Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Halloween Happiness And Vintage Shoes

The Satuarday before last (20th August) my Mum and I went on a shopping trip. Our first stop was TK Maxx. And to my delight there was some Halloween stock upstairs. I bought three things, a witches' hat T-Lite holder, a wooden witch nutcracker and a mesh black cat.

We then moved on to the charity shops, I don't shop in them much but we were looking for a pair of green shoes for my Mum's Halloween costume (a pumpkin). We didn't find any but fate must have been on our side.
    My mum was a Bay City Rollers fan in the 70's and she always wanted a pair of the tartan shoes. She missed out on a pair a couple of months back in our local auction. They sold for £28.00 (she didn't leave a big enough bid on the books).
      In the first charity shop we went to, there sitting on the shelf in front of us was a pair of genuine vintage Bay City Rollers shoes. They are in fantastic condition, the right size and even nicer than the ones in the auction. And they were only £5.99! In another charity shop my Mum bought me a comprehensive book on John Galliano for £4.99.
   Later we went to Superdrug and I purchased a few Barry M products for my Halloween costume (I am thinking of being a witch). The products include black crackle nail polish and block orange nail polish to use underneath.

We had a great shopping trip today (the more I write in this blog you will see shopping is a big hobby of mine!). Hopefully there will be many more Halloween hauls to come this year, I will keep you informed.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Halloween Buys

At this time of year I start to get really excited about Halloween. If the weather is on our side this year, we are having a Halloween Garden Party. I have already started my Halloween buying for 2011.

I bought this needle felted black cat by Miss Bumbles from Etsy.

Also this gorgeous Dracula sugar sifter by Lorna Bailey from ebay.
Bought for me as an early Halloween gift from my Mum.

Hopefully these are the first of many Halloween purchases to come this year. What are your plans for Halloween this year.