Tuesday, January 17, 2012

'Junking' in January


The flea markets have begun again for the New Year - Sunday was a particularly fine January day...perfect for a spot of rootling through junk! Here are some of the items that came home with me...

I bought this book from the 1950s, which I loved because of the fabrics it features - Similar to many I use myself in my handmade products.

A painted umbrella stand and pretty parasol.

French fabric covered box full of buttons.

Teeny millinery flowers and a 1/2 dolls head to recycle.

Antique copper slipper storage box.

A case full of little film boxes in need of re-purposing...Perhaps gift boxes?

Trims and ribbons for handmade treasures...

Fabrics and lace too!

A double size lace bedspread.

A tantalising selection - The filigree brass triangle shaped piece will become a doll's tiara, I think.

Country kitchen scales.

Rusty keys and knitting needles.

A pair of cottage prints.

Postcards.

A painted table and a triple dressing table mirror.

(All for the shop.)
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And for me...
This cute musical jewel box - The bird on the perch swings to-and-fro when the drawer is opened!

And a cottage print to add to my collection (which I shall show (one day!) when the bedroom make-over is complete...)

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All the items for the shop found their way there today. I have almost completed the changes I said I was making, so will try and show them in my next blog post.

Hope you're having a lovely week so far,
Niki x

13 comments:

  1. good to see you on Sunday, that looks like an impressive day of "truffling" at the flea market! Lizzie x

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  2. Some great finds Nikki. I'm not surprised the jewel box is for you, it is lovely.
    Carol xx

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  3. ooooh Niki i love the boudoir chic torso,so gorgeous and you came home with a beautiful stash.
    The slipper box is fabulous and the pink feather trimmed shoes in the last picture are divine x

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  4. So many wonderful finds - I especially like the bird cage. I never knew that they put slippers in a copper box.

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  5. Gorgeous treasures! Love the Victorian beaded bag especially! I also like the little cobalt blue glass bottle -- my first trip to London we went to Covent Garden where I purchased a little blue glass bottle of Neal's Yard Remedies shampoo (I'm sure I paid tourists' price for it in London); I still have it!

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  6. Goodness, you did good. How I would love to look through the little book.

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  7. You found some lovely things. I love the cottage prints and the Home Making book.

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  8. PS I've just had a look on Amazon UK for the 'Home Making' book and there are a number of copies available for anyone that is interested.

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  9. Thank you for your comments 'Vintage Gardener' - My book is for sale too! ;-))
    N x

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  10. What lovely treasures and I love the little musical box, don't blame you for keeping it. Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Jo xx

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  11. Love the cottage prints and the little birdcage is so sweet!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  12. delicious. Can't beat a box of buttons to keep me quiet for an hour or two!

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  13. Ohhh, these lovely treasures! I use film boxes for to keep seeds :-).

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx