J adore

I’ve been away these past couple of days, in Wales camping, but much said it was a bit of a nightmare what with the unruly rain and awkward winds. However those midnight dashes to the toilet block and trip to Snowdonia did make for a memorable experience.

We spent the whole Monday mooching around literally, Caernarfon and Bangor came up trumps Charity Shop-wise. I think we must have visited a good fifteen in total. And YES I say ‘we’ normally taking the Mr Charity shopping is a complete no go. But on this occasion it just had to be done.

I found the most amazing pair of boots, but they were only a size 4 and I desperately needed that size 5. I was merely devastated for a good hour or so.

However I did find these pure gems. You know my constant love affair with children’s books; I love sourcing out old books, and cannot keep away from the children’s section in charity shops.

Well my perseverance paid off in Wales, as in the YMCA I found these two French children’s books from 1972.

I knew they were old instantly as I spied down the worn down spines, as soon as I reached them off the shelf I was in complete and utter awe.
The illustrations are so unusual and I must admit I have a bit of a soft spot for the French language; I did study it at after all.

And they were priced at 19p each.
I couldn’t express my delight in finding such a lovely and exciting find. I’m looking to have these on display, I just can’t keep my eyes off them at the moment, I simply could not adore them more if I tried♥


  1. 19p? What an odd, but truly bargainous, amount. Did you get anything else in your charity shop marathon?

  2. i agree, what an odd price! hehe. i especially like the second cover, very cinderella!

    love, jazzabelle. xx

    p.s. if you don't mind, could you email me your address please, as i'd love to send you a little something?

  3. I was wondering what had happened to you this week, Alice. Isn't Snowdonia beautiful? It never fails to rain but the scenery takes my breath away.
    Great finds and so cheap, too. We often pop up to Welshpool for a look around the charity shops, much cheaper than the English ones.
    Did you get anything else? Do share! xxx

  4. I love it when you find charity shops that haven't quite cottoned on to the whole vintage movement yet, and as such their prices reflect it!
    The books would look lovely in one of those cookbook holders, you know the ones which hold the pages open for you?

    xxx Maddie


  5. those books look amazing, i love finding old books at such amazing prices, and somehow things written in french always look nicer than in english!



  6. these are completly gorgeous I love the illustrations <3



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