Craftiness, Thrifty

Vintage Giveaway- Have a bit of our home

14 July, 2013

Yesterday we flung the doors of our home open, sold a mountain of stuff and discovered that I have been in the WRONG job this whole time. I’m not a campaigner! I’m a wheeler dealer, a genuine, bonafide, sell a parachute to a sparrow saleswoman. I even got a fiver for our rubbish bin. (Hey, it was an awesome bin, rescued from a back alley in Soho.)

I thought I’d be sad all day, seeing our much loved treasures flying out the door. But nope, it was exciting! I was just so stoked to see people’s eyes light up at the sight of a stack of old suitcases and a collection of teapots. These were my kind! People who relish digging around a stranger’s home on the hottest day of the year all in the name of thrift.

Some were friends, some were blog readers (*extra special wave*) but most has either wandered in or heard about it somehow. Everyone left with a bursting bag and some hardcores had to come back in a van.

We are one massive step closer to our European Bombaround. Eeep…

For those of you who couldn’t swing by for a slice of the action yesterday I have a little giveaway. This bundle hopefully captures a bit of my love for vintage and craftiness and I wish the winner many cups of tea with milk lovingly poured from this jug while whipping up some magnificent doily numbers!


A vintage scrabble set- you can play it sure, but (*does creepy Little Red Riding Hood wolf voice*) far better to craft with. (I put Scrabble letters on EVERYTHING. Even a lamp.)
Three doilies again, put your cuppa on them if you like, but you also could make a million things like those stunning doily bowls.
Three vintage sewing patterns. I have to say If you are clever enough to make these then you really should do it because, my word, they are wicked- one is like a 1980’s flapper style dress -HELLO. I tend to use my sewing patterns for crafting and wrapping gifts in the coolest way.
And finally, this vintage china jug from one of the sets I collect, Keeling and Co’s Claremont. Oh. It’s so bloody beautiful. You can have it, go on, really. You have it.


Simply leave a comment to enter!

For a second entry please share on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram using the hash tag #lulasticgiveaway and let me know in the comments.

Winner will be drawn at random on our very last day in the house, Wednesday 24th July at 9pm.


Thanks my friends and mucho good luck!

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  • Circus Queen 14 July, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Awesome giveaway! My mum has suitcases of those patterns. It may be time for me to start my own.

  • Circus Queen 14 July, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve tweeted as @AdeleJK x

  • Mrs Tightwad 14 July, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    How I wish I could have been there, please enter me for the magnificent giveaway (only trying to help you understand) :o)

  • Michele 14 July, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I’d like to be entered! I also tweeted @solitarychele.

  • Bake 14 July, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Would have loved to have been there too! What a fab giveaway though šŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Sharon Pickles 14 July, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I wish I had been there to see your lovely vintage things but this is the next best thing. Great giveaway x

  • Fiona Lynne 14 July, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    How fun! I’d so have been there if I was closer. Love that milk jug. (although I can already my husband’s eye rolls if another piece of vintage crockery turns up in the cupboard…

  • Julie Williams 14 July, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I’m here via makedoandmend but just favourited you to follow. Your blog sounds great. Please include me in your draw. Id love to use the patterns to paper a wall in my new home:-)

  • Ali hoo 14 July, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Im not sure what sort of comment you want left! But I’ll use it as an excuse to boast as I’m ridiculously proud … I had a baby last Sunday. He was born at home ( no time to get to the hospital) with no pain relief at all. It was scary and wonderful and perfect. Just like him.

    • Lucy 14 July, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      WOW ALI!! Huge congratulations, wonderful, wonderful, well done and lots of love to you both.

      • Ali hoo 15 July, 2013 at 6:33 am

        Thank you. Haven’t stopped smiling yet!

