Ali and I went op shopping yesterday with my friend Sarah and her daughter. There was a time when I went browsing in opportunity (charity) shops quite regularly, but it's a habit I have fallen out of. Yesterday I was reminded of just what fun it is to discover old treasures, at little cost.
Two of my favourite things in the world are books and crockery. Take a look at this beautiful, lavender coloured sugar and creamer set! Made in England, Royal Stafford China ($15); and the autumnal patterned little dish, also English ($4). The book I found is a single volume "Modern Encyclopaedia for Children" from 1949 ($5). I just adore the simple black and white illustrations and the typographic treatment of each opening letter.What's been your best second hand find?