magpie monday and a moodboard

I had a lovely time pottering around a carboot sale a couple of Sunday's ago ... these are the bits I got ...

We had this jigsaw when I was little ... Kings and Queens of England ... it had a piece missing as mum had bought it from a jumble sale when we were kids ... this one though the seller assured me is all there ... so I bought it for nostalgia's sake :) .... only 50p

These 2 box frames were £1 for the pair ... not keen on the rather dull grasses that are in them, but I got them for the frames ... I bought a couple of box frames from the art shop this week for a lot more than £1 for a couple of projects I am going to share on my craft blog in the next few months. Not sure what I will do with these 2 but I am sure something will come to me ;)

... and now for the china ... you knew it was coming didn't you! hehe

This plate is by Alfred Meakin and a really unusual shape ... only £1 ... and goes with a couple of things I already have :D

But these are my real bargains ... I found a seller that had 2 plastic boxes of tea plates ... all marked at 20p each ...

It was one of the first stalls I stopped at

Didn't want to overload my self as we had quite a walk home

So I only bought 4 ... but I love them all!

And this bracelet was 50p and I bought it for the beads ... not sure what I am going to do with them yet, but I will make something from them :D

So all-in-all very happy with my purchases and I only spent £3.80!

Happy thrifting!
Please pop over to MissieLizzie's blog to see more great bargains and links to other MagpieMonday's.

all these pretty plates make me think of afternoon tea in the summer, so I have made a SUMMER TIME moodboard ...


  1. Great finds you can never have enough frames ;) love the plates aswell x

  2. ohhh those pretty plates, how did you manage not to buy the lot if they were all that pretty ! Thank goodness I always have the car on Sunday xx

  3. I would love that jigsaw - I can never remember our kings and queens in the right order.

    Also loving your china as usual especially the flowery plates. They're all very me (love floral) but i think the last one is my absolute fave! I would put it on the wall!

  4. Those plates are gorgeous. I'd love to find something like that and turn it into a cake stand!

  5. Well done on the box frames - they are so expensive and I always buy frames when I see them for one-day-projects!

    Love your china too. Since you posted a few weeks back I keep seeing that white and gold pattern everywhere I go!

  6. Nice find on the puzzle. Even if you only keep the box to remind you of nice childhood memories.
    It must have been hard to stop at 4 plates, but I know about considering carry weight when purchasing. I never did find the craft project I ahd seen using orphaned plates but in my search have so many more wonderful ideas. I need to get a post together and share.


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