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Monday, 20 September 2010

As promised, holiday finds :o) and....

....After a really wonderful holiday my little helper has been feeling a little left out.  Sid hasn't strayed much further away than this at all....
Sunggled up on his 'lap blanket' with Mom.  I always feel so guilty going away and leaving Sid at home - even though she (yes, SHE!  I will tell the story one day) is spoilt rotten by my very kind neighbours who look after her and pop in to give her a good fuss three or four times a day.

Anyway, back to the matter in hand - holiday finds

First day shopping, and I left my faithfull shopping basket in the caravan - So I had to find something to carry the goodies in as I hate carrier bags.

A lovely hand made shopper, with plenty of room for the goodies!

Close up of my favourite side.

the other side

and the inside, showing the shoulder straps.  Someone made a great job of making this and then donated it to a charity shop in Selsey.  A bank breaking £1,  what a bargain!

Two pretty key tassels for 50p the pair.

A tiny box - but there's a blue dragon on it

oops! sorry, out of focus.  It was only 95p though.

Now what's a holiday without shells?  Fell in love with this giant,

Love the striations in it.

and then there was this one... and strangely

this one that someone has painted gold.  Good job I like gold then!

Who could resist at a £1 each?  Our rear entry hall and cloakroom have a boating, coastal theme so guess where they're going?

Then I found this little beauty...don't be too shocked it's new!

I love the crab pot!  Guess where this is going too...
I thought a great price £4.99

Okay, this ISN'T a real Staffordshire Cat - (though I do have the real dogs that were Gt. Grandma's) I also have two lonely little (fake) kittens that needed a Mom :o)  I must have had the little ones for 7 or 8 years from a local car boot sale, I'm sure they were only a couple of pounds.
They all look so much happier now, and I was more than happy to part with £3.90 to make a great trio.

I found this Portmerion 'Botanical' pot.  Now I have a quandry as I know two wonderful folk who collect this stuff.... Anyway, a steel at £2.  I'll figure out who gets it soon.

By now, you know I'm a sucker for a lovely perfume bottle..

Nice eh?  And it was £4.95.

A pair of topiary trees for £1.50?  Just need some fresh moss I think.

And finally....I am facinated by musical instruments and surprisingly have a small collection of them!
Here's an addition I've been after for months - not the best quality I know, but it's the only one I could play!

(Note to self, make sure the background to your photo's are clear.....)

Oh blimey, last minute addition I nearly forgot, the jewel in the crown..

An OLD, beautiful Coalport china shell

Knock down price of £2.

Hope you've enjoyed a stroll through my finds as much as I've enjoyed showing you.

 A big hello to another new follower :o)  You all make my day, and I love to read your comments too.

Next time I think I'd better reveal some more of the 'cats' collection, and probably my weirdest collection (who'd guess I'd do weird?) oh, and maybe a peak at the seaside theme too....

Until then, stay safe and well, and thank you for your time.

My very best wishes..


Brownieville Girl said...

More wonderful finds Rose - love the shopping bag ... so much nicer than the supermarket ones!!!

Shirley said...

Oh, I do love your bag and those beautiful perfume bottles. The fun is in the search isn't it!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your holiday treasures. My favorite would be the perfume bottle. And I have topiaries that look almost exactly like yours. But I paid $5.00 USD for the pair. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment on my Pirate/Halloween tablescape.

baysiderose said...

What fabulous finds and I love the prices! Favourites would have to be those gorgeous perfume bottles.

Mary said...

Hello Rose, thanks for stopping by, always nice to meet a fellow countrywoman!! Looks like I should have you as my English 'picker' - my new booth at the antiques shop could used some treasures from across the pond!!

Keep in touch - I love hearing news from the thrift/charity shops of home.

Mary - A Breath of Fresh Air

Patrice said...

I've missed your posts. It looks like you had a good time shopping. The bag and the kittens are my favorite.

Georges Dad said...

Hiya Rose
A tambourine eh? I oould have an opening for a skilled percussionist. LOL
C U soon.

acorn hollow said...

what wonderful finds and kitty is so happy to have you home.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Brilliant finds - I LOVE your shells, and the perfume bottle - and those topiary trees are just what I need at Hill House! Thanks so much for sharing (and for stopping by) - looking forward to seeing more. xx (p.s. Sid looks SO comfy and cute!)

Rose H (UK) said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - they make my day!

Rose H

ted and bunny said...

hi there- just popped over to say a big THANKS for following my blog!
Love yours, and have to admit that I'm totally smitten with Sid- my kinda cat!
Catch up again soon

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how nice to meet you. Thanks for your visit and your gracious comments. Now as for all your thrifty finds, I think you hit the jackpot. Love your fabulous tote too. Great fabric. The cat and the shells are such great finds and the perfume bottle is fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely blog..nice and warm!..would love to visit here again:)


George the Lad said...

Auntie Rose, Hello I got around to yea, you picked up some good old bargins there. I've just noticed dad put a comment, his spelling is worse than me lol
Come on then, we all are waiting to see your weird collection!!!!
Mom like weid, as you know Bol!!
See Yea George xxx

Manuela@TPOH said...

Fabulous thrift finds and such a darling kitty! I love the perfume bottle and that's such cute fabric on the tote!


Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Rose, you got some great finds. I especially like the tote - so cute and cheerful! I'm sure the kitty is glad you are home! Linda

Just Me said...

Ohhh Rose that shopping bag...LOVE IT.