Haul-e-lujah! #04 | An assortment of knick-knacks I definitely definitely (don’t) needThrifting
Now, now. I definitely have a use for everything here, I promise (kind of). That 17″ laptop sleeve will fit my 15″ Macbook, won’t it? That umbrella will look the bomb with at least three of my outfits. And that hideously painted letter organiser? It’s a DIY project! I’ll get to stripping and painting it eventually. Hell, it will be cool to document it’s transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful swan in a blog post, right?…Right?
Okay. There’s a handful of things here that I really did need and was actively searching for. The laptop bag was a steal at £3.99 from my local. It has sturdy straps and looks a bit more casual in person. If it were brown, it would be the complete package. However, after 4 months of looking for one, I decided this was a deal too good to pass up. The very dark brown gloves were a treasured find too, brand spanking new (with labels before I took em off!) and retail new for £39.99 online. I got them for 300 pennies.
I bought two books that caught my eye– a double featured with one titled Don’ts for Wives and the other Don’ts for Husbands, published in 2013. I’m already a bit of a collector of small books (especially if cloth is involved!), but it was the subject matter that was intriguing. In todays climate they really stand out, and you catch yourself wondering what people’s relationship advice would be to others, 100 years on.
I was also rather chuffed with this unique looking patterned green umbrella. It’s now been 6 months since I bought it, and hasn’t broken! Knowing how clumsy an oaf I can be, this definitely means something. £1.99.
Vintage green pattern umbrella
Label: X | Spotted in: St Luke’s Hospice, Southside Street, Plymouth | Cost: £3.50
Vintage Marriage Advice books
Published by: N/A | Spotted in: St Luke’s Hospice, Southside Street, Plymouth | Cost: £1 each
Vintage original 1970s printed teapot
Make: N/A | Spotted in: St Luke’s Hospice, Southside Street, Plymouth | Cost: £4.50
Dark brown leather gloves
Label: Dents | Spotted in: Children’s Hospice South West, Cornwall Street, Plymouth | Cost: £3
Label: Staples | Spotted in: Children’s Hospice South West, Cornwall Street, Plymouth | Cost: £6
Brown leather daily book
Label: Belonged to a priest | Spotted in: Children’s Hospice South West, Cornwall Street, Plymouth | Cost: 50p
Total cost of haul