Sunday Smile #18

Posted in Home, Second Hand Shopping.

Dear friends – is it really that time again? Phew, it’s flying past. That first awkward week of my new job is done and dusted, the Mr is finally sorting out the spare room and Leeds Festival is just 6 days away – hooray!

There’s plenty to smile about in the Little Bird household today – take a look!

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I love pretty, girly, quirky bits like this oriental fan as home decor. I picked this beauty up at today’s car boot for just 10p.


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I saw this print on one of my favourite blogs, Jen Loves Kev and knew I had to have it. It’s by Pearl & Marmalade.

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I spied this domed glass jar in my favourite charity shop. For just ยฃ1, I bought it to keep cotton wool balls in but think these marshmallows look (and taste) much better!

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You know I can’t resist a stripe! This Topshop cardigan was a booty bargain at just ยฃ1. 

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I have a continuing love affair with Moulin Rogue, so when I saw this book of posters for 50p I had to have it. There are 5 in the pack (one must’ve been particularly loved by the seller), including the front cover Moulin Rogue design and the famous Chat Noire print. 

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A lovely little watch with gold face and leather strap for just ยฃ2? Yes please.

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And finally, lots of lovely dresses in pretty prints. L-R Zara, Topshop, H&M, Topshop.

I also picked up an adorable floral silk camisole, a cream silk blouse with Peter Pan collar and yet another tea dress. All in all, a fantastically thrifty weekend. Now it’s your turn – tell me, how have you spent your weekend?

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heartshapedbruise.

Wow check out those bargains! You got some great things there – definitely lots to smile about ๐Ÿ™‚

That fan is simply gorgeous, I can’t believe it was only 10p – that’s just crazy!

I’ve just realised that I had something to say about literally each item, which would make this a VERY long comment – so I won’t!

I haven’t done a huge amount at all this weekend – which has actually been quite nice.
I did however place a bumper order from the Tesco Clothing website last night, including those amazing silk trousers I first spotted here on you – so thanks! So I’m smiling in anticipation at receiving that order ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh & my dinner made me smile big time last night – after weeks/months/God knows how long/TOO long of trying to eat salads etc, I treated myself last night to fish & chips from the chippie – simply amazing. Definitely made me smile!

This is a really random comment, do apologise..I appear to be in a totally rambly mood!

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Bows and Butterflies

I wish carboots were as good as whichever one you go. Ones by me are always full of tatt and i mean tatt. Never any vintage finds like you manage to get ๐Ÿ™
Sarahseesall.blogspot.com

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Rebecca

Sounds like you are having a good weekend! You have some lovely purchases & I love the sunflowers…. ours have just started coming out in the garden ๐Ÿ™‚
Wish I was going to Leeds festival, havent been for a few years now! x

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Kel

That watch! I think I used to have one exactly like that, does the sky turn to a sun in the day, and stars at night?!
Love the fan and the posters are fab, love Moulin Rouge to.

xx

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Lucy

Jen, you’re going to have to tell me which car boot sale it is you go to. I’ve never been to one but you do so amazingly well week after week. Love the marshmallow holder! xx

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Helen

Oh gosh what fab bargains! Those dresses look great. Were they all carbooted too? I WILL get to a car boot before the end of the summer!

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Leia

You picked up some great items! But what’s stealing the show for me are the sunflowers in the first picture ๐Ÿ™‚ they’re my favorite flower.

Leia

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Becky

Amazing buys as ever, I love the marshmallow holder and the dresses look lovely. This weekend I’ve been mostly getting excited about going on holiday!

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Lou

Excellent finds! Beautiful dresses, you lucky thing!
I’m still kicking myself because I didn’t get up in time for a bootsale before work ๐Ÿ™ Oh well, there’s always next week!

Lou x – craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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trinket box

Such pretty dresses!
I’ve never ever been to a car boot sale – how bad is that?! Been talking to my boyfriend about how we should go to one, as I have a load of stuff I could do with selling! He said we can, but I highly doubt he’ll want to get up that early..!

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Laura

So jealous of all the stuff! You must have an amazing eye, start hiring yourself out to shop car booties with people – your obviously good at finding those jems x

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missielizzie

I’ve been hunting out bargains and freebies this weekend too.

Bought a lovely bentwood, rush seat rocking chair for £20 at my local second-hand shop. Got the usual ‘where are we going to put that?’ looks from the old man, but talked him round by telling him it would be a perfect nursing chair for our next little ‘un! Cunning huh?

Got a cute nurses dressing up outfit for my little girl from the charity shop for a quid, but not wishing to gender stereotype, she’s decided she is a doctor in it and has spent most of the day lunging at me with a plastic stethoscope :0)

Spent today picking wild plums. Got baskets and baskets of them so tomorrow will be another jam making day – jam will go in the jars I won on a twitter comp, which arrived on Saturday! Hoorary x

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SabinePsynopsis

Oh my, Jen, you’re are incredible at finding the cutest things for a bargain. Like S I spent my day in North London at Susie Bubble’s blogger sale today. ’twas fun!

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Alice

The Moulin Rouge poster book is my favourite, what a find, these would look just lovely on display.
& that fan is so adorable xx

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Sher

Oh, I just adore the little glass jar with the marshmallows inside! They really prettify one’s house, I might steal this idea when I have my own home:)

xx

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Vintage Vixen

What pretty finds, Jen! You always display everything so artfully. The prints on those dresses are all gorgeous and you’re right, I love your bargain Oasis necklace. I know where I’ll be heading for next time I’m in town. xxx

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