It seems ages since I have written one of these 'ta-da' bargains posts (although I can't actually be bothered to look back through my archives and check) so here is the first one of 2014 :) It's a goodie!
A large print* of The Chinese Girl by Tretchikoff, several books and some clothes :) These were gathered by visiting four charity shops although I didn't purchase anything in shop number 4 and I resisted lots of pretty cups, some pyrex and a funky ottaman.
The ASBO fairy tales appealed to me as I love fairy tales since a lecture about them when I was training to be a teacher - did you know that Red Riding Hood was once a morality tale about how young girls shouldn't wander round the woods by themselves as they might get raped by men (the wolf!) The next two books are for Anya to read as she seems to be enjoying more fantasy books at the moment (and I will probably read them too) The green one is Nights at The Circus by Angela Carter and I last read it for my A-levels many years ago! I wasn't keen on it then but I'm interested to see if I like it again. The second to last one will be an interesting read and the Caitlin Moran one is for a friend as I already own a copy and I said I would buy copies for my friends when I see them cheap!
Next the clothes :) The orange and black thing is a cross between what I would call a 'posh sweatshirt' and a top. Those thick kind of sweatshirts that posh women wear with chinos and loafers. I like the colour and the thickness of it and it has a big chunky zip at the back :) The blue stripey thing is a jersey dress and stripes are always welcome in my wardrobe, especially in blue and white. Then there are two school skirts for Anya (she needs to stop growing!) and the bottom dress is a summer dress for Anya - it has pretty cute out flowers - a broderie anglaise type thing but in large form!
Any bargains recently?
*I'm not sure what kind of print it is - it's certainly not on paper and seems a bit more like it's printed on wood. I'm doing some research into it :) I did read this very interesting article last year about the girl who was the model for this work.