Sunday, 1 July 2012

Magpie Monday - Brightening my day

I really wasn't expecting to find any second-hand goodies this week.


I've been so busy, rushing backwards and forwards, and this weekend the Old Man tried desperately to recapture his youth by heading up to Manchester to see the Stone Roses.


Leaving us home alone, we headed out on Saturday to Harpenden to see a kids show at the theatre (can't help thinking I drew the short straw here...)


Anyway, en route from the station to the venue, there are several charity shops.  It being the most expensive town in the UK to live (I read that somewhere, not sure if it's true) they do have rather good chazza shops.


The first one yeilded loads of children's books and toys, and helpfully they agreed to hold on to them for us to collect on our way home.


Heading back after the show, we returned to pick up our purchases and I spotted a beautiful pair of large glass lanterns in the window.


I probably paid a little more than I should, but it was too late - I'd already fallen in love.  £15 for the 2, what do you reckon? Including the candles!








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30 comments:

  1. I think I'd have been fairly tempted too!! Got to love chipped paint on a lovely lantern!

    Jem xXx

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    1. Thanks Jem - just got to home my daughter doesn't kick a football at them now. Chipped paint is chic - smashed glass isn't!

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  2. they are pretty so..... I think I'd have succumbed too!

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    1. I'm such a sucker for pretty things!

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  3. Yep, you know me. Sucker for white and chipped paint. I would have moaned and groaned but would def have had to have them.

    Gorgeous photos xx

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    1. Thanks Karen. x

      You've gotta pay for quality sometimes!

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  4. love the thread! Sarah and I are bargain hunters in Cheshire and as a result we set up Saretro - giving preloved bargains a new lease of life. We are particular fans of picnics as you can see on our Facebook page!

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    1. Thanks Sara.

      I love your picnic sets too. Glad to have found each other!

      Do you buy too? I have a couple of 70s orange picnic sets in the garage I've been meaning to eBay for ages. Actually, I think I have 2 of the stacking plastic ones and a retro coolbox!

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  5. Yep, and me! They are beauty!
    I'd rather go charity shopping than Stone Roses- think you did pretty well out of that!

    x

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    1. Shhh! Me too!

      We're so rock n roll aren't we?

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  6. Hey! Get off my land! Harpenden is my turf! ;)

    The lamps are gorgeous and sometimes it's worth paying a little more for something really beautiful. I can just imagine a beach house in the Hamptons having the same ones for way more money. x

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    1. I challenge you to a Harpo Chazza-off! x

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  7. I love them, I would have wanted those too! x

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    1. I think I actually heard them calling my name ;0)

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    2. Oh, that's happened to me before! ;-D

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  8. Beautiful lanterns, id have wanted them too as i love buying them!
    Aqeela xx

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  9. The first word that popped into my mind when I saw the lanterns was charming. Glad you decided to purchase them.

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  10. Love the lamps think i would of easily spent that on them aswell ;)

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    1. Glad I'm not alone! x Thanks Jane

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  11. Those lanterns are fantastic! I would not resist them either!

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    1. Thanks Jo, they are rather aren't they? x

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  12. The lamps are great, I would have snapped them up for that price too!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, so pleased everyone likes them x

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  13. Great lamps - and they'll outlast a night out as well!

    Great to find a whole group of second hand lovers - I discovered you via the grand old Lulastic blog!

    Vicky

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    1. That's very true.

      Great to meet you Vicky, a warm welcome to Magpie Monday x

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  14. Ah they are lovely, we just need some decent weather now so you can have them lit outside *does a sun dance*

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  15. Hi! I've visited your blog before, but forgot to follow or bookmark it - so glad I found it again, and I'm a follower now, so I'll be back often. Love the lanterns - it's great to see what kinds of treasures people find in other places - I'm in the american midwest, and don't recall ever seeing anything like them. Beautiful!

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