Back to Work & A Thrifty Thursday

Hello again!

I didn’t intend on being away so long and sat down several times during the last 2 weeks to write a post only to be side tracked by something else – usually to do with being a mum!

Both my boys went back to school on Monday and so I have been trying to catch up ever since.

The Easter holiday was spent making stuff, eating chocolate, spending time with family, eating chocolate, trips out, knitting and eating chocolate! We visited some great places and I have lots of photos to share with you very soon.


I also went to visit the two yarn shops that I’ll be at this Saturday 3rd May as an ambassador for Yarn Shop Day and I’ll be back later on to tell you more.

But now; Thrifty Thursday.

Today my sister came over and we ventured into town for a bit of shopping, coffee and later on, lunch. Our hometown, like most medium sized towns, has a plethora of charity shops and I like nothing more than a good mooch round all of them. I usually go in to look at the brick a brac and textiles and occasionally the clothes.

All of the following have been discovered on recent trips….

Dress1A very springlike patterned dress


♥ I just love the colours and flowers and I can’t wait to wear it when it gets a bit warmer ♥


♥ A Meakin coffee pot for my growing collection – I’ll tell you more another time ♥


♥ And a gravy boat/custard jug with a delightful flower, leaves and tendrils pattern ♥


I’m just not too sure about the matching saucer!

A few of the charity shops have had a vintage makeover and now stock much older gems (sometimes at inflated prices) like this maxi skirt I saw today.


And unusually it was in my size and only £4.80! I was rather taken with it but it was polyester and my sister, ever the voice of reason, pointed out that it would probably make you sweat and that I wouldn’t wear it.


Ooh and it came from Leicester!

So I bought a scarf instead.


I’m not entirely convinced it’s vintage but it was only £1.50


And I just really liked the pattern and colour combination.



Now perhaps I should go back for that skirt and shorten it……

I’ll be back again really soon.

Zoë x


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