Thank you to everyone for your kind words about our crappy week. I still feel guilty, but from what I can gather that's pretty much a given for the next 40 years!
It's sunday, so that means car boot sales. I've been getting more and more selective about my thrifting lately. I keep feeling a little funny about the amount of stuff I've been bringing into the house. I know that I'm not spending much and that it's a form of recycling, but I'm still aware that I just keep aquiring more and more things. And in the recent past I've bought things just because they were cheap and cute, not because they were necessary or they really spoke to me. And that's something that makes me a little uncomfortable so I'm trying to stop and think before handing over my pennies.
Today was quite a successful thrift day though. I found a few books that I've been wanting to read for ages and some good books for Bella. I also found this print.
It's a print of a 1916 London Transport poster by Edward McKnight Kauffer.
Kauffer was an American who moved to Britain in 1915 and shortly afterwards was commissioned by London Transport to design posters for them. His work was incredibly influential and included posters, theatre costumes, carpets, textiles and book illustrations and he ranks as one of the most significant designers of the 20th century.
I love his work and would happily sell my left little finger to own an original! But getting a print for 50p will do me for now.
I also got this cute little tin. It still has it's original contents.
Actually this counts as buying something because it's cheap and cute, but ya know, it was cheap and is cute, so what's a girl to do.
Ok, before I post the next photo, I have to tell you that every time Jim looks at these he says "What colour are they Manda?". And pretty much only because he's a smug git! Oh and also because they're orange.
Yes, today I bought two orange mugs, But good lord look! Is that not the cutest vintage mug you've ever seen? And how much does it remind you of a Denyse Schmidt pattern? And just look at that handle.
Other than those few things, I also found a wooden dolls clothesline and peg set for Bella (Oh Toni, I'm going to have to make her a little peg apron!) and a big box of buttons and the sun was back today, so it was lovely to wander around the car boot sale all morning.
This afternoon the three of us just messed around. Oh and Bella discovered the meaning of life...
Chocolate biscuits and buttons! What more could you ask for?