Magpie Monday – tray chic!
I’ve just had a really lovely and relaxing weekend. Three of my best friends stayed over whilst my husband and son went to stay with my mother-in-law.
We did lots of stitching, chatting, watching Sherlock, drinking tea and eating. (I’ll report back on the stitching in a separate post.)
On Saturday, my friends and I went shopping in Beeston and I took a bag of stuff to drop off at one of the charity shops and naturally enough we had a quick look round while we were there.
The first item I found was this orange flowery tray manufactured by Thetford Moulded Products Ltd. It was in the ‘Retro’ section of the Sue Ryder shop and cost £5. I’m pretty sure this design dates from the 1960s. I’m planning to use it to serve drinks on the patio, when summer finally arrives! We have some orange picnicware which will look great with it.
I don’t normally have much luck finding nice clothes for my little boy in charity shops but this time I managed to find a gorgeous Oshkosh shirt for £1.99 in Oxfam. The fabric is lovely and soft and the blue and red check will look fab worn with jeans.
Finally, I bought Hannah and her Sisters on dvd for £2 in Oxfam Books & Music. I’ve always had a soft spot for this particular Woody Allen film, because it is one of his sweeter and more upbeat stories. Plus my youngest sister Hannah was born a year after it was released and people used to address family Christmas cards ‘To Hannah and her sisters’.
So the three items together did not exceed the £10 maximum spend I usually aim to keep to when on thrift shopping trips.
I’m linking up with this week’s Magpie Monday at Me & My Shadow. Liz has found a couple of really sweet Womble-related items and reminded me how good the Wombles were at recycling! I’ll also be checking out what other pre-loved treasure my fellow magpies have found this week.
PS apologies for the punning title this week – I couldn’t resist!