Sunday, 25 March 2012

weekend thrifting frolics with mr scrimp & mum

Hey everyone im back!! :-) the computer has been brought back from hard drive heaven!
I was deeply saddened as I use it on a daily basis as well as my phone.I wonder what it would be like to live without them both for a week? I think id crumble :-/
Enough jibberish fellow thrifters here's my weekend bargains.
I decided on saturday that me and mr scrimp needed to spend more time together, he works long hours,crazy shifts,football training,our gym commitments,he also owns infinity fitness doing tailored diets and training programmes.
I have recently set up a cleaning firm and juggling the girls and a home to keep not to mention keeping my sanity in check...where did I leave it again?
I have also been selling a few of my vintage stuff although it is hard to part with half of it.
Mr scrimp had sacrificed a footy match to go charity shopping with me!!
Yes thats right,the man who has never stepped foot in a charity shop spent the full day in them with me for the first time,and on the same day that bolton played their first match after fabrice muambas heart attack :-( get well soon!!
We decided to head to bury,well we was originally going to ramsbottom but after a slight detour ahem got lost we was in bury.
First shop we went in I spotted a dafydd snowden design suit,mr scrimp was not keen at all but I can just picture wearing it with some nice chunky knee high boots so that has been stored away for winter.Whether or not this stays in my wardrobe remains to be seen?
After a few more shops I spotted a lovely coat in the back and sort of haggled my way in!
It was nice but not £40 nice!! But I did spot a lovely cocktail dress adorned with lace and beads and in perfect condition,I suppose it could be worn as a wedding dress for a sophisticated bride?
She wanted £15 and I happily paid because its pretty.
We was coming to the end of our chazza shops in bury and I was getting sulky because I had the worst tooth ache ever!! But I soldiered on and we headed to ramsbottom where I got a river island peplum dress for £4 and a lovely heart brooch for £1.
After hours of trawling and my mouth throbbing we headed home,never the less a lovely day along with some beautiful weather. Mr scrimp was flat out after thrifting,bless
After a long sleep I wasnt feeling too bad,the pain killers helped!! My mum rang to wake me at 7 and asked if I wanted to go to the boot sale,whats wrong with you mother its 7am!!
But of course my answer was Im getting up now, trackies on and hair scraped back (yes I did look like a scab) downed a coffee and we was off!
And here's my aladdins cave of beauty's,Oh my!! :)
                                50p for both,eggs and soldiers for breaky :)
                                £1,size 18 but it comes with a neck tie which im using as a belt,so pretty
                               sewing box for my tidbits ,needs tlc but a bargain for a £1

                                  50p each,I love old bottles
                           recent chazza shop buy,how did you get here? £1.99
                                    polkadot and bows?!! 50p!! oh yes your coming with me!!!!
                            tartan min,mr scrimp likes this,50p!!!
                           tons of craft mags £1
                            these funny signs are going in my room 50p each

                                dresses for zoe jane (youngest) 20p each!!
                                quirky dress for moi!! 50p
                                this is coming on my jollys! £2
                       to do crafty facinators with and a 80s bow, 4 for £1
                                  very lush stockings 50p
                                to keep my bills tidy!! booo for bills yes for this pretty for 50p!!
                     FREE!!! yes the nice gent who gave me the westclox clock spotted me looking at this and he insisted I take it,how lovely :)
         wibble wobble wibble wobble jelly on a plate,30p of some crazy but funny dude from colne
                           suductive pencil skirts the pair for a £1

                            pretty shift dress,I cant remember if it was £1 or £2 but either way its nice,Ill need to take it in a bit though. And last but no means least,my favourite buy of the day,this amazing 60s dress for £5,It feels fab on and surprisingly mr scrimp loves it!! result!

How was your weekend everyone?
 I did go thrifting happy this weekend but I picked up tonnes of bargains for a fraction of highstreet prices,happy days :) x


  1. What a haul! I adore that last dress on you! The Welsh tapestry suit is a beauty, love the old bottles (I collect those, too), the sewing stool, the psychedelic purse and that pretty strapless dress. You did brilliantly, I'm in awe! x

  2. wow, you find some amazing things in charity shops!! i absolutely love the blue dress with red bows. i'm very jealous! x

    1. Thank you,I think I have the eyes of a magpie :-P x