Recently I have had some lucky finds - the sort that set my little heart aflutter and leave me slightly breathless with glee after handing over the cash and wandering off with my treasure - none more so than this vintage suitcase in navy leather with a near spotless red lining. It called my name from it's spot on a market stall and was marked at £4 which the lovely seller promptly knocked down to £3 when he saw whose 'Mrs' I was - i.e the guy who bought a bureau from him then borrowed a sack trolley to wheel it back up the hill to his lady fair.
I'd envied some gorgeous vintage cases found by other thrifty bloggers but until today I hadn't come across one of my own and was super excited when I found it came complete with it's key and a fittingly retro Snoopy keyring. Previously property of Mrs E. Patchton (if you're reading this Mrs P rest assured it could not have found a more willing home).
Another vintage something I'd been hoping to come across was a fan of some description, it was just by chance that I spotted an 'everything £1' box outside one of the antiques shops in town.
Inside was this battered fan with it's birdie/floriental design. Pure love.
China has been scarce in the charity shops of late and when it has made an appearance the prices have been a touch rich for my blood. A pristine cake plate for £1 came as a welcome surprise! I'm mentally debating whether to christen it with flapjack or cheddar biscuits.
Ten vintage postcards tied up with string were my next happy-making purchase for £1.50 - in my book you can never have too many, they're a friendly window into the past.
I'm more intrigued by the cards written in haste with plenty of blotting and the odd ink spill than I am by those with perfect, slanted penmanship, prim and proper sentiments.
Lastly, a non-vintage hand mirror I picked up in the Salvation Army for 40p. It has sparked my inner collector - I'd like to pick up a few wooden hand mirrors to hang in a group above my chest of drawers rather than a traditional mirror, in my mind it looks interesting and different - will have to try it and see!
Hope you've all been having a lovely weekend ♥