How’s that for a title? It reminds me of Swallows and Amazons and the Beano. It made me almost as happy as posing with this statue of a butcher.
In my last post, I regaled you with narrative on my trip to Cumbria. A feature of this was a trip to Silloth – a seaside resort with a unique atmosphere of faded Victorian charm. I was delighted to find a flourishing, friendly community, along with several interesting local businesses and quite a few CHARITY SHOPS.
My Mother and I spent a happy hour in the fascinating, musty world of the Silloth charity shop.
Along with a pair of trousers that were later deemed to be ‘too pressy’, we came across a large, clear plastic bag filled with textiles, labelled ‘£5.00 the bag’. Mystery vintage fabrics? Yes please. Now marvel at the extensive list of contents!
- 12 unused packs of Appleton tapestry wool
- two hand embroidered cotton hankies, unhemmed
- 1 silver thimble
- 1 pack rather rusty crewel needles
- 1 plain linen tablecloth with unfinished embroidered motif in satin stitch
- 2 ready printed linen tablecloths, unstitched
- small amount of wool wadding
- around 2 dozen packs of Anchor embroidery cotton
Bargainous, no? I think we did pretty well! I posted a couple of other recent finds on instagram – do follow if you fancy a peek, you’ll find me here.
What’s your latest charity shop treasure?