Thursday, 10 February 2011

Second hand finds and a fracture

I went to the flea market yesterday but funnily enough left empty handed. It was then when I ventured into the towns Charity Shops that I stumbled across these delights...

Firstly this ever so cute small Bambi, he instantly charmed me and I felt I couldn’t possibly leave him behind on the shelf for 99p.



Shortly after this photograph was taken I somehow managed to drop him and break two of his legs, I was of course merely devastated, but then out came the superglue, I was not going to give up. So let’s just say he’s on the mend. Seriously could I be anymore clumsy if I tried.



I also stumbled across two more Beatrix Potter, it’s got to the point where I keep forgetting which ones I’ve got and which ones I haven’t. But I knew I definitely hadn’t got these two. I am determined to have the full collection, it’s quite fun collecting them too. 30p and 50p each.



Last but not least I found these Old Maid cards in the bottom of a children’s toys and games box, it sure was worth rummaging through.
I am quite smitten by the old illustrations, they make for a lovely addition to my ever growing collection of nostalgia.
These were 25p.


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14 comments

  1. The cards are really lovely. Rummaging definitely pays off!

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  2. Beatrix potter <3 and that deer is so cute

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  3. The deer is so cute! I have a bookcase being delivered Saturday and my mum just dropped round my babycham deers to display in it!

    Victoria xx

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  4. Oh the poor deer! I'm sure you'll make him better.
    Those Old Maid cards are mid-1970's because I used to have them when I was little! Great finds as always. xxx

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  5. Poor little deer! I think it is their legs, so long and thin.... I have one very similar and its legs came clean off when I moved it for cleaning! Lovely finds x

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  6. Awww, I love the Beatrix Potter books, I have some somewhere in my house from my chldhood. So sorry about the deer, hope it recovers!

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  7. The Tailor of Gloucester is my favourite Beatrix Potter story of all time! You will have to let me know what you think, the mice are so cute! :) xxx

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  8. What fab finds! I've been looking for a little deer in chairty shops for aaages but I never find one. I hope he recovers :) xx

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  9. oh my that bambi figure is so cute! i need to get myself thrifiting for things like that more. i also love vintage illustrations too - you've done well for yourself here! xx

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  10. The little deer is very sweet. Shame about the accident but I'm sure he'll mend up ok. Great wee cards as well, definitely worth the rummage.

    Oh and I picked up a Jacqueline Wilson today. Saw it in a charity shop and it was 50p so I thought I'd try it out. Hubby caught me though and said one book has to go as I'm meant to be on a book ban.

    x

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  11. hello alice, just a quick comment to say i sent you a little parcel today. i wanted to reply to your letter but didn't have time as i'm going to heathrow early morning tomorrow but wanted to send it before i left.

    i hope you are okay, the little deer is adorable. xx

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  12. Hiya Alice, I got your letter :) thank you, all the little cards were so cute!
    Mine's on the way xx

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  13. That deer is cute (actually just wrote 'dear' then, oh dear), not surprised you couldn't leave him alone! Me and the boyf went to a Beatrix Potter illustration exhibition last week, really took me back to my childhood :) jazzy ♥

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