Monday, 5 October 2009

Recent Thirfty Finds...

Hello all!! i hope that you are super fine and dandy! Ive had a few good finds at the charity shops recently and Ive been meaning to let you all know about it! Times a little bit short at the moment...because of the shop it turns out that i only get one day off a week where I'm not at the cinema or the I'm afraid I've had to keep putting this back!
Onto the main topic of conversation! Bargains of the vintage kind!!!
First up we have some very very pretty china found for 50p each!!Such a cute little cup...I'm pretty sure that the plate i brought to match isn't a saucer but its close enough for me!

And two equally cute cake plates. i've been looking for some for ages (for a cake themed project i have in my head!)...i think that these two were worth the wait.

The next one is new today!!

No No No...your eyes are not deceiving you...this lovely find was only 35p! its one of those wooden block games where you have to make the different parts of the picture match up.

AND its still had instructions!

I think the picture are great and they kind of remind me of some of Richard Scarry's illustrations (who i love!)

This is probably callede saving the best until last... This suitcase! i have had this for a while has such a great story behind it. you see the RAF tag on the front? well the main i got this from had just left the forces. this was the suitcase he was given when he first joined... the date and the name of the ship he was on are written on the front, as well as a few other doodles. It sounds silly but i feel like i have a little bit of history there! Do you want to know the best bit?....
It was free!!! i saw it outside of a rubbish bin on my way into work...i walked pass then did a double i cautiously stepped a bit further towards the bin the man came out of his front door and i started to walk away! it thought i was going to shout at me!! instead he called me back and told me if i wanted it was mine!! my grandad (an eternal skip hunter and bargain spotter should be proud!)
Well...that's all for this week. its looking like I'm only going to get the chance to do one post a week so I'll save up all the lovely bits of the week and give to you when i can! deal?
Righto...dinners nearly done!
Take Care!


  1. Hey busy lady! Loving your RAF suitcase story. I spent many a happy hour removing things from skips, it's amazing what people throw away and I love the history of objects. I am still trying to source some Richard Scarry (ideally the same books of my Father's that we read as children) for my boys as I LOVED them. Hope the busy is a good kind of busy. Bx

  2. Lovely finds!! Some weeks are like that, you find loads of goodies, other weeks nothing.
    That was great about the suitcase!! That kind of thing doesn't happen very often. Also It has it's own history!!

    Happy thrifting : )


  3. Ooooh I love the case! Nice finds :) x

  4. Oh Bex, what a wonderful story! That suitcase was meant for you. I love things like thst especially with history behind it!
    You have bought some beautiful china, my English Grandmother was in to roses in a big way and every time I see tea cups with roses on I think of her.
    Isabelle x

  5. I'm loving that suitcase bex!! And thanks for letting me know about the brooches I'm soooo pleased. xx

  6. I have my dads suitcase form the Navy and I love it. Well spotted.

  7. Wow the suitcase story is great, I bet the guy was happier that it found a new home too!
    and those picture blocks are great, that is one fantastic find!

  8. Wow, things like that don't happen very often - how brilliant - and free too!

  9. Oh I love those plates so so so much! Johnny would never let me put anything like that in our house though!
    You are a super super thrifter!

  10. Love the wooden block toy... takes me back!!! x