Yay! Liz had the day off work today so we indulged in our favourite pastime, ransacking the chazzas of the West Midlands for cheap, impractical and frivolous things.
Armed with big bags (Liz made this beauty),
Sensible shoes (mine!),
...and a £4.30 daysaver.
We caught the bus to Royal Sutton Coldfield to explore.
Here's just a few of the town centre charity shops.
We made frequent stops for refreshments (and to inspect our purchases). I bought this 1960s groovy perspex candle holder (99p) and the flower power PVC bangle (50p)
Liz snaffled this 1960s Kangol angora beret for £2.50
No girls' day out would be complete without the obligatory Wetherspoons lunch - cheese & tomato panini with chips and a generous measure of dry white wine (£5.69 a head - bargain!)
It seemed a shame not to make full use of the day saver ticket so, once we'd exhausted Sutton, we jumped on the bus to nearby Boldmere and explored the chazzas there.
Liz got some hand knitted gloves, an embellished warehouse dress, a Laura Lees For TopShop silk blouse, a paisley print shift dress and a satin work shirt.
I bought this odd wood-mounted picture 'cos I can't resist a pretty lady (especially when she's a cheap one).
These 1970s saucers (at 25p each) will be great on the kitchen windowsill as plant pot stands.
A ceramic poodle thermometer for 75p? How could I resist?
|Crimplene maxi (my mate Curtise), 1960s vinyl bag & hat (charity shops), fake fur coat (£7, clearance sale 2012)|
Talk about a good day, on the way home the owner of my favourite Indian trimmings market stall let me have a big bag of pom pom braiding for cost price and Jon had not only unloaded the van & put away all the stock from yesterday but also had jacket potatoes ready & waiting.
See you soon!
Linking to Patti's Visible Monday and Judith's Hat Attack.