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The vintage nursery

The steal of my year was three vintage jigsaws for just 10p. I did query the woman who said 10p but obviously she didn’t see the potential in the jigsaws that I did. I happily handed over my 10p coin and took the jigsaws home.

The jigsaws were all made from thick board, cut into a few pieces and showed a cat and a dog, both in a similar style, and a third jigsaw of a clown character. I knew that the cat and dog would look amazing if they were framed and hung in Edward’s nursery.

I clearly had no understanding how much framing cost but we took them to our local framers’ who did a great job for quite a lot of money. Fortunately they look fab.

We’ve hung them quite high on the wall as I would hate to come into Edward’s room one day and find him playing with the jigsaws on the floor! Edward’s nursery is really simple but the jigsaws stand out. I’m always on the look out for more vintage toys to add to the look.


I’m linking up with Flea Market Finds, Magpie Monday, Thrift Share Monday, Thrifty Treasures and somewhat simple – please follow the links for more lovely vintage discoveries.


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    Faith Hope and Charity Shopping
    June 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    They look lovely. I have one of those 50s ‘alphabet tray’ jigsaws which I did think about getting framed but the price rather put me off!

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    Liz Burton
    June 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    They do look fabulous, what a great idea to frame them. x

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    June 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    You’ve given me a great idea for when DD is older actually, to take some of her favourite puzzles that she’s grown out of and frame them and hang them in her room rather than putting them in the loft where they’ll just gather dust. Thank you!

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    June 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

    They are perfect for a child’s room – I love the yellow background to them both – great colours!!

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    Mama Syder
    June 13, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Awwww they look really lovely! Great idea to frame them.

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    June 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    They do look striking framed and hung, just perfect for a child’s room 🙂 What a complete bargain too – 3 for 10p takes the cake!

    Jem xXx

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    June 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    How great are those!
    Yes, after pricing framing now you know it is a skill you have to master youself. And you know why so many of us buy framed prints more for the frames than for the actual image.

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    June 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Such a great idea! Looks so pretty too. Bargain!

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    June 15, 2011 at 1:46 am

    We have lots of vintage toys in our kids rooms too-they’re not to play with either to their eternal dismay! 🙂

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