Monday, 16 April 2018

Clothes For Florence and Other Finds

Our youngest was given a ton of clothes for Florence when she was small, friends passed on bags full of all sorts but the other day she found that she'd got virtually nothing for this summer. So I said I'd look out for some bits at the next car boot and luckily found some tee-shirts, shorts and a couple of dresses for her, 11 items should boost her wardrobe a bit and all for £2.50, which is what charity shops charge nowadays for just one thing.
My other finds at last Saturdays HUGE Saturday boot sale were a new photo album for 50p, a jar for my herb shelf for 40p (I'm gradually replacing the jam jars that held herbs with smaller kilner or similar), a tool carrier full of plastic tools was £1, that's  for Jacob (unless he's already got some already in which case I'll hang onto them for Florence or Grandchild # 3).

And somehow another small pretty jug was acquired!


Walking around the huge car-boot sale and looking at all the tables loaded down with STUFF makes me realise how few things we actually need. Was the photo album a need?..........well the one I had is full and I want to be able to save a few photos of our grandchildren. The kilner jar? No not really, the herbs are fine in jam jars. The clothes - yes certainly, the toys....well who knows? But the jug was simply a want, so it was lucky it was only 50p.
But then, when you start to think about it, 50p is a lot of money in some parts of the world, what could I buy with it? what should I have spent it on? How much guilt should I carry for buying something I don't need?

Frankly, when it comes to small pretty jugs, there is no guilt!

Thank you for comments over the weekend.

Back Tomorrow
Sue

26 comments:

  1. A wonderful set of finds, Sue and that little jug is just gorgeous. Of course you had to have it and the wee kilner jar too. They may not be needs but they will be used, they're not useless tat and that makes a big difference for me!
    J x

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  2. Joy got it in one - they won't be sitting on a shelf looking pretty, they will be used and enjoyed.
    No guilt needed whatsoever Sue.
    Mind you I might be guilty of coveting that delightful looking blue floral cream jug:)
    Cathy

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  3. You may not have needed some of these things Sue but obviously the person selling them needed to make some money so look at it that you were helping someone else out with your 50p purchase.

    Mitzi

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    1. Good thought - I shall remember that!

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  4. Car boot sales are the best for bargains. Sadly they are few and far between where I live.

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  5. Good post, we try and not purchase anything not necessary, after decluttering the house, it would be foolish to fill it again. BUT I did buy a little pot from CS for £1, just because. It's about getting the balance.

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  6. The wee jug is food for the soul, Sue. Everything else will be used and appreciated. Glad you found some good buys and it was a worthwhile outing.

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  7. Good bootsaling!
    And I notice, in your usual modest fashion, there is no mention of what today is!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!

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    1. Thank you for my card and thank you for letting the cat out of the bag - I'm keeping very quiet about being 63! And to celebrate it I've gone down with a nasty cold!

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  8. Love that little jug. No need at all to feel guilt - as Catriona says 'food for the soul.'

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  9. What a great haul, I do miss the car boot sales.

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  10. Lovely haul from the sale. I used to enjoy looking for clothes for the kids. They seem to have so many these days that the second-hand ones look almost new (and in some cases are!). I must admit to a weakness for those little herb jars.

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  11. Good haul there Sue.And also wishing you a very Happy Birthday.Hope that you have a really lovely and relaxing day!,xx

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  12. Happy Birthday, Sue! (I'm 63, too, and I still feel young.)

    You always find good things at your boot sales. Florence will be well dressed for summer.

    I am always happy to see items recycled to people at car boot sales or, in my area, church rummage sales. Good prices and most important, keeping things out of the landfill. It is a crime what is discarded here in America.

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  13. No guilt! Life is short and if you can get a bargain on something you like, enjoy.

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  14. That's nothing compared to new items. You did well with what you bought. I enjoy fun jars too. I always have something to store in them. My fav are old blue canning jars. Happy week!

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  15. Oh, so sorry to hear about your cold.- hope you soon feel better!
    (I've got a brand new sore throat - obviously come out in sympathy!)

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  16. Happy Birthday!
    and Get Well Soon!

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  17. If it makes you feel any better I have just spent $75 on a bunch of dishes I don't need but are very pretty and I will use them and enjoy them each time. I don't normally go this wild but it was a house clearing thing with rooms packed with beautiful things at very reasonable prices. I guess my annual fun money budget is blown.

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  18. If it brings you pleasure then enjoy it. You're not creating a hole for a new item to be created by buying in this way.
    Arilx

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  19. Happy Birthday! With a cold on your special day you should have a hot toddy!!

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  20. Money makes the World go round as they say x

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  21. Great job on finding nice things for so little. I'm glad you decided not to let guilt niggle at you.. life is too short for regrets! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. Happy Birthday!

    Your car boot haul was excellent! I would love to go to one of those. We don't have such a thing here.

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  23. brilliant finds, your jug is so pretty and would look very nice with a few flowers or herbs filling it xcx

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  24. I love the little jug, no guilt. In my mind as long as I can sell something easily for what I have paid for it, or a little bit more, then it is an investment 😊

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