Thursday, June 16, 2016


I know I always say it, but we have the best charity shops in the Midlands - a great variety of stuff, genuinely old and vintage and pretty objects, along with handcrafted things. And they are cheap.

If you haven't already gathered, blue, yellow and red are my favourite colours. Here are two recent blue and yellow Athlone finds:

Hand knitted tea-cosy - €2
Iceland mug - 50c

Sunday, June 5, 2016


We were at Writers' Week in Listowel again and I had a good trawl around the vintage and craft and charity shops. Always fun. My buys:

Bunting from Craftshop na Méar, Listowel - €28
Claret box - Cheryl's Vintage Shop, Listowel  - €7
The wine box's interior