Thrifty Finds #1

After picking up lots of junk each week - much to my dad's dismay - I decided to start up a weekly feature where I showcase what i've managed to pick up. No one in my house is bothered that i've picked up yet another compact mirror.

Here's what I picked up last week over the course of the weekend.

001. Set of six Babycham glasses
I have been hunting out for these for god knows how long but everyone seems to know the value of them and asking prices always seem to be high. I spotted these tucked away in a cardboard box under the table. I wasn't going to rummage as I only had ten minutes left but I spotted some whisky glasses and decided to dive in. I got so excited when I realised there were Babycham glasses and even more excited when the seller wanted just £2 for all six! I didn't even try to haggle the price down.

002. Pink Marcel Franck glass atomiser
I decided on a whim that I wasnted to start collecting perfume bottles as I obviously need yet more things to hoard. I spotted this amongst a stall of endless books and managed to haggle the owner down to £2.50. I got the shock of my life when I decided to do a little research and found one on an American antique website selling for $175! 

003. Cameo brooch cameo pendant and brown oval stone brooch
The first thing i'm drawn to at bootsales is jewellery. I'm after any brooches, anything cameo related or any pearls. Basically anything an old lady would like. I'm trying to ween myself off brooches - 30 is perhaps a bit excessive especially as I wear them once in a blue moon. But I couldn't resist this brown one and of course the cameo brooch had to come home with me. It'll look lovely on the lapel of my winter coat.

004. Stratton peacock compact mirror
This beauty was only a £1 and I was delighted to find out it was from the 1960s - I love items with a sense of history. Admittedly i've not used it yet as i'm too scared to lose it but what's the point of it sitting on my dressing table eh?

005.Ornate glass pot
I've turned into my mother and am obsessed with anything glass. Butter dishes, cake stands, triffle dishes and dressing tables sets - we have them all in this house. I have no idea what to use this as - thinking maybe to store my cotton wool? But I had to take it home and it's looking very pretty sitting by my rings!


  1. Great finds! I have those Babycham glasses and I love them so much that no one is allowed to use them! x

  2. Lovely finds! :) I love shopping too. ^^

  3. I'm so glad someone else loves sensibly collecting (or hoarding as others call it) its so brilliant to bag a bargain in thought of it being worth more! I cannot it investment buying.... even if i never get rid of any of it! Woops!
    But go you! You could make a business of it!
    Blondie X

  4. you did brilliantly! I love those Babycham glasses! x

  5. oh these are amazing finds <3
    would you like to follow each other?

  6. Love the atomiser, way classier than my ikea versions! Annnd we have the same bedding - wins!


  7. Lovely thrifty finds - the glasses are so cool! x

  8. Love the Babycham glasses! They are my fave to drink champagne (or prosecco!!) out of, makes my feel like I'm in The Great Gatsby! x

  9. I love seeing your thrifty finds Sophie! Especially crockery :) Your house must be full of beautiful finds, you should do a bloggy tour! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  10. Gorgeous bits & bobs! I love the glasses! xx

  11. Gosh I am so totally smitten with the Babycham glasses, I would love to own a set one day as well as the yellow deer xxx


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