Sunday, 17 July 2011

the thrifting itch

I've been itching to get out to the charity shops recently. I've been far to busy during the week, and haven't even been to the car boot sale for the past two weeks. I miss it! So on Thursday I took myself off to my favourite shops, and picked up some bits and pieces. Nothing too exciting, but it can't always be amazing.

My favourite find was The Husband and Wife's Handbook from 1924. I've been on the lookout for little presents for a friend's forthcoming hen do (batchelorette party), and this booklet seemed perfect. Now I read it, it's far ruder than I realised!

Next up is a stack of Motorcycle Sport magazines from the 1970s - not my cup of tea, they will be making their way to eBay at some point. But they absolutely stink, I think of mothballs - does anyone have any tips on making them a bit more palatable?

Two Tupperware egg cups, with handy lids, which again are going on eBay. They don't sell for big bucks, but were only 10p.

I got a stack of these plates and mugs, in preparation for out first camping trip. Unfortunately the previous owner had written her name on the bottom of all of them in nail varnish - thanks very much Jennifer, who ever you are.

And what would one of these round ups be without another tin. This Butlin's biscuit barrel is great fun.


Sam Findlay said...

I love the wife's handbook! Great present for a bride!

Liz said...

Love the Butlins tin - great find!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Karen G @ It's Still Life said...

Great finds. I think the Husband and Wife Guide would be a blast to read.
Karen G

Vintage Scapes said...

I'm curious about the husband and wife guide...

lost property vintage said...

I think I'll have to post some juicy bits from the book!