....it isn't usually! Not when it comes to clothes anyway - normally it's the kids who do well. But I made a beeline for this stripy Monsoon jumper in a local charity shop. It shone like a wooly beacon of brightness in the damp grey gloom: colour and comfort - just what I feel like at the moment.
The Laura Ashley skirt might be, ahem, a touch on the small side. But the optimist in me thought it was worth a shot at £3 (same at the jumper) and I'm a sucker for needle cord.
Laura Ashley cord skirt
Oh I do think it's special when you spot something you recognise. I felt a wave of nostalgia when I saw this butter dish nestled on a shelf in the shop.
Kalabar Palissy butter dish
We had a set of 'Kalabar' Palissy ware when we were growing up and I remember it so well. A real blast from the past and an extra special find because my mum was with me. I'm sure the other people in the shop must have thought we were bonkers getting so excited over a £1.50 butter dish. Orange and mustard brown patterns often make me think of my childhood.
And this World Cup soccer game from the mid 80's is nearly as old as the dish. I can't resist vintage toys....especially vintage toys in tatty boxes.
Playwell World Cup Soccer Game
.....think of all those footie mad boys who've played with this over the years, and it was £2 which seemed ok to me. My 9 year old loves football to distraction....hopefully enough distraction to overlook the yellowing plastic! Can't wait to give it to him.
Not a bad haul this week - but my magpie mum was staying with me, and we did traipse around pretty much every charity shop in Hereford...
Why not pop over to Magpie Monday and check out lots of other lovely bargains..