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Look good on a budget
How to look good on a budget

  I’m baaack. Yes, after a massively prolonged absence, I’m back in the proverbial blogging saddle. The main reason why I stopped was to spend more time with my family. Combined with the fact that I forgot the reason why I started blogging in the first place meant that I had to give myself a […]

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thrifted: tennis dress
pink vintage dress

Taking part in the Blog Hop a couple weeks ago not only prompted me to think about the reasons why I started blogging, it spurred me on to talk about things that I have a passion about. From my teens I have always had a love for charity shops and vintage shopping and barely a […]

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Oil Can Café

Last week there were double celebrations in the Cookson household. On the Sunday it was Father’s Day and on Wednesday it was my birthday, so to celebrate, I took Mr C on a lunch date to the Oil Can Café at The Carding Shed in Hepworth. The Oil Can Café is not your average tea […]

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vintage shoppping

Well, everyone else seems to be doing it, so why not me? There seems to be an explosion of blog posts at the moment of people showing off their latest charity shop finds. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, or if all this good weather we’ve been having in Britain is slowly turning us […]

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You’ve heard of Haworth, right? It’s a little village in Yorkshire that’s famous for being the home of the Bronte sisters. It’s also home to the most wonderful festival of vintage. Every year this delightful village hosts a 1940s Vintage Weekend where the residents and shopkeepers dress up to celebrate the best of Britain. I […]

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i made this

I bought this grey winter jacket (fake fur, of course daaarlings) in a charity shop recently for the princely sum of £4. I know what you’re thinking – it’s not winter and it’s certainly not my size, and it’s not even that pretty, but I could see it’s potential. Although it is now April, it is still […]

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Golden Hands

Hi folks. Sorry it’s been a bit patchy on the blogging front these past few days. I’ve got lots of crafts and DIYs to do, but wiping noses, school runs and cooking dinner kinda take priority. Anyhoo, inbetween the school run yesterday I went into a charity shop, saw this and couldn’t resist and at […]

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Ladies Night

Since starting this blog I’ve noticed that my charity shop shopping has gone into overdrive. After watching a post on AThrifty Mrs blog, I have been inspired to do something about it. She mentioned that she operates a strict one in one out rule when thrifting, so I’ve decided to do the same. I’ve invited […]

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1 Skirt, 3 Outfits

If you’re a regular visitor to my shop then you might recognise this dress. It actually began it’s life as a skirt and I’d bought it a while ago from Oxfam. It’s originally by Jaeger and it’s completely beautiful – just the right piece to rock the maxi trend.Trouble is, there was a big difference between […]

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More Thrift Shop Goodies!

My oh my, what a morning I had yesterday! After a spot of grocery shopping (yawn!) I did a little detour and popped into the charity shop run by my church and I found these goodies… What a great haul, huh?! I was just thinking that I might add some homeware to my shop, so […]

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