Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sunday treasure hunt



Today started bright and breezy and I had high hopes for a good car boot. I wasn't disappointed! The small hamper was part of the haul and the round plate is a tin cocktail platter (obviously I'm always having cocktail parties so this will be incredibly useful and I don't know how I've managed without it previously!) The gravy boat is another piece of Beryl "Utility ware" which I keep picking up.



The fabric at the front of the basket is actually a Tootal scarf from 50/60s. Although these were made for men I have lots of them and often wear them as I love all the colours and patterns. At the back of the picture you can see some old baking tins - these have a scalloped pattern at the base of the tin to create a pattern on your pastry presumably. If anyone knows of a good way to clean these up so that I dare use them please let me know! In front of those are some terracotta plant pots which I pick up when I see them as I manage to lose some every winter.



Two unpleasant looking plastic bags yielded lots of sewing items and I was thrilled to pick up this Lexicon which I have plans for...



I loved this pretty biscuit barrel - unfortunately cracked but still displaying nicely...



I looked at the thimbles and was intrigued to see lettering around the edge - one saying "Use Hudsons Soap" and another "Lyons Green Label Tea" - has anyone seen these before? Were they earlier years freebies do you think?



These next two items I picked up at a charity shop yesterday - the decoration inside and outside this tea cup is delightful and I couldn't leave it on the shelf.



But look at this coffee cup stand! Have you ever seen anything like it? Where on earth do you display something like this? Perhaps now I need to find an old fashioned china cabinet! (Although Niobe has threatened to leave home if I bring home another piece of furniture) - Now there's an idea...She's currently in the middle of her Duke of Edinburgh practice camping somewhere in Derbyshire - one more day to go...It might be sunny in the daytime but it still seems a bit chilly for camping to me!



Almost forgot - I've been meaning to post about the colour swap I did run by "Dolly Dollop". I was partnered with "Lissy Lou and the two little boys" who sent me green items some jams, a lovely handmade heart, cup and saucer, some coloured papers, Cath Kidston tissues, some buttons and a candle. These gits were all wrapped beautifully in green tissue and floral wrapping paper. Thank you Lissy Lou! This was my first swap and was good fun.







I sent Lissy Lou pink items - we were asked to stipulate our colour choice. I think she liked them!



Hope you have had a successful weekend!

Love Wend

17 comments:

  1. I love to see what people have found at the booty!!
    That hobbies book looks interesting! ;-)

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  2. this is a good hoard - well done

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  3. Wow! One of my favourite things about blogging is seeing what people have found at Car Boot sales! Looks like you got some real treasures this week!

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  4. What a treasure trove you have - just can't get myself up and out earlier enough to find anything worth having!

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  5. You lucky girl hun! ....such fab goodies. I wish we had such good car boots.
    Very envious...I shall just have to move in LOL!
    Hugs
    Karen x x x

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  6. Didn't you do well! At the car boot and with the swap.
    My mother-in-law started to collect the beryl ware a couple of years ago and now has quite a few pieces.
    Lisa x

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  7. You seem to have fantastic car boots where you are...... I love that cup and saucer and would also have bought the bag of sewing stuff had I been there! enjoy!

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  8. What great finds - my dad has a scarf just like that which I would like to get my hands on. (I did get him to part with one - a lovely green stripey one)
    Great swap goodies too.

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  9. you have found some great treasures there, I really like the biscuit barrel. Have a good week.
    Ann x

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  10. Wonderful treasures. I love your colourful doily. :) xxx

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  11. How joyous - my idea of a great day. I too am thinking of holding a cocktail party - I think that it is a real shame they are not so in vogue as they used to be! ;)!! Similarly I love Tootal scarves and have far too many but they just add a little bit of colour on a grey day. I spotted a huge amount of Beryl Ware at our carboot at the weekend (£10 the lot) but I had to doubly restrain myself as I had only got rid of all my last lot a year or so ago!
    All lovely

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  12. Wend, you're a SUPERSTAR to come up with the jam jar article! Our president will be visiting your queen to thank and commend you. There will be canap├ęs and a medal for you. I hope you happened upon plenty of good reading along the way. The flour dredger is a great idea, and the beer-trap, of course.

    And the coffee cup stand is an essential element of stylish living. I don't have one myself and feel ashamed.

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  13. lovely treasure indeedy. i've never seen thimbles as freebies before , but lyons green label tea is my label of choice...and i would have known about that .....unless they limited it to just the UK ....i must have our president query that with your queen when they meet at your commendation...enjoy

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  14. Hi Wend,

    That is quite a haul you found there, like you I am always looking at furniture and hubby tuts me everytime I see something and say but it would look sonice in the....
    Debbie

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  15. You have a fantastic eye for beautiful pieces...fab finds. x

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  16. Lucky you! I got up early for our first boot fair but it was really manky stuff! Love the biscuit barrel and coffee cup stand.

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  17. What a fantastic collection of goodies. I love CBs and CS but ours have had poor pickings lately. Looking forward to a car boot at weekend though with high hopes!

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