Hello Dear Reader,
We went for a mooch around Saltash today. A near by town on the banks of the Tamar and nestled under Brunel’s bridge. It has excellent charity shops, some independently owned food traders, cheap parking and pleasant walks. Some of the houses were built in the 1500s and still occupied and much in demand for local homes as they ever were.
I love the little shops where you can still queue and natter and the local catch up on the gossip.
The quayside was full of boats, most pleasure boats were out of the water and tucked away for the winter. Even in the winter greyness, it’s a lovely place to nose around.
St. Luke’s hospice shop caught my eye as everything in the window was 50p! Including the utility ware dish.
I also bought a large linen table cloth, reduced to 83p! (not in the window, but in the ‘reduced’ basket by the till) Dearly Beloved bought himself some books and left them with some books we’ve already read.
Now that’s a bargain, a huge piece of top quality fabric with so many uses.
My ‘Johnson Bros’ bowl is a tureen without a lid, but I’ll still add to my ever growing collection of utility ware.
I dug out some spare batting I had stored at home……..
and made Beryl the teapot a cosy! It’s a bit big so it’ll be cut down to size and ‘refitted’ later. How much fun can a girl have for £1.33!!!! I didn’t need either of these but was on the look out for bedding to cut into fabric for quilts; I’m also aware that charities need all the money they can get.
Love Froogs xxx