I had a very busy day on my day off last week and didn’t manage to get any crafting done. However I did pick up a few bits in charity shops. My favourite vintage bedding in the form of a single duvet cover and four pillow cases.
I also found a lovely tablecloth with a floral pattern in blues and greens.
My favourite find was a heart shaped Cadbury’s Roses tin.
On Saturday I went to Leamington Spa to lend Berylune my neck as a background for some photographs of their necklaces. It was great to hang out with Amy and Emily. Of course I can’t visit Berylune without buying something. I picked up a few green and yellow items. I love the highlighter pencils, if you don’t one you should buy one!
I also went around the charity shops, I picked up a vintage green hexagon duvet cover.
My favourite charity shop find were these clowns, so cute!
I also found a couple of Ladybird Books to add to my collection.
The rest of the weekend I have been working on my latest project, a granny square blanket. I am about half way through, I hope to finish it soon.
I am planning some sewing projects over the next few weeks, I just need to tidy my craft room so I can get to my sewing machine!
Last week I found quite a few good charity shop purchases. Some were bargains, others were things I really liked. First up is a little bear with a sewing machine.
A packet of needles, always handy!
A couple of craft books.
Two commemorative biscuit tins from the coronation in 1953.
A glass featuring a picture of a car.
And finally a big piece of vintage fabric featuring a floral design in shades of yellow.
After what seemed like weeks being stuck in because of the snow it was so nice to go out and find some bits and pieces.
I have been picking up a few bits in charity shops over the last few weeks, here is a round up of my finds.
I was very excited to find a copy of the magazine Selvedge, then it turned out there were five! A few days later I found another three! Eight copies of Selvedge for a few pounds, brilliant.
I found a couple of cute vintage sewing patterns.
I couldn’t resist these wooden cat shaped salt and pepper shakers.
This shot glass has a funny guide to measures up the side!
A selection of books.
My best find: an amazing 2 metres of Amy Butler fabric for less than the price of a fat quarter!
This weekend I went to Nuneaton to see what the charity shops had to offer. I hadn’t been to Nuneaton for about five years and it made a nice change. Before I get on to the shopping I want to share with you the interesting architectural details I noticed in the town centre.
George Eliot was born nearby and there is a statue of her in the middle of the town.
As well as interesting buildings there are also many pretty flowers and flower beds.
I went round all the charity shops I could find, there are at least a dozen so it made for a good outing.
I couldn’t resist these two pictures by Dallas Simpson to go up in my craft room. I already have one and love how kitsch they are.
These frosted glasses are pretty and a useful size to actually use, or they would make good small vases.
I got two of these glass sundae dishes, now I just need some ice cream to go in them!
The colours if these two items, glasses case and glass jar with embroidered lid, are well matched and would look good together on a dressing table, it’s a shame we don’t have room for a dressing table in our bedroom!
Four sherry glasses I don’t really need, but they were cheap and I like the simple pattern in bright colours.
I was very excited to find two duvet covers in my favourite pattern. I buy these when ever I see them as I like to use the fabric in my craft projects and worry about running out.
I really like this roll of vintage wallpaper, if I had a small enough area to cover I would be tempted to actually use it.
I really enjoyed finding all these wonderful and interesting items. I get so much enjoyment from discovering things in charity shops and knowing that my money is going to charity and the items I have bought are not being thrown away.
I received an unexpected present from Paul this week, an Uten.Silo. I have wanted one of these fantastic examples of 1960s design for as long as I can remember so it was a rather exciting surprise. The Uten.Silo was originally designed by Dorothee Becker in 1969, my lovely present is a new reproduction from Vitra Design Museum. I love this shade of red, it is also available in black or white, but I think Paul picked out the best colour for me and my craft room.
My Uten.Silo is up on the wall in my craft room ready to be filled up with all sorts of useful and interesting things.
In other red news, this weekend we went shopping in Leamington Spa and I found a few vintage items in charity shops, they just happened to be red as well.
I can’t resist a pretty piece of Pyrex and this red dish caught my eye straight away, it doesn’t have a lid, but I am sure I have one of the correct size in my collection. My other find was Penguin poetry book with a lovely red patterned cover to add to my collection of vintage Penguin books.
Last night I went to see Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at the Hippodrome in Birmingham. I really enjoyed the ballet and it was nice to go out with friends on a Friday night, something I don’t get to do very often.
I don’t know much about ballet, but I have always enjoyed watching it. I would love to be that graceful, and wear some of the fabulous costumes.
Another ballet related item, I found this King Penguin book about ballet earlier in the week, I love the cover illustration. This is my first King Penguin book, but I am sure it wont be the last to join my Penguin book collection.
Even though our weekend with my parents was cut short my mum and I managed a quick visit to the local charity shops. I had to buy this apple ice bucket.
I also couldn’t resist this knitting bag, I love the colours of the corduroy it is made from. The blue embroidery hoop will be useful for framing something!
I found a few little bits when we went shopping in Market Harborough at the weekend. A Wade Whimsie of Jock from the Disney film Lady and the Tramp, a small glass jar and a Puffin book with a lovely cover.
I found this wonderful vintage embroidery kit on a charity stall last weekend.
The main printed panel looks rather complicated, but I am sure it will be fine once I get started!
I was really drawn to the lovely deep coloured threads with a hint of purple and shiny gold.