Kindles, eReaders and Kobos are fine by me; they'll never replace the excitement of browsing books in a shop or the smell of dusty pages and ink. Unless they come up with some sort of Star Trek holodeck arrangement to simulate it which seems tons more effort than popping along to peruse your local bookshop. The books I picked up this week are a random bunch - part childhood nostalgia and part burgeoning collection (Observer's Guides!) with a curious copy of Flowers From Shakespeare's Garden thrown in. These found a home on my bedroom windowsill due to severe overcrowding on the bookshelves downstairs, I'm at serious risk of drowning in a sea of books - I dread to think what I'll be like at 70. I had better pen a few bestsellers or find a priceless vase at a car boot so I can afford a place large enough for a library! The biggest bargain of them all was the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland for the knockdown price of 10p!
The blue and white fetish struck again - came home with the little blue and white cream jug on Wednesday then picked up the blue glass bottle at the Saturday market for 50p, the glass perfume bottle with the Crystal Maze-esque stopper needs some colourful bubble bath poured into it I think. The teacups and cards of vintage buttons were my final thrifty finds and I'm one of those people who never seem to come across vintage haberdashery loveliness so I was keen to snap those up - especially the emerald green buttons poking out of the jug!
Whatever you're up to this bank holiday I hope you're having a great weekend clutterbugs!
Linking to Flea Market Finds, Thrift Share Monday