Thursday, 14 June 2012

Seaside Treasure

I love nothing more than browsing around seaside shops, everything is so different to home and feels fresh. Whilst we stopped in lots of different places, it meant stumbling upon some really quaint little shops along the way. And of course my charity shop radar was ever present.



I searched high and low for a selection of quirky postcards to send. When I stumbled upon these retro designs I was thrilled, I couldn’t help but buy two for myself.



This Pocahontas snow globe was my first charity shop find of the week, and it was pure chance that I spotted it sat in the children’s section. I’ve always loved Pocahontas and of course being a snow globe means there's a little magic about it.



I made a much anticipated trip to Cath Kidston, one of my finds was this miniature pin tin shaped just like a house. This is by far the cutest, tiniest tin I own!



My love for Beatrix Potter only deepens, and when I spotted this biography my heart skipped a beat. I have always admired Beatrix’s work and cannot wait to delve a little more into her world.



My first trip to Seasalt meant I was totally spoilt for choice when it came to choosing which jute bag to buy. This strawberries and cream design won me over in the end and since arriving home has already proven a firm favorite.



The day before we came home I spotted this tin on the bottom of a crowded charity shop shelf, I knew instantly it was going to be mine. I turned it over and discovered it was the lovely Emma Bridgewater.

The pure novelty of holiday shopping means when you bring it all back home and unpack, you almost forget what you have bought and it’s just like Christmas.
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  1. I love this! :) Glad you had such a productive trip Alive, i am SO JEALOUS of you Seasalt bag! I love mine so much :)

    K xo

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  2. Pocahontas has to be one of my favourite Disney films - I'll never fall out of love with it, the snow globe is such a brilliant find! :-)

    Your holiday finds are all super lovely in fact - great way to remember your trip!

    Jem xXx

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  3. Beautiful finds Alice. Linda xxx

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  4. you find such brilliant stuff Alice! Nothing like looking around a brand new town of charity shops...

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  5. Those postcards are AMAZING! I'd not send them, I'd frame them!

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  6. Both of those tins are amazing!
    There is a book shop in Hay on Wye that has loads of old photos and postcards, you would love it xx

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  7. i love seaside shops too!!!! love the little tin xx

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  8. I could waste so many hours reading that Beatrix Potter book - I love her work and have wild dreams of trying to collect all her work for my children one day. That tin is too cute too - I love how the roof is raised too!

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  9. those postcards are amazing! and i used to love beatrix potter! :) x

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  10. I know the feeling! When I come home from visiting mums for a week my bags are like little treasure troves. My finds get wrapped in socks and all sorts to protect them against any bag bashing on the train!

    I love the Emma Bridgewater tin - what a lovely find! The Pocahontas snow globe has to be the best find of the holiday - how cute is that! I was just messing around with my Halloween snowglobe the other day.. well its a glitter globe but still, it's fun tipping it upside down! xxx

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  11. You truly have magpie tendencies, you always find the best goodies! I agree about holiday shopping :)

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    xxxx

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  12. I love holiday shopping, too! we usually mail a parcel back from India and it arrives months later still smelling of incense and sunshine!
    Those postcards are absolutely gorgeous, I shall frame mine! That tin's adorable. xxx

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  13. I lvoe those ice cream postcards - I haven't had a fab in ages but craving one now!

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  14. Aah Pocahontas snow globe, awesome! Love the postcards too :)

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  15. also just got my postcard, it's been hiding under all the boring bills! :) xx

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  16. yay for seaside shopping, there is something a little bit magical treasure trove about it. i love the postcards, and the seasalt bag.

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  17. I agree, there's not much to beat unpacking new things to remind you of a wonderful holiday. Gorgeous tins especially x

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  18. That jute bag is soooo cute!

    Victoria xx

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