  • Olivia Huszak 14 July, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I so want to win this prize!! I have been hunting for a milk jug like this one for ages!!! Pick me, pick me! Oh and I love your post… I would be so sad to see all my pretty things go, but good on ya!! Xxxx

  • anouk thom 14 July, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    those sewing patterns – epic! started sewing recently and the most exciting patterns for me are those with GIANT shoulder pads, the bigger the better! also mentioned this on facebook šŸ™‚

  • Liz 14 July, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Love your style, would love to have been at your garage sale, but it a little far to go LOL. Enjoy your trip…excited for you šŸ˜€ xx

  • Xanthe 14 July, 2013 at 9:47 pm


  • Xanthe 14 July, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Shared on Facebook as my twitter has locked me out… what’s that all about!?

  • Claire Wills 14 July, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Wish I could have travelled to you for your clear out, but only 3 weeks to go before our little one is due, and I am housebound due to the blooming heat!

    Have also shared on Twitter šŸ˜€

    • Ali hoo 15 July, 2013 at 6:31 am

      My heart goes out to you! My baby was born last week and having a real issue keeping him ( and me!) cool but keep telling myself ‘ atleast I’m not still pregnant!’ . All I can suggest is eating your body weight in ice-cream! (& putting your feet in buckets of cold water. )
      Good luck with baby! šŸ™‚

  • Mammasaurus 15 July, 2013 at 9:04 am

    This is me leaving a comment and squealing with excitement!

  • Amanda Hart 15 July, 2013 at 9:17 am

    How lovely, I love vintage items, that jug is gorgeous!!!

  • Filipa Sompy 15 July, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Not sure if I can enter, being from Portugal, but would love to win!
    I love vintage things and agree with you, the Scrabble letters are amazing to do crafts with. šŸ™‚
    Thank you for the opportunity x

  • Sharon Griffin 15 July, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Thankyou for this lovely giveaway, so many beautiful vintage items and especially love the little china jug x

  • Tracy Nixon 15 July, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Fabulous giveaway thanks! Count me in please!

  • Tracy Nixon 15 July, 2013 at 10:10 am

    A link to my tweet!

  • Christine Quinn 15 July, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Ooh! I do love vintage stuff!

  • Tammy Tudor 15 July, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Would LOVE <3 to win! šŸ™‚

  • jessica 15 July, 2013 at 10:26 am

    oh wow!
    I need to make a scrabble lamp šŸ™‚

  • vikki sanderson 15 July, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Cute!! Love that the whole vintage style is coming back! šŸ™‚
    Shared on twitter: @VikkiSanderson2
    Pinned: Vikki Sanderson

  • Helen Wakeley 15 July, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Wow what a amazing prize! i have a vintage hen party coming up in sept this would make it so so awesome! xx

  • Jinene Castellano 15 July, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    would make a lovely present for my mum šŸ™‚

  • kirsty l 15 July, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    such a great giveaway, my mind is currently thinking of projects for them

    also tweeted @kirsty_lowde

  • Jessica 15 July, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Hello! I have met you a couple of times at the well but you may not remember me as I have been away for a few months this year studying in Canada. I am a student and was just wondering if you had any furniture at all? Sofa/bed/table? Leftover from your weekend sale .. I was working and couldn’t make it. I am about to maybe move into a rented unfurnished place and am on the hunt for a few bits and pieces. Would be paying cash.

    Drop me an email if you do-

    Thanks !

    • Lucy 15 July, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      So sorry, all the furniture went really quickly šŸ™

  • Kelly Holyoake 15 July, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Love this stuff!

  • Vicky Limerick 15 July, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Fingers crossed all!

