Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Frivolous acquisitions

I got a couple of lovely things in a charity shop today. This Whittard's cup and saucer was £3 and the wooden necklace was £1.50. They're both so bright, unusual and very 'me', I love them. I'm sipping herbal tea happily from the cup and wearing the necklace, like I child who's just got something new. 


I've been looking for a new bag to replace my worn old one. It had to be just right and I've been looking for a while without seeing anything that took my fancy. But yesterday in my lunch break I saw 'The One'. I did a very female thing and stood there staring at it lovingly then rushed in, fiddled with it, tried it on infront of a mirror and we clicked. I was already about to be late back from my break but things like that don't matter where true bag love is concerned. So I bought it then legged it back to work and did my best to sidle in unobtrusively. It's the same fabric I saw some bags made of  in a Cath Kidston shop and which I loved but which were all more that I'd ever dream of spending on a handbag. This one's a knock off and a fraction of the price but seems very sturdy non the less.




I suppose it's frittering but when it's things that really are beautiful to me or that I need - and not just bought 'because it's there and I'm bored' - I think it's worth it. I like saving money but I also like being surrounded by things I enjoy using and looking at.

7 comments:

  1. Great bag, when I saw it, I thought Cath Kidston, well done, a girl always needs a bag! Julie xxx

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  2. The bag's a great knock off, I thought it was CK. I love the cup and saucer, I could spend hours in Whittards.

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  3. Some lovely finds.I thought the bag was Cath kidston too.

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  4. those are so funky! i think you have to treat yourself and if you really LOVE them its not a waste at all, just save a few pounds on something boring this month, like electricity!

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  5. I love the saucer...what great finds:)) We have a little thrift shop that is only opened on Saturday mornings, I need to go next weekend and see if I can find a treasure or two.

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  6. Thanks for your encouraging comment this morning, it gave me the push to get going and now its finished! Post up and everything :)

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