Out there in blogland I know you understand how exciting it is rummaging through charity shops. I buy loads of my clothes from charity shops. The other day I realised the most expensive item of clothing I was wearing was some new tights from Oasis (I draw the line at second hand undies etc - urgghh). This week has been a good week for finds, including a fun red monsoon skirt which I am wearing today. I was really pleased to get another cream coat, which looks so summery.
This teapot caught my eye. At £1.50 I thought it would make a great little plant pot.
As you know, I spotted a lovely new teal coloured sofa in my favourite charity shop. As charity shops go this place must be top of the pops as it will sell anything, including electrical items.
Whilst I type this I vaguely remember a comedy show that had a sketch about some women running a charity shop and they were constantly finding vibrators in amongst all the donations they had been given. They had a big box of them out the back of the shop! I bet most charity shops have been given everything at some stage! Sorry if this has offended you but I remember it really making me laugh!
For those of you who skim this text I would like to point out that my favourite charity shop does not sell vibrators!
I think seeing this sofa at Libertys in January definitely inspired me.
I also bought this trim at the Country Living Fair from the Deckchairstripes company. This company has the most amazing fabric. They were selling bunting at the fair but it had a couple of brown flags in the packets and I do not do brown. So I bought some tea towels and am going to cut them up to make my own bunting.
Unfortunately, I cannot get a good photo of the colour of the sofa as my kitchen is tucked away at the back of our house (briliant on a stormy night not so good for photos though!).
Do you think I should add the bobble trim to the sofa?
I really love stuff from the 60's and 70's so this candlestick in turquoise had to be snapped up for 75p.
Yes, despite the mounting - spelt that wrong originally and included the word mountain - and it does feel like a mountain of house work to do, the sun is out and I have been very lucky this week with my thrifting so yeah! Not everyone's cup of tea - sorry to all those shabby chic lovelies out there. I like to potter down that road sometimes but fear becoming an old lady too soon so steer back to the brighter side although I am always in love with all things CK! See you soon .... eat your lunch outside today!