Friday, 4 March 2011

Gorgeous Finds

A few days ago I ventured round the local charity shops again.  It seems that now I know where to look I am finding some great bargains. 

You may have noticed I have a thing for florals at the moment.  I love them, they are so pretty and girly and just divine : ).  I spotted this little beauty in one of the local Farleigh Hospice shops for just 75p and already it is filled with some rose scented body cream, you can also see I don't wast any time.

In another Farleigh shop I spotted this gorgeous tea set.  I love everything about it, the colour and the design, if I could change just one thing it would be for it to be a little bigger as it is only one of those little ones, but beggars can't be choosers and I snapped this one up just as the lady was setting it up on the shelf, well I saved her a job so we both won really.

The only downside to this one is that once I got back to my car I had won myself a parking ticket, that will teach me for parking somewhere I shouldn't be hey.  Oh well.

It's Friday,  I have been looking forward to this weekend since Monday.  I have had enough of this week and am so pleased to now be able to relax and chill out, well at least try to anyway.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Love Gem xxx

I wrote this post this morning.  Since then I have had some bad news about my Grandad.  He has sadly passed away.  He is in a better place now with no more pain or suffering.  i love him dearly and he will always be in my thoughts.  John Hills 28.3.1931 - 4.3.2011 forever in my heart.
I will be taking some time out from blogging for a few days, spending some time with my family.  I know you will all understand this.  Thanks Gem xxx


  1. Hiya
    So sorry about your Grandad.
    Great charity shop finds
    Take care
    Sue x

  2. first of all i am so sorry to hear about your Grandad. I know there is nothing to say that will help, but just know i am thinking of you and your family.

    i've seen those lovely cups before - really pretty :)

    Take care xx

  3. Hi Gem,

    I hope you and your family are ok. Keep thinking about you. Your finds are amazing - will have to come visit the charity shops near you.

    Take care,

  4. Hi Gem,

    Really sorry to hear about your are right though. He is at rest : )

    Love the little bits you bought...adorable!

    Take Care xxx

  5. Oh that's such sad news about your granddad, my thoughts are with you and your fam. I am lucky to have both of mine so I can only imagine your sadness.

    In other news, those cups are flippin' LOVELY. Nice work, I bypassed the farleigh hospice on Saturday as I was in a rush but will pop in there soon.

  6. hi gem i have found your blog via vintage from the vintage and just wanted to express my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your grandad.
    it will be nice to get to know you on your return as we seem to have a few things in common, mainly home town, charity shopping (i love those cups) and I've just finished reading sister,
    take care
    regards tracy

  7. How cute this was! Thanks for entering my giveaway and I hope you win :)

    Kristin xoxo