10 December 2009

I'm back and I've been to...

the mARKET! and also the Isle of Wight, but more about that later...
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments in my absence. I feel suitably refreshed and ready for all the festivities and mince pie eating and so-forth.
And how lovely to discover my hundredth, no, hundred and oneth, follower! It's great to know some people out there are interested in my junk and mumblings!
This weeks junk collection service brought us... a pecking hen toy, this kind of thing keeps me amused for years (small minds etc...)

Crimbo boxes.

We bought some books, and some bits of books! I use these to display our jewellery.
Those Victorian were mad I think, are these cats having a tea party? Weird.

...and a frog worried about getting wet in the rain! I love it!

Although religious, these tiny books are perfect for displaying our rings I think...

These playing cards are for a secret project...

So that was this weeks pickings. I have lots more to show you of our accidental trip to the Isle of Wight and some old photos of the Junkaholics predecessors, exciting or what?
AND soon to come are a new collection of RUST jewellery, for sale here in Britain for once! I'll keep you posted, bye for now!


  1. Welcome back!! :)))

  2. So good that you are back with new creative ideas. Turid

  3. all lovely things! the bird prints are beautiful. x

  4. Oooo, love these. Wait, what is that top photograph? It's a toy and it spins, right?!

  5. merchandising is so important. i feel like shopping an experience all the way to the cash registar when they wrap your new item.

  6. Hey! Welcome back :) I love your musings. And seeing your junk finds. LOVE the illustrations.

  7. Those pecking hen toys mesmerize me - I saw one for the first time at an estate sale a while back and regret not picking it up! Also, I agree with you 100% - the Victorians were mad to have come up with all those crazy animal illustrations - I have a bunch, myself - they're hilarious! - but mad in the funniest possible way!

  8. HURRAH! your back!

  9. As usual I love all of your junk finds! We're supposed to me moving to London in February so I hope I can make an appointment with you to see your showroom and pick out something nice for myself one day. I'm crazy about the hare and pearl ring, though I might just have to admire it for a while. Looking forward to all the great junking in and around London too!

  10. I always look seeing your market finds-- vintage shopping seems so different in Britain! (Or maybe it's just my quaint idea of it) I come across little leather religious books like that a lot at estate sales... maybe I'll buy one next time to use for displays too.

  11. I think I need to come thrifting with you... lov ethe pecking hen toy!