As most of you on Twitter know, I've not been too well this week. I'm feeling much better than I did, but still quite stressed out waiting for a hospital appointment for a scan of a breast lump they managed to find - totally unconnected to the chest pains I was admitted for, and just my luck that I should go in with one problem and come out with another!
Anyway, my mind was elsewhere and this weekend I missed some bargainous events which I'm really annoyed about now. On Friday there was an evening jumble sale at a village not far from here. We've been before and it's always been a great source of vintage fabrics, linen and silk scarves. I'd been looking forward to it, but when it came to it I just couldn't muster the energy.
On Saturday morning there was the monthly nearly new sale at the local hospice - again this usually proves very fruitful, but the old man left me in bed to sleep and I missed it!
Sunday is car boot day, but Sunday morning we were viewing a house so I missed most of them. We did make it to the afternoon one, and I squeezed in a charity shop on Saturday afternoon so all was not lost. And anyway, bargain-hunting is my way of relaxing, so it's good for me - right?
At the charity shop I found several wrap-around skirts. They were all stunning, handmade in Thailand and one size fits all! Oddly, my favourite which was richly coloured with turquoise, pink and gold was marked up at £3.50 rather than £4.50 like all the others - don't you just love inconsistent charity shop pricing?
I also had a good old rummage through a tub of old sunglasses. There were lots of great vintage over-sized sunnies in all different colours, and I tried lots on but most didn't suit. I settled for a tortoise shell coloured pair in the end, which gives a funny orange glow to the world. They were £2! So for a little over a fiver I'm set for summer.
At the car boot I got a stash of old doilies which will be made into bowls - possibly to sell if I can make them well enough. They're going through the wash so I can't show you them now.
I picked out a few old spoons for another craft project. Two of them are EPNS and are well worn, but this one has no marks on at all. It was very black and a good rub with my silver cloth has brought it up gleaming. Could it be solid silver? I think I'll keep it to use, it's so dinky I love it. Look how tiny it is compared with a normal teaspoon.
In the same box I found this odd little mother of pearl fork-type thing. Again, it's small but it is so beautiful. I have no idea what it is - any ideas? It can't possibly be a fork can it? If it is I shall be eating my pickled onions from now on in quite the most glamorous way.
Finally, again from the same stall I spotted these metal buttons. There's only 3 so I doubt I can use them for clothing, but they'll be great for a craft project. These were also pretty black, and again cleaned up with a silver polishing cloth. Pretty huh?
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