Wednesday, 2 December 2009

charity shops 1 the big town 0 !!!

on Saturday me and my sister went to Liverpool for the day.. off we trotted without any children just ourselves for a nice girly day out..
we thought we might have a nice drinky and lunch as well halfway through the day whilst going through all the bags of gorgeous clothes that we had treated ourselves to ..

now whilst we did have a laugh together and we did try on some beautiful clothes..
we were very much overwhelmed by the amount of people in town.. the sheer noise every were.. and the volume that people were buying.. ( schoolgirls in Zara buying beautiful clothes.. so not fair!!)

we took ourselves off to primark.. and for a while got carried away shoving all sorts of clothes into our baskets..however i bought about 3 things and one of them was a pair of tights!!!..
everything i tried on looked awful.. i looked awful as i was hungry and tired so had that lovely grey pallor .. and we just couldn't wait to leave and get back home!!
we didn't go for lunch but we did have a well deserved glass of white when we got home!!!

now we are not country bumpkins.. we only live about 15 mins away on the train from Liverpool.. growing up we went to town with our mum practically every weekend.. but you know it was just a bit of a nightmare.. i couldn't wait to come home and get to the charity shops.. were i wasn't faced with volumes upon volumes of sequin tops or tiny dresses that only a 15yr old could get into on a night out.. there was no "normal" clothes.. no just nice nipping to the shops, type of clothes.. it was all geared towards going out and that was it.. even the girls walking round town ( in their rollers might i add) looked dressed for a night out.. this was at 2pm !!
all in all it was a very depressing experience and not one i want to repeat for a long time!!
so anyways i got to go to my precious charity shops this week and came away with a few nice bits.. ( and breathe!!!!!!!!)

i bought this gorgeous sweet little china posy.. i love it.. Ive had my eye on it for ages but then it disappeared so i thought it had been sold.. but no out it came and was a pound cheaper so i had to buy it..
i love the colour of the pot.. that green is so pretty . .i love it alongside my others,,

i love this oval plate that is just made for serving up nice little sandwiches or little cakes!!..

(can you see my new posy alongside its new family..looks sweet doesn't it!!)

and then this pretty round plate to eat the said cake or sandwiches from..

i just love floral plates they always manage to look so pretty don't they!!!

a few books to read when i get the chance.. not had any new books for a while so cant wait to get into these.. nice girly chick lit ones. nothing to taxing!

and then this gorgeous little mug to serve my coffee from when I'm reading my book and eating my cakes.. i love the little union jacks on the front.. I'm not at all in the slightest patriotic but i do love the little design!!

i even managed to pick up a gorgeous H&M black satin blouse which is just gorgeous.. so you know what i don't even need to go into the big smoke and stress myself out ..
its charity shops all the way for me............ ( well until perhaps after January sales when it wont be so bad!!!!! )


  1. Some fantastic finds There hun!
    Just goes to show that having a good eye for Bargains goes a long way!
    Annie x

  2. I know just how you feel ! The problem is I have a 15 year old daughter who I have to go clothes shopping with from time to time so I can't escape. Luckily she isn't in to short or sequined but some of her friends are. I know what you mean about the charity shops, it is so much more rewarding finding a little gem for a couple of pounds than coming home with bags of expensive clothes you are not sure are really right. Your finds are great, I love the oval plate.
    Ann x

  3. you did find some fab stuff!
    CS are so worth popping into!
    Have a good day, wet here!

  4. Sounds like you had a great time! And what a bunch of goodies you came home with! I LOVE the china posy and the plates. What a great eye you have! he he! have a fab day! Hugs Vanessa : ) xxx

  5. Sounds like your are SO ready for the Challenge of the Utmost Kind! You're saying lots of the things that I've been thinking too, and the challenge has been a way of making the ideas work... I'm going to post about it a bit later today.

    Love that oval plate!

  6. I have another wedding this weekend and the trouble I had trying to find a nice dress to wear that wasn’t black…. Barely bum covering or covered in sequins has been such a mission so I can sympathise with your trip in to town!

    Thank the lord for the sanctuary of our charity shops though! You found some lovely things

    Victoria xxx