Thrifting in Lincoln (Part 2)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

If you missed yesterdays post you can catch up here
If you've ever visited Lincoln before, you will probably be rather familiar with 'Steep Hill', and the general fatigue it brings on in the fittest of people! No matter what by the time you reach the top, your likely to be breathless, and the welcome sight of Bells Tea Room will certainly lure you in!
I would love these types of letters in my house!
Bells is a traditional English tea rooms, serving all sorts of delightful goodies! No girly day out is fully complete without an Afternoon Tea, and this one was pretty exceptional! Dainty sandwiches, warm scones and more homemade cakes and fancies than two hungry girls could eat! (Oh yes, I challenge you to finish this little lot! In fact the girl behind the counter told me that she has only seen one couple finish it all!) The entire top layer and two slices of cake were boxed up for us to sample later that evening whilst resting our weary feet. The only thing that didn't make it home, was the tiny little french macaroon. I've never actually tried one before, and I believe I very much amused the Chef with my "umms" and "aahhs" whilst sampling this little piece of deliciousness!

With our bellies full, a walk back down the hill was very much required! Our other finds included the Oxfam store, for books galore, and the Red Cross Shop, where I found two little home scents for my newly madeover spare room.

As is customary for most trips with me, the usual scour of Primark was in order, just to round off the day. I discarded some of my rather old and tatty keyrings in favour of this £2 tasselly number, which is now much lighter in my bag, and I feel less like I'm handling a bunch of jailers keys!

On a day filled with vintage finds, it almost expected that I would find something vintage inspired in Primark! I'm a little bit obsessed with neutrals and this 'blush pink' colour right now, and this cardigan caught my eye. With Primark, I rarely look at the price of things and just add them to my basket. Had I looked at the tag on this occasion, I may have reconsidered this purchase, as £14 for Primark, I think is slightly expensive. I know somewhere else it would be twice the price, but a few years ago Primark would probably never have charged that. Despite that, it happily remains in my wardrobe and I'm a little bit in love with it!
This cream studded jumper was £12, and I can confirm it is reasonably cosy, as I am currently wearing it!

I'll be honest, I didn't need this pair of shoes as I already own them! However these were half price in the sale, and some of the studs have fallen off mine, so the idea was that I could use these for spare parts, as my others are already quite well bedded in!

So that's it! Two parts to my thrifty day in Lincoln, (with a bit of Primark thrown in!) we had a lovely girly day, great food, a bit of exercise, empty purses, all in a pretty City!

Have you ever been to Lincoln? Have you visited any if these places?


  1. I so want those shoes xx

  2. What a lovely day! I need both the afternoon tea and the gorgeous pink cardi!

  3. I love afternoon tea, I sometimes go with my boyfriend, I love the mini sandwiches and macaroons that you get :). It seems like you had a good shop! I always end up in Primark whenever I go shopping xx

    Almost Delightful

  4. Oh this tea room looks so cute. that primark jumper is such a good find as well! xxx

  5. Your afternoon tea looks LOVELY. I definitely think my friends and I could polish it off though (mostly because I cannot resist afternoon tea...!) And I really love that cardigan, it's so pretty! x

    1. Normally I would totally agree but there was just so much of it!
      I've never seen the caridian in another Primark shop since - it's certainly been popular with everyone commenting :)

  6. I have to say I have never been to Lincoln, but it looks beautiful!

  7. I'm from Lincoln! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, it's such a beautiful city (totally biased) and the top end still makes me giddy despite having seen it a million times :)


    1. You're allowed to be biased :) I love Lincoln too - I went ot Lincoln Uni, but I was based in Hull - which I loved - but I think I would have prefered Lincoln :)

  8. I love posts like these, I love to see where people have been with pretty pictures! I am in awe of that afternoon tea...amazing! :D


  9. I remember the steep hill! It's been a few years since I've been here but I remember it, don't recall going into any of the places you mentioned though. The tea room looks lovely! I like the studded jumper and shoes that you got...lovely :).

  10. I've never been to Lincoln but it's so cute and reminds me of my old home town of Bath :)
    I'm inspired to go!
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    1. Thanks for finding my blog Roxy!
      I've never been to Bath either - I think I need to add that to my places to visit

  11. Great post, I've never been but Lincoln looks like such a nice place!

    The tea room looks amazing too!

    B x

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  12. Heaven!! What an amazing piece of designer footwear.. Loved it..!


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