Sunday, 15 April 2012

Pick and Mix











Have you ever seen something in a photo or a film that superglued itself to your imagination? When I was a kid I caught a few minutes of a Sunday afternoon movie in which a girl found a cigar box full of jewellery buried in the woods. I can't say I shouldered my shovel and got digging amongst the nearest clump of trees but I did spot a couple of cigar boxes on my favourite market stall today which'll make a good home for the vintage jewellery I picked up earlier in the week. 

Bit of an odd mixture of finds this week; a Royal Stafford tea trio, a blue and white Noritake cake plate, a Royal Albert milk jug, a book on Wartime Recipes, cigar boxes and jewellery. Now I'm reading that sentence back it sounds like the vintage version of the Generation Game conveyor belt, minus the cuddly toy - but that is what tends to happen when I don't have anything specific to look for, occupational hazard of being a magpie.



Linking to Flea Market Finds and Thrift Share Monday

25 comments:

  1. Those are the best days when the finds are so diverse! Finding a box in the woods with jewelry happens sometimes when you Geocache! Saw you over at Flea Market Finds :)

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  2. Jem....LOVE the cake plate!

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  3. It's funny how some images stick with us, certain imagery... i have a couple of those too that may have led to an occasional irrational thrifty purchase, but mostly just keep me looking for those special things for my home. I especially love that chunky necklace you found, just gorgeous!

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  4. But what a fun week after all! Quite eclectic, but treasures!
    Ruth

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  5. What lovely finds and the memories to match! Well done. Enjoy sunday, I'm off to a flea market today!

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  6. Fantastic finds and stunning images! X

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  7. I know exactly what you mean and I love that old cigar box. Funnily enough I have a cedar wood cigar box I bought in Havana for the sole purpose of keeping jewellery in - far nicer that stinky old cigars!

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  8. The paper covering the cigar box is fab - and I hope some of your new sparklies will still be draped over the jug, as that's a great image xx

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  9. Love the blue and white plate - a fab find!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  10. As usual Jem, great photos!
    Di
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  11. The first thing that came to mind I read this post was that sort of mobile hanging in Winona Ryders room in 'Autumn in New York'!!! I have wanted to create something like that in my future house ever since I saw it and when that movie is on television I watch it just to see that creation! Love the cigar boxes, a great way to package jewelry. Hope you are really well!

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  12. It would be amazing to find a box like that :) I always had a dream of moving house and finding great treasures in the loft!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  13. Lovely finds as usual Jem! I'd love to look around your home - it must be filled with the most wonderful treasures!! :-)

    xxx

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  14. you find such amazing and lovely things Jem! I want to go shopping with you :) xxx

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  15. these pictures are adorable im so jealous of your finds :)...please check out my blog let me know what you think...maybe follow if you fancy? :)x

    pretty-quirky.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm impressed - you unearthed far more treasure than I did at the car boot sale today. I'm starting to thing I've lost my eye for pretty things.
    Lusting over those cigar boxes as we speak...

    Lucy x

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  17. Wow! I love the Royal Stafford tea trio,the blue and white Noritake cake plate and the Royal Albert milk jug. So gorgeous.I would love to have all those items.

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  18. Pretty jewels - I think the idea of discovering a box of treasures is exactly what keeps us thrifting ...

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  19. Really loving the cookbook! Think you'll be making anything from it? The jewels are fantastic too.
    ~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hey Jem! It's actually a Holly Hobbie cup and saucer that says 'Happiness is having someone to care for' - Aaw!

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  21. Love all your finds, the handles on the cake plate really steps it up a notch. I really appreciate things with handles. Rhinestones are the best and cigar boxes are a favorite. I found a wooden writing box at Goodwill yesterday that was old, realize I have a thing for boxes, which I read is sexual...as if!
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  22. I am always intrigued to see what you find, because I always know it’s going to have an amazing story behind it. The cigar box and jewellery will make a perfect match, I am so glad it’s not only me who remembers the smallest of details in my mind xxx

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  23. drooling over the tea trio and i just love the cigar box and especially the wartime recipe! i just love the box so much and yes it would be a lovely place for the gorgeous vintage jewellery u got there too! hehe

    xx susan

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  24. Wonderful finds Jem! The boxes is completely and utterly wonderful!

    X

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