Saturday, 5 February 2011

Another quick thrift shopping post

Good day to you all.

I am feeling rather good today - especially in contrast to yesterday where I thought I was going to die of flu.  It seems it was just extreme tiredness and an oncoming cold which I medicated with an entire bottle of wine and the hottest curry known to man.  That and 14 hours of sleep seem to have cured me and I'm ready to get up and at 'em.

Today's plans mainly involve blogging, knitting and cleaning - so here is blog 1 of the day.

I had the afternoon off work yesterday to go and get my hair done, lucky me, and so got to pottle around the second hand and vintage shops of Angel, Islington after my appointment.  I visited my very favourite shop and picked up a few little treats for myself.  All this swag came in at £9.  Woot.

This lovely if slightly blurred photo shows two gals holding their cats up for the camera, lovely:

A pretty little crocheted doily for on top of the deco TV cabinet :

 Loads of knitting patterns, look at the sexy minx in the second picture down:

A souvenir rayon hanky, I'm going to clean this and frame it.

A stunning linen tablecloth with deco design embroidery:

I really do love second hand shops.  I feel very content with myself.  :-)


  1. Everyone, everywhere seems to be sick! Glad you're feeling better!

  2. Ooooh that table cloth is cute :)

    I do love a good rumage in a thrift store :)

  3. I love the sweater patterns, and the souvenir scarf will look great frmaed.

    Keep feeling better!

  4. The tablecloth is fab. Glad you are feeling a bit better, it is rotten being ill but a good curry and loads of sleep does usually help. Btw, I linked to your awesome buying vintage post in a round-up I did yesterday, thought your tips were so good they needed to be shared x

  5. Love the crocheted doilie.
    I have a few ones myself. I love them, and use them as much as I can.

  6. You are the best thrift shopper - I never see items like these. I love the photo of the cat ladies - I wonder who they were? - they look so smart and happy.

  7. These are such exciting finds! Go you!

  8. What a haul! Glad you are feeling better too.

  9. Gorgeous finds, loving the colours and the embroidery in the tablecloth.

  10. Ah, the famous wine and curry cure worked! I'll have to try that next time I'm sick.

    Glad you're better - thanks for sharing your wonderful little finds...

  11. Hope you're feeling better, perhaps I should have tried curry & wine, I've had a stinking cold for days but the end is finally is sight I think!

    Great finds too, that is a particularly sexy pic for a knitting pattern ha ha!