Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Not To Be Sneezed At!

On Monday Bob had to deliver a letter to the Registrar’s Office in Hinckley – so it was a good excuse to trawl the Charity Shops there [at least ten, I think!] The Mind Shop has a wonderful counter, shaped like a Vintage Mini. Can I take a photo? I asked. The manager agreed, then suggested that I pose behind it for a snap.

hinckley charity shops

In the various shops I spent around £5 – and came away with

  1. “The Usborne Book of Greek Myths for Young Children”. I could have done with that last term – the stories have been carefully retold without the ‘naughty bits’!
  2. A pack of note-cards with pebble designs to take to Cornerstones – I often need to send a card from there when on holiday, so it is useful to have some to hand – the pictures on these seem very apt.
  3. A bag of 16 hankies – including 4 colourful silk ones, 2 with the most delicate cross stitch embroidery [bottom left photo shows the reverse side- how neat is that?] and 1 with a cheerful dog print – as well as 5 large mansize mouchoirs and 4 with striped borders.

The Hinckley Handkerchief Hoard is inspiring me to all sorts of craft projects – but now they have been carefully pressed and wrapped loosely round a cardboard tube till I am ready to work with them.


  1. What a lot of lovely finds!
    Can't wait to see what you have planned for the hankies.
    x x x

  2. Wow that counter is cool. What is your project? Sounds intriguing.

  3. I love the embroidered hankersniffs!
    Jane x

  4. Great haul and what an unusual counter.
    Love from MUm


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