|A sneaky preview of my spoils cosying up with my previous buys namely the F&M hamper (£6.99) |
and cute basket (60p)
I was up at the crack of dawn as the first one started at 10 am and I had to make my own way there by tube because Mr J and P was using the car to deposit Little Miss J and P at her first social engagement of the day. Damn children and their active social lives!
I arrived at the venue (an old people's home) half an hour early and they just let me in. No queue, nothing! Well, dear readers, there was barely anything on offer. The clothes table, for instance, consisted of 4 baseball caps and a handful of neatly folded jumpers and that was your lot! I was in and out in 30 seconds and on the phone to Mr J and P to whisk me away to the next jumble at 11 am.
Good old Mr J and P did a marvellous job getting us to the next venue before 11 even when I directed him to Hazelwood ROAD in Bushey Hill when the jumble was actually at Hazelwood LANE in Palmers Green. Oops! Luckily, they weren't too far away from each other.
Dear readers, I've been jumbling for a fair few years, as you know, and this jumble sale had to be one of the biggest I've ever been too. Soooo big, in fact, that it never felt unbearably busy even though there were crowds of people. The school hall was massive and outside, in the playground, was the bric a brac stall, toys and games and furniture and big items. Yowser! Jumble Sale Heaven without a doubt. They even had tables of vintage clothes. Very savvy of them. Mind you, by the time I got to those tables there was a preponderence of shrunken jumpers, many with indelible stains!
The third jumble sale, in the afternoon, was just down the road from where the first one had been. Lordy, it wasn't good. The pricing policy was odd to say the least. Some old codger was very miffed when told by one of the volunteers that a dress he wanted to buy for his two year old grand-daughter was £3! At a jumble sale! After causing a fuss (with me egging him on) a 3 items for £1 policy was put in place, which was more like it although they insisted that a pair of pyjamas I'd picked out for Little Miss J and P was 2 items, even though you wouldn't want to buy one without the other, would you?
Well, you've been very patient, dear readers, so I'll stop my wittering tout de suite and show you my spoils.
Let the good times roll........
When I was little I always wanted a set of Russian dolls. Yay, at last, all the way from the USSR:
Only the other week I was drooling rather disgustingly over Lynda at Hooking with LaaLaa's most gorgeous crocheted pot holders here. Huzzah, I've found my very own:
Here they are on display in the kitchen:
Oh dear, I think another obsession may be coming on: tins:
|A "silver rose" tin|
A Rowntree Mackintosh tin which says on it "Buttons by kind permission of "The Button Queen", London. Not sure what this is about but I do know that "The Button Queen" is a shop in Marylebone, London which sells nothing but BUTTONS. Blimey, the very thought of it is making me perspire with excitement.
A highly useful (er hem) blow-up plastic cushion:
A cutesy bunny tablecloth:
This has to be one of the star buys: a fabulous piece of Australiana. Get a load of this tablecloth:
This towel (in perfect nick) has made me come over all nautical:
Dreamy isn't it?
In our bathroom:
Well ,dear readers, that's all for now. I'll be stringing out my buys over two posts because there's nothing like ramping up the suspense factor, is there?
Before I go, "three" is most certainly my lucky number because I've won THREE giveaways recently!
|Thank you Justine @ Emmabearforever|
|Thank you Claire @beautifulthingsbyclairehttp://www.beautifulthingsbyclaire.blogspot.com/|
|Thank you Susan @ teadiary|