20 February 2012

Thrifty Finds

It’s Monday again and time to share my thrifty finds.  This is the best part about Monday!  Almost makes the whole thing endurable!

Both of these are slight cheats, they were from eBay.  Now that I’m working, except for the weekly antiques fair at Spittlefields and the occasional rummage thru my village charity shops, there just isn’t much time for charity shopping.  I used to make it to about 25 charity shops a week, now I’m lucky if I hit one or two.  

First up was a big surprise.   For some reason when I ordered it I could have sworn that it was a milk jug.  My mother and law offered to go to the post office and pick a few packages that I had missed and I assured her that they would be tiny.  This package was not and I had no idea what was in it.  Imagine my surprise when the milk jug I had bought ended up being the size of my head!  It’s Grindley Peach Petal and I just love it.  I can almost see a part of my future welsh dresser as a place for all of my jugs to live.   This piece will be the biggest!
I was a bit shocked about the size of this mini tea cup and saucer as well.  I didn’t realize that it was going to be mini.  It’s Grindley Almond Petal, like the one I picked up at Spittlefields but is unusable.  I love that they match and I’m ok with the size.  I have so many teacups for everyday use, this is really just a nice addition to my collection.

Did anyone else find anything good this week?  Or maybe you’ve found a non-eBay solution to not having any time to thrift properly?  

I’m going to link up with Her Library Adventures and Flea Market finds, Magpie Monday at Me and my Shadow, and Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl.


  1. Oh! I have those! I have the jug in green but yours is SO much more prettier. The little cups are actually espresso cups. I'm not an espresso drinker so mine are purely for gawping at.

    Madison xxx