Before it rolls round to the weekend again, I had better catch you up with last weekends thrifty finds
I started off on friday afternoon, selflessly giving all my money to charity.
Well, in exchange for a few bits and pieces. Not quite as selfless as I make out perhaps...
blue buttons, fabulously ugly shell necklace, and a snowdrop brooch that reminds me of my grans garden, which was at the bottom of the button box (the brooch, not the garden...although I do like the sound of having a garden at the bottom of a button box)
Vintage pillowcases and some more coloured knitting needles
THE MOST AMAZING cross stitch kitten cushion in the world
And an 'extortionate' teapot. Thats right ladies and gents, I spent five whole pounds on one item. I tried to put it down to conserve my finances, I really did. But it was a lost cause. We are in love. And I do need another teapot... what if my other 3 break?! A gal's gotta be prepared...
Ahem, anyway, on to my traditional saturday tour of jumble sales/table sales/fetes... I hit the jackpot on one bargainous bric a brac stall
Green glass flower bowl and posy mirror (been hankering after one of these mirrors for ages)
Queen mothers 90th birthday mug (to go with my very favourite fergie & andrew wedding mug - I have an odd sense of humour) and a little floral eggcup and sugar bowl thingie
Old mini biscuity trays, 2 pudding bowl/moulds, and an ugly utensil holder chef with a wee face that only a mother could love ;)
And a cute cute cute blue teacup and yellow mini-cake standy thingie
Look how nicely it goes with me new teapot! Tea-riffic, if I do say so myself
I also picked up some material bits for crafting
An abbacus...which will surely come in very handy, no? Some vintage hankies, and brand new peach blossom perfume & elizabeth arden creams
A few books & ladybird flashcards
I'm not sure how old 'The real life picture book' is but I'm guessing it is pretty old as this toddler is SMOKING!!!!
And a little brass cupid charm, which was my only purchase from a little antique fair I popped into. My mother rather cruelly named him 'wee gnome-sh*te' (!) as she thought I had been ripped off (£3) - a lot more than I usually pay but I got it down from £5, and I know it costs them a lot to hire out a stall!
Ah, another job well done.