I’ve been stuck in bed for nearly a week with norovirus – so this weekend – when I was on the mend I got my ass down to Deptford Market. As we’re on a budget at the moment I set myself a £5 limit. It’s quite fun setting yourself a limit because then you don’t come home with just anything – although you may feel that looking at what I did buy that’s what I did!
Things that got away:
- A set of 1930s camera magazines – £4
- A 1970s coffee table – no idea on price – wouldn’t fit in our tiny lickle flat!
However we managed to get some bits of cutlery. I don’t like having matching crockery and cutlery – it just reeks of my old life. So we got ourselves some bits of cutlery:
The flat based ones are actually Air France forks – Thrifty Boy has a real obsession with logos and branded items and these fit our collection perfectly. On the left is what I’ve always known as a ‘Saint Spoon’ – however apparently they’re called Apostle Spoons . When I was growing up my neighbour, Hilda (who was like a grandmother to us) always used these spoons and I’ve had a fascination with them ever since for some bizarre reason. So here is my first Apostle Spoon
Next to the Apostle Spoon is a knife. I really liked the handle of it and although it isn’t silver I thought it might make a nice piece for a charm necklace along the lines of:
I’m really not sure how to start – also I’m allergic to most metal so I’ll have to coat it in something – but it’s so pretty.
I really love The Little Prince (in fact my next tattoo is going to be a Little Prince one) so finding this cute little plastic mug will add to my collection of bits and pieces well. I would like to turn it into one of these cute little pin-cushions:
but it has this cute little design in bottom of it:
and I don’t really want to lose that.
We also love Commemorative/ Royal Wedding/ Jubilee mugs and found this lovely one:
We’re very excited about the upcoming wedding in April between Kate and Wills – hopefully the junk markets and charity shops will be full of tat very soon!
Finally the obvious wander to the book stall – I really must get some photographs of Deptford Market to accompany my ‘hauls’ from there! It has to be seen to be believed :
I bought this book as I love Britishness. I’m proud of being British – not something a lot of people say. I love our eccentricities, our small houses, our quirks, our crap weather etc. This book collects together some fantastic photographs that capture British life very simply – AND it opens with a postcard showing Ipswich my home town The photography reminds me of Martin Parr – which is NEVER a bad thing
I actually said to Thrifty Boy the other day that I really wanted this book – and what happened? It turned up on the market so I had to pick it up. Why do I call it a Shit Book? Well, this is my really classy way of referring to the books we have in the bathroom for reading while we’re on the toilet! This book is perfect for that. As Thrifty Boy is a few years younger than me he lost out of being brought up with Smash Hits so it’s a whole new world being opened up to him.
And finally a book that I wanted as a teenager and never got round to buying because I was too busy buying music and tickets to gigs:
So my total spend?:
- Books – £2
- Cutlery and mugs: £2
- Total spend: £4