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 Monday, Thrifty Things Friday