Monday, 12 March 2012

Car Boot Loot #15

Well after a rubbish start with the new charity shop, it's finally come good.  Remember I missed out on the lovely F&M picnic hamper?  I've been visiting the charity shop nearly every day after I drop the Wee Man off at school and over the weeks I have come home with some rather fabulous finds.

These are my most recent.

A set of gorgeous mini playing cards.  I bought them to put my handmade flower hair clips on.  I thought the pink birdies on the backs would look lovely.  It wasn't until I got home and had a proper look at them, I realised what a bargain I got.  All the face cards are different and oh so gorgeous.  Instead of Queens there are "Ds" and the Jacks are "Bs".  I'm thinking Duchesses and Barons?  Anyone know? I showed them to the Big Man and he suggested they should be framed since they are so lovely.





I also got a set of vintage "Lexicon" playing cards.  I know they sell on Ebay for a fair bit so I'm toying with the idea of selling them on, however my wannabe crafty mind is going into overdrive thinking of things I could do with them.  A Google search is in the offing.



Of course some more vintage china.  A set of Royal Albert Gossamer tea cups, saucers and tea plates.  I love the colours and the fine marbling detail.  A bit different from my usual vintage flowery desgins but the colours are divine.



 That's my lot for this week.  What Loot did you get?  


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15 comments:

  1. Those teacups are lovely and a little different!

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  2. Oh yes, those first set of cards are lovely and the teacups are divine - beautiful colours. Humph, I haven't bought anything from a charity shop in months. Months, I tell you! *sulk*. xx

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  3. Oh goody goddy yum yums.Love the cards I buy cards I dunno why lol and those are the nicest I have seen,I do love that teaset too.My finds have been few and far between but that my be because I am trying not to go so often as I am trying to dehoard.

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  4. Great finds :) Am loving those playing cards - I use cards to display my brooches/jewellery when selling - however those are almost too nice to do that too.

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  5. Are the mini playing cards german? I'm sure we had some with the same letters on, advertising giveaways from my dad's work years ago (Vailiant boilers).

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  6. Fabulous finds - especially the cups.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  7. Lovely cards - I will be interested to see what you end up doing with them

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  8. Great finds! None of our local car boot sales are open until April! I can't wait until I can start trolling them!

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  9. Wow! What a pretty haul! The tea cups are divine! x

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  10. wow, i love everything you bought, i am looking for pretty card sets on ebay at the moment.

    I managed to buy so much this week, and all for so little. I would like to blame it on car boot season starting up again, but half of what i found were in the charity shops! Now ive just added all the photos to my blog i cant believe how much i came home with!
    Aqeela xx

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  11. The tea cups are so nice.....

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  12. Those teacups are beautiful. Just imagine a cuppa out of them (with a cake/biscuit of course) you'd feel right posh.

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  13. Those cards are gorgeous, at least if you're using them for display you still get to keep them! Front or back would work - so pretty.

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