Thrifty finds… and a shifty tiger cake

24 Oct

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cake

I have a cold. The kind that means you can still get on with life
as long as you have a lifetime’s supply of tissues by your side
and copious cups of yucky blackcurrant yuckness.
So if this post makes less sense than normal,
I’m blaming the Beechams or the cold bugs!

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 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cakeAnyhoo…the other weekend, we did a spot of charity shop hunting.
And for a girl who’s technically intolerent of milk, I appear
to be acquiring milk jugs. And the odd sugar bowl.

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cakeAnd the odd sugar jar too.

The woman in the charity shop did not get
why I wanted this… always a strange one that.

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cakeBut I think it makes a great new vase.

Even if I do say so myself!

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cakeNot from a charity shop the next set…

In fact, this is a Japanese tea set that belonged
to my other half’s Aunt. It looks like it’s never
been used, it’s that pristine.

It’s left us wondering though…
did his Aunt visit Japan and buy it there?
We really don’t know. If anyone’s relative
has a similar set, do let me know.

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cake
 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cake
We also have a second Japanese set from her too.
And again no idea where or who she got them from.

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cake

Not strictly a vintage find here…
except that we got these cakes from
an old school bakery.

One of the advantages of feeling under the weather
is that you ‘need’ a shifty tiger cake of course.
Its expression makes me laugh so much. Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cake

Of course, after this much sugar, I had a temporary high
and put up my new print. Yup, I’ve had enough of the
‘everything is going to be ok’ style prints.

 Thrifty finds... and a shifty tiger cake

Ok, so maybe I don’t feel fantastic right now
but the print makes me chuckle
(in amongst the coughing and spluttering!).

Right, I’m off to watch Downton Abbey
with a hot chocolate and a blanket.
Actually that’s quite fantastic after all!

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Anyone found any thrifty finds recently?
Or have a sensible suggestion for
my burgeoning milk jug collection?
(Or a nicer suggestion for a cold remedy
than blackcurrant bluckness?)

P.S. I will be getting back to the Weddingnesday
and I Do DIY posts when I have half a brain again.

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