well that sums up my thrifty finds for the week quite nicely...let's start with the sublime
(because I'm a little bit nervous about showing you the ridiculous...)
and a closer look
beautiful old biscuit tin
on the back it reads:
W. Dunmore & Sons Ltd Biscuit Manufacturers South Wigston
but the real surprise is inside
it has its own very pretty lift out tray!
probably so that it can be re-used as a trinket box (that word Jem) when all the biscuits have been gobbled up.
and while the Oxo tin is not quite as pretty, it is no less lovely...in fact I just might like it more...
I'm not sure how old this is and I haven't had time to check...please tell me if you do
anyone care for a nourishing beef drink?
this is all that remains of the paper label stuck to the sides of the tin...I'm glad some of it is still there because it's really special don't you think?
And I won't have any problems seeing the action from the cheap seats with my "new" opera glasses
at least I think they're opera glasses?
Now for the ridiculous, but be warned it's slightly
So if you'd rather not see kitschy naked women stop looking now!
trash from the tip shop
we found these among all the other flotsam and jetsam (rubbish and junk) and strangely couldn't leave them behind...they will probably never see the light of day after their exposure on this blog so have a good perve while you can...
I call this one Dolly (she's coming to Perth soon btw)
Let "them" Swing
and "they" really do jiggle around!
I hope I haven't offended anyone because I would really hate to do that...but I do love a bit of tacky kitsch...I hope you don't mind and that you don't take it too seriously x
Having said that I'm sticking with a theme because the last thrifty find I have to show is this twenty cent treasure
by Philip Gotlop 1952
Mr Gotlop says his photography shows:
the human form as a beautiful thing to behold
it is full of beautiful photos and technical instructions on how to achieve them, and nearly every photo has its own anatomical drawing too. Have a look at a few and see what you think...
There are 48 photographs all up and I think they would look stunning in simple black frames hanging in a bathroom or bedroom. What do you think?
Before I show you today's tea towel I'd like to thank Scarlett , Lakota and Ava for the lovely awards they have given my blog recently. I have been a bit slack in acknowledging them and I promise to do this properly soon girls...and if you haven't already, please check out their lovely, lovely blogs x
Linking to Sophies flea market finds
GOSH! Thanks for reading all of this x