Thursday, December 4

Retail Therapy

An impromptu visit into the village this morning has yielded some rather lovely booty.

We have one of those cheap shops that sells all kind of things especially if they are made of plastic – you know every town has one.
4 cotton hankies – for ladies £1.29

Aren’t they delightfully retro?

No visit is ever complete without checking what the charity shops have on offer.

Sheet music - 20p each. The artwork and fonts are just fantastic. I may get these framed as they look great together.

Joan Last lived locally until her death a few years ago

Not sure if I should find this amusing BUT I do - one of the titles of the music

Last but not least is this sheet (99p) which will be perfect for bag linings.


Total spend £2.68

17 comments:

  1. bag linings...ah! another reason for me to justify buying vintage sheets! Thankyou!

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  2. I am pleased to see that the sheet music is published by Forsyths, one of Manchester's venerable old firms and still there today on Deansgate selling music and instruments.

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  3. I do think vintage sheets are just perfect for bags and lining baskets.
    I love seeing your finds and congratulations on your magazine picture its looks great.x

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  4. Dwarf with a wooden leg....snigger!

    I'm likin' your finds, as you say the artwork and text is beautiful.

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  5. I used to have that Walter Carroll book for piano when I was a child. I absolutely hated piano lessons, never practised and had a fierce old teacher who scared the life out of me! Needless to say, as an adult I can't remember how to play at all and although I like to think of myself as musical it would be vocally rather than instrumentally. I would never force my kids to take up an instrument although there have been mutterings about guitars and drums. I pretend I didn't hear the one asking about drums though! Nice pics in Sew Hip!
    Al x

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  6. What a lovely shopping trip....I have to admit that I have made some wonderful finds in 'Cheapo shops' as we call them..Boyes is a great one for fabrics and sewing bit.....I love the name 'Dwarf with a wooden leg'..I would love to know what the piece of music sounds like... we have some lovely pieces of 1930's sheet music which we have framed around the house...they look wonderful...

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  7. Mmm... £2.68 enough money left for a bag of chips & the bus ride home eh..!?
    ;0)

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  8. nice work mrs thrifty! those music sheets are magic! x

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  9. I am so envious of all your lovely bargains! Maybe I should go shopping with you sometime.
    x

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  10. Love the hankies - brilliant! Hope you are well.

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  11. The charity shops in your town are a lot cheaper than here, I have to pay about £2.50 for a sheet. Still a bagain though, yards of lovely stuff.

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  12. Gosh you husband is keen for Christmas to start early... any reason?
    Mind just loves a home made sausage roll, & the open fire, easily please eh..?
    ;0)

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  13. Yeah, I nearly choked on my coffee re the dwarfs wooden leg :)
    Nice finds !

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  14. liking the wooden leg 'thoughts' and i certainly am liking the 'bedsheet'...the colors and flowery design are 'spot on' :)

    money well spent i say...

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  15. Hello there. I have just had the most enormormous catch up on your gorgeous blog. Bliss even though the dinner is gently burning and children are close to tears! xx

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  16. How wonderful to see your pretty corsages on the Emporium pages of this month's Country Living Lynn. Congratulations :-)

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  17. 99p?? WOW! What a find...

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