Sunday, 1 April 2012

Good things come to those who wait...

Today was one of those perfect, lazy, hazy Sundays. We have really been blessed with picture perfect days this week, days that make you feel happy to be alive! You all know by now that I revel in a spot of thrifting, and this weekend I indulged in this little pleasure for the first time after a long, cold, bootsale barren winter! And a successful day it was. Here are a few of my happy finds...

Pretty pink retro style alarm clock...

Vintage inspired thermos flask...

Enid Blyton's Gift Book of Bedtime Stories, printed in 1978 and in immaculate condition...I have a soft spot for both Enid and children's books...

...just look at the gorgeous illustrations...

Beautifully framed cross stitch sampler...

My favourite purchase of the day! A 1950's Comet children's sewing machine. A little rusty in places, but full of charm and history...

Of course thrifting isn't something that I only do at bootsales and thrift shops. To me it is a way of life, perhaps born out of necessity as we all have to watch our pennies very carefully these days! I have had my eye on a set of ceramic cherry canisters for quite some time now. I wasn't willing to pay the full price set by the very greedy supermarket giant, so I've been waiting patiently in the hope that they will be reduced at some point. Imagine my delight when I discovered them on the clearance shelf this week! Instead of paying the full price of £7.15 each, I got them for a mere £1.79 each! Bargain! 

Good things really do come to those who wait...

Have you had any thrifty success lately? I would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below! Cheerio! ♥


  1. Hello my gorgeous and sweet friend! I am so very happy you are enjoying such lovely spring weather! I know just what you mean, it does make you feel happy to be alive! I love all of your beautiful finds! The retro alarm clock looks straight out of the 50's! It goes perfectly with your tin and rosy image. The thermos flask is so pretty and will be perfect to carry tea in on your picnics! I love vintage children's books too, and I can see why you are so fond of this one! The illustrations are gorgeous and so sweet! The cross-stitch sampler is very beautiful and the saying is so charming! I love your little 1950's sewing machine!!! I am so happy for you darling girl! It is adorable and goes perfectly in your beautiful cottage! You always make the sweetest vignettes!!! I enjoyed your lovely photos and post so much! I am thrilled you were able to get those beautiful canisters at such a great price! You are so wise to have waited on them! You are right, good things do come to those who wait! You are so precious! I think my little $5 knickerbocker doll, that my hubby found a similar one online selling for $85, was my best bargain lately! Enjoy all your pretties dear heart!!! Much love to you~ Paula xo

    1. Hello sweet lady! Thank you for your kind and encouraging glad you like it! I had a look at your knickerbocker doll, and it is darling! What a find! You definitely have a good eye for loveliness! Much love ♥

  2. The thermos and those cherry tins oh my!

    1. Thank you for your comment Sara! Glad you like it! ♥

  3. Such a lovely post...all the pretty colors, the sweet red cherries...and, that dreamy pink alarm clock!
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Carolynn! Thank you for your lovely comments! Hope all is well with you! ♥

  4. wow! My thrifting opportunities are limited here as they don't have charity shops here and no boot sales! It is quite sad for a gal like me.
    I love the flask and the clock is divine. very cute sewing machine too, you did very well there.
    The price of the tins was extorionate,I quite agree! So good that you got them reduced. I love a bargian, you get a happy feeling don't you?
    Ah, all so pretty. xxx

    1. Hi Tracy! So lovely to hear from you! I'm glad you like it. It must be quite frustrating to not have opportunities for thrifting as much. You'll have to come and visit us in the UK! Just think what we could get up to! Much love ♥


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