  6. Bird tiles - lovely. I would love to find some here.

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  7. yep. that canesten story is a treat.love the brooch!

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  8. ewwwwwww! that's one itch I wouldn't want to scratch! Yuk!
    Thanks for sharing that one Scarlett.
    Those Hornsea Deer vases are beautiful - they more than make up for that Canesten story.

    p.s. love Loo's brooch too x

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  9. Oh, those bird tile coasters....how they make my heart beat a little faster!

    Great finds with the rest of your haul, and yes, very lucky to find two F&M hampers!

    ANd omg....the Canesten woman....the £200 price bike...still laughing!

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  10. Hampers! HA! People will try anything. I LOVE your gorgeous little deer vases - what a bargain! Sarah xxx

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  11. Scarlett, I love you to bits :o) You do make me smile my dear, and I thankyou kindly for that :o)

    Your finds are gorgeous, 'specially your deer and your birdie tiles :o)

    Have a happy happy week, and take care my lovely :o)
    xxx

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  12. The dinner service is sooo pretty! I love car boots but I'm too lazy to get out of bed before 8am on a Sunday, wish ours opened at 11am instead!

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  13. Sweet items you picked up...Love the vintage fruit bowl and dessert dishes! I'll say, you do meet/run into some strange folks at the shops. Hugs

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  14. Oh another lovely basket and those bird vases are amazing. Great finds this week and very funny stories! hugs, Linda

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  15. Loving that brooch, but the Caneston story is going to plague me for hours!!Bahaha!XXX

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  16. That sugar skull brooch I am in love with and those deer double vase swoon!

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  17. I love the brooch! What awesome finds! The fawn vases are so adorable

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  18. A few weeks ago while I was in a charity shop two older women started loudly, and I mean loudly complaining about how high all the prices were. ("I know this is a charity, but these stuff is cheaper on the high street") It made me think of your overheard section! I love it!

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  19. What gorgeous finds, Scarlett, those bird tiles are stunning and that fruit bowl set is so pretty. xxx

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  20. Im loving those little deers those are super ;-)) Those bowls are gorgeous are they pink? becasue im pretty sure they match my vase i have. Have a good week, dee x

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  21. Oh, I love your "kitch-tastic" bambies. Gorgeous!!!!
    I am so excited you modge podged the chair, I have this little table that I bought for 5 euros and painted white and still waiting for inspiration to make something special out of it!
    You gave it to me! Thanks!

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  22. Love the bowls - a fabulous find.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  23. You are a hamper magnet! I love Mexican Day of the Dead stuff so I'm coveting your brooch. And eww, the thrush woman. Bet you wish you didn't overhear that one

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  24. Oooo you are so lucky! Another F&M Hamper! I can't believe it! They are like gold dust around here! I NEEEEED to get to a bootsale! I love the dishes and the coasters too! They are so pretty! xxx

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  25. Those coasters are adorable, you got some real gems and of course that hamper was destined to be yours! xxx

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  26. Lovely buys again. I really love the dishes, such a pretty pattern on them. Love your 'overheard' pieces, they always make me smile! Have a fab day x

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  27. That skull is so cute! You have some great finds there, the bird tiles and the dessert dishes are my favourite.

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  28. Hi Scarlett, OMG, you and your wicker *shakes head in dispair*. You are truly bonkers (but in a good way). Love your finds especially the bird tiles and the dishes.

    Lordy, I need to get me to some half decent boot sales. I haven't bought a thing in aaaages. xx

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  29. ANOTHER hamper? On your way to that Wicker Lovers Anonymous group, this instant!
    Lovely finds, especially the bowl set and the bird tiles.
    At least Canesten Lady was going to go to the loo for her scratch - I'm trying to positively reframe, people...
    Great brooch from Loo - she's got her making mojo working!! xxxxxx

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  30. Another F&M hamper? Where is your boot sale?! The bird tiles are fabulous. Will you use them as coasters or put put them up on a wall somewhere. I think they'd make a lovely splashback for a bathroom sink.

    Madison xxx

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  31. loo for a scratch....oh my that was too funny......you are queen of treasures and for running into some odd people ...love it!

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  32. That Canestan anecdote is both funny and disgusting at the same time! Tee hee :)

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  33. Great finds again. Love the bird coasters.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  34. The tiles are so sweet but those deer are my favorite. Always love your reports from the boot sales because it reminds me people are people no matter where you live. And they are a riot.

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  35. I love your hampers! And the skull and tiles are super cute!

    missmilliemae.blogspot.com

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  36. That skull brooch is so sweet!

    OHHHH DARNIT SOMEONE RUINED another hamper by marking it up??? LOL ;)

    I had a good laugh at the old womans misfortune!

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  37. I like the pretty bird coasters and the deer vases are just so sweet.
    I really enjoyed the boot sale stories..they made me laugh. Our boot sale here starts this weekend, I can't wait :)
    Enjoy the rest of the week!
    Magie

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  38. I really like the vintage dessert and fruit bowls!

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  39. My gosh, I nearly wet myself. I hope you were careful not to follow that middle aged lady to the lady's...haha

    How funny is the Elton John hat, was there any proof that he wore it...haha, they must be a right laugh at your charity shop.

    I saw a beat up old water can at the second hand shop full of dents, it was marked $1.00 with a sign saying barely used (as a joke)....it was very funny. Kicking myself I didn't have the camera.

    Enjoy your weekend, Tam x

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  40. Very cute and whimsical! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  41. What a cute sugar skull brooch!
    Cute fruit bowls, OOooo amazing birdy coasters.
    Where are you finding a boot sales, i cant find any around these parts.
    That granny story is the best,lol
    Besios

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  42. ooooh love the fruit bowl set...beautiful x
    your stories did make me laugh, especially about the thrush cream...he he he
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

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  43. You find the best stuff across the pond, I love the bowls! And your stories are the best, I have got to pay more attention when I am out at sales

    Carol

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  44. Loving the vintage bowls and the deer figurines! :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  45. The little deer figurines are so cute and I love the vintage bowls.

    P.S. We are having a giveaway on our blog for a personalized necklace. If you have time please stop by and enter.

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  46. awwww how sweet of Loo for sending you that cute sugar skull felt brooch! the vintage fruit bowls are sooo adorable! i wish i could find things like that in my local CS but dont think i would get it for £1.50 a set though if they have it :) and whyyy oh whyyy cant i find F&M basket too in my local CS hehehe and i sooo adore the kitsch-tastic deers you got too, soo lucky!!! the birds coasters are lovely too! Ewwww to the lady with canesten cream hahahaha and i dont think i have £200 lying around much less bring it to the bootsale hehehe

    xx susan

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  47. I'm doing the rounds telling a bunch of people that I lost their blogs - yours was one of them. In fact, you were the person I was thinking about last night, when I suddenly realised there were a whole lot of bloggers who had disappeared.

    I hope I haven't offended by not commenting here recently. If I have, I am so sorry. Totally unintentional.

    I have so many blogs to catch up on.....blinking heck. I feel stupid.

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  48. I just scored a little Hornsea Fauna deer which I'm using as a card holder. I blogged about it today. I've been hunting down that exact one for months and I bloody found it on Monday, hoorah!

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  49. Oh my goodness, I'm glad I'd just finished my cream egg before I read your lovely thrush anecdote!Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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