First is this St. Michael 1940s 'Controlled Commodity' CC41 apron with its 'two cheeses' label. I was really pleased to find this at a local flea market and brought it for a couple of pounds, which is a bargain especially as CC41 items are getting harder to find. With a wash and press, its come up quite nice. I usually buy aprons for their fabric, aiming to cut them up and re-use the fabric elsewhere; but this one will be staying in one piece I reckon.
As I'm a big fan of picnics with all the trimmings, there was no way that I was going to ignore this 1970s Preci Ware 'Pac-a-Pic' picnic box.
Its lucky that the boxes still have their full complement of plastic cutlery, compartment lids and tumblers. However, the elastic straps had perished resulting in a 'saggy bottom' when lifting up the box, so I replaced them with new identical elastic strapping and re-attached the toggles and its as good as new!
I also brought this lovely picture...
I saw an identical one at a flea market a few weeks ago, which was badly faded but was still being sold for £30! There's no way I'd buy one at that price, so I was more than happy to buy this for a lot less. The frame was a bit grimy, but a quick wipe-over with sugar soap fixed that and restored the frame back to its glowing whiteness.
I also picked up some more 1940s Stitchcraft magazines too, which will help complete the gaps in my collection...
... and even Husband got in on the bargain hunting, buying a rather large linen Union Jack flag after hankering after one for quite a while. The stairwell of our loft is the only place in which it'll fit - just about!