How would you feel if you stumbled across this at a boot sale table?!
Er VERY excited>?!! I asked the man how much this item was (trying to look as nonchalant as possible)..'oh the tent,... oh um i fink its that Caff woman-oh i wanted a fiver-gimme four quid'!!!'
I enquired as to the condition-noted the sticker on the outside-*tent*complete*-but as the bag had a small(tiny)tear in it i wondered how much of a bargain i was getting if i got home and there were no poles in the bag or a similar scenario?! (ive never put up a tent in my life btw).
Regardless, something inside me said *buyitbuyitbuyit*So, I pressed a fiver into his hand, got my change and practically skipped back to the car(imagine a big pink elephant swaying from side to side!)
Got home and looked on ebay initially to see if i could make a few pennies out of it...well how often do we camp? (never)....and we could do with the cash?(new baby)...
Then daddy put it up for the girls...i mean, for me to photograph for ebay, and to check it was all there...!
I also got the two sun loungers from a house clearance man, two quid each, still with their £10 price labels on(asda).
My kitchen is now missing various things that the girls needed as props for their camping experience.
Note daddys lunch box above, being used as the camp fire-with sticks on top!
Its been so lovely to see them out there all day, i dont know if ive got the heart to spoil their fun by packing it away and flogging it on!
What would you do?
My fave item though was this, STUNNING, Gap navy wool coat, doesnt even look like it was worn once!
The photo really doesnt do it justice, its beautiful, the shape is classic and flattering, a nipped in waist, funnel neck and button detail on the back and pockets, i cant wait to wear it this winter when im thin again.
I'll wash it and pack it away until then. (Again, this was just TWO TEENY TINY POUNDS!!!!!!)
From the same(lovely) girl i bought this scarf from white stuff-YES WHITE STUFF-er 50p...she must have been nuts, im so SO in LoVe with this scarf, it has neopolitan ice cream colours, the pink is so pale these photos dont really show it off, then a rainbow of other shades...simple, but stunning.
From the same girl, i also got this m&s, tweed style jacket-perfect for the winter with a white shirt, indigo jeans and riding boots...TWO POUNDS-*but*i also bought a black topshop vest and a pretty cotton dress for that price!
Also yesterday i got a pink cashmere belted/hooded m&s cardigan, £1.50, its in the wash so couldnt photograph it....and a john lewis sofa cushion, £1(sooo lovely) and a few plants for my butler sink.
Looking pretty eh?
Looking pretty eh?
Ive planted up some Basil and thyme in the sink so far but have a few trailing geraniums in with them, and some verbena to add colour..just need to plant it up!
I love this little area by my back garden table, and as i wont have much time this year to take care of the garden im sticking to just having some easy plants in a few pots along the little wall.
I didn't celebrate the royal wedding at all as i couldn't plan anything because of the baby's due date, which has come and gone, so im now very jealous of all your lovely posts showing off the wonderful street parties...im so glad you all had such a fab time....I watched it at home with Mr P, and cried- ALOT, but loved it!
I will catch up with you all as and when im next able.....fingers crossed i'll be 'too busy' very soon!
Love Kirsty XoXo