Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post. As promised I said I would tell you about the lovely things I found over the last few days. I love browsing in the charity/secondhand/antique type shops wherever I go. I have definitely noticed a difference in the prices and quality of items in some areas of the country. I can remember reading a tip to go to charity shops in 'well off' or affluent areas for the best stuff. Anyway, on Saturday we decided that as the weather was showery and fairly cool we would go browsing the shops in Pickering and Helmsley. We called in to Pickering on Thursday morning on our way to the cottage and I fell in love with a gorgeous quilt topper in the most beautiful of colours. It was brand new but £40 so I didn't get it there and then. We have got a week off work in 3 weeks and the plan is to decorate the girls' room and the kitchen (and if there is the time to start on the spare double bedroom) and I thought the quilt would be perfect for the girls room.To cut a long story short we went back on Saturday and got it. £40 is a lot of money but some of the vintage quilts are much more than that. I can imagine this one, although new, will be a future heirloom!
When we got to Helmsley, I found a single quilt cover in Oxfam, which I thought would be perfect to go with it. It is in immaculate condition and was a bargain at £3.99. When I got it home on closer inspection I discovered it is Laura Ashley.
So using my female logic (!) I decided that offsetting the cost of the quilt topper against the price of the quilt cover I had got a good deal.
I also picked up these gorgeous jugs, perfect for flowers.
I couldn't resist this old book by Jane Shaw, she is the author who wrote the 'Susan' books that I loved as a child. It's one I haven't read and it will no doubt be really old fashioned now to read, called 'Breton Adventure'.
And last but not least I got this Fisher Price activity ball for our new baby due in October. His or her dad, my eldest son C had one when he was a baby and I couldn't resist it.
Well that's all for now folks......did you get any good buys this weekend?