Saturday, 18 May 2013

A little thrifting and tweaking...

Saturdays...don't you love them? We had a lovely morning out with the kidlets to a pet rescue centre, followed by Coronation chicken sandwiches, a favourite of ours! And this afternoon has brought some unexpected peace and quiet, as friends have absconded with all three my children to the cinema, and left me with some quiet hours to fill. Sigh...

So, I have tidied a little corner in our bedroom, and some thrifted treasures have found a new home at last! Here in the UK we often frequent car boot sales...either to get rid of things we've grown out of, or to pick up the odd little bargain or treasure. I have learnt over time that patience pays off...If you're willing to wait for that one elusive item you're looking for, chances are that you'll eventually find it! Now, I had this dull corner in the bedroom...neglected...sad...forlorn...But, I have it just the way I have wanted it for ages! All thanks to...

Sweetly thrifted, framed, floral loveliness...

A quietly beautiful, delicate mirror which needed a new home...

And flying swallows...

And what would such a corner be without a touch of Granny chic? I think this Melba vase, feminine doilies and floral tin would do nicely!

And for a touch of glamour? A vintage silver shell trinket holder...I was tickled pink when I parted with nothing but a couple of coins to bring this beauty home!

And so, this little corner seems happier somehow...

With a few old favourites...and a few new, yet old favourites!

Now I'll tackle the drawers inside the bureau. I've made a start. Sorting through my brooches, I have organised them in an old muffin tray...

Perfectly practical and pretty! I'll let you know how I get on with the rest! 

Happy Saturday to you and yours!


  1. Everything looks so beautiful you inspire me to want to pretty up my bedroom. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Love your birds too.

    xo Danielle

  2. Ooh! I love those swallows. They remind me of the ones that used to live in our barn when I was growing up....memories..... :)

  3. How completely lovely - you really must have some of the best yard sales in your neck of the woods. So far those that I've been able to make it to this year have not been forthcoming with vintage (or shabby chic) treasures for the most part - the season is still fairly young though, so hopefully more will spring up around these parts in the coming weeks and months, too.

    Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful finds - and incredibly lovely decor - with us, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica


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