Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Finds

These are all recent carboot finds- I have had a good run of finds recently.  I know carboot sales might be a bit of a mystery outside of the UK- I'll try and remember to take my camera this Sunday and take some pics for you and explain how it works.
A vintage advertising tea towel for Babycham, iconic little Babycham deer-v. cute
As that is a bit of a collectable, I put that in my etsy shop- gotta fund the fabric purchases somehow!
These are two linens so lovely...
 
a little handworked sampler of stitches, such beautiful colours and work,
and a tea tray cloth with lovely machined motifs.
 
This one has a Christmas feel- with the exception of the strawberries, placemat size.
Lots of other magpies missed this one, someone was standing on it when I noticed the fantastic border.
It currently has the very important job of protecting my clear vintage box of fabrics from sunlight.
I loved this little tin- anything that nests inside anything else is appealing and these cutters are a great fit in the tin.




This Minitimer is Italian made and designed by Richard Sapper who turns out to be a very cool designer indeed (Alessi)!  It works beautifully.
And to finish, a G plan lamp table, £3 which is about $5 or 4 Euros.  IT is a bit tatty at the sides, but what a bargain.  It is undergoing restoration- that is a grand way of saying it has wood glue and a pile of books to get the edges of the veneer to stick down on the sides.  I have already waxed and polished the drawer front and it is glowing.
Half way through the working week, always a nice place to be
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8 comments:

  1. What a terrific haul - and the lamp table is just fantastic!

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  2. Great finds!
    I have this odd fascination with babycham. I never had a babycham wich is probably for the best because to me it still is this magical drink they used to have on telly only.

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  3. Hi Just discovered your blog while reading Dotty Dolly blog. Will follow you if thats ok.
    Great car boot finds you have there ! I havn't been to one this year yet.
    Best wishes
    Sue

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  4. That cookie cutter set is ace; it's tempting me to go car booting soon!

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  5. Great haul! I went car booting this morning also, see my finds here;
    http://craftsfromkaren.blogspot.com/2011/04/wednesdays-fabulous-car-boot-finds.html

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  6. I'm very jealous!!! I love the lamp table & cutter set.... did you go to Matford? I went a few weeks ago & it was full of plastic toys....rubbish!! x

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  7. Such great finds as usual. The sampler of stitches is very lovely! And the lamp table! I bet it would be even cuter if you painted in a vintage-inspired color :)

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  8. I love the stitch sampler! That is awesome. Are carboots similar to yard sales? If so, I never find anything remotely as awesome as all of the stuff you find!

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