The charity shops here in Ashbourne were possibly the busiest I've seen them this afternoon - everyone seemed to be out for a bargain, folks young and old all complete with re-usable shoppers were combing the shelves. When it comes to thrifting I'm usually a mid-week wanderer who likes to have a leisurely potter for a couple of hours but today I was a speedy shopper, in and out within half an hour. Lots of things I'm excited about so please excuse the the chirpy ramblings!
I always think of Helen Mirren in The Queen when I see a square scarf - a touch of monarch chic, wouldn't mind her Land Rover either! The Salvation Army had plenty of scarves in all sorts of colours and sizes, this one was 80p, I don't think I'll be wearing it over my rollers any time soon but it'll knot nicely round the neck underneath a shirt this Autumn.
Jelly mould!! Never, ever come across these - or pie funnels - on my thrifty travels so snapped this up for 90p - may make an orange flavoured jelly in it tomorrow.
Tea cosy, oven glove, tea towel, pot holder and three napkins for 50p - another find from the Salvos which surprised me as their prices have shot up just recently.
A frame purse which seems quite old - the lining, the way the metal filigree is laid onto the frame and the chain handle make it look aged but without labels I suppose you can never be sure. It's a lovely size for an evening bag so I'm betting on making use of it during party season.
Last but by no means least - some china! I couldn't have been more happy to spy this little lot if someone had filled each teacup with prettily wrapped chocolates. It feels a very long time since I've picked up any teacups so spotting 6 cups and saucers with 4 matching tea plates handily placed in a window display made my day.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, whatever you're up to,
Linking to the lovely Sophie of Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds , Magpie Monday at Me and my Shadow and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm