Some not very good photographs of recent charity shop bargains. I do like a good old wander round the charity shops...
First up, a nice bright flower for A which is now wrapped round the foot of her bed.
Next, a completed tapestry canvas which I'm going to make into a cushion cover. It will be a practice run in preparation for finishing off this one which I've yet to do despite my promise. I think I was a little scared to start it incase I messed it up - it did take me ten years to complete the needlework after all! The one above was in a bundle of things including A's flower, a cuddly toy and some books for £2.50.
I took this photo to show the bowl that the hyacinth pot is in, then realised that everything in the photo (except the hyacinths & pot) originally came from charity shops. The hyacinths are now past their best and I need to remove them. They looked nice but were surprisingly scentless - perhaps a blessing as sometimes they pong just a little too much!
My first Persephone book: "Someone at a Distance" by Dorothy Whipple. I first heard about Persephone books via Jane Brocket's "Gentle Art of Domesticity" and Jane appears to be a huge fan of them . I've yet to start it, though at first impressions I am impressed with the physical quality of the book itself.
I'm currently slogging my way through this book. It's an easy read, it's only a slog in that it's not terribly exciting and though it's supposed to be amusing I can't say I've laughed out loud at it yet. I have the sequel which I'll read next then they're off to the charity shop themselves.
I liked the shape of this dish (£2). It'll be kept for best - I'll certainly not keep it in the cupboard with my other casserole dishes as a certain little person likes to raid the cuboards and we've already had some casualties. I may even use it for bulbs next winter.
I'm a bit of a sucker for handmade pottery items, I need another candle holder like I need a hole in the head. It was, however, a mere 99p so I succumbed.
A close-up from the table cloth that the casserole dish and candle holder are sitting on.
£1.75. It has a little stain in the middle which is good(!) as it means I can use it without worrying about spoiling it.
One of two appliqued tray cloths. 40p each. I don't need any more of these either! Ill find a use for it though I'm sure.
Off now to try and get some tidying up done. I do need to have a good clear-out as we're rather disappearing under piles of "stuff" (I wonder why!)