Sunday, 28 August 2011

Eclectic Finds


Whitby has so many interesting side streets and plenty of independent shops selling all manner of beautiful bargains both new and second hand.  I like to visit for the historic feel of the place, the gorgeous views and to be by the sea (fish and chips don't go amiss either!) but the other bonus is the shopping.  The little oriental-type fan was 50p and came from a tiny shop decked out in multicoloured tie-dye scarves, shell covered trinkets and crystal balls that was close enough to the sea front to pick up the scent of the sea.


When it comes to purses I'll always love frame ones, my Nannie had a gigantic one with so many pockets and sections and I've looked for one like hers ever since, instead I seem to end up with the little ones that are great for change and little else.  But they still make that snappy noise I love so much and the oriental pattern on this one caught my eye, well worth the 20p I handed over!


Thank you due to Cancer Research for the next couple of lovely things I found.  Dangerous place to end up on a rainy Wednesday with money burning a hole in my pocket and my magpie goggles firmly in place but I got off fairly lightly and came away with change from a fiver.  Another sweetie dish - can you ever have too many?  Our survey says: No.  Sparkly and round for a pound!


This one caught my eye as it had a more oldy-worldy feel to it but was full of some ancient bath salts and looked as though the glass was frosted with the stopper jammed tight in sticky adhesive though at 20p it was worth taking a chance to see if it would scrub up.  The clean, shiny look of it now is testament to boiling water and a touch of Fairy Liquid - for hands that do dishes!


A lovely copy of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte was the find of the day for £2.  I'm one of 'those' people - library loving, page flipping book-coveters who can't resist a pretty version of a well worn favourite.


Silver on blue - dreamy and timeless, reminds me of some of the heavy tomes I've seen in second hand book shops at eye watering prices.


Gratuitous end paper shot.  Imagining the same pattern on indulgent silk brocade made into a quilted throw of some sort to snuggle under and read.

Hope you're all having a brilliant weekend whatever you're doing!




Linking to: Flea Market Finds with Sophie over at Her Library Adventures and Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl and Thrifty Things Friday on The Thrifty Groove

25 comments:

  1. Oh Wuthering Heights is one of my very favourites! What a beautiful find!
    Sophie x

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  2. Love the glass jar, I have a similar one that I just adore.

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  3. Lovely finds Jem. I love the candy jars. The book would have been impossible for me to resist too! Why oh why can't they make more books that look this classy and beautiful these days? (I'm told it's cost....but surely...sighhh)

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  4. Great finds and you are quite right! You never have too many sweetie dishes!

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  5. love that flask! hmmm... what could you use it for?

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  6. i agree, the paper at the end of the book is amazing, it would make a beautiful wall paper. and i really like the oriental fan, i like the fineness/sheerness (?) of it, i have a couple with birds on them, they are my favourite things in my house. happy reading that gorgeous book!

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  7. Great finds. The glassware is very pretty. x

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  8. L\I love the book, beautiful, and such a perfect Yorkshire classic, a momento for your trip.

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  9. Please could you do another post showing us little nooks and crannies in your home? I just love your photography and always feel all calm and inspired when you show us your lovely finds. It's like a satisfying cuppa with a home-made scone.

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  10. That glass is beautiful! The book is beautiful I have to get around to reading it one day.

    E :)

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  11. The book is so lovely. Great find!

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  12. Love the purse and fan cant believe how cheap they were.

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  13. speaking of fish and chips, I think it'll be in the menu today just need to wait for the shop to open in the afternoon hehe...but i seriously loveee your oriental fan and purse and yes i do love the snappy sound the purse makes too! gotta love those sparkly and shiny jars and i think u got a great bargain there! i too always love old and worn books! love all your finds, Jem! x susan

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  14. Gosh! Prices in London charity shops are astronomical compared! Love the glassware, I'm fond of all things oriental, and the book is perfect for your part of the world. Being a Dorset girl, I feel the same when I find a Thomas Hardy.

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  15. I really want to try and get my hands on some of the hardback version of classics. Especially any of the Bronte novels so you have a great great find there!

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  16. This edition of Wuthering Heights is awesome! Your other finds are great as well, but my fave is definitely the book!

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  17. You found some really cool things, but I must say that my favorite is the book. There is something about finding an old favorite that just makes your soul sing.

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  18. I love your finds, well done!

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  19. Beautiful finds! I understand your Whitby love, tis an amazing place!
    xx

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  20. Beautiful finds, esp the glass, i have the same sweetie dish! There really is nothing more satisfying that taking home a grimey find and seeing how well it scrubs up. You got so many bargains! Scarlett x

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  21. You did so well - I'm really jealous of everything. One day I will have beautiful copies of every book I like! That fan is so pretty too.

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  22. thats a pretty,gorgeous copy of Wuthering Heights Jem,id not have been able to walk away from it either,it looks so old.

    youve got a huge haul here!x

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  23. Love the purse and strangely I have that same version of Wuthering Heights and have always loved the end papers too :)xx

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  24. Beautiful finds. I have been on a bit of a book hunt myseld lately - the older the better.
    Your glass bottles are truly wonderful. There is no way you could go wrong but I am so happy they cleaned up perfectly.

    Hmm, crystal balls at the op shoppe?
    I never find that sort of thing here.

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  25. All the pretty glass pieces are wonderful. But, I really adore the purse! I love interesting purses and this is a fun one! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fantastic week!

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