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Monday, 7 February 2011

As promised, bargain catch-up.

Hello folks!  As some of you may know I haven't posted much since before Christmas, so there's quite a few bargains to share with you :o)  You may also know I'm trying to have a clear out (!) and I've decided to sort out a few items to take to the charity shop on each visit....I've kept this up over the last week (so far), today I took a pile of books and a lampshade that I never used.  Saturday my dear husband sorted his wardrobe out, so they got two sacks full of clothes - some new, unworn with tags..and I thought it was women who bought clothes and didn't wear them LOL!

Right, make your self a cuppa and get goes....

This little piggy hangs in the kitchen, I got him just before Christmas at a cost of £1.
Then, just below it hangs this..

the colours are much brighter than shown, as the sun was shining across it when I took the photo.  I LOVE what it says :o) and it was £2.50

I found this beauty a few weeks ago, it now resides at the bottom of our bed though I took this photo in the bathroom as it showed up better.

It's pure wool and 3 foot long x 1 foot wide.  Someone had spent hours making it and I'm certain it had never been used as the back is as pristine as the front, I thought £7.50 was a bargain.  Don't you just love poppies?

A dinky minature teapot about 2 inches high was 50p, and now sits on top of the microwave, cluck, cluck!

This pretty blue and white bowl is about 10 inches diameter with a lovely shaped edge was a snip at £1.75
it's bound to end up in the kitchen ;o)

Just the thing with Valentine around the corner...80p for the set.
Now, talking of Valentine...

These gold painted seed heads were only 50p the lot, I got them with another 4 bunches of different seed heads (all the same price) with the intention of using (some) of them at Christmas, but, as you know that didn't happen.  The heads are each 3-4 inches high and fitted to sticks.  I love the heart shape and I'm sure I can use them in some sort of Valentine vignette.  I'll post the results...

Then I found this little sweetie
  Just about 4 inches long and £1, I'm sure I can find a nice home for it!

AT LAST!  I've found a sweet little cloche, 4 inches high and also a pound :o)

Then it got even better.....
This dear little sleepy cupid on a golden pine cone box is only 2 inches high, and I LOVE it!

Sorry, it's so small and I'm finding it hard to get in focus.  Here's a view of the back of it

and when the lid is removed...

there's cupids arrow through the heart .... guess what I matched it up with?

(The runner it's sitting on was purchased today for £1)

(Oh dear, sorry, the colour's a bit wishy-washy). 
This tiny little golden pineapple is also 2 inches high, and was £1.50.

Does anyone have any ideas what it was for?  Those are a tiny pair of tweezers that fit inside it.  It is stamped on the bottom 'Made in England' (such tiny letters I needed my magnifying glass).
This pretty 'daffodil' coffee pot was purchased weeks ago for £1.50 - you'll be seeing it again very soon!

This funny little basket was only 60p, it was the blue and white handles that attracted me to it.  Measuring about 8 inches across, I can feel the spray paint will be out soon to brighten it up.

Some of you may remember the tall vase (18 inches) that I got last year, well how could I resist it's little brother for £1?  The colour is not as nice as the big one, but I have plans to put them in the garden in the spring with a trailing plant in the tops :o)

Friends who visit regularly know about my fascination with paperweights and glass, well this little clock joins the two together.  Caithness are well known for their's 2" square

side view

Stick with it...nearly finished!

It's hard to photograph paperweights when it's sunny...well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
This is a Caithness Glass one called 'Petunias' and it DOES really look like one - honest ;o)
and cost £2

This is another Caithness one called 'With Love' a pretty flower with a red heart in the centre. £1
(I've just found that this is a current model designed by Helen McDonald and costs £42).

Well, here's hoping you've stuck with it and enjoyed seeing my bargains.  Lovely to see another new follower, welcome :o)

Sending my very best wishes to you all.


Bill said...

Hi Rose,

You always find such wonderful bargains! Love the little cloche most of all!

Have a great week ..

Sharing Shadymont said...


You've found such great treasures! I love it all. The little cloche and cupid are wonderful. The runner, blue vases, just beautiful!

You did really good!


acorn hollow said...

Great finds I always love the blue and white items and i have no idea what the pineapple is for.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rose, I love the little rooster teapot and that white coffee pot is wonderful. I need to find a couple of new ones since the ones I just got last year fell out of the hutch and broke into pieces.

Martha said...

You found some great treasures!

The Tablescaper said...


Such treasures! Those seed pods really are amazing. I'd love to see what you do with them.

- The Tablescaper

Mary said...

The cloche is beautiful - I've never seen one with jeweled edging. The pineapple may have been a pill box perhaps? Lots of great finds here Rose.

Yesterday I was just about to walk out the thrift shop door when I spied a delightful old covered veg. bowl with crazing and stains, French blue-grey flowers. A lot of imperfect perfection for just $6.00!

Brownieville Girl said...

More great things Rose.

Love the last paperweight - what a bargain!!