Saturday, 5 March 2011

Charity shops and Folksy swaps


I was so pleased with my latest charity shopping trip that  I had to share my beauties with you all.
Just in time for Easter 4 pretty egg cups, I think they may need some egg cozies to finish them off.


I absolutely love these tea cups and saucers, I love the colours and have crochet ideas whirring round my head .



Such a pretty storage jar, it was bought with the intention of using it for my herbal tea, but with the arrival of Dudley it now has a new purpose and is filled with doggy treats . His treats are now close at hand for me to reward him when he is being a very good little boy, which he is all the time.

I have been lucky enough to take part in a fun swap on Folksy this week. I was contacted by Kate via my Folksy shop, to ask if I was interested in a shop swap, the idea being she chose something from my shop and I chose something of similar value from hers. I was definitely up for this after  seeing the wonderful jewelery she makes, a great opportunity for me to treat myself to an individual handcrafted item without feeling guilty.
This is what I chose...



.... a beautiful necklace made with vintage buttons, love it !!
Take a peek at Kate's shop, you can find her here .

Just to let you know, there is a link in my sidebar to enter my very first giveaway, open until March 15th, winner announced on the 16th.

Speak soon, hopefully with some crochet updates. xx

15 comments:

Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

The colours on those tea cups are lovely - really nice purples and blues. Like them a lot! :)

Aisyah Helga said...

I love the teacups!! So cute! And lovely colors, too! They complement the ripple blanket in your header. You're very lucky to have found those treasures.

The Krafty Cupcake said...

Those cups & Saucers are lovely - great colours too. Good choice on the necklace - it is very pretty. Sue

~Niki~ said...

oooh, look at all the lovely finds~I also have a tea cup collection. My mother gave me her whole collection! love those little egg cups. fun fun. I believe I'm entered for your contest :) hugs. niki

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love those egg cups and brown/turquoise is always a great color combination. The button necklace you chose is so pretty! I have a thing for jewelry of any kind but handmade is always more special. I bet that little Dudley is getting lots of special treatment. Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Jacey, i adore your thrifty finds :0)
Just my colours and style.
Pleased to hear Dudley's behaving himself.....so far..

Your swap idea is brilliant..i love the choice you made :0)

Have a good rest of the weekend Jacey.
Take care x

Jacquie said...

Hi Jacey , what a great idea that swap is ...love your necklace .
Jacquie x

**Anne** said...

Your charity shop finds are lovely. I especially love the colours on the cups and saucers. The button necklace is gorgeous. We are a big fan of buttons in this house.
Have a lovely weekend,
Anne xx

Christals Creations said...

Thats the sort of thing I was looking for when I went shopping and the best my shop turned up was your ramikin. . . must be the area i'm in!. x

Clara said...

The egg cups are so great...love the base of them. I agree with you on the colors in the teacups/saucers and it would make a fantastic color comb for crochet. I would love to try my hand at a necklace like you've shown us...it is really an innovative idea.
Off to check out your giveaway.

Heldasland said...

You have get skill at unearthing such beauties.

Penelope said...

Ooooo how divine having a swopsy! I adore vintage buttons and have made my own button necklaces too, enjoy! i love your tea cups and those colours go so well together..very retro indeed.Lokk forward to seeing your crochet creations. I love to charity shop and there is nothing lovlier than coming away with some treasures for next to nothing xox

lovestitch said...

Amazing finds! Great colors and very closely match your background! They all are beautiful, beautiful!!!

Sara said...

Ohhh... I love those egg cups! I never seem to find great stuff like that when I charity shop. What great finds. Have a happy weekend. :)

Bayside Gal said...

I just love those egg cups...Oh No!!! I can't do it!! I already collect egg plates...do I really have room for egg CUPS?? (Maybe LOL). Have a great day, jeanie