Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thrifty Tuesday

On Tuesdays I try to do a quick whip around the charity shops to see if there are any lovely things that I couldn't possibly live without. Very often there isn't or maybe there will be one thing. This Tuesday I was very pleased to find a beautiful blue jug with two tiny yachts inside for the grand total of 40p!




A beautiful blue teapot. I am trying to introduce more candy colours into my kitchen and this teapot is perfect.



A pretty little spring time tablecloth




But the piece de resistance has to be this wonderful vintage sylko cotton dispenser. I am not ashamed to say folks that I begged the lady in the shop to sell this to me as she didn't want to. They were selling the cottons individually and she was quite reluctant at first. I can be very persuasive when I need to be and she made me very happy when she said I could buy it, cotton reels and all. How perfect is that for my vintage sewing room? I won't ever have to buy cotton again!


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32 comments:

Calamity Tat said...

Oh I feel a song coming on "I love candy" fa tra la la... nice jug :-)

Kristy said...

I can't even comment I'm so jealous!

rebecca said...

I am so impressed - what a find!

AnastasiaC said...

the little milk jug is precious! love the cotton thread holder - how unusual!!! lovely finds!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That cotton thread holder is fabulous..... but that jug with the little sailboats is too precious!! :)

Heidi said...

What a great day at the thrift! I love the little jug, and the thread holder. Wow. How cool is that.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love it when you find great things that are meant for you? I'm also introducing more candy colors. I found an aqua pyrex bowl today & an old china plate from England with turquoise band that I had been hoping to one day find (I saw one in a decorating mag in someone's home). I just wish we had more bargain prices here - I think they are too savvy in CA & the great stuff is few & far between - especially since the thrift store I visit is on a street with many, many antique shops.

Anonymous said...

oh, I forgot my name above - it's tammy not annonymous. :)

Wendz said...

Wow Dons - all those pieces are fabulous...I especially love the blue jug. Well done.

kelly said...

Donna, those are some great pieces but that Syl-ko display and threads is SO incredible!!!! I absolutely love it. What a find! lucky girl.

grumpy old woman said...

Wow, Dons, what fabulous things!
The thread dispenser is amazing - it just proves that you shouldn't take 'no' as an answer - your persistance paid off.
Well done you!

~(:o})=

Angel Jem said...

Love the holder! I remember buying thread from one like that when I was little. And you will love using it everytime! Enjoy!

ramblingwoman said...

Cooool!

Amy said...

oh wow! I DO love your cotton dispenser, I've been after one like that for simply ages!

andsewtosleep said...

Oh heck, now I'm going to have to admit to being totally green with envy. I love,love,love that cotton holder. Do you want to sell it Donna??!! Mary

lettuce said...

what to say, Donna? what they said - fab!

Pod said...

i suspected you'd have nice jugs
;0P

(and a snatch at 40p!! oops...ever so sorry)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

That Sylko dispenser has found one happy owner! Well done with the persistance Donna!

I absolutely adore the little blue jug with the tiny yatchs too....looks similar to a certain designer's china range!

See you next week!
Niki x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

That's 'yachts' - sorry for the typo! - better get some sleep!

Donna said...

Thank you to everyone who commented. I am rather pleased with my purchases and sorry but no I really don't want to sell my sylko dispenser, I just adore it.

And as for you Pod you naughty, naughty boy, enough about my jugs already and as for a 40p snatch, how very dare you sir! I only put up with this sort of cheeky behaviour because it's you you know ;-p

Pod said...

would you like to smack my naughty little bot-bot Dita??
;0p

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a very naughty blog commenter you have there, Donna! Have you ever considered zapping him into blogoblivion?
BTW, nice finds.... I love thrift shops and charity shops. I can't pass one by, just havta go in!

grumpy old woman said...

Hi ex-shammickite

As Donna's mother I would generally be annoyed on Don's behalf if someone were to step over the mark but pod has a special dispensation - because he's pod and he's special .....

~(:o})=

Abraham Lincoln said...

My first time here.

I really like the spool thread holder. I have never seen anything like that before.
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Max said...

Wow what great finds! My kitchen is that baby blue colour, it is so fresh and happy. I was thinking about introducing those colours all over my house! I dread to think how much you ended up paying for your thread dispensor!! :)

Ragged Roses said...

That jug is gorgeous - 40p! I can't believe it. Such a pretty colour too. You should go hunting more than once a week!
Kim

Donna said...

Hahaha Yes Pod is a naughty, but rather lovely, boy. Take no notice of his behaviour and he'll soon stop ;-)

Max - I paid £20 for it!!!!

Kim - I do try to thrift several times a week if I can but always on a Tuesday.

Pod said...

gasp.....you wouldn't zap me away would you?? or worse still ignore me?? no! no!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Only £20??? Donna, how did you manage that? It's fabulous and along with several others, I'm totally envious!

Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow. If you feel the need to put the sylko dispenser in your car, then I'll happily take it off your hands!!!

Sue xx

Gina said...

Woah! That is super cool! I've never seen anything like it, good work scoring that gem!

GigerVamp said...

wow, what a brilliant find! and i love the little jug, it's so sweet.

weirdbunny said...

How fantastic !!! How ever did you persuade the lady to sell you the cotton reel despenser. Did you have to pay a lot for it?