Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Ye Hay It's May!!

What a beautiful day this 1st of May!
The birds all merry, what do they say,
Do they know it is the season for nesting,
resting and then rejoicing!
Well that's all the prose I can come up with.... yep I know it needs some work.
Went to a car boot sale on Sunday and came back with a few bargains.

Totally surprised to have found 17 ceramic little drawer knobs and matching ceramic discs all for £5.00, I could have got the seller to come down on the price but was so pleased to have found them I didn't dare.
I also found some great 50's beads for £1.00 to add to my jar.

The book was a real find at only £1.00, it is embossed on the front with beautiful birds and serpents, florals and scrolls.

This lady is on the inside cover is protected by a page of tissue and the page opposite her is entitled The Drawing-Room Album and Companion for the Boudoir.

and this ..... To the intelligent and intellectual ladies of Great Britain, the best patrons of the elegant literature of their country....... why thank you kind sir .... oohh arrr:))

Well hey then what do you say about this page - How eloquent - is this Darcy??
How I would love to have spent a day in the life of these ladies, the dresses, the hair do's, the corsets ...... hmmmmm...... not the corsets! ......
Anyway, anyway back to reality, I received some lovely goodies from Etsy just recently. I found these ladies through blog. The collage pack has some gorgeous old wallpapers and other papers, bits and bobs and came from Jen Duncan http://jenduncan.typepad.com/

and these scrap work goodies came from http://littlepinkstudiio.typepad.com/

Can't wait to use them all!! Now I have to put my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with using all my new scrap work goodies. But rest assured there will always be a bit of TWINKLE in my creations, now lets see what I could use.

This storage container is original 60's Tupperware. My mum used to use this for all my parties when I was a little girl, who would have thought I would be using it for all my vintage embellishments. My mother definitely got her monies worth out of it and so am I.

Oooooooooooooooooo bling bling Twinkle Pink!


Marie said...

What treasures! I love the door knobs and the beads and everything...have fun creating!


Ragged Roses said...

Oh I remember my mum's tupperware! Those drawer knobs are wonderful and the book and the necklace ... what a good day at the car boot. Can't wait to see what you get up to with all your scraps!
Kim x

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

oooooo, lots and lots of pretties! I especially like the ceramic drawer knobs, and the bluebirds of course!!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

What a fun post Ginny. You found some real trasures - LOVE those drawer knobs.

I remember the Tupperware 'party Susan' What a great use for it....wonder if Mum still has hers....?

Have fun with your bling!

Sarah and Jack said...

What are the little discs actually for? I haven't ever seen anything like those before.

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi, I think the ceramic discs are just there for decorative purposes.

best wishes Ginny

annasattic.co.uk said...
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annasattic.co.uk said...

hi ginny,you certainly know a bargain when you see one,the drawer knobs are just gorgeous.
i thought i had sent you a note before,but i had sent it to myself!
so i hope this one reaches you,warm wishes ann.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i simply adore those sweet 'n chubby little bluebirds, they are TOO DARN CUTE!!! Debbie

Jules said...

Love all your pretty things
YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED come to my blog to see why

Carol said...

Wow Ginny what beautiful finds! I love all the bling bling and the ceramic knobs are gorgeous! Seeing your papers from Jen Duncan I'm happy that I've ordered a pack as well and can't wait to get it here now! :D

PALMER said...


Nerissa said...

Oh what fun stuff! Your blog is wonderful. I love all the bling in the photo and that embossed book is to die for!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Wow! Lots of pretties to talk about! That is so funny you posted about that wallpaper pack...I just posted about that too! Isn't it pretty!

I love those door pulls..sooo pretty! ohhh and that BOOK! It is so pretty!

I need to get busy with my scraps too! I hope to make something this weekend.


purple cucumbers folk art said...

cokme see its a swap box!xxoo

Victoria May Plum said...

I've only just found your blog, and what a treat it is! Beautiful posts, beautiful photos and lots of beautiful pretties to drool over - fabulous.
I shall have to add you to my blog list now.
Victoria x

Anita said...

Wow Ginny! What great treasures you got! I especially love those ceramic little drawer knobs on the first picture!

Happy May to you as well, what a wonderful month it is!

Best wishes from Germany!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

you've been "tagged". please see my blog for info =) have fun! debbie

moderncountry said...

Oh my god!! What a beautiful treasures you have found!! Luky girl :) I loved the little ceramic drawer knobs!! Lovely, just lovely :) You seemed very happy today, and i undertand, i feel happy too. Here it is summer already (In The Netherlands) and today i am going to plant my new rhododendrons.
Happy May to you!

Sharon Kay said...

What a lovely post and the drawer knobs are so Victorian and so lovely.

annasattic.co.uk said...

hi ginny,many thanks,i have tried a couple of differant things on my blog and im getting used to it a bit more,it will be better when i can finally get my photo's on.
have you got an email/blog name! so i can write to you on that instead of using the same post bye for now ann.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Ginny,
THanks for stopping by my blog ~ LOL I didn't end up getting much sleep last night with a sad and upset little man who didn't feel well and needed cuddles most of the night, after all that excercise!
Well how lovely are your creations???!!!!! I adore those boots and ballet slippers you made!! Stunning.... do you sell them? I couldn't find if you had an etsy/ebay/website link ~ must be my lack of sleep as it's probably right in front of my nose!!

Clare said...

Hi Ginny - I think my mum had the same tupperware item!

I love those little ceramic knobs and the book is divine - they knew how to say it then didn't they?!

Look forward to seeing your creations!

Clare x

Susie Q said...

Such gorgeous treasures! I absolutely adore those door/drawer knobs.

My Mom had a Tupperware thingee like that...but then, I must admot, I am 50 now so, *blush* I had one too! : )

Have a sweet week!


FrenchGardenHouse said...


What wonderful treasures. I particularly love the book "To the intelligent and intellectual ladies of Great Britain, the best patrons of the elegant literature of their country....... " how great is that?? I bet it is a treasure trove of fun facts.

I hope you are enjoying the English Spring.....

Marie said...

Hello again Ginny

I hope that you don't mind, but I have tagged you for 7 weird things about me...see my blog for further details.

Marie x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Eeek! You're all talking about your mums' Tupperware. I had my own!!!!! I must be older than I thought!

Thanks for your good wishes Ginny. Mum's tucked up in bed tonight and I'm off round there in a few minutes to go to bed myself, after having done all I need to be doing at home this evening. I'm just waiting for the next rush of photos to arrive so I can bring you more!

Sue x

Lallee said...

Oh, I made your pictures as large as I could so I could drool over all your goodies. LOL Love, love, love the rose knobs.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

funny, here I am in Kansas, far away from you and I have the same rose flowered knobs!

Your tupperware of bling is lovely! Looks like it would be fun to dig through and play with.

Lilli said...

Oh My! Look at all those Sparklies!

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh wow...such a lot of lovely things!!!!