  • Carolyn Carter 15 July, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Yes please count me in! My girls recently dropped my beloved staffordshire milk jug… and I’ve been on the look out for a replacement… love the look of that one. And, well you can never have enough cute doilies! :)x

  • Dee H 15 July, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Seen some gorgeous necklaces made with Scrabble tiles – feeling inspired

  • Lally Jane young 16 July, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Ahh I wish I could have been there. I would have loved it ! Good luck in your future, as we are hopefully on the move soon as well! Hence the lack of response. I will miss talking to you. I fact I will have no one to talk to !!! AGHH

  • Shameem Allen 16 July, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I’m having an all vintage wedding so this would be perfect to start off my collection for table decorations etc

  • Sarah 16 July, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    How I’d love that raggedy ol’ scrabble set. i love me a hood second hand boardgame, sadly I’m not sure if us Aussies can enter. Glad that your fantastical house sale brought you joy rather than sorrow. Looking forward to your posts as you make your way around Europe. X

    • Sarah 16 July, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      I can’t spell – I hope that comment makes sense…

  • FionaLynne Edwards 16 July, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Fab giveaway – I’m a vintage girl! All these lovely items, swoon!

  • FionaLynne Edwards 16 July, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve shared on Facebook – I’m Fee Lynne Edwards, and on Twitter, @figgygee

  • hannah rowland 16 July, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Love your thriftiness! X

  • Sarahann Tonner 17 July, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Fantastic competition, tweeted under @sarahann2611

  • Piplovespattern 17 July, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Hi I have just started following your blog and find it inspiring I love that you personalise your home something I love to do too

  • Carmen 17 July, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Wowsers, what a great giveaway! Hope you made oodles of cash for your wonderful trip & how lovely to know your bits and bobs are safely re-homed and making other people happy too : )

  • leanne williams 18 July, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Iā€™d like to be entered

  • maureen findley 18 July, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I would love to win this

  • Ben Audsley 19 July, 2013 at 11:12 am

    great competition – i love vintage!

  • Beth Wells 19 July, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Ooh yes please! Hope you enjoy your travels.x

  • siobhan 19 July, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I love scrabble!

  • Deanne Harrison 21 July, 2013 at 10:46 am

    fab giveaway i just love oldie worldie things šŸ™‚ i have tweeted @deanne2622 xxx

  • Alice Hindley 21 July, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Love this giveaway! šŸ™‚

  • Daisy Bryan 21 July, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Wow, lovely prize šŸ˜€

  • Gemma Poulding 22 July, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Would love to win this prize

  • Heli 22 July, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve just found your blog, loving it. The idea of a small part of your home cherished just about as far in this world as possible (finland) would be special.

  • Karina 22 July, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Only just discovered your blog, love your style and sense of fun too; great giveaway! šŸ™‚

  • Solange 23 July, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Great giveaway

  • Cathryn bowen 23 July, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Fingers Crossed – love this giveaway

  • Celia West 23 July, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Fab prize, would love to win

  • Mickie Bull 23 July, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

  • dawn taverner 23 July, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    fingers crossed!

  • Jenny Rogers 23 July, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Lots of lovely things to add to my own stash – hopefully.

  • Georgina Brown 23 July, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    would love to win these items perfect for my house

  • Antonia Rookley 23 July, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    So pretty… love vintage!

  • Nathalie 23 July, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Ace giveaway!

  • Jo Boyd 23 July, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    That jug looks like it belongs in a tea set my Mum has. Not sure if it’s exactly the same, but certainly the same colours and type of pattern. I’d love to win in to give it to her.

  • Laura Hadland 23 July, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Count me in, love those patterns

  • Milly Y 23 July, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Ooh, I love a bit of vintage and I’m a demon at Scrabble!


  • Valerie Kaseram 24 July, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Great competition šŸ™‚

  • Alisa Moore 24 July, 2013 at 10:23 am

    would love to win these

  • Julie 24 July, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Lovely vintage giveaway

  • Gary Topley 24 July, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Great Giveaway. Thankyou šŸ™‚

  • laura avery 24 July, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Champion i have been trying so hard to find scrabble bits..alas i remember this board myself..does that mean i am now vintage too the doily!

  • Kim 24 July, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Is it too late to enter the giveaway? šŸ˜€

  • Emma Lewis 24 July, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Lovely, I’ve shared on twitter.

  • ruth 27 July, 2013 at 11:08 am

    love it