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Monday, 11 April 2016

Thrifty Shopping

So who else would go to a jumble sale and pick up what i thought was a bit of net curtaining and then realise they had bought a vintage wedding veil 30ps worth of nice , not a clue what i will do with this its very 1950s 1960s . I thought the dressing up box could use it , but the munchkin has once again never shown an interest in anything but his Mike the Knight suit many moons ago . Maybe one of them will produce a grandaughter one day , but i think it will be waiting a very long while .


But my favourite find has to be some booklets of 1930s embroidery transfers , complete with my favourite Crinoline lady , they wont go far i can squirrel these away in my vast collection .I paid far to much £1.50, for them , you can buy an awful lot of out of date spuds with that amount..lol

   

Finally from the Bridge Community Venue , I got a whole carrier bag full of crocheted doilies , theres an awful lot of beautiful tatted ones , a myriad of colours and designs , miles of tatted trim , always useful a whole £1 the bagfull I just need a big dark velvet curtain and i can see a cushion project coming on . I will add it to the car boot hunting list . So thats my thrift budget for the week £2.80


Just need the weather to get that bit better and warmer and i will feel the urge to actually do a car boot myself, theres a winters worth of castoffs to dispose of , once i get motivated . But working seven days a week is a bit of a killer I'm afraid

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  1. Kate, it might be worth doing a little research on vintage wedding veils I suspect it could be worth some money. Love the doilies a great find.

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  2. just looked on ebay , theres a great many listed , not many sell , only the older, bigger and more spectacular are valuable . But the biggest shocker is the price of a Barbie Wedding dress and veil , I will certainly look for those on my travels. £12 upwards for dolls clothes isnt to be sneezed at

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    1. I sold a lot of my old Sindy and Barbie dolls' clothes on ebay for very good money - lots of bids on them. They are definitely worth looking out for. It was sad to see them go but it was a case of needs must.

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    2. I often build collections of what at the time are considered worthless tat , but then they get trendy and the cost soars. Mollie makes and other glossy craft and home magazines really boost prices

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  3. I love those doilies and would be dotting them around my bedroom to stop things scratching the furniture

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    1. the main scratcher of furniture in this house is big furry and ginger a doily wouldnt stop him , in fact i think hed have a great time with them

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  4. What fabulous finds. I love the doilies-x-

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    1. i feel a cushion urge with the doilies

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  5. Those wedding veils make great bath scrubbers (I'm such a romantic, me!) I've seen those doilies sewn on the back of denim jackets and waistcoats, bet they'd sell to a crafter on eBay. xxx

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    1. i must admit the only reason i picked up the veil was because i was looking for some new netting for this years cabbage cages ..lol

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  6. Just love the transfers, oh the crinoline lady will be beautiful. You deserved them! Love the doilies also, so many uses. Hope you score big with the bridal veil. :)

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  7. The transfers are great. I especially love the bag full of doilies! What a great price for all of them!

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