Last week saw the launch of 'Magpie Monday' and I have to say, hand on heart, I was totally blown away by the support. I've been planning this for a while, but I was terrified that everyone would think it was a rubbish idea, and that I'd look like some kind of saddo.
So thank you everyone who tweeted, messaged and posted links and twitpics. We had 16 amazing entries and if you missed them, you can check out the links here. I was totally inspired by the finds and treasures.
Last week, I opened up my guest bedroom to you to illustrate my love of thrifty finds. But I don't want to put anyone off joining by thinking you have to write some epic post and show me whole rooms of stuff. Also, to be perfectly honest, the spare room is probably the only tidy one in the house, so I can't show you any more!
Instead, I will share with you these recent charity shop finds and as it's Valentine's Day, they have a bit of a lovey-dovey pink theme.
A whole outfit for £6.50?? Yes indeedy! Accessorised too...
Denim skirt by TopShop (£2.49 from age UK) - Since I live in jeans it amazed me I don't possess one single demin skirt...I do now!
Pink ruched top also by TopShop (£2.99 from Oxfam) - Very cute and pretty, although has a slashed back opening so I'm going to have to wear a strappy vest under it!
Vintage pink bead necklace (£1 from Save the children) - I love these beads! Only plastic, but they have a lovely shape and pretty marbled pattern effect.
There you go, complete outfit for less than £6.50, not including shoes obviously. But trust me, I have plenty of shoes.
Also in the picture is a very lovely hanging heart decoration made from wire and 'pearl' beads.
This cost £1.49 from Age UK, and just so there's no danger of the old man forgetting February 14th, this has been hung on the front door for the past week. Subtle I aint!*
Lastly, staying on the pink theme, is my selection of retro glass bottles accumulated from various charity shop and all costing £1 or less. I've filled them with cheap and cheerful bright pink bubble bath to co-ordinate with the shocking pink in our bathroom.
I bought the first one (on the right) because it reminded me of the Whitefriars styles (it's not, obviously!), and the collection grew from there. I'm always on the lookout for more.
So there you have it, some little Magpie delights. I've shown you mine, so why don't you show me yours?!
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Hope to see your treasures x
* I am maligning the poor old fella, of course he took me away for a romantic weekend so I mustn't grumble!
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