Make Do & Mend - my first haul of goodies!
Welcome to my first Make Do & Mend!
A post dedicated to all things preloved.
I grew up with a mother who bought us lots of bits and pieces from charity shops, car boot sales and nearly new sales as well as turning things we already had into something new.
It was the best thing, as we had everything we could have wanted, at a fraction of the price of buying new!
I have inherited this love of getting a secondhand bargain and we have a great selection of charity shops in Weston-super-Mare, in Worle High Street. Anything I find is "new to me".
I popped in to drop off some old housewares yesterday and ended up with this little stash!
I bought an old wooden tool box (perfect for storing my scrap book paper), a set of 8 champagne saucers with a delicate gold floral pattern around the rim, a Polaroid Instant 10 Land camera (which I can't get film for but will be a great prop in my family photography), a set of 40 metal anchor buttons (which I am going to sew on some rope to make curtain tie backs in big boy's room), some royal blue ribbon with a crest on (perfect for jubilee crafts), some crochet flowers, 3 antique pattern trays, a set of little coasters in a tin (really I just wanted the tin) and 4 old bells which both the boys will love playing with.
All that for £25! Whilst this isn't strictly a 'Make do' it is using something I found secondhand and turning it into something new! Post on the tie backs to follow!
See what you can find secondhand this week and let me know! Did you pick up a bargain and use it for something else?!