Magpie Monday makes my husband a little twitchy. It's the first time he sees any of my buys, and he's away for another 5 months....could be a lot of new-old stuff around by the time he gets back.
But at least he's prepared - unlike the last time when he found a vintage campervan in the garage.
Nothing like that on the cards....not yet anyway...
I wasn't going to do any looking last week, but on wednesdays I work opposite a St Michael's Hospice charity shop and felt I had to check, just in case. It's also the happiest, cheeriest charity shop I know. All the people who work there seem to be unfailingly positive about everything, even the weather. It's always busy and there's plenty to rummage through. A very jolly gentleman at the sales desk was hugely enthusiastic about this £2 large vintage pyrex bowl I found - made me feel I'd hit the jackpot.
I looked up vintage pyrex when I got home and some of the old kitchenware is glorious - bright, bold colours and the sort of patterns I love. Definitely going to keep an eye out for more.
This bowl is roomy, so perfect for mixing, or maybe a lovely fresh salad? Green and orange. The little glass bottles with stoppers would work for vinaigrette - just a pound for the two.
Their garlicky shape makes me think they might have had garlic oil in them once apon a time? Maybe I could make up some of my own and give them as presents.
These are my favourites: 1960's shot glasses - six for £4 - perfect for my dad's lovely (lethal) sloe gin, and far too pretty to hid away. I haven't quite decided where they're going yet.
More gorgeous little dust-catchers.
I'm linking up with Liz's marvellous Magpie Monday.
Why not pop over for some thrifty inspiration?