Whilst caravaning in Norfolk with my parents last week Buster, who has been harbouring a desire to become a pirate for some years, spotted this in the window of a Sue Ryder shop (this charity shopping lark is obviously rubbing off on him), so Nanny went in and purchased it for him for £4.50
Those of you who are regular readers of my blog will know that he has been on the look-out for a ship in a bottle for a while now and now that he finally has one, guess what, he found two more in one shopIt seems that ships in bottles are like buses, you wait for ages for one, then three come along at the same time. He decided that he liked the larger of the two best and made a purchase for £4.
The woman behind the counter asked him if he was a collector and he said that he was, I think he was a little bit chuffed that he could now call himself a collector, although I hope he doesn't turn out like that child antiques expert from the 80s!
Buster has not been the only one on the look-out for ships in bottles, the kindly Mr B (who volunteers in the local hospice shop, god love him) tweeted me to inform me that they had had a ship in a bottle in, it turned out to be the one on the right in picture of the two together, but I just wanted to give a little shout out to him to say thanks for thinking of us!
Missy wasn't left out this week. I've been on the hunt for a little muffin tray for her play kitchen and thought I was going to have to part with one of my metal mini muffin trays until I found this little blue plastic one for £1 and it's the perfect size for her little wooden cupcakes too
All the time spent on searching out items for the kids has meant that I only managed one purchase for myself, which is fine as I'm saving my pennies for a vintage sale with Mrs D next weekend. I bought this old butter knife for 25p.
This post links up with Magpie Monday over at Me And My Shadow, hop on over and take a look at the other Easter bunnies and their bargains