Last year at around Christmas time we went away for the weekend to Norfolk, we had an amazing time. Not much chance for second-hand or charity shopping, I didn’t see any at all! That is until we were on our way home. It was a small collection of wooden huts, almost like pop up shops. I really wish I’d have taken a photograph of the place, it was gorgeous.
My friend and I went into the vintage shop, whilst our OH’s with the children did the farmers shop and stretched their legs.
It was a treasure trove, so many gorgeous things, some were new and made to look vintage, but some real true gems there as well.
My first purchase was this:
I remember very vividly a milkman delivering our milk, but it’s not just that, I love the colours, and the nostalgia. We really have used it as well, NO not when we are rushing about in the morning and shouting, “come on, we’ve got 5 minutes!”
We’ve used it leisurely at the weekend, on the table. It was under £5, but to be honest I would have paid more!
When I’m not using it, it sits on my windowsill and kinda winks at me in the sunlight:
Ok so skip maybe another 20-30 mins, my friend has made all of her purchases. I spy, lots of huge jars with letters on them. I have always had a thing for letterpress letters, I think it might be because some of my family used to printers.
Anyway I just had to have them. I had bought some stocking for Miss A and N at Christmas, which had names stamped on them , and thought this would be the ideal thing to recreate the look.
LOTS of time passed, as the shop owner and I rummaged in the jars, trying to complete the whole alphabet in lower case. I dare not say how much I paid….I really had not thought ahead how much they were going to cost eek ! I am a bit of an impulse shopper that way…well you probably realise that if you heard about the pomanders!
Tall Dad, was not amused as not only had I taken a seriously long time but had spent a small fortune!
Well here they are:
Unfortunately, I have tried to use them on fabric, and I can’t seem to get them to work.
If any one has had any experience of using letterpress letters, for craft projects I would be very interested to hear some tips.
So I purchased a letterpress wooden tray from eBay for £10 to display them. I got the idea, after seeing someone else use one on Magpie Monday, who displayed a collection of gorgeous small things in one, I apologise but I can’t remember who.
Here’s what they look like:
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