Here you are, dear reader, he promised pictures of yesterday’s pretties (or, to thieve The Dreamstress’s phrase, Pogey Bait!). We set off early on the bus to get to Heanor and hit the Antiques Centre and plenty of charity shops.
First off, some true sewing pogey bait – a few bags of mixed buttons:
These are for Top Secret Plan Number One – more information on this soon.
I also found a pretty little linen table mat to place under our key bowl to protect the antique mahogany chest of drawers my Mum’s giving me (pictures of that when it arrives!):
As I live with two boys (The Boy and the Flat-Mate-boy), I didn’t want to push it by getting anything flowery or too doily-esque, so I thought this was a good plain one. (And, yes, it needs an iron!)
And some more sewing pogey bait:
A bag with all these for £3 – bargain! I do love a good bargain. And all the pretty colours!
And I bought a couple of things for Top Secret Plan Number Two – the selling of pretty vintage things on Ebay:
I have a bit of a thing for pretty brooches, so when I see nice ones, I want them! But, a girl can only wear so many brooches at once and I can’t really justify having a million of them (unfortunately) and I could do with making a little extra cash. Soooo, I am going to try my hand at Ebaying – we shall see what happens. I figure I get to go bargain-hunting and enjoy buying pretty things, but don’t have to live with the guilt of spending the money!
I particularly love the first brooch and was quite tempted to keep it – I love how it’s a bow and arrow as well as a bow (of the tied type), rather fun – but I must be strong! Plus, I’d rather sell something I love and feel that I’m passing on something gorgeous for someone else to enjoy. It did give me a rather nice surprise when I looked at the back more carefully – it’s by Kigu, a company well-known for their gorgeous compacts. To make sure I don’t try to keep it, I have already listed the first one (my first Ebay listing!), plus I think it’d make a great little Valentine’s present – Cupid’s bow and arrow! If anyone has any tips (on Ebay selling, vintage costume jewellery or anything like that), I’d be more than glad to hear it!
I did get to buy one thing for myself that wasn’t second hand or vintage, but was a sale bargain:
So, I got to have a fun day and start my attempt at being a business-woman – wish me luck! It’ll be nice if I can make a little money outside of an office and on my terms. Let’s see how it goes …