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Gingerbread house finds

Last week was a bit crazy. It started with Edward’s first trip to the cinema, his first photo shoot for Mother & Baby magazine, a trip to the Gurgle blog awards (where I came third in my category and won a £250 Mothercare voucher) and ended with lunch with Elmo. Crazy, amazing and quite tiring for a toddler and a mummy with a big bump. But somehow I managed to squeeze in a trip to the shops.

Oops, I couldn’t help myself but I came home with two more vintage jigsaws at the weekend. I just couldn’t resist their round tins, lovely pictures of vintage-ness and smells (there’s something about old toys!).  Edward and I have finished both puzzles and fortunately they were complete. Not bad entertainment for 50p each.

I’m definitely not allowed to get them framed (no more room on Edward’s walls) but I think they look quite good just in their tins alongside some other thrifted finds. How I love the simple things in life.

Linking up with Flea Market Finds, nifty thrifty things,

thrift share monday, magpie monday, nifty thrifty tuesday and thriftaholics

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    September 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful! I haven’t seen any puzzles in tins before, what a lovely way to store them.

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    September 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Puzzle tins are so clever, the cardboard boxes they usually come in are so easily wrecked. Great finds! x

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    Vintage Sweetheart
    September 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Those tins are cute and a great way to keep the pieces all together and still look pretty.

    E 🙂

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    September 12, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Those are truly adorable!

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    Amanda @gidders1
    September 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Really lovely, so unusual in the vintage tins, I love them x

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    September 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I’ve never seen puzzles in tins before. They look lovely. I must keep my eye out for them now.

    Madison xxx

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    Minibreak Mummy
    September 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Such pretty tins! I love tins and jigsaws so to have a combination of the two sounds fab!

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    Mel (MilkChic)
    September 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! What a week – congratulations on the award. Those tins are great. Small one is jigsaw obsessed at the moment so I will keep an eye out… I’ve never spotted any before but sometimes you see them everywhere once you know they exist!

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    Liz Burton
    September 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Well done at the Gurgles.

    I love your little shelf display of vintage toys, it looks great.

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    September 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Simple things in life must be needed to bring you down from such a full on and glam week

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    September 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    You have had a very full week! Congratulations on doing so well. And finding time to blog about your finds.
    Since you are not framing them you can do them again in a few months and it will seem new again.

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