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Monday, 4 June 2012

This Week's Junk Shop Jewels

A mixed bag this week, firstly these 1950s Polaroid sunglasses.  The shop I got these from has a shoe/accessories area that Missy likes to have a look at whilst I'm rummaging through the linens and haberdashery but she came wandering over to me wearing these and I just loved the shape.  I gave them the once over and for £2 decided I was going to get them although I did have to placate Missy with a garish pink bangle for 20p in order to get her to part with 'my glasses' as she was by now calling them.  Looks like I've passed the Magpie gene on to her too!
Another jelly mould to add to my collection 50p.  I recently had a reorganisation in my dining room and decided to bring my collection together on the mantle piece and they have so much more impact all together, although I may have to extend the fireplace if I purchase any more!
An old fashioned stoneware hot water bottle £5, the elderly lady that sold it to me told me she remembered that as a child she used to have one of these in the bottom of her bed to warm her feet and that although it gave her chilblains it was worth it as it was so cold at night.
Finally this old wooden trouser hanger £1.  I'd seen an idea of an innovative way to utilise one of these and had just the item in mind to hang from it.
My sister bought Missy a beautiful print of a poster that was manufactured for use in schools during the 1950s and is by Eileen Soper (the woman responsible for illustrating Enid Blyton's Famous Five series) and I was struggling to find a frame to fit and didn't want to hang it by the plastic bars that came with it as they kept slipping off under the weight of it so I used the trouser hanger.
Linking up with Liz and #MagpieMonday over on Me And My Shadow
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10 comments:

  1. Oh my you are so clever!!

    Love the sunnies too.

    We had a hot water bottle like that - I used to wrap in in a blanket and put it in the dog's bed when she was a puppy, she'd snuggle up with it at night.

    Sadly it got left outside and cracked one winter in the frost :0(

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    1. Ah bless you doggy, we had a hot bot for our dog as a puppy too, it had a green furry frog cover and we called it Pongo, she thought it was her mother. x

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  2. I love how you have hung the print! Looks beauty.
    And how do you manage to find so may jelly molds? I've not found one in all my forages x

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    1. I'll send any doubles I come across your way, there seem to be an abundance of them round here!

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  3. Great finds. I think Missie did really well and has def got your magpie tendencies.

    Great idea with the trouser hanger.

    Madison xxx

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    1. Thanks, it's great to have a flunky at ground level, she can spot the things on the lower shelves that I miss! x

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  4. Now that it just a little bit genius, I love when the thrift gods send you the last piece you need to complete a project. Very satisfying.

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    1. I have a veritable list of items I'm always on the lookout for at the chazza shops, sometimes you come up trumps and it's such a great feeling. x

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  5. Your trouser hanger idea is inspired! Love the 50's print too x

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