Yesterday A took me out to some of our favourite Charity Shops that lie further afield. I always get excited to go to theses ones as I usually do quite well and I've had some amazing stuff from them. It was also a chance to break in our new SatNav that A thinks we got for general use but which I know we got for the express purpose of getting to new Treasure-Hunting grounds. We even got to a couple of Charity Shops that we hadn't found before, but we did miss out on one of the best ones due to us running out of time.
Anyway, here's my haul:
|Horrockses Pillowcases from the 1970s|
These pillowcases were the first things I picked up - aren't they fab? Weirdly, I'd just been doing a little research into Horrockses the other day.
|Here's a close-up of the photo because I think it's odd - she's opening a present|
I also got more vintage pillowcases:
|Brown Floral 1970s Pillowcases|
It was quite a good day for textiles as I also got this tablecloth:
|Vintage Tablecloth with Embroidery|
I'm not sure of the age of this but it's really sweet and it just about the right size for the awful Ikea coffee table you saw in Sunday's doily pictures.
And I got this... sheet?:
|Floral Vintage Sheet - Top|
At first I thought it was another tablecloth, but when I opened it up it's more like a sheet. It seems too small to be a sheet though - definitely smaller than a single. It's rectangular and the pattern starts off small then gets bigger towards the bottom. It has a border at either end too which is why I thought it was a tablecloth at first.
|Vintage Shot Glasses|
|Chunky Floral Shot Glasses|
There are four of these, I love the Autumnal colours.
|Art Deco Bowl by British Anchor|
Continuing the Homeware theme I also got two of these pretty little Art Deco bowls made by British Anchor who I don't know anything about. They're a bit worn but pretty enough to get away with it!
|Vintage Knitting Pattern|
I think this lovely lady dates from the 1960s, I always pick up vintage patterns if I find them - apart from them being interesting in an everyday vintage fashion kind of way, I love the photography on the patterns. I own a lot of patterns.
Lastly books! If you haven't noticed yet, I love books and have a serious problem.
|QI Book of Advanced Banter - only 50p|
A and I both love QI - this is a book of quotations and has found a place on our "Dippy-Into Bookshelf" (yes, we own a bookshelf comprised mainly of interesting books you can just "Dip Into" and read as much or as little as you like).
|Going Postal (50p) and I Shall Wear Midnight (also 50p?) by Terry Pratchett|
We also both love Terry Pratchett (and his books). We only got into them a couple of years ago and have managed to get most of the books second hand. We are still missing a few though and one of these was I Shall Wear Midnight, although we have the first three in the Tiffany Aching series. It's not the most pristine copy, but that doesn't matter - because we tend to pay so little for most of our books, we don't mind buying a better copy and donating the older one. We already have Going Postal in paperback but this is a hardback (it has nice endpapers).
So that was yesterday's haul. I went charity shopping again today but I'll post about that tomorrow (I can't help it I seem to be having good luck at the moment).
Speaking of being followed, I'm seeing a lot of old wooden squash and tennis rackets about in the Charity Shops and Car Boots at the moment - maybe it's because I saw someone mention them on a blog recently (I forget who), so I've noticed them more.
Ooh, and I'll link up to Ta-Dah Tuesday! as well!