Thursday, 25 March 2010

A thrifty adventure.

Now this bit is becoming a bit worrying for me,
I seem to big things up and you probably think
'Is that it?!'

I can't walk around a shop now without thinking
'What would the blog girls think?
Would they buy it?'

'Ooooooooo, that'll make a good post for the blog!'
Even BF is starting to do it now, hee hee,
but mostly he just rolls his eyes at me, bless him!

Not to worry, I only buy what I like and for me only,
nice to know I take you with me though hee hee!

 Last Friday I walked from BF's flat into the town
to check out the brill CS and a fabby 'bits and bobs' shop that I love, and saw this...


Now this was from the lovely gift shop that sells lots of
lovely Emma Bridgewater and the likes, but also sells
some brill buys like this
Bargain Union Jack Bunting.

Next I found these egg cups.
(bit of cheap 'tat' but I can't resist anything 'henny'!)

These aren't just for regular eggs,
even natural grubby (Claire blushes slightly) garden eggs like mine.
I thought they would make a brill Easter present,
with 'clean' fresh garden Easter eggs in of course!
Not sure which of my many God-Daughters
(thats what comes with being the only girl in a male dominated Catholic family!)
 shall receive one.
Only 79p for the pair.
A bit of fun and as CHEEP-CHEEP as chips!

Next cutie little blue tits for the Easter display
the boys and I are making.
(so, that'll be a bunch of daff's and now a birdie ornament LOL)

They're only tiny, thats why I liked them.
(and much cheapness 'tat' again)

And so we come to these.....

I saw them.
Checked the price.
Liked them.  Wanted them.
Picked them up.
I had walked down to the shops, now it was raining.
I decided to put them back.

All evening my thoughts strayed back to the lovely scales,
my sleep was broken by memories of holding the lovely scales!
BF woke up too and when I mentioned the lovely scales we both laughed,
all in the middle of the night!

We got up early and before we set off for our day out,
we stopped off at the CS so I could run in and grab
the lovely scales!

That's what I am,
quite mad!
Ha ha!

Love Claire. x


bekimarie said...

Are you going to blog about that?Taking piccies for blog?
These are words that quite often come out of my OHs mouth lol.
Love the bunting, had my eye on same one in a local shop of ours.

Beki xxx

Vintage from the Village said...

Thats exactly how I am getting !
Husband says - who would be interested in that ?
I think at least hope (!) my blog readers are..
All great stuff
Best wishes
Sue x

Kissed by an Angel said...

I call bigging things up - enthusiasm, and that is not a bad thing!!
Blogging and continually taking photos go hand in hand, don't they!!!
We are constantly thinking of our next post!!! I love to see all the pretties and treasures my friends buy and make!!!
Love the bunting!!!

jackanne said...

I AM AS MAD/SAD AS YOU! I have been hinting for a new camera to take great pics for my blog ....what did i do before blogging?...,Hubbys just commented "NOWT" cheeky git, i rush to do the housework so i can browse on here HE HE. HUGS XX

MelMel said...

Wow, those scales are fab!
Great find!xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Thanks for comment, wine sounds very good to me ha ha !! beats lavender any day I reckon cheers :)
Sue x

Florence and Mary said...

I would've gone back for those scales too!!

My mum calls blogfriends "my ladies"... "I thought your ladies would like this"... make it sound like a harem or I'm some madam!!!

Victoria xx

melanie said...

Love your thrifted treasures, especially the scales, they are so vintagey and lovely. xxx

a mermaids purse said...

such lovely bunting ;0)xx
i love all your treats and treasures!...such a lovely blog ;0)xx

bellaboo said...

So glad those lovely scales were there when you went back for them.Usually ,with me, if I hesitate about buying something when I DO go back ,it's gone! Saying that, I had noticed two pretty posies in our CS for a few weeks and had ummed and aahd about buying them..when I went in this week ,having decided I would.. to my surprise they were still I bought them!

Bellaboo :0)

Ma Larkin said...

your scales are to die for. i would have been panicking all night in case they were gone. love the egg cups too.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love the bunting, love the scales, love it all in fact!!
I think all of us bloggers can identify with what you said! Blogging rules ok!! ; )
Thanks for your lovely comments on my post! we certainly will be going trundling again!!
Have a great weekend : )

Sharon XX

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Claire - same here! - taking far too many photos, especially of the dogs - they all look the same!

Love all your buys especially the bunting and the scales - xxx

Screaming Meme said...

I love the flag pride...So much fun! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to stumble onto your blog...If you ever get the chance stop in and say hi! Meme

Frugal Life UK said...

lovely stuff, but remember it's only a bargain if you need it