Sunday, 21 August 2011

Cheerful Finds

Last weekend T and I were in the lovely Worcestershire/Shropshire borders for a wedding weekend, lots of socialising/drinking/dinners as T was an usher but despite the tightly packed schedule I managed to squeeze in a little thrifting with one of the girls before getting ready on Saturday morning.  I wish I'd taken pictures because the town we were all staying in - Bewdley - was so picturesque, if any of you are close by I'd certainly recommend a visit on that basis let alone the treasure trove of charity shops.


Possibly the nicest of the charity shops we stopped off in was the Kemp Hospice shop - the friend I was shopping with picked up a whole outfit for around £7 while I was perusing the bric-a-brac and books.  The back of the shop was almost like an Oxfam Bookshop with a huge selection of reads all beautifully organised and I could easily have come home with at least a dozen but somehow managed some rare self control on the book front and instead picked up four blue glass dessert bowls for £1 and a string of vibrant red beads for 50p.


The blue was what initially caught my eye but now it is the heavy, star burst shaped bottom as I've never come across any dessert bowls quite the same on my thrifty travels!  They are the perfect size for one large scoop of ice cream or for setting mousse in, though I think they'll look pretty with a tea light inside too.



These shot glasses were a local find last week 4 for £1.20, I could be a decade or two out either side but they have a sixties vibe.  Any gilded glass catches my eye but the lattice type pattern on these was so striking I spotted them across the shop  . . . and then dropped them on the way home!  I opened up the bubble wrap very carefully on the kitchen table expecting a couple to be totalled but miraculously they were all in one piece and none the worse for wear - huge sigh of relief and a large cuppa (with half a dozen Rich Teas for good measure!).


There are times when I'm overcome with the need for kitsch and these super dinky maritime shot glasses - three for 50p - filled a hole! 


Last but not least a bunch of sunny, cheerful blooms for 29p from Waitrose of all places - I did a double take when I spotted them by the till as they were looking anything but sorry for themselves!





Linking to: Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Magpie MondayThrifty Things Friday

19 comments:

  1. gorgeous gorgeous blue dessert bowls u bagged, Jem! and yes it could be a lovely tea light holders too! i also love the shot glasses soo retro and the cute maritime glass are as lovely too! i would have bought those flowers if i spotted them for 29p too! dont see that kind of price for flowers these days at sainsburys hehe...i wish you a lovely weekend! xx susan

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  2. I have a small collection of shot glasses, the charity shops rarely seem to have the full set (hence the donation). Very impressed with your finds. Beautiful base on the blue glass, they would also look great with a single flower head in a s a table setting. I would love to go on a jaunt to a picturesque place and do some charity shopping - sounds like heaven. Red beads will look lovely this Autumn.

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  3. gorgeous pics Jem and the lovelist finds too. Those red beads look like Jaffas don't you think...x

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  4. Love these glasses you've found! Particularly the ones with the red lattice pattern! Beauties :)

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  5. Loving your cheerful finds! The blue glass is gorgeous! Love that you managed to get some thrifting done, there is nothing better than checking out the CS's in a new town. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Scarlett x

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  6. Nothing beats a bit of glassware kitsch as far as I am concerned - are you planning to use them for shots? The blue is indeed gorgeous - I think thrifters by nature are like magpies so no wonder you were attracted to them!

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  7. What lovely finds! The sundae dishes are fab - what a great shade of blue!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. I too am a fan of the bowls - beautiful! Very considerate of the bride and groom to choose a time to allow for charity shop delving first thing in the morning!
    x

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  9. the beads are awesome for 50p,total bargain! you have a talent for finding the beautiful. you should really have your own boutique full of treasure! x

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  10. I love the blue dessert bowls, so pretty.

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  11. The blue glass bowls are a lovely shape.

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  12. Oh gorgeous glasses and bowls, I'd have bought those too x

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  13. Lovely photos of your treasures. The blue dessert bowls are great and I like the red beads, too!

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  14. Such pretty blue dessert bowls.x

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  15. Those blue bowls are wonderful! The bases are fantastic!

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  16. Such lovely glass finds and I love your photographs of them, especially the blue bowls with the read beads. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend too. Thanks for linking up x

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  17. The blue colour of those dishes is lovely and I see what you mean about the star shaped bases - very unusual!

    Oh and you can never have too many shot glasses!

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  18. I love those blue dessert glasses. Gorgeous finds!

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  19. All of your glassware finds are wonderful! Love all the colors and designs. thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

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