Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thrifty Thursday

This weeks thrifty buys aren't ones I have bought, but are ones given to me for my birthday.

If you've been reading for a while (well done for bearing with all this nonsense!) you will know that my sister and I only buy each other's birthday gifts from jumbles, car boots and charity shops. More recently my mum has got in on the act too.
This little selection of goodies came from her. The yellow bag, necklaces and vintage brooch are all pre loved items. The badges I fell in love with when I spotted them in a shop whilst we were on our day out in Swanage last month and so were added to my present haul.

The next two photos are the items my sister bought with our £10 budget. There was a pink smock top which wasn't flattering and 2 pairs of trousers neither of which fitted so she took them back to resale when she does her next car boot. One pair were M&S Autograph trousers with the tags still on them!
So here we have 2 cardis, 5 tops, a skirt and 3 pairs of trousers

set of Eco hangers (they are made from recycled cardboard), a Denby mug, a purse, a notebook, a fleecy nightshirt, a linen jacket and 2 glass dishes decorated with sweets. There was also a bangle which I was wearing and forgot to take off to photograph.

Didn't I do well?!!!!


  1. You did very well indeed, Lisa. Can't understand how I missed your birthday post (probably in the throes of depression over my lost photos!), so a very belated happy birthday. I love the picture frame with the Ladybird illustrations - what a brilliant idea and what a clever man! Have a good weekend. xx

  2. You did do very well - as usual. Put the M&S kex (Yorkshire word there for you) on ebay. Anything with lables still on goes really well. xxxx

  3. what a shame about the trousers! Anyway you got really spoiled!

  4. A great thing to do! I'm also rather taken by the rug in the background - lovely colours.

    Pomona x

  5. Wow, what a lot of goodies. You were thoroughly spoiled.

  6. Hi Lisa

    If you check out my latest post there are some awards for you to collect.

    K xx

  7. hi lisa...belated birthday greetings. just had a good old catch up with your the dresser and thats 2 very happy squids to be on hols x