Saturday, 14 July 2012

Jam jars in small medium and large they are thick and heavy. The  large ones have 10 facets.  I like to re-purpose things, as we do. Traditionally they were sealed with a layer of paraffin and covered with cloth tops tied on. They just have a lip no screw tops.

I bought a large bag of darning thread on  great old cards.

This I understand is for fish I imagine it's something that you lower in the water and the sprung  lid above the bottom  compartment must be there to stop escapees.It's an intriguing object that I will use probably for drying herbs. 

Wooden boxes I will reuse for display after I paint and distress a bit. 

Handmade jacket with bone buttons. I have been wearing it  since I bought it last week. I don't think I have bought any new clothes at all for a year, maybe some knickers. I have found some wool for socks and then I found already knitted socks, very finely knit. I think, although I really like knitting it does get in the way of painting somewhat.

I also managed to find this large piece of ticking or mattress covering. It's a grey green  with a few darns and discolourations. I just have it on my project shelf at the moment so I can come up with something to do with it. I am tempted to make a skirt or dress.


  1. OOO yes make a nice pinny dress. Love the wooden tray boxes... bit jealous keep hoping to find something similar here. The fish storage thing is rather pleasing too. IT IS NOT RAINING HERE so off to a bootsale, first for months hooray!

  2. Well, this was my best Brocante for awhile. I went to one today and just as we arrived the heavens opened. Hope you have success today. I bought more jam jars and another clay pot. We spent the rest on a small freezer.