Thursday, 7 May 2009

thrifty thursday

Since wednesday is a car boot day for me I have decided to do a weekly 'thrifty finds' post (mmm.....I wonder how long I will keep it up?) 

pretty mop buttons, some more embroidered tray cloths, and china posy earrings without their clips

a new rose enamel bowl

and my favourite, a vintage rose deckchair, not my usual colours, but I love, love, love it.
It wasn't for sale, the man was just using it to sit on, but a persuaded him to let me have it for a fiver.

nothing to do with thrifting, but I thought I'd share some photos I took a couple of weeks ago of my rapidly multiplying potted flowers. It such a nice change from this view.


  1. Lots of very different and very pretty florals.

  2. Love all your finds, especially the enamel bowl and deckchair. Your plants also look beautiful - I love the mix of containers you've used xx

  3. The deckchair is so cute :)

    How funny, I keep imagining the lovely man now with nowhere to sit and you trapsing off with his floral chair ;)


  4. How pretty the flowers look in their lovley containers.


  5. I cannot believe you were cheeky enough to ask the man to buy his deck chair!

    Great buys though!

    Vanessa x

  6. Love all your little flower pots and am inspired ...LOVE the MOP buttons and mostly - love that you got a chair that wasn't for sale !!

  7. ooh preeeeeeety Jess! I adore the chair (you meany!..poor chairless chap -mind you I think I'd have tried that tactic too!!) and I love that french enamelware, I've never seen a lovely pink one like yours but I have some plates in blue just the same
    Your pots of flowers look gorgeous I've been thinking about doing some pansies in teacups lately, with all those pretty rosebud ones I can't seem to sell!
    Have a lovely weekend x

  8. Oh my goodness! such memories have come floding back to me - we used to have those deckchairs when i was a kid!! x

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  13. I love that chair! I'm not sure I would have given it a second glance though- I do that to frequently, and always regret it. I guess my decorator brain hasn't "fully developed" yet. :P

  14. oh my goodness my parents had those chairs for camping !


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