Monday, 9 July 2012

~Monday's Thrifty Find~

I'm sorry I haven't been posting as regularly as usual, but like many people I find June and July extremely busy, both at work and with family and home commitments.  Thankfully it's nearly the summer holidays - I am sooooo lucky to work term-time - I can't wait to go to the seaside in the caravan, Chateau H.
We had a family party on Saturday evening, which thanks to the heavy showers had a squelchy and muddy festival feel to it.  Gorgeous sun one minute, and huge raindrops the next! I am still cleaning up now! Daughter L was 17 last Wednesday as well as this week being the birthdays of Small Dog and OH.

My clever Auntie J kindly made the cake for L as a surprise, as well as lots of lovely cupcakes.
I had today as a day off to catch up with myself and popped into
 Tadcaster this morning to go to the butchers with locally sourced meat
Devine Meats. Butchers. 10 Bridge Street, Town Centre, Tadcaster, LS24 9AL

I indulged in 20 minutes of thrifting in the Yorkshire Cancer Research charity shop and as well as some old pearls and beads, and some Johnson's pastel crockery, I found this gorgeous black dress which I think is vintage 1980s ...
It wasn't priced and I guessed at the size (as it has no size label) - but it fits brilliantly.  The photo doesn't do it justice - the sleeves are really puffy and are lined with stiff organza. The price of my new LBD was £5!
I love a good thrifting find to cheer me up!


  1. That looks a yummy cake. The dress looks fab too.
    I'm not getting much blogging done at the moment either, I thought I would as the weather is grim but other things keep coming up.
    I bet you're counting the days til the holidays,
    Have fun Sally x

  2. What a beautifully decorated cake. I so aspire to create lovely birthday cakes, but they generally turn out a bit disheveled. Tasty but tatty. I really like your new header by the way.:o)

  3. What a fabulous cake! And a cute dress!!!
    I can TOTALLY understand your lack of time. I feel exactly the same way at the moment. I'm SO far behind with my blog reading!!! Just trying to do a bit of catching up!
    Still, we're almost at the summer hols - yippeeeee!!!

  4. Love the dress Sally and I can just picture you wearing it! Bet you cant wait for the end of term, hee hee, the caravan is going to get some use!!(not that I am at all jealous!! much!). Your cake looks fab -bet all your family are fantastic bakers like you!

  5. What a find, I bet it looks fab on. Love the dress you made too. Blogging during the summer is always a bit erratic for me too ... actually, this year has been! Kx

  6. Hello Sally

    I am totally miffed at all these lovely things people find in thrift shops,flea markets and booty sales and here we go again 'cos that dress looks a bargain at just 5 pounds. Lucky you!
    Cor! that cake looks scrumptious too and very professional a shame to cut it...all most LOL
    What did Small dog get for his birthday or did he partake of the cake as well???

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

  7. Love the dress and a bargain too!! I bet you can't wait till the holidays, hope the weather improves.

  8. I can relate, it is such a busy time of year, the days just fly on by.
    That cake looks delicious and the dress is lovely (what a fab find!).
    Enjoy your summer holidays :)
    Magie x

  9. Great dress, what a good price!
    Lovely birthday cake, hope your daughter had a great Birthday.
    Love your new header by the way - such a pretty garden corner.
    Gill xx

  10. Great cake, I can feel my waistband tightening just looking at it!
    Yes, successful thrifting gives a good boost to the spirits, love your LBD.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Carol xx


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