Second-Hand Tales | Spreading the love of all things thrifted
I’m Kathryn, a forty-something mum and blogger aspiring to live a greener life in the country. I am a second-hand junkie who cannot pass by a charity shop without a peek inside. This blog is an attempt to spread my love of all things thrifted, repaired, recycled, borrowed and swapped.
Saturday was our village May Fair and I managed to pick up some bargains: 1. I made a beeline for the ever popular plant stall and bought some tomato plants and sweet peppers: My small veg patch is starting to spring to life and, apart from the radishes, there are some faint […]
Welcome to another post. Here in the UK we’ve just had the most amazing May Bank Holiday weekend (the hottest on record!). As I had done my monthly supermarket shop last week we were well stocked with ice lollies, which meant no trips to the shop. We did, however, take a day trip […]
A couple of years ago the Imperial War Museum in London ran an exhibition on wartime fashion. I had the best intentions to visit Fashion on the Ration but it never quite happened. So I was delighted to come across the accompanying book in my local library. Written by Julie Summers, it chronicles how women’s fashion in […]
I’m not sure how we’ve reached the end of the month and I only managed to write one Thrifty Finds post! That certainly wasn’t the intention but time has just flown by this April… This past week my Thrifty Finds have been: Having had a good clear out we donated about half a dozen […]
Hope you had a great Easter break. We had a very laidback Easter weekend. The girls received two eggs each which means we didn’t have loads of chocolate in the house (thank goodness!). They are currently half way through the school holidays but the wet weather means we have been mostly housebound. My eldest […]
Hello and welcome to another week of Thrifty Finds. This past week I have: 1. Donated a bag of clothes to school for a fundraiser. 2. Saved £12 off a supermarket shop with a voucher I had. 3. For the first time I made a homemade waffle mix, which turned out really well! We […]
I do love vintage style: anything from the seventies all the way back to the 1920s/1930s does it for me. I love browsing second-hand shops, vintage fairs and jumble sales in search of an elusive piece from any of these period. However while I don’t have the confidence to dress in a certain period I […]
We had an unexpected snowfall at the weekend which meant that, once again, the village was cut off. Here are my Thrifty Finds from last week (before it snowed!): I did a job that I’d been putting off for ages and registered the warranties for the new appliances we had bought for the kitchen. […]
As I look through my wardrobe I realise that one item of clothing that is completely second-hand is my coat collection. I didn’t intend to buy all my coats from charity shops. In fact, I think that buying a coat is one of the most expensive and well-thought purchases you can make. In times gone […]
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