Monday, 28 March 2011

Magpie Monday

Oh my, is it Monday again already?  Where does the time go?  Actually, don't answer that, I know that it really went into a week in Deepest Darkest Devon, followed by rather more vodka than is actually good for me (thanks Finlandia)

But anyway, a couple of finds from the last few weeks, and something a little bit different.

First up, a lilac, flowerprint needlecord Next dress for Squeaky.  Fully lined, buttoned down the back, the photo doesn't really do it justice.  I bought it a day or two after Miss Lizzie's own Magpie Monday finds of lilac flowerprint & needlecord dresses, so it was an odd coincidence.

Second out of the blocks, a flowery Feu Follet shirt.  I've seen something saying this label is going to start being stocked in Tesco, but I haven't seen any evidence of that in my local branch yet.  They do come up a little on the small side though, so if you do find any, I'd advise some careful trying-on before buying.  This will be a holiday wear, I think, nice and lightweight.

And finally, a Rocha Little Rocha shirt.  It'd only gone onto the rack that day.  My new favourite thing is seeing the date on the price tag, and finding out that an item has only just come in. I love the colour of this one, though it's MILES too big for Squeaky right now, given a year or so, it'll be lovely.

I also promised you something a little bit different, right?  Well, last week, we were in Devon, and shopping was severely restricted by a) a husband in tow, b) car space, and c) carrying space under the lightweight buggy.  So here's a short list of some of the things I DIDN'T buy in car boot sales & charity shops around South Devon last week, despite serious temptation:
  • A set of 4 Rayware stacking cups in a design I haven't managed to track down online
  • Too many books to mention
  • A "The News from the BBC" board game, as a joke for SqueakyDaddy
  • A selection of Tesco vests for Squeaky in patterns she's already had & grown out of once
  • A couple of nice M&S tops for work
  • A pair of Irish Coffee glasses, identical to a pair my Mum & Dad have in their house
Don't worry, I did find a few bargains, which will form the basis of the next few weeks' worth of posts, complete with at least one story. Someone remind me next week?

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  1. Oh I LOVE that needlecord dress! Bet you knew I'd say that, right?

    Its so so beautiful though, such a pretty pattern and I love lilac on little girls.

    Shame you weren't able to snap up all those bargains, but looking forward to seeing what you did get.

    Thanks for linking up xx

  2. If you want to check out coincidences be blown away by mine and another Magpie Monday's almost matching finds this week.
    I love how you go on about what you did not succumb to. Might steal that idea.
    My finds are at

  3. Love your clothing bargains. My son is 11yo now, and ever since he was little, I have bought second hand clothes in sizes far too big because I simply can't resist a bargain, and I have a big 'clothes to grow into' box in the loft which I get out twice a year to find new things to fit him. It's good to read that somebody else buys bigger sizes than their children are as wel!

    Glad you left behind so many bargains in South Devon, as that's where I am!!


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