Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Whats on my workdesk today?

Nothing to show in progress (box for Sherry is still under wraps) but these are my bargain buys down the local charity shop.



A flower press for 50p. (That's for me as I press a lot of flowers, usually under a heavy book. Look what I found inside though, a beautiful rose which I will put in Eliza Evans book along with the pansies already there.)
A wooden boat for 50p. This speaks of pirates and tresasure to me and will be transformed shortly.
Packet of 48 papers for £1.50 instead of £3.99. Sure to get used in the future for something as yet unknown.
2 sets of 3 little nibble dishes one red one gold 75p a set. Have in my minds eye to do a christmas table decoration using these as I have a long table runner in these colours.
A wooden gold coloured star for 20p and a wire spirral name place setting decoration for 50p. Now these I am going to use to showcase each day starting Dec 1st the little decorated countdown christmas boxes (a swap I entered into) I should be recieving any time now in the post. (I know they have left the USA.)
But finally my best buys the two wooden bambi's for 10p each. Repainted in brown with red noses they are going to be transformed into reindeer pulling a sleigh. (Now how difficult can it be to make a sleigh!!)

Oh yes I do like to keep busy.
The smocked material is still drapped over my sewing machine in the background as I just love looking at it and the christmas materials I showcased have now been made into the Mug Rug on my previous post.
If you want to see what everyone else has been up to this week then pop over to Julia's blog to find out.

25 comments:

  1. Some great finds there Mrs A! I love the spiral name setting thingy - sounds as though your purchases have already got your creative Christmas juices flowing!

    Oh, the box, the box!!! I think when it arrives I'll have to give it to OH to hide away until Christmas day as I know it's going to be wonderful and definitely worth waiting for!

    Sherry xx

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  2. Gosh so love a great bargain and you sure have found some there.I have those wee christmas tree dishes i put nibbles in if i can recall they were nearer 99p each!
    Yes i will hopefully mojo allows upload the finished album next tuesday as it's due to go to its rightful owner by the saturday.Want to get it done so i can get on with other bits
    have great evening hugs judex3

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  3. Great finds and I agree about the bambis!
    The blue Really Useful box you saw on my blog was bought at Staples I think. Cool isn't it! If you Google 'Really Useful Box' you'll probably find lots of stockists!
    Chrissie #5

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  4. You have got some fabby finds there! I haven't found any charity shops here in Calgary yet... but I love them at home and always come out with a bag of mojo!! Annette #85

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  5. What fab finds. I'm really looking forward to watching the changes you make to them all. You asked where I got my RU boxes from? Here is the link...
    http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/uk/
    I ordered all you can see along my new unit at the same time and alas a couple of the box lids were broken in transit but I rang them up to tell them and they replaced them by the next day....brilliant service :-)
    I've just got to fill them all now :-)
    A x

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  6. WOW your local charity store is a real trove of treasures. Looks like you have a lot of fun in store!

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  7. I love charity shops so much...I have a browse on an almost daily basis.
    Sue xx 77

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  8. some great bargains there, love the reindeer, Have A HAPPY WOYWW ((Lyn)) #54

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  9. Gotta love charity shops - I'm always popping into mine. Those two bambi's are gorgeous - cannot wait to see your creations :-)

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  10. I admit I love to trawl the Charity shops and you ahve found some smashing things here. Thank you for sharing your finds with me and also for popping past my workdesk this week xxx

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  11. Looks like you found some great things! Love the Christmas tree! #104

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  12. Hi! Christmas came early for you! Lots of great buys- my favorite is the flower press. I've done a lot of pressing, but since I use books and put the books under more books, I usually forget and find them after years and years! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  13. Mrs. A., what wonderful deals you found - I would love to find great things like that here but not so - I think the workers take the good stuff for themselves first. Hahaha - can't wait to see the matchboxes from your swap that you'll receive. How fun!

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  14. Ohh you did do well - I like the christmas tree servers. And you plans for the bambi!

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  15. Sounds like you have lots of good stuff on the go! Have fun with it all... Maz (65) x

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  16. That is some great finds.. thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

    Hug
    Shirley Pumpkin #47

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  17. I never find stash like that in my charity shop!! ;)
    xxx

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  18. I love bargins like these thanks for sharing ~127

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  19. Thanks for having a peek at my desk. I love your charity finds, especially the xmas dishes.
    Sandra

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  20. Lovely bargains...I can't wait to see what you do with them! #89

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  21. Great finds. I do so love a good rummage in the local charity shops; some of my best hurricane lanterns have come from them. I bet the reindeer will be fabulous in their new coats.

    Bernie #11

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  22. You cant beat a good old rummage round a charity shop or three lol
    You mentioned you wanted to know more about the clay baking with a melt pot, i have put a little post up on my blog here

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  23. Oh what bargains! My daughter has one of those flower presses that my Mum gave her when she was tiny - she still loves it now as a teen they are fabby.

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  24. Well you have got a busy desk here with lots of nice things to use. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)

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