Earlier this week I posted about an op shopping adventure with my mum and what I wore. Our little morning of adventure out with my mum turned out to do be quite a successful jaunt. Mum scoffed and laughed over the finds that I found exciting. I think she thinks because she's seen it, used it or had it once lifetime ago she just doesn't see the fuss now.
Take this Forda Drinko'matic Pourer Mixer for example, I was giggling at the coolness and novelty of it all. She commented on the box being tattered, whilst I was pointing out to her the actual unit itself had never been used before.
"Hey mum do you want to come over to ours for a retro cool cocktail party?"
"Whatever Trudie, sure! Are you going to use that?"
"Um hell yeah, why wouldn't I for a bit of fun?"
So mum isn't coming to an ultra cool retro cocktail party at my house. But not to worry I have just the dinner guests coming over this coming week, which is a delightful excuse to have a laugh with the Drinko'matic, even if mum thinks I'm being silly.
Next up on our outing, was my glee over this Sea Gull Air Pot Vacuum Flask in beautiful condition. Mum was able to see some benefit in me wanting to purchase it for a steal when I said I'd lug it along to markets and fairs I'm selling at, filled with sweet strong tea to keep us going all day. But as I gushed over the flasks pattern mum just laughed and said:
"It doesn't take much to make you happy does it Trudie?"
"No mum, not all! Who wouldn't be happy with finds like these?" Anyway of course we searched on and as soon as spotted this pattern among some Pyrex dishes it was tightly held in my hand, whilst I called out to mum, telling her I've always loved this pattern and have wanted to find one of these. Whilst further declaring it to be a great day shopping and she should come with me more often for good luck.
It's been a lovely week with having some thrigting time with my mum even though she gives me a hard time in a loving way of course, she's one of my biggest supporters in all that I do. She tries to keep and eye out to find things she thinks I might like, and sometimes between all the misses she points out some real winners.
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