Hello! Happy Monday to everyone, I am feeling a bit under the weather these last few days. What started as a sore throat, has travelled up towards my ears and nose. I know I have not got Flu as I had the flu jab at the beginning of the year, but the common cold is still not nice and I will be most glad when it goes.
With July comes the annual village and town fairs here in England, sometimes there are more than one fair or fete on at any one time, and you are literally spoilt for choice. Fairs or fetes are lovely events, bringing communities together with a common theme of raising money. This weekend at one of local fetes I was lucky enough to buy some authentic Indian food, the local shopkeepers daughter was selling homemade fresh Indian food made that morning- Vegetable Samosas and Egg bhunas. Yum yum that was lunch sorted then!
Fetes/fairs are also good for the thrifty person, as there are normally charity stalls from homes or organisations that do not normally sell. This Green rose enamel tin reminded me of a 1940's house, where the housewife would store her spare cash flow and pull out pennies for her broad. It was 30p.
I have recently found that glass items in charity shops, car boots are rocking my boat, and so I could not resist this glass vase for only 10p. I did notice the bottom of the vase was a bit chipped, but for 10p I had to have it.......That is until I got home and my OH politely told me that if the children got there mitts on it, they may accidentally severe their arteries! So now my beautiful vase is sat in the garage, unsure of its fate.
I was really pleased to have found this Gravy boat at the fete sitting outside my favourite 'house clearance shop' on a white table. The colours really complements my blue and gold tureen I brought in Hampshire here and I snapped this up for only £1.00. It did need a fairy wash and scrub and it has a few cracks, but I still love it.
My 5 year old DD loved this fete as one of the stalls were selling sparkly tattoo's! She proudly had her sparkly butterflies on her arm all weekend. Wow how they grow up fast, from Dora the Explorer to sparkly tattoo's in a heartbeat.
Have you found any bargains at your local fetes/fairs? I am looking forward to seeing your thrifty bargains this week. I am joining in here at Liz's Magpie Monday and Sophie's Flea market finds.
PS Giveaway alert! If you fancy winning the latest copy of the Must have living and loving all things hand made 'Mollie Makes' magazine, I am having a Hazel and Blue giveaway and I would love it if you joined in!