Visited a glorious 8 charity shops in total. The stuff we bought, though, came from only two of them. These were, what I call, traditional type charity shops, ie not a colour coded clothes rail nor a dedicated "retro rack" with hugely inflated prices in sight.
Oh no, I nearly went into a senseless rant then. I'll stop immediately and show you what we got.
Mr J and P spotted this little beaut for me. I thought to myself, the last thing I need is another basket. However, I quickly changed my mind when I discovered it was only 60p. How could I leave it behind?
Plus it came in handy carrying around our subsequent purchases. Old hangers 20p each.
Not very exciting I know, but I do like a proper wooden hanger don't you?
Two wooden-handled kitchen utensils for 75p. I thought I might start a collection of these old utensils and display them in our kitchen (just in case there are any readers out there who were unaware but I'm a mad collector and terrible hoarder of almost anything) . Problem is they are few and far between these days. I'll let you know how I get on. (My tea towel collecting - see here- has been seriously curtailed as I've not seen one in a charity shop for months).
I find myself having to buy crocheted granny blankets whenever I see them. The colours are so bright and cheerful. I got this one for £3.50:
While I'm at it, I thought I'd show you this stripey one I bought some time ago only because it looks so jolly on Little Miss J and P's bed with its candy stripe pillow case.
I'm rather hysterical about this delicious red pom pom trimming that I bought from a fabulous fabric and haberdasher's in Leigh. Even Mr J and P was impressed with the stunning array of fabrics, buttons, ribbons and wool. Such shops, rather like teatowels and wooden handled kitchen utensils, are thin on the ground are they not? Unfortunately, no pics to show as we didn't take our camera.
Hornsea Summertime pottery both for £2. The first is a little jug which was used for oil or vinegar? I'm not quite sure. The second was probably a salt pot but has lost its lid - which is fine because it now houses a set of chalks for our new chalkboard in the kitchen.