13 December 2007

ALWAYS TIME TO THRIFT



i might be up to my ears
working all day in the post office + back home tonight to write out our christmas cards...

...but there's always time to nip into a charity shop on a lunchbreak!

i'd gone in looking for inspiration for a party we're off to tomorrow night...the theme is white...clothes :: food :: drink :: decor...i'm looking forward to it now we have our outfits planned (thanks to some wardrobe rummaging...at last my hoarding feels justified!) photos to come as evidence of us looking angelic ; )

needless to say i came out with nothing for the party but couldn't resist a big vintage tin for £1 that holds so many button treats i couldn't contain myself! i love that it's from maidstone...that's where my brother lives these days way down south. i also went a bit curtain crazy + now have these drying on the clothes horse. i have a plan to make a couple of winter skirts. am i going a bit sound of music? i just saw some potential + as i can't afford anything from here i'll try + create a little homage to something like this instead.

hang on a minute...haven't i got a million things to do already?! good job shari's on hand to give good advice today.

11 comments:

My Blog said...

Fantastic thrift shop finds!

Gigibird said...

A tin of buttons for £1.00.....I am ever so slightly jealous.
You are slim, young and lovely Kelly so I'm sure you will be be able to get away with wearing curtains:)

shari said...

look at all of those beautiful buttons! can't wait to see your saltwater-esque skirt. xox

julie said...

I just love your thrift finds - why dont we have charity shops over here?? Your skirt is going to be beautiful - cant wait to see it!! the hills are alive... (sorry couldnt resist!!) Have a lovely white weekend xxx

Babelfish said...

Love the vintage buttons and tin, great finds! Oh, I wish I knew how to make my own clothes, your skirt would be wonderful. Can't wait to see your angelic photos :)

angie said...

Very cool finds!

jessica daisy said...

Hi Kelly I love the new 'header' very pretty, and what great finds, there is nothing quite like a tin of buttons, especially when it only cost a quid!
What great curtain fabric, I always look at the curtain section in my locals, but never find anything half as nice as that.
How village post office is being closed down, which is a bit of a pain for me, cause now I'll have to spend ages queing at the one in town, but even worst for the older folk, how sad :(

jodie - www.vintagefilm.typepad.com said...

Oh my goodness, that is so weird. I started reading your post thinking of my trip earlier into town to look through some charity shops and then read your line about the tin being from Maidstone. That's where I live! Whereabouts does your brother live?

syko kajsa said...

What a find! I couldn't have left that tin behind either, I'm very weak for buttons. And old tins...

ali said...

I love your button photos. Actually, I love every photo you take. You are such an inspiration! (And not only to me!)

Happy New Year. xo.

Courtney said...

Wow, good finds...