Tuesday, 17 August 2010

*Boot*iful bargains...and a card!

Over the weekend I was chuffed to bits to pick up some prettiful things AND finish a card I had started at the last crop. On Saturday I took the girls and we trundled off down to the New Forest to pick up my Mum, she had spent a lovely week with one of my Aunts who live down there. Anyway...as we drove into the little village they live in we saw a sign for a Garage Sale a few doors down....well, it would have been rude not to have gone and had a rummage wouldn't it???? So thats what we did.....Lauren came home with a huge excercise stepper machine! Chloe found some odds and ends she liked and then proceeded to win lots of bits and bobs on the tombola....and I discovered a gorgeous silver brooch with some lovely blue stone cabouchons on it which I just HAD to have. Then as we were about to leave I spotted some fabulously pretty and delicate cotton lace doilies...a set of 6...and at the bank breaking price of.....50p!!!!!! I have plans for them he!he!he!

We had a lovely trip home and then on Sunday we trotted off to a local boot sale, where I found a really lovely old fashioned cut glass cake stand, a real bargain at £1.50( I soon soaked it in vinegar at home and had it sparkling!). A few stalls along I came across a flower display in a porcelain basket( which was a bit tacky tbh), but I loved the flowers ( they are very much like Prima stylee). I asked how much, to be told £2.50. Well, I liked the flowers, but not £2.50 much of niceness there for me I'm afraid. So I went to walk away saying Oh, I only really wanted the flowers...and the woman piped up and said "£1 for the flowers and then I can still sell the basket"...Deal done!! I beheaded all 8 of them from their wirey stems as soon as I got home and they will be appearing on some layouts before long I suspect.

So we headed into the last row of stalls and I saw some sparkling sequins poking out of a brown box. When I pulled it out I found it was a gorgeous belt made of various medallions of sequin each of the medallionss and embroidered flowers edged with delicate gold stitches, the seller let me have it for 50p..I couldn't believe my luck. So I am now separating each of the medallions and tucking them away safe for just the right page to come along....so a fruitful weekend it has to be said! I just love a bargain...don't you?
I also snatched a few minutes to finish this card that I had originally started at the last crop at Cardinal Colours

The image was very kindly given to me by my lovely friend Lynn ( thanks Hunxx)
The papers are from the Papermania Capsule collection and the bow is made from crochet ribbon. Linda very kindly gave me a goody bag last month to try and kick my mojo and those lush larger blossoms and crystal flower were in it ( Thanks to you too Linda.xx) Ahhh yes and I used quite a bit of Stickles too ;)

Right, thats it from me...just to say don't forget about your chance to win a superb prize over at The Scrapology Blog you still have time to create your page and get it to us either by linking to your blog post of it or indeed emailing it ( all details on the blog)....so what are you waiting for...come on and join in the fun! We would love to see you there.
Warmest wishes Anita..xxx


  1. Hi Anita

    Wow what an amazing weekend of finding bargain treasures you have had! They all look bootiful, I never find anyting but tat when I go rummaging!!

    Hope all is ok with you hun?

    Take care

    Sarah x

  2. Wow what a treasure trove :) Well Done you. That card is gorgeous too. Still got my thinking cap on about the scrapology lo :)

  3. I used to live on the edge of the Forest, and went walking at least twice a week. Now I'm on the 'other side' and miss it so much - though I do have the beach to cheer me up :) Fantastic bargains... I am so jealous. The card is just beautiful - another show of your fantastic talent :)

  4. Well done on the bargains and I love the card - it is so pretty. Thanks for the reminder about the challenge on Scrapology - my thunking cap is on!!!

  5. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies :).xx

  6. What beautiful, eclectic finds you made there, Anita! I am sure that they will look lush on a layout .... such a shame about the flood! I hope things are sparkling in the kitchen now, at least. :)