I packed light for my 3 days in Birmingham with Alison, we planned to hit the charity shops of Erdington on the Friday and I had one of those good feelings about spotting some treasures so space left over just in case (haha!) was a must.
There are 8 charity shops in a fairly small area of high street, we set out armed with super strong (and pretty!) shoppers purchased the day before in Primark for £1.50 apiece and plenty of excitement at possible finds. We weren't disappointed! Each shop we popped into seemed to turn up something for one or both of us - top of my list being this Sadler teapot with matching sugar pot and milk jug for £4.99. It could just be me - but of all vintage china, teapots are the hardest things to come across - let alone Sadler ones, I snapped this up rapid style.
Next came a Colclough milk jug for £1.00.
Some retro glass storage jars 99p for two.
This Kent China teacup and saucer was 80p - had to blink at that - it would have been £3 here.
Wonderland-esque shot glass for 25p.
Two Queen Anne tea plates for 50p.
The brilliant prices meant there was some serious suitcase Tetris on Saturday before catching my train home to fit these, the books I picked up (saving for another post!) and Friday's purchases inside. Had to be verrrry careful on the packed train home and made sure to get a seat near the baggage space, I couldn't help shooting a dirty look at the French backpacker who chucked his bag on top of my suitcase as though it had done him a personal wrong. But some magic helped everything stay intact with no chips or cracks!
Happy weekend all!
P.S There is still plenty of time to enter my very first giveaway here if you haven't already . . . .
Linking to Flea Market Finds with Sophie of Her Library Adventures, Thrift Share Monday @ Apron Thrift Girl