Wednesday, 8 January 2014

There is always a silver lining.

Today after work I went on that long over due vintage sheet hunting trip to a local town. It was the first semi-dry day for what feels like forever and I was fairly sure if I stuck to the main roads I would avoid any flooding. (There is a horrendous amount of flooding in Oxfordshire and there has been at least one fatality already. Quite something considering how land locked we are.) I headed straight to Oxfam as I have found good stuff here before. However, what they had was far too modern and/or plain. The shop was quite busy, as were most charity shops due the the influx of people taking advantage of the dry weather to drop off stuff.

I tried four more charity shops without success. I only found one vintage sheet and that was too heavily white with a pale pink design that was so large it would have pretty much only yielded a white with a hint of pink per fat quarter, so despite the £2.50 price tag, I left it behind. The only thing I bought apart from a bit of shopping in Waitrose was 20 charity Christmas cards for the bargain price of 79p. Thankfully I have a couple of other vintage sheets I can hopefully send in for round two of the vintage sheet swap. But I've not ruled out some more hunting before I need to send in to Mary.


 There is still plenty of time to join in the swap if you've had more luck than me finding some vintage sheets. 

So I drove home in the rain feeling pretty deflated. However, when I got home there was a very snazzy red metallic envelope bearing my name and an unfamiliar return address. It turned out it was a prize from Sarah's Online Baby Shower a while back. As well as the lovely fabric buckets donated by Sarah's Mum, I won a pair of earrings too. Not only did the earrings arrive today, but along with them was a lovely purple twinkly necklace and very pretty card. Made by Lush who blogs here.

Nice mail surprise

So I may not have scored on the vintage sheet front and I may have had a wet journey feeling deflated at the end of it, but there is always a silver lining.


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