Ever since ye olde blog had its mini-relaunch earlier in the year, I've been considering adding another series-slash-regular-feature to the list.
Ok, so everyone who's anyone (and just as many who aren't) is jumping on the thrifted and vintage bandwagon just now, but not without good reason. Buying secondhand makes sense financially, environmentally and aesthetically - pretty much the holy trinity in lifestyle terms. So, dammit, I'm joining in. For the sake of sanity, both mine and yours, I've held off officialising things - no fancy-pants title, or specific day of the week for my thrifted finds and vintage-y treasures, just pretty pictures once a week or so, and maybe even a few 'look what I did to make it even better' tips or tutorials along the way. Sound good?
I was spurred into getting on with the idea by this lovely:
Not only is it vintage, but it was also a present - a surprise present, even better, from my la-la-lovely friend, Gabrielle. She has quite the amazing collection of antique and thrifted teacups, and I'm so happy this one has come to live with me. I may not be a tea or coffee drinker, but I see no reason why that should stop me enjoying fancy chinaware, and drinking plain old water out of it if I'm in the mood. I even filled it up with yoghurt and garden raspberries this morning, like a tiny bowl. Not especially sophisticated, but better than a flimsy old plastic pot any day.
Sadly, not all of my Adventures in Thrifting will involve such generosity, and many are likely to head off into the land of the super-kitsch, rather than stumbling on proper beauty like this. But who knows? As anyone who regularly visits junk shops or thrift stores knows, it's very much a case of waiting to see what turns up on the day.