Wednesday, 9 March 2011

£5 finds: Zeena Shah

Hello! Today is first in a new series, £5 finds, where people share their favourite bargain, which they have paid £5 or less for.

My first participant is textile designer Zeena Shah. I first spotted Zeena's work at a craft fair, when her designs were so prettily displayed in vintage suitcases. Her textiles include lavender owls and pin cushions, and she sells some lovely tapes, too. Here's the story of Zeena's £5 find; thanks Zeena!

"My £5 find was in my local charity shop. I love the patterned book and have been collecting Observer's Books for a while now so was very excited to find another! I am also a vintage tea cup hoarder and couldn't resist another to add to my collection, plus at £5 for the whole lot I couldn't say no."

12 comments:

Emily Rose said...

Love the idea of £5 finds. So simple! Been a fan of Heart Zeena for a while now, lovely finds :)

Paper Heart Girl said...

Ahhh, fabulous idea! Charity shops are great for that kind of thing! Brilliant, brilliant idea for a series! xxxxx

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Lisa-Marie said...

The book and that teacup are things of beauty!

Love this series Lynne!

kelly said...

what sublime finds. real treasures...when you think of how £5 can be spent on throwaway items these days it is lovely to see it invested in longtime joy-giving-things. observer books are wonderful aren't they!

i am a recent zeena fan but can't praise her talents enough. her papercut cards are so beautiful...i'd definitely recommend them. and it's lovely to put a face to your name zeena. you look adorable! x

Down and Out Chic said...

i'm excited about this series! no doubt that some of the greatest treasures cost little to no money.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a great new series! Love the teacup and saucer, too.

found and sewn said...

great idea. I would have bought them for £5 too.

auprès de mon arbre said...

I love this great idea. I love series !

heartzeena said...

thank you for such a lovely feature! and even lovelier comments!i'm looking forward to seeing everyone's £5 finds! zeena xx

Pearl said...

I love those books and that tea cup. So pretty!!

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elissa, ebb & flow said...

what a great find. i'm always looking for great vintage books but the prices on them are always rather high.

conversationpieces said...

Cute post idea... and what lovely finds for a fiver :)