Tuesday, January 17, 2012
'Junking' in January
The flea markets have begun again for the New Year - Sunday was a particularly fine January day...perfect for a spot of rootling through junk! Here are some of the items that came home with me...
I bought this book from the 1950s, which I loved because of the fabrics it features - Similar to many I use myself in my handmade products.
A painted umbrella stand and pretty parasol.
French fabric covered box full of buttons.
Teeny millinery flowers and a 1/2 dolls head to recycle.
Antique copper slipper storage box.
A case full of little film boxes in need of re-purposing...Perhaps gift boxes?
Trims and ribbons for handmade treasures...
Fabrics and lace too!
A double size lace bedspread.
A tantalising selection - The filigree brass triangle shaped piece will become a doll's tiara, I think.
Country kitchen scales.
Rusty keys and knitting needles.
A pair of cottage prints.
A painted table and a triple dressing table mirror.
(All for the shop.)
And for me...
This cute musical jewel box - The bird on the perch swings to-and-fro when the drawer is opened!
And a cottage print to add to my collection (which I shall show (one day!) when the bedroom make-over is complete...)
All the items for the shop found their way there today. I have almost completed the changes I said I was making, so will try and show them in my next blog post.
Hope you're having a lovely week so far,
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 8:31 pm