This cutesy deer was all alone on a stall, waiting to be rescued. At 20p I just couldn’t leave him behind and knew he would make for a great companion.
These wooden stampers immediately caught my eye, I have been tempted by similar things in craft shops but have never been able to justify the price before. On closer inspection they don’t even looked to have been used.
This was rather frivolous, but I couldn’t help but fall for this Chad Valley toy iron. I instantly recognised my girl Holly Hobbie on the design and was instantly smitten. Its sweet nature and vintage appeal screamed out at me, I was quite simply besotted. To say I hate ironing is an understatement, but this cute toy version sure is making me smile.
I often find beauty in imperfection; this lost and broken compact was lurking at the bottom of a 50p box. It’s a little tatty and hard to see past the broken mirror and missing powder compact, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Stratton.
Our vinyl collection at home began a few years ago and has grown each summer, as we’ve picked up our very favourites at car boot sales. It’s only now I have really started to contribute my tastes to it. I sure found myself overjoyed to discover this Up Up and Away 7"- can’t you tell I’m obsessed with hot air balloons ever since watching UP! Whilst my love of all things 80s came in the form of Cyndi Lauper.
As always a bit of an eclectic mix, but that’s the beauty of second-hand shopping you never quite know what you are going to find.