Since I discovered Magpie Monday last week I’ve been so excited to join in! Anyone who knows me well will know I love a good snuffle in a charity shop, street/flea/antique market. Today was supposed to be a ‘magpie’ day as we headed off bright and early (well 10am is bright and early enough for me) for a local village street market. On entering the picturesque village we noticed it looked decidedly quiet and well, still picturesque. Where were all the stalls cluttered with other peoples junk for me and littlelish to rummage through? :( A sadly hung sign swung backwards and forward in the wind – Street market – Cancelled. I’m guessing they cancelled due to this monsoon we’ve been having recently although ironically we didn’t actually have any rain today. Oh well.
So I’m going to have to resort to an older find to share with you, but one I was very happy with. I often shop with the intention to sell the item in my vintage store on Etsy. I only have one slight issue in that most of the things I buy are things I like so much that I cannot part with them…. slight flaw in the business plan. Never going to make my fortune there am I?
Anyway I came across this vintage children’s scrabble game which I thought someone would love. Turns out it was me, I love it… (here we go again). I love the old cardboard letters, the font, I love the board and all the quirky colourful illustrations, I love the feeling of nostalgia it evokes in me (even though I wasn’t born when this particular game was made (1958)
Even Littlelish loves it. We manage a sort of 2.8 years old version of the game and it is a great aid to her learning to read :) So I’m keeping it!