Friday, 26 September 2008

That Friday Feeling

I love Fridays. After twenty-odd years of working Fridays it is now my day. O.K I do need to go supermarket shopping and there is usually some ironing that needs attending to but it still feels as though I begin the weekend a day early. It is also the day when I can have an hour to myself browsing the local shops and today the charity shops came up trumps. This was the scene on my dining table five minutes after I arrived home this morning.

And this is how they all looked after a wash and scrub up.

Best of all the whole lot came to less than £4.50. The bargain of the day has to be the plate which came in at an astounding 99p and I adore anything decorated with violets or pansies. I feel pretty pleased with myself I can tell you!

Just to finish the day off and complete my feeling of elation, this little beauty dropped onto my doormat at lunctime.

All I need now is a bar of Green & Blacks white chocolate and my joy is complete.


Goosey said...

Love the china, you have some real bargains there. I love violets too and have a couple of bits inherited from my Grandma.Isn't it nice when you feel you have a real bargain like that.

Country Bliss said...

Ooh I love it all! Just the type that I would and do buy. And all so cheap. My weekends always begin on Friday and I don't work at the moment!

thriftymrs said...

Lovely china, great finds.
I had this Friday off and it was so lovely to do anything I wanted.

nimblejacks said...

a Bar of green and blacks? Go and try the Chocolate Cheescake Muffin recipe on my blog we used Green and Black's for that yummy yummy, eat one and lie back dying happy :D

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

What a wonderful start to the weekend.

Lovely finds.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oooo lots of pretty things :-) thanks for your comment on my blog - I did only show a small amount of purchases made but am trying to find places for everything at the moment eekkk
holidays are tiring - i need a week to recover now thankfully children back in school on monday!
Lesley x

Sal said...

I think it is lovely to have fridays off! I used to, for a while, and it made all the difference to me.
In fact, I often wonder who was the idiot who decided on 5 days work,2 days for the weekend..he got it completely the wrong way around, didn't he?!! ;-)

Kitty said...

Wow - that was some good 'thrifting' as the Americans say.

I just had to nip by and say '3rd place! ... woohoo!'


Summer by the sea said...

Great bargains - love the teacup and saucer! - I was just thinking this morning that I could do with a 2009 diary, but I didn't know they were on sale yet - will have to get one - Natalie x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely finds - all so very pretty!

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi,what lovely finds! I think I would have been particularly pleased with the cup and saucer.Yes, Fridays are wonderful x

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi - glad to see your bargains - gorgeous. I am hoping by next year that I can drop my Fridays as well. I have decided that life is too short and I need some me time at the age of 52! I shall do exactly the same on a Friday. I used to have a theory when I worked from home as a soft furnisher and was able to go into town during the weekdays that Monday was the best day, because working people had put stuff in on Saturday and the staff hadnt got it out until Monday!

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a successful Friday! And what bargains! Well done.

Now if you feel you need a steamer chair like the one on the front of the CL diary ... we just happen to have one at Dairy House!!

Postie delivered plenty of post this morning ... through the letterbox!


This Vintage Life... said...

Lovely finds!
I know what you mean about one place I worked we called it 'crunchie' day! Do you remember that?
Deb x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Now where exactly did you say you found these bargains ?????!
Of course it is a well guarded secret and I don't blame you!
I regret to say that the bargains in Bath are very few on the ground.. far too expensive despite the glut of charity shops that are springing up everywhere..
There's always to local booty of course..
Enjoy this Friday and the weekend to follow..
Michele x

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi tracey,
Did you receive my message re: the brooch? I just need an email address you want the paypal request sent to please (if you're still interested!)
Deb x

Anonymous said...

I love your finds, my favorite is the milk jug and sugar bowl! I'm jealous of your source!
Lucy x

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi there thanks for your comments - I am just off to LA now as there was a note in my statement saying there is 50% today!!

LOUISE said...

I've got a thing for violets too. I have a collection of Devon Violets bottles, the earthenware ones. Your plate is lovely, and would be perfect to display some Mr Kiplings on! x