Sunday, 11 October 2015

Look and you shall find

Hello. I had a bimble round the car boot sale this morning, I haven't been for ages and ages. It's held at the football ground, not far away, and it was a sunny morning so off I went. It starts at about 6am, there is no need to go that early, even though I am up at that time. Coffee and breakfast first for me, I got there at 9am. 
I was looking for something decorative for my craft work, very small beads needed in bright colours. There was a lady who has been crafting but is packing up because she can no longer hold tiny objects due to her arthritis, I had a rummage through her redundant stock. I have seen buttons like these in craft shops, but don't buy them because the prices are a rip off. I got this lot for £1.50. A bargain I thought. 
Moving along I found a couple of pairs of earrings for 50p. These can be stitched onto fabric as embellishments.

Then I found some tiny red beads, the man wanted £1 for it but I put it down I said I only wanted the red beads. He changed his mind and dropped it to 75p, I hesitated and he said, ok, 50p then. Deal. 
Quite pleased with my little haul. I went across the road to Tesco, for some cat litter and to see if there were any bargains. Always worth a look if passing. Too early for the yellow sticker bargains, they had started marking down but the best prices will come later on about three o clock, and I am not going back. I happened to see a neighbour in there, they know I like a bargain or two, and they said have a look in the freezer. I wouldn't normally look in the frozen food department, so I made a bee line for it with this information. Yep, he was right, reduced veggie style spag bol made with Quorn 50p each, I'll have four please. Two packs of Quorn Tortilla, 44p each, and two packs of Quorn kebabs, also 44p each. Just the job. I had to have a bit of a shuffle round in my freezer to get it all in. Good result, worth a look.

Too nice to be indoors, I'm off out. Enjoy your Sunday. Toodle pip

14 comments:

  1. I love those red and black beads! I'd love them to go with a dress I've recently bought in a deep maroon colour (sounds awful, but it is by Per Una and looks very nice). I bought something similar but not as nice as your bargain, for £4.50 in a charity shop - am jealous of your wonderful finds!!!
    Margaret P

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  2. Lovely buttons and yes they are a rip off. I don't understand why they are so expensive. Good Quorn bargains.

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  3. Well done on all your bargains today Ilona. Those buttons were certainly a very good buy. i bought six very plain buttons yesterday which cost £2.74 so you did very well with those very pretty ones.

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  4. Those buttons are fabulous! I can't wait to see what you do with them. X

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  5. The buttons are beautiful and I know you'll use them on something great.

    Good deals on the frozen food. I find items like that very handy when I want a quick meal.

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  6. Fabulous and artistic buttons for your craft projects.

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  7. Well done on spotting the buttons and beads! I'm a bit of a bead/embellishment mad person and have thousands of beads/buttons and trims. Mostly bought in charity shops and discount places,plus jumble sales, car boots etc. I do actually make things with them, not always for myself as, I don't wear much jewellery.
    The buttons you show are lovely (I have some too). I also love shell buttons.
    I've a deer antler, well, one side anyway, sent to me by a Blogger who used to live in Scotland. I will ONE day, make some buttons from it!
    Looking forward to see what you do with your treasures!
    I'm going to make some 'Morsebags' but, it does not say on their site if you can buy a reel of the labels (I have lots of curtain samples etc). 5p a label + postage is a bit prohibitive for me at the moment. I suppose I could contact them and ask if I can write it on the bags?

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    1. Supporting Morsbags is a good idea, but you do what you like with them, they are your bags after all. Hand made labels are fine, don't be going spending any money, ha ha.

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  8. What great finds. Love those buttons. Debbie.

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  9. Ooh I love the sparkly earings, I'd wear those! The buttons were a great find, as you said, very expensive in the shops. I used to buy necklaces of tiny beads, or even a belt once, to dismantle for the beads.

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  10. I meant to add keep an eye on the freezer dept, they are clearing some areas, to make room for the xmas stuff. I got some half price veggie stuff recently.

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    1. Thanks Kath. I completely forgot about the need to re jig the store to accommodate the Christmas lines. It won't be long till the freezers will be full of turkeys and posh ice cream cakes.

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  11. Hi.The cheery,pretty buttons were a very good bargain,Ilona.I empathize with the seller though,not being able to do that kind of handwork any longer.I now regret donating a big bag of costume beaded jewellry.Egads!Could have dismantled and used all those beads in crafting projects.I did hang onto the buttons I've been collecting though,and will make rags from a few old tee shirts I kept.Actually cleared eight trash bags of clothing from my closet for donation.Gosh what a packrat!Ridiculous.My good buy this week was a bushel of C grade crispin apples from the farmers market for $8.00.(well.....good for here.....)Bye for now,D.

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