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.