Hoorah, the weekend is almost here! This week has gone by and I haven't reported on my recent charity shop finds. Well, last Saturday when the weather was semi decent (Sunday - it poured), we went to Leigh on Sea which is a cute little place next to Southend on Sea for those of you who don't know it. Lots of lovely charity shops - so I was in my element. Here is what I got:
A rather cheerful table cloth (50p)which, contrary to what I said in an earlier post about not using table cloths, is now firmly on the dining table - beautifully ironed as you can see.
A Van Gogh piccy which I bought for the frame - which, although a little chipped, looks the perfect sort of thing for Mr J and P's Grandma Gladys' rose painting. Gladys was a prolific painter of mainly flowers and the odd nude (and when I say odd......). Will show you the roses (and possibly the nude if you're lucky) later. Anyway a chipped frame for 65p - a bargain methinks.
A tin of buttons for 70p. Now what to do with them is the question..... Suggestions (nice ones, if you please, Mr J and P) welcome.
A lovely mint green teapot (Poole pottery) for £1.29:
A pretty blue jug for £1 and then later I discovered a whole stack of blue and pink bowls in the same design (Grindley Lupin Petal) for 20 p each! I bought 2 blue ones and 2 pink ones much to Mr J and P's dismay and when I suggested to Mr J and P that we should buy the whole darn lot seeing as they were only 20 p each, he declared that he wanted nothing to do with my bowls and went off in a little huff! Well really.....
I still haven't quite got over not buying a whole stack of lovely pink and blue bowls that we don't need; but don't worry folks, we're off to Kent this weekend (camping in the Sittingbourne area) and I'll be dragging Mr J and P and friends around the charity shops - you see if I don't.