Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Make hay while the sun shines

We had some sunny days in England. We had some wild electrical storms in Norway. And we had some humidity in Amsterdam.

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People here in the UK talk about the weather more than any other population group I know of.

I've done a bit of charity store shopping (only a few vintage treasures, but lots of H&M - op shops here are full of really new looking secondhand H&M!). I've decided that I'll only buy chain store stuff secondhand, hopefully I'll save enough pennies to actually afford some real vintage here...

11 comments:

oniomania said...

what a beautiful photo... :)

Bug said...

Love the pic. I too have been trying to buy things secondhand to save some cash.

Quixsa said...

lol. I love it when you randomly find a good contemporary piece when you are thrifting.

ana b. said...

Tehehehe. I'd be prepared to bet New Zealanders talk about the weather just as much. Gorgeous photo. Where are you? In a wild field somewhere?

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Lovely lovely photo :) Its been cold and rainy here, at lest you are getting some heat?

heartofpearl ♡ said...

beautiful photo!
id love to go charity shopping in another country. would be such a great experience! x

Aya Smith said...

Beautiful photo! And what a good goal, I think, stores sell such expensive things when they are so cheaply made :(

oniomania said...

hi... where have you been?
thanks for leaving a comment on my post. miss reading yours. :(
some updates pretty please with sugar on top...

Rosa said...

Its true, i agree charity shops r in england (and ireland for that matter) contain soooo much h&m and primark! I think its the people who pick the clothes to put out, they think people only want to buy new stuff! The trick I lways use is, "Hi I am looking for costumes for a play and I was wondering if I can look in your back room?..." some nice little old ladies always lets me back ther wher I rootle through all the good stuff! give it a go!

or just keep doing what ur doing!

xxx

Raisa said...

Lovely Photos!

thevintageyear said...

oniomania: thank you! & I haven't completely disappeared but have been so busy traveling I've not thought about the blog really :( so slack!

Bug: well done you! Good luck in your endeavours!

Quixsa: yes, not quite as good as the magical vintage find but still very enjoyable!

ana.b: In a meadow, in the middle of England! So pretty!

Pretty Little Pictures: yes we had some sunshine but a LOT of rain.

heartofpearl: lol, coming overseas has made me appreciate how good our op shops are!

Aya: yes, that is true, wonder how they can justify the mark up sometimes!

Rosa: that is a GOOD idea! I should try that soon!

Raisa: thank you so much :)