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IMG_0943Visting Aberystwyth always turns up some lovely second hand and vintage bargains.

Whilst living there I was a regular visitor to Craftrecycling in the centre of town. Like a magpie I would, invariably return with some little trinket or a nice piece of furniture.  Their motto of reduce, reuse, re-enjoy sits well with me. The sun was shining on this particular afternoon and after a little retail therapy where better to wind up than my favourite beach.Tan y Bwlch  is a great place to do a bit of beachcombing.


and seems to inspire many an artist


I’m sorry I digress from the shabby chic title. That is what Aberystwyth does to me, it takes me off in my own little directions.

Upon return I got out my paintbrushes and paint and set to work on the lovely (but dark) squat candlesticks.
IMG_1042Using my favourite Annie Sloan chalk paint is always an adventure in itself. I am never quite sure where the piece will take me.

IMG_1044 These took me down the shabby chic french inspired route. I am rather pleased with how they turned out. Even more pleased that somebody else loved them too and they are now residing in a lovely new home.

On my way home I made a quick stop at a second hand furniture store close to the village I used to live in. Well, what can I say other than my boot was rather overloaded on the way home. That means more Shabby Saturdays will follow.