Friday, 4 March 2011

recent finds...

I feel like I've not posted anything for ages.  Last weekend I also had a really bad back, which has only just eased off completely.  I've never really had back pain before, so it was quite a shock!  The pain was immense, every time I got up I burst into tears because it hurt so much, it was truly horrible!  But, on the upside, I have some lovely new thrifty things to share with you all hooray!
I love my new mug so much!  It was only 50p from a local charity shop, and I love the colours and illustration on it.  Too cute.
These sewing patterns were also only 50p each from a different charity shop.  There was a whole basket full, and I really wanted to just buy them all, but resisted temptation and chose a few which I felt were realistically achievable (...maybe!)  I had a look at them earlier, they have been used therefore the pieces have been cut out, so I will need to make some adjustments, but I am excited about trying them out.  I might have a look for some fabric tomorrow, and I also need to mend my sewing machine first!
Finally, here is a selection of the many vintage greetings cards that I manage to get my hands on last week.  I think they are awesome, Steve wasn't so sure!  I have kept a few for myself, but will be taking the rest along to the Vintage Fair at Leicester Cathedral on March 19th :)

I also brought some clothes, but they are in the process of being washed, so photographs to follow!  Might try and make it to a few table top stalls at some Church halls tomorrow, I'm definitely feeling that a fun, laid back weekend is in order, fingers crossed that the sun keeps shining!

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Oh!  I almost forgot!  Remember to enter my wonderful Cuppa Tea and Cake giveaway for your chance to win a very, very super wooden brooch!

8 comments:

  1. that mug is adorable. I have back pain quiet often because I had to have an operation when i was 15 but what you had sounds like a trapped nerve. I had one in my back in November and I have never had pain like it which as I said, is saying a lot! glad your better now though

    xxx

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  2. Oooh, 50p sewing patterns!!! If it's a charity shop in Leicester are you willing to reveal which one?

    Love all your finds, the mug especially is too cute. Hope your back has fully recovered now, sounds awful!

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  3. Love your mug!
    There is a great shop in Cardiff called A Vintage Affair that sells lovely old postacrds and greetings cards. I once found on that a soldier had sent to his sweetheart back home :)
    Hope you feel better
    x

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  4. that mug is AMAZING! It's so so cute, what a great find. back pain is terrible, i had it really really bad about 2 years ago. now i never complain about slight aches! hope you're better now.

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  5. Awww that mug is so cute!!! So jealous that you found it before me :) x

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  6. The little cup is the best find! What a little cutie ^_^

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  7. I love love love that mug so much!

    Oh gosh this is such a coincidence, I have been at my Mums today sorting out the spare room and found a stash of old cards (used), so had a good rummage through and found some real quirks from late 80’s early 90’s, of very similar theme to these. Tackiness galore, I’m thinking of using them in my scrapbook :) xx

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