Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Something old, something new(ish), something useful, most of it blue...

Well, that describes a typical charity shop haul for me! I had a quick trip into the shop yesterday whilst dropping off a bag of stuff for donation (always lethal...) and came out very satisfied, with vintage teatowels and traycloths,
sweet blue gingham with French ribbon,
the useful bit - a steamer which allows you to cook your veg in the same pan as the potatoes,
and the old and blue:
such a sweet vintage tin mirror.
It must be a souvenir from somewhere - does anyone recognise the churches? I feel I half-remember them...Oh yes, the nearly new - some sports trousers for Son 1.
How could I have forgotten to photograph those?
Total spent - just under 10€.
Don't forget the giveaway and swap on my side bar!


Serenata said...

A perfect post from you as well Floss! :-) The blue gingham with the pretty ribbon is lovely. It's great when you find something practical that you can really put to everyday use as well.

Selfsewn said...

Hi Floss
Lovely finds.
I am just in the process of posting my flea market finds, all of them bargains!!


Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Loving the blue gingham purchase. You found some very lovely tray cloths indeed. I wish I could fine some nice ones again. Seems some of the op shops have gone fancy with their prices recently. That's just rude if you ask me.

Sarah said...

Great haul! I especially love the little tin mirror. The charity shops near me have been pretty poor recently which is a shame.

Betty said...

I am fully converted to blue now, so think the pretty gingham is delightful.

A garden just outside Venice said...

Didn't you do well for only 10€!
I'm impressed by the fact that you're so brave to pick up also rusty things!

Jane and Chris said...

The blue gingham is my favourite.Our nearest charity shop is over one hour's drive away and quite frankly, the things in there are junky. I wish we had charity shops like yours!

Sherri B. said...

One never has enough pretty teatowels. Looks like you made another good haul. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

hmm, the mirror reminds me of a trip to Lourdes when I was very young!

Floss said...

Clever Toby Tea Cozy! I've checked it out and it is Lourdes - not far from here, of course!

Anonymous said...

Ah, so it is Lourdes (thanks for popping past my blog btw!) I was lucky enough to travel as a volunteer at the tender age of 16, my first ever time away from home, beautiful place, very peaceful inspite of the huge numbers of visitors

Josie-Mary said...

Thrifty finds Floss..... well done :)