I was very kindly given the heads up on a school summer fete by a kindly neighbourly stallholder last week, and went along yesterday morning with a pocket full of money and free arms ready for the scramble. Scramble it was, but worth it.
Here's my haul.....
An Antler travel/vanity bag, it looks like i'm hiding a big hole in it with my tray cloths, but i'm not. The outside is in quite good condition. Inside has a few watermarks on the taffetta lining if anyone has any tips to remove them from the fabric, i'd be very grateful to hear them. The vanity case is destined to house my growing collection of crochet doilies and traycloths, of which i scored a few more. I also picked up a lovely Samuel Lamont Irish linen tablecloth.
The tablecloth was 'freshly' laundered and wrapped in celophane by Lady Jane fabric care service. "for people who take pride in their appearance" Ok, laundered but maybe not so recently freshly.
I keep picking up these little shakers, I have visions of presenting my daughter with a whole pile of them filled with different coloured glitter (probably seen on Pinterest) But the thought of glitter all over everyone and everything in my house makes me shudder.
Perhaps when she's a bit bigger.....like.....34.
I have been using a fancy jar with a pierced lid as a flower shaker for some time. The glass one I had broke and I improvised. The fancy jar served me well until I found this little baby yesterday for .20c
I don't think its old, it's just perfectly simple and practical and i like that.
The bone handled knives will be added to my own stash. Nabbed for .20c a piece too!
One of my long term thrift wish list items was a glass cake dome. Once washed up she sparkled. There is not a mark or chip on her.
Thinking i may have to get cake making again.
Finally a 1950's Vacco flask which i cleaned up and then researched, to find that the base screws off and contains a glass bottle for holding milk. I didn't even realise the base was removable when i was cleaning it. Bonus!
The yellow Le Creuset saucepan was also a steal, and most appropriate colouration for a thrifty bee.!
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