Saturday, 31 August 2013

This weeks carboot loot...

I must admit to being somewhat of a carboot/charity shop/table top sale addict...I simply CANNOT drive past one without a little nosey about. I happened across a carboot sale today and found these treasures..





 Gorgeous vintage kids books from the 70/80's and my gavourite magazines...for 50p woohoo!

I also bought this dinky little box...which my daughter has (yet again) claimed. It is now her 'Cabinet of Curiousities' and is home to an eclectic selection of objects..and a new collection of dead bees! Yes...she is most definately taking after her mother!


I bought this 1950's bird cage last week and it will shortly be transformed into something magical and unexpected! I can't wait to start work on it! 

 but..yet again..it has been claimed by my daughter..I wil have to steal it back when she gets bored of it!
Well...got to run..we are attempting to have a bonfire and bbq although the wind has picked up quite a bit so I'm hoping I wont burn down the Orchard! Ive got marshmallows at the ready..

Take care and I hope you've had a fun Summer too.... Love from Lisa...the DoTtY BiRd xxxxx

9 comments:

  1. those books are just too fabulous!

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    1. they really are! I'm such a big kid!! :)

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  2. What great finds my daughter is the same and always has first dibs of any finds and swap gifts!! The little box is such a good find and after asking my hubby ( he keeps canaries) I thought I would tell you that it is a budgie show cage and it is at least thirty or forty years old. I can't wait to see what you do with it. x

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    1. thank you Tracy! I posted a picture of it on facebook a few days ago and a few people said the same..I love the idea that its been used to show off budgies! It will hopefully be a fun little show piece again..but this time it will involve mice and birds...of the sewn variety! x

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  3. Wow beautiful illustrations in old books, I love it!

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    1. They are my favourite thrifting find! :)

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  4. I can see why you had to buy those gorgeous old books!!!
    And I love the dead bee collection! Made me smile!!! :-)
    Carly
    x

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    1. hehe! We also have a collection of dead butterflies now too..I dread to think what is next!

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