Classically Me. Classically You.
Cart 0

Blog — thrift

Thrifty London Living

bargain blue buttons candles charity shop cheap cutty sark february greek greenwich greenwich market hammersmith john lewis London manchester selina lake thrift thrifty

Thrifty London Living

Happy February to you all, I hope it brings you good things. We decided to have a weekend of doing so on Saturday we went into our local area of Hammersmith and bought some essentials but whilst down the high street I popped into a few charity shops on a whim. I only needed one: British Heart Foundation, they always seem to have good things in whichever city you're in. I also like the one on Sale, Manchester near my work. I got a few bargains from there at Christmas. I had recently bought some quite expensive eastern goblets in blue glass...

Read more →


Tutorial | The Thrifty Christmas Wreath

christmas decorations how to make a wreath How to tie a wreath bow marks and spencers thrift wreath tutorial

Tutorial | The Thrifty Christmas Wreath

I have spent a few days looking for a wreath I could buy, I have never had one before and as this is the first year in my own home & living with my partner, I decided I would like one for my door. After looking at various shop bought ones, I came across one in Marks & Spencers that I quite liked & that was in the 'affordable' range but still expensive at £15. I was flicking through my Ideal Homes magazine - that's right I am becoming 'that' person - and there was a comparison of expensive to cheap options...

Read more →


Tutorial | Decoupaging Your Christmas Baubles

baubles christmas christmas decorations craft tutorial decorations decoupage decoupaged baubles Hygge London nordic scandinavian christmas thrift

Tutorial | Decoupaging Your Christmas Baubles

Hello crafters & Christmas lovers alike'Decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto your object in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on'   I am here to tell you that you need to get crafty with your tired old baubles! Get your Christmas box/suitcase/trunk out and have a good sort out. Throw away the bits of fluff and broken tinsel and find all the bits and pieces that you think can be made into something else and pop them in a separate box for other craft projects. Find all the baubles that should be thrown away and find the things I will list, head...

Read more →