Saturday, 16 July 2011

Thrift catch-up

There hasn't been much thrifting for me in the last week due to my sneaking off somewhere lovely with Ryanair for a few days, so this is a bit of a catch-up post of a few bits I thrifted the previous week and have only just got around to photographing.

This Carlton Ware vase is a lovely thing, £2.50.

Another suitcase. This one is a beauty, and although I was very tempted to use it, I wouldn't like to subject it to all the dragging and bumping involved with airport shuttle buses and overhead lockers. £2.50.

I picked up this interesting-looking book from a 50p table and was very happy to find that it is illustrated by David Gentleman . It's also a First Edition, which is nice. Not so happy to find that a previous owner has written in it. In pen.
Why do people do this? I have NEVER written in a book, it just seems so wrong. Is it just me?

And here's where I've been. Not a hill town of Italy, but one of my favourite cities. I don't think David Gentleman ever visited Nantes, but there is certainly plenty of material there for him if he did.
I may be posting more holiday photos over the next week, apologies in advance if I start to bore you.


  1. Love the vase - pretty! The suitcase is a fantastic find!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. The suit case is fantastic! I love the color

    The Joyful Thrifter

  3. whay a gorgoeus case! love that green. and writing in books- really?