so i dropped off my little boy who is still at that stage where he shouts "kiss and a hug" before he goes into his class.. which i love him for because i just know in about 2 years he will rather me drop him off outside of the school gates and put his head down pretending not to know me.. i will weep then I'm sure of it!!..
right were was i.. oh yes.. so i dropped him off and took a stroll into town.. didn't have that much money on me as i had forgotten my purse silly me so it was literally loose change rolling around in the bottom of my bag ..no bother for me.. if i see something i like the charity shops by me tend to put things away so i knew if i saw something i could always do that...
my favourite charity shop wasn't even open yet so i was bit fuming at that because it is pretty much the cheapest one in town as well so i went and had a mooch around the other two.. and i was glad i did because in the second one i went into i came across a few bits ..picked them up took them to the till to see about putting them away.. when she told me the price of it all.. i went through my bag.picking out dead receipts and bits of fluff and got the money together ( i have no shame in handing over change.. i paid my window cleaner £1.50 last week in copper!!) so anyways i picked up this little lot all for the princely sum of £2.50!!..
i got two of these little tea light holders..
Ive put them on a shelf on my landing just outside of my bathroom.. it does look a bit like an alter at the minute so I'm not sure how long that will stay like that!
a Laura Ashley candle holder .. i thought id show you the bottom of it so you know I'm not lying.. think its the type that you put your oil in the top.. but Ive not used that stuff since i was about 15 and was a body shop fiend so I'm not sure were id buy it from now??... but it still gives off a nice light with a tea light in though..
these four lovely pastel gingham mugs were still in their box.. brand new.. i had to have them as the colours just go perfect in my kitchen.. and i have smashed a few cups over the past few weeks so could do with a few more !
and lastly these sweet little sherry glasses..not that I'm a massive fan of sherry..but i have been known to get through the cooking sherry when there was no booze in the house .. ( but that was a few years ago when it was more of a party house than a shabby chic house!) ..i saw the coloured stems first and at the minute i seem to be a coloured magpie..so thought these would go somewhere in the house to!..
so i popped them on the kitchen dresser but you cant really see them in this picture can you.. i promise you they are there and they do look rather pretty not to overpowering .i do like clutter but not to much !!
so all that for £2.50... that's why i love charity shops the randomness of it all and on a good day the low cost loveliness of it all!!
well I'm going back down to town now ..picking up a little leather biker jacket that I had to put away yesterday as obviously id used up all my loose change!! its a style Ive been after for ages but couldn't afford TopShop's prices this is only £3.99 and Ive already planned my autumn winter wardrobe around it!! ..