Monday, 1 October 2012

Magpie Monday - Light Fantastic

What an icky day.  I think the car boot sales are pretty much finished now until next year, although every cloud and all that...it's Jumblie season!! I went to one on Saturday.  A proper one, that smelt of wee and everything.

All the clothes I bought for re-purposing are currently in quarantine soaking in Ace, so those will have to wait for another show-and-tell day.

Instead I'll show you something I picked up at a boot sale a few weeks back.

This little vintage paper parasol was £3 and made me do a little yelp when I spotted it.

I knew it would be perfect to suspend from Ruby's very un-aesthetically pleasing spotlights in her room.


It prettifies her ceiling and softens the harsh light.  I'm very happy with this find.

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Me and My Shadow

20 comments:

  1. I have never yet been to a good jumble sale :(

    The brolly is purdy. x

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    1. I still have the scent up my nostrils and the gnat's pee tea will haunt me. But I got the most fabulous vintage frocks!

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    2. lol. Ooooh, can't wait to see! :)

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  2. What a great idea! very pretty x

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  3. oooh - good find, BUT how did you get is suspended over the light??!

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    1. I just tied the handle onto the fitting with string. Not very technical I'm afraid!

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  4. Gorgeous! They had such a whimsical touch to rooms eh? I tucked some fairy lights into mine and now it makes a gorgeous lampy thing
    x

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  5. Loving it.

    I have never been to a boot fair I must go x

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  6. Ooh cute and a great cover up!

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  7. Our local Thai restaraunt has about 100 in different colours suspended from the ceiling, it looks beautiful but I don't like to think about what must be sitting inside them - I'm not sure they ever dust!

    Yours is a lovely find. Finally joining in this week!

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  8. What a pretty parasol! Great idea, too :)

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  9. Very pretty parasol - I'm sure it looks lovely with the light shining through it.
    I drive by a hall in Hereford that often has jumble sale signs outside. Never been in, so must try it! x

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  10. Purty! You know you're at a proper hardcore jumble/booty when the distinct whiff of wee is in the air! x

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  11. Fab parasol - and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your jumble finds after they've been freshened up a bit :)

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  12. We never get jumble sales round here, i used to love them as a kid as thats where all of our things came from. The parasol is lovely, and what a great way to use it!
    Aqeela xx

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  13. Beautiful parasol! I used to have such a pretty lace one that I used all the time, but I left it on the beach one night at Coney Island, never to be seen again...

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  14. So pretty! and what a nice way to diffuse the light.

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