Well, I did promise yesterday that I would post some more photos of recent finds. One of these finds will crack you up, I laughed my socks off when I saw it, but you will have to wait, it is right at the end of the post ( you can always skip everything inbetween of course, lol ).
I have boxes full of trims already, but I can't ever resist them when I see them at boot fairs. All those lovely fringes, bobbles and dangly bits, they are so pretty, and such a great way of embellishing all sorts of things. I have already used some on tags, like this one
This little bit came from this trim -
I think the next two would be great for tags in neutral colours, beiges, browns, with vintage images. I'll be making some of those this weekend.
Some sweet braids - one pink and one the most gorgeous rich wine red
And looking peachy -
This one is really pretty, the softest green and the most delicate pink, I adore this one -
I found some more of those lovely old shoe trees as well. The colours are so beautiful, the rich gold and the fabulous verdigris green
I think they look ever so attractive as they are, but I also like them wrapped in velvet or silk ribbons to soften them.
This sweet little thing stole my heart. Just look at the very worn measuring tape inside! I was going to take it out and cut it up and use it in collages, but in the end I just didn't have the heart to do it, it looks so utterly charming complete. At the moment it sits on a little table with some of the measuring tape pulled out, looking very pretty.
I found a packet of blank visiting cards as well, they are perfect for making tags with -
Mnd you, I love the battered old box as well.
A couple of books, of course, can't ever come home without at least one or two. This one is a vintage Torquay guide book, full of very detailed maps and all sorts of information. I love all the old advertisements!
This little book looked quite fascinating -
AND FINALLY, the object of much hilarity in our household..................
Its probably just us, but it really tickled me, lol.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody! xxx