Tag Archives: Vintage brooches

Early Birdie.

Wandering home from work the other day I noticed this sign in my local AGE UK charity shop. πŸ™‚


I like going in there for a teacup rummage…..but most of the charity shops in my town ( including this one) have put the prices up on Vintage Crockery. 😦 An ‘Early Bird Discount’ though was a great reason to head to the shops on a teacup treasure hunt!
So bright and early I  pegged it into town with my beadie eyes at the ready to bag a bargain. I literally galloped round the shop grabbing at cups and saucers until I realised there were actually no other early birds there ( tee hee) so I was safe to browse until the clock struck half past. In the end I only bought two pairs of trios and a hand full of vintage brooches….but they are quite pretty and were also half price. πŸ™‚

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I have two ‘Duchess Ivy’ trios which were Β£2 each and two ‘Salisbury’ floral trios which were Β£3 each. My plan is to make them into teacup candles for my sadly neglected Teacup candle Stall . My first craft fair is booked for March so I had better get making !

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My trio of brooches were Β£1.50 each and my plan is to pin them to vintage playing cards and sell them on my stall too. They are so shiny!

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Whilst I took photos of my treasures Slinky the cat supervised. I think she was a bit put out that I was disturbing her cat nap though.

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Are you a fan of vintage teacups?

Vintage Treasure Troves.

It is remarkable that it is only in the last year or so that I have discovered the very existance of Vintage Shops. They are walk in Treasure Troves of Olde Worlde delights where you might discover anything from a 1950’s Powder Blue Vanity Case( I live in hope) to a beguiling Box Brownie.Who Knows πŸ˜€

Pretty Vintage Brooches,Callooh! Callay!,Clitheroe.

My latest obsessions are Vintage brooches. There are an abundance in my fave Vintage shop ,part Alice In Wonderland inspired Tearoom/part Curiousity shop Callooh! Callay! in Clitheroe.You must visit for a brew and a browse..

Winter Wonderland Tea.

I have decided to use my newly made Teacup pincushion as a tidy for my as yet quite small collection of brooches.You can either pin them to the cushion or display them on the saucer.:)


Has anyone any ideas concerning what I can do with my brooches? Apart from wear them of course!