Monday, 21 February 2011

Weird and Wonderful Finds

The patron saint of charity shops (Our Blessed Lady Vix) must have been smiling down on me today as I got a nice little haul, it's been a while since I found anything.

First up this little beauty, control underwear! Sexy or what, in that popular shade 'skintone' ~ now it's not going to make hubbys knees quiver but it might stop my tummy wobble which can't be bad. I hasten to add it has never been on and still has all the tags and the modesty crotch strip plastic sheet thingy, and as it was in my exact size I snaffled it up for £1.50. It has a little bell attached between the boobs, not sure what that is for, perhaps to warn bystanders that I might explode out of it at any point?

It's nicer on the inside:


How about these little honeys, Hornsea Salt & Pepper Pots from early 70's, the rubber seal is still there but it has perished ~ £1.


Little trinket tray for my rogue earrings ~ 50p

A bag stuffed full of mostly unused DMC and Anchor Tapestry Wool ~ £1.75


1972 Christening Gown Knitting Pattern ~ check out the mother's knitted frock ~ wonderful; 20p.

A bag of hair! It appears be from a hairdresser that has had a clear out, they had a job lot of it in, I thought it might come in handy, maybe as hair for the Tilda dolls and angels ~ 50p.


A canny little brand new Heidi Seeker tote bag ~ 50p

Oh almost forgot, and a coffee table £15, I don't have a photo of it it's still at the shop waiting for hubbie to pick it up. It will be cleaned sanded and painted before going in the lounge, but I have been on the lookout for a new (read second hand) coffee table for ages now, I hate the one I have and can't wait to get rid.

So there you have it a weird and wonderful haul, be back with some bead and woolen makes later in the week.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

33 comments:

Nana Go-Go said...

Wow! Great stuff. Let me know how comfortable that `girdle` is! I`m thinking along the same lines!Theh bag of hair looks interesting!Have a great week, Kandi. x

Nana Go-Go said...

`The` bag of hair, even! I must have been thinking about sheep!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

wow - what a lovely lot of bargains! Plus control underwear is my friend (well until it rolls up/down and gives me an extra tyre!) Scarlett x

Em said...

Love the finds Kandi most especially the body shaper thingy.
As a 'Spanx' fan I can really appreciate it!
To stop my Spanx rolling down or whatever I'm wearing over them sliding off I usually either stitch them into my clothes if I'm wearing leggings or put my tioghts under them if I'm wearing tights (obviously)!!
Em xxxxxxx

PootleFlump said...

Great finds Kandi! Particularly like the control underwear. I have a pair of pants that start just below my chest and stop just above my knees. Very sexy! Love the tote bag too. Reminds me of Babycham!. x

Pene said...

Isn't it lovely when you find loads of stuff you love, makes it worthwhile. I'm looking forward to a trawl round the CS's tomorrow.
Hugs
Pene

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Control underwear eh? Love it! Still puzzling about the bell though.... Love the Hornsea s&p pots. Wonderful haul.

Sarah said...

What great finds! My daughter and I are off to do our 1st visit to charity shops tomorrow. Hope I find some treasures xx

LaaLaa said...

Lovely haul, hun! The body shaper is great. Gok Wan no less! Can't wait to see the coffee table. xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Gosh you did well! Love the undies, what a fab price! Em's idea is good, mine roll down when I laugh!!!!

The hornsea is lovely, I have a bit of it and the craft wares are always a bonus!

Vintage Vixen said...

Love everything especially the gorgeous Gok bodyshaper and the deer tote. What mega bargains! xxx

Ali said...

I need to get over my fear of CS's and have a mooch in (my s-i-l is manageress of one!!! and she grabs loads of bargains never brings me any though :-( )

Kerry said...

nice haul, jingle all the way!

Mary Poppins said...

Gorgeous haul, well done you, love it!! Thank you for your comment, I have heard the gamming ones can be quite addictive, and as for the day off work, he he sounds like something I would do. Is a balance isn't it I guess. Hopefuly I am finding a way of how to find it....
XX

Bethany said...

Oh I almost spit out my tea when I read "to warn bystanders that I might explode out of it."
The bell is probably for when you do a little shimmy for the hubs :)

Alex said...

Hehe, I like Bethany's comment :) What a great haul. I love it when such interesting things are to be found in charity shops!

WoodbankCrafts said...

Great finds, I really need to do some CS shopping! :) x

Jackie said...

What agreta mix of things - love the undies - and the thought of the bell jingling makes the mind boggle!!! Can't wait to see the coffee table once you've used your magic on it! xx

VintageVicki said...

You did do well :) A great haul.

Love the passion killing undies - however if it really works then I think I ought to hunt some down.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Wow what finds, I have found some lovely little things lately too, must blog about them.

Lucy said...

Love the idea of Vix as Patron Saint of Charity Shops!! She really was smiling on you wasn't she, love the salt and pepper pots and deer tote especially, and your comment about the bell made me chuckle! Not sure about the hair though *shudder* xxx

Jacquie said...

Great finds , I especially love the trinket tray :0)
Jacquie x

Country Girl said...

Lots of bloggers seem to be doing well in the charity shops just now - must be a clearing out time of year. How odd to have a bell on your undies!

Josie-Mary said...

Great finds, why can I never find things like that??!!! The underwear was a bargain!! :) x

hart44 said...

Oooo lovely (and lucky lol) finds :)
Im getting CS withdrawal symptoms lol.
I love, love the knitted brooches too. Thank you very much for the wonderful surprise that arrived this morning :):):)
Sue xx

Jenevieve said...

Great finds, I love the hornsea pottery, it's very pretty! :) x

giddynici said...

What a fab and varied haul. The little hornsea pots are darling and the tote bag is cute. x

FoofandFaff said...

Great finds especially new underwear in your size, cant beat it! :)

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

well done on your little haul Kandi, nice to hear that someone is doing well in the cs shops. Slim pickings over this way ;0) xx

Jille said...

Wow! Fantastic haul!
JIlle x

Mary Poppins said...

Apologies couldn't resist ;0) Nearly finished though xx

dinoprincesschar said...

well done on the bargains, our goddess Vix clearly passed on some of her chazzing luck !!

is it real hair in the bag?!

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

Fab finds. I had a chuckle at Vix being our charity shop saint and about the bell on the 'shapewear' lingerie. Perhaps it to warn men that what they see isn't really what they'll be getting once we've whipped our controlling undergarments off? x