Stratton Compact £4
I do strongly believe every girl should own a Stratton compact amongst her many possessions. I found this beauty at one of the antiques fairs I visited. I would have loved to stumble upon one for say 50p or so, but I thought £4 was a more than reasonable price for what I wanted. I had secretly been on the lookout for my very own for quite a while now.
I knew it would only be a matter of time until one found its way to me, after all there are many different designs around of the powder compact. It also means the one I borrowed from my Mum can rightfully be returned.
Words Book 29p
This tiny book was hidden behind a pile of toys. The old spine caught my eye, and I knew almost instantly it was bound to be old. From 1982, on its arrival home, the Mr soon recognised the title, and remembers having the book as a child.
The Very Big Secret by Enid Blyton 20p
As much as my love for children’s fiction, Enid Blyton is one author I have had little interaction with over the years. A well-loved figure in literature, I felt quite compelled to snap this story up. The tatty cover only adds to its appeal.
Bambi Plate £1
This little plate really captured me for a moment. I’m a girl who simply can’t say no to Disney. The man was selling ten of these, though I thought it polite to buy just the one and take it home to treasure.
Beatrix Potter Plastic Tote 29p
I’m sure my heart skipped a beat when I spied this in the children’s section of the charity shop on Friday afternoon, the characters who have brought so much joy to me all on one bag! Jemima, Jeremy and Tom being my very favourites. At 29p I felt almost cheeky paying so little, like it was ridiculously under-priced for the priceless value it has to me.
I’m hoping to fit a few more car boots in before the end of the summer, though I’m back into a routine of visiting my favourite charity shops on a weekly basis. I guess my second-hand shopping varies on weather, time and expenditure.