Magpie Monday – Buxton buys and a couple of other items
Today’s Magpie Monday post features three items found on a recent weekend trip to Buxton, plus a couple of other items.
The first item from Buxton was a complete and utter bargain. This Elmer the Elephant money tin only cost £1.10 from a charity shop. It was covered in dust but scrubbed up well. My little boy loves Elmer and he is just starting to get interested in coins and money, so I was really pleased to find this. And I was even more pleased when I saw the excited reaction from my son when I handed it to him.
The next purchase was from the Buxton Antique & Collectors Fair in the Pavilion Gardens. I was very excited to find a lovely silver bracelet that reminded me of Granny Cox (my late great-grandmother) used to own. She had used hers as an identity bracelet during the 1940s war years. This example is more recent than that, having been made in 1965 in Birmingham. But if anything I liked it even more than Granny’s so I was very happy when H agreed that I could have this one as a birthday present.
Another item purchased from the Antique & Collectors Fair was an old wooden box with a lift-out tray. I have a bit of a soft spot for wooden boxes and use them to store small crafting and stationery items.
I thought I’d also include another couple of items that I found recently, rather than include them in separate posts. The first is a big mug that I purchased from a brick-a-brack table at one of our choir rehearsals.
And the final item was a little heart-shaped pot purchased for £1.50 from a charity shop in Windermere when we stayed there for a recent holiday with friends.
Do take a look at the other Magpie Monday posts this week – there are some lovely items!