18 September 2010

junk rewards


we had an amazing day today, finding lots of junks for just pennies {which makes up for last weeks conclusion on junk-collecting} and then we had a lovely drive into the country, to a farm and then to an old watermill. Mr.Junkaholic and I were quite over-come with emotions {although the cream tea may have something to do with that}
just look at all the cotton reels I found, and one of them is from John Lewis, I didn't know they'd been around that long...you might just spot it below...


a trip to the market/carboot/flea is never quite complete unless you come home with a bit of enamelware, I really don't know where I am going with this collection, our kitchen looks like a 1940s scout hut.
a bit of 70s should fix that, i found these...


talking of 1940s, I'm astounded to have found this old watercolour set in a pile of rubbish, it had a bit of paper inside and on the back is written 1941. I'd like to think it has some tales to tell.
I've since cleaned it up a treat since i took this photo. The tiny paint pots are made of ceramic not plastic. I feel spurred on to do a spot of painting now.
Also, I like these tins very much and a handful of rusty old clips may be useful at some point in my like.
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more junk...pretty self explanatory...



an alternative to scrabble, a child's accordion {might need a chisel to prise this away from me} and nestling santa dolls, a peculiar notion, but i like it!



I've never really been into dolls per-say, but this one I couldn't really leave behind.


we are collecting art works to hang in our home that we have yet to buy {or save up for in fact}.


Nao found this lovely leather suitcase, with a beautiful blue lining.



can you imagine going to the airport and getting a label like this on your luggage? {well if you are quite old enough then you probably can imagine it!} I wish they were still like this, why did they have to change them anyway, it was perfectly functionable as it was.


he also found these...


...for our massive allotment on our massive garden {that we have yet to buy and yet to save up for}.


and at long last I found myself a nice mug for my cuppa, I was so happy even though it was half full of mud and with a live woodlouse in it, I took it up to the moody looking seller, and guess what....he gave it to me for free! the sun was definitely shining on me today i reckon.

So I'd say it was a successful harvest in the flea today, and I have lots more to tell you about what we got up to afterwards too. I'll save that for tomorrow me thinks.