Monday, 11 July 2011

Recent Purchases


A trip to Hull last weekend to meet Ben's family yielded a very pleasing charity shop haul. White and gold sugar bowl (and some sort-of matching cups and saucers too, though I don't have a picture of them yet), decorative shot glasses and, most importantly, a mini planter - it's blue and gold, it's a dog drawing a cart, it's mini - what more could you ask for?! Don't answer that. Now all it needs is a little compost and some cress seeds and it'll be perfect.

On a whim I popped into the Birkbeck library to check the sale shelf and spotted this old Penguin copy of Nabokov's Despair. For a quid I couldn't resist the eighties-tastic cover, and it's turning out to be a pretty good read...

I won the vintage horse eggcup a couple of weeks ago on Ebay - isn't it cute? I don't really eat boiled eggs that often, but it's doing a good job of storing my hair pins and loose earrings, so no matter. 

And finally I picked up these pretty heart shaped pins in The Create Place in Bethnal Green. I'm hoping they'll inspire me to put down the crochet and get some sewing done!


  1. What great finds! I'm really in love with that little adorable.

  2. If you're in Hull again sometime you should check out a shop called "Granny's Parlour" - it has amazing old items from the last century, like magazines from the 50s, owned by some eccentric old ladies!

  3. Thanks for the recomendation! The boyfriend's family lives there so I'm sure I'll be back again some time soonish.


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