With seratonin levels at a low due to the hideous lack of sunshine in these parts, I was completely forced to seek a boost somewhere else... It's not too hard to pick an activity that works for me; endorphins through exercise aren't an option due to my disability, soaking up the sun is just not possible due to the aforementioned lack of it - so retail therapy it was (although of a fairly frugal nature in the charity shop). Personally, I find it's all the more satisfying as you never know what treasures you may find!
So today I'm going to double my retail pleasure by sharing my purchases with you!
I adore these simple but pretty vintage candle stick holders. They are perfect for the spring mantel I have in my mind's eye and were a bargain at £2:
Next were these floral 'door pusher thingy's' and a lovely rose bud coffee pot. Sorry - not a very technical term but I don't know the proper name for the door things. They're porcelain and were only £1 each. I LoVE them but I know that my husband will not. I may just have to put them in my craft room and stroke them occasionally ;0)
This beautiful glass vase? Not sure of it's purpose but it is the most gorgeous opaque, pastel blue colour.
The colours shift down the stem and base. This one was a more costly purchase at a cool £10. I have to say I did linger, look, pause, move on, only to return to it in the knowledge that it had to be mine.
I also got this rather lovely blue tit...
Plus two beautiful brooches and a rainbow necklace:
I especially love the green one - it's only about 1.5cm in diameter - so cute and so pretty!
So there we have it. Enough to make my heart skippy skip skip in a truly ridiculous fashion. It's quite funny how we're drawn to certain things isn't it? The blues, greens and florals are emerging as my Kryptonite.
I hope you are managing to get a boost during these grey January days!
Thanks for reading,