As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the few times I’ve been out over the last few weeks have involved thrifting trips. First with Mr Thrifty, then on my own at the mercy of Manchester’s public transport system and lastly with the ever lovely Vintage Pleasure. I’ve hit up charity shops right across Greater Manchester and had some great finds. It seems lots of people are clearing out their old junk and sending it to charity shops as part of their resolutions. There’s nothing I love more than a spot of rummaging through what other people think of as old junk. Lots of my finds need a little work (recovering, painting, new zips etc.) so I’ll show you in due course but for now, here are some of my favourite thrifted finds from January which don’t need any work.
Baby blue bowls at 25p each, to add to my ever increasing utility china collection. The candy colours are irresistible to me, they’re easy to mix and match, take a bit of abuse plus you can fill your cupboards full of them for mere pence.I snaffled this mid-century lake scene picture from a usually over-priced (I’m talking £10 for a Primark dress) local charity shop for a surprisingly bargain price and have placed it on the side of my wardrobe to break up the dark wood. It greets me on my approach to my bedroom everyday and never fails to raise a smile, even on those dear-God-will-it-ever-stop-raining-in-Manchester days.My favourite thrift find of the month is this quite simply uh-mazing punchy-bright red and white polka dot dress. A potential replacement for my ‘me dress’ non?