Thankfully this week was much better in terms of thrifting opportunities. I had several hours of browsing charity shops in the week, and dragged my disgruntled family round the boot sale on Sunday in the freezing cold.
The fact that it was bitterly cold meant there were lots of bargains to be had - the sellers were desperate to pack up and go home, so seemed to be taking any offers.
When I spotted this laid out on a table, it was literally calling my name!
Yeah sorry, I haven't ironed it yet! It's a skirt with this gorgeous magpie and blossom embroidery on the front.
At least, I think they're meant to be magpies. I'm not sure the designer is much of an ornithologist. It's by Dee V - that's the failed talent show gal Diane Vickers to you and me. Who knew that's what happens to these people after their 15 minutes of fame - they get their own clothing label with a catalogue clothing company?!! Still, I'm more than happy with my £2 skirt.
At the same boot sale I spotted this pretty little clock and haggled the girl down to £1.50.
It's a modern, battery operated clock, but it has a lovely vintage feel to it. I had a tough time convincing the Other Half that it's not an alarm clock, it's just made to look that way. Why was that so difficult to understand??
And the final thing I'm going to share with you this week is this gorgeous little pair of vintage opera glasses.
I got them for the princely sum of £2 because the bone/bakelite/plastic is very cracked. These are a 'put it on a high shelf' item. To explain, this has become my catchphrase to describe anything that's damaged after I once used it in an Ebay listing description. Whatever works!
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