I only went to the High Street to nip into the Post Office but whilst I was there I thought I might as well venture a bit further down the road and have a quick wander around the 99p shop, just to see what they had on offer. It seemed a good opportunity to really assess what this shop sells now that the pre-Christmas crowds have died down. It's not a shop I'd venture into all that often but they did have some excellent deals on padded envelopes - a pack of six medium sized ones for 99p, a pack of eight smaller ones also at 99p and a pack of four rolls of sellotape for, you've guessed it, 99p. They were beginning to put their gardening stock out on the shelves too and that looked quite promising - maybe I'll pop back in in a month or so's time.
So, whilst I was down that end of the High Street, I couldn't resist the siren call of the charity shop, especially as I was passing their door anyway.
I came away with a huge pure-wool vintage Witney cellular blanket for £2.00. That'll probably be destined for ebay at some point but in the meantime it's been washed and is blowing furiously on the line amidst intermittent snow showers. There was another vintage blanket in the same box but that had obviously been a smorgasbord of a feast for many generations of moths - I swear it was more holey than whole.
Also coming home with me this morning was this rather spiffy 1960's oven glove for 50p. I'm very pleased with finding that as the oven gloves I'm using at the moment are probably a health hazard. And a blue and white stripey cotton pillowcase - destined to be a pillowcase tote for the summer - 50p.