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Buy Buy baby part 4

I seem to be walking around the house thinking, ''haven't photographed and blogged that yet'' all the time. We're getting there with our aspiration to make it an interesting place to be in. I think it's safe to say that anyone who likes the minimalist look would probably feel more than a little uneasy in our place.

I'm still crazy about the linen hamper I bought last week, date wise it does seem to be about the 50's, which is very exciting. I think only a vintage fanatic could find a old linen bin ''exciting''. If you missed that post then you can it in all it's loveliness by clicking HERE. The Boy also likes it, how lucky am I that he shares a love of vintage/old/thrifted stuff too?

So this time I have some super, super loveliness to show you.  If you follow me on my facebook page, you will have already seen a sneak preview of some of these gems. I bought this dreamy blue dressing table set for £3! I've never seen one in this pale blue before. I'm a sucker for the colour blue, I'm just drawn to it. I truly hope I never break it as I can't imagine ever finding another one for that price. It has a few chips but for 30's glass it's in very good condition. It's just a treat for the eyes. The seller said it used to be her mother in laws and now belonged to the stall holder. The seller's changed the colour of her bedroom and now this doesn't go. What a sad reason to part with something that's been in the family all those years?

So excited to get a picture that I didn't even take it upstairs to the dressing table


I need to have a 'tidy and reorganise my dressing table' session, so I will post more pictures once I have it all looking fabulous on display. So let's move on to clocks. I bought this 1950's handsome chap recently. He doesn't work at the moment and I don't know if he's fixable, however, I'm not even sure I want to try. I quite like that's it's permanently displaying time for afternoon tea. The long hand also points to the words 'Made in Great Britain' which again, I quite like that the broken clock points to some history. Que collecting broken clocks.... no I can't. Can you imagine though, a wall of old clocks that all show different times? I think that would be a rather interesting feature ...............





Moving on, if I fill the house with broken things like a crazy lady, this next item could be useful to carry my broken stuff when I have to move out. I adore cases. I know I have said this about a a hundred times before, but honestly, I can not explain to you how useful they really are. I use them for storage and they look pretty too.What else can I say to convince you that you need old cases of all shapes and sizes in your life? This time the latest addition is a very cute little vanity case.


I will do a post with all of my cases. They hold my hair rollers, handbags, clothes, scarfs etc. There's no end to the possibilities and they are so much more interesting to look at than a plastic box. Stack them up to create a bedside table (I'm currently doing this!) Not sure what this one will hold yet, maybe my lotions and potions. I will let you know.....
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15 comments

  1. Wow! What wonderful finds. I envy you for every single one of them. ;-)

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  2. I do love that clock! I saw a picture on eBay recently (as you know I've been spending quite a bit of time there trying to replace shrunk shirts) where the seller had a wall full of different old clocks all at different times & it looked terrific, really cool. I didn't win that shirt either btw!

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  3. Fab clock! We are hunting for clocks at the moment- we have a cheap repro sunburst and want the genuine article (or a quality repro) instead. Our current one looks OK but... erm, well, clocks are meant to keep the time it actually is. :/

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  4. I've collected stacks of suitcases over the years. Wonderful storage, and can be easily moved!

    Great deals, love the clock. :)

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  5. The clock is too cute and the case is in great shape. Just right for holding more wonderful finds!

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  6. Ill have all the above thanks lol wonderful finds xxx

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  7. Love the dressing table set - I can't wait to move house so I can have a proper dressing table! X debs

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  8. The dressing table set is gorgeous.Love the fact you know a little bit about its history too.

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  9. Utterly brilliant finds. Love the idea you have about having a wall of clocks and cannot wait to see your suitcases in all their glory. xx

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  10. Ooooh glad you have the love for dressing table sets too, nice find xx

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  11. I just wish I could find more vintage cases. I've got three and they're just so useful I wish I had loads more.

    That dressing table set is absolutely beautiful. What a bargain.

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  12. You can't beat a vintage case, can you?
    Loving the blue glass dressing table set, such an unusual colour. x

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  13. I have the same clock! I collect clocks including early electric wall clocks. I cleaned mine up as the anodized coating on the case had deteriorated badly. I believe this model could have been made as early as 1948, the dial is very 40's in style.

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  14. Hey Missy, thanks for your comment back! I love this blue bedroom set, sooo gorgeous! A dressing table should definitely be opulent like these are!

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  15. Eeek!Tha vanity case is heavenly!!!
    Love that clock and the blue set too!Such lovely new delights!XXX

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