Hello dear reader,
I cracked under the strain today and spent £10! As it’s the 19th, I broke on the 19th day, and couldn’t resist a charity shop rummage. I bought a wool skirt by Marks and Spencer’s – Autograph, a leather hand bag and a scarf, which came to the massive sum of £8!!!
My bargain of the day was my haul of vintage linens for 99p from eBay. I drove the 20 minutes to Plymouth to pick them up and then had a good dig in the hospice charity shop before I drove home again. I am short of pillow cases and napkins and will up-cycle the table clothes, all of which are too small for my table into pillow cases. Most are old and linen and have those wonderful ‘Made in England’ labels and some say ‘Empire made’. There’s a whole load of lace too and I’ll make some decorative pillow cases too, for the spare room; I always afford visitors a lot more luxury than I need. I have ten tea towels, many napkins, some lovely decorative tray clothes which I will turn into something else as and when I need something. Nothing you can buy now meets the quality of old heavy linens.
I’ve also made seven pots of marmalade this morning (thanks to the friend who saves her jam jars for me xxxx). Dearly Beloved slept late this morning and was thrilled to find his favourite breakfast spread waiting for him when he came down; I prefer jam so I make this just for him. I’m now off to give the house a really good clean in readiness for visitors this afternoon. What are you up to today and have you found any bargains or made something today?
Lots of love,