Monday, 18 April 2011

More charity shop finds!

My very late entry for magpie Monday has had me smiling today, I have been looking for some pink transfer printed plates for absolutely ages. My daughters (and me, if I'm honest) would love to have 'proper' tea parties in a kind of romantic, bohemian/eclectic style. So we wanted a wide variety of different plates, some flowery and some like the ones below. They cost £1.00 for six plates, what a bargain!   On the back it says they are from the Constable bicentennial series.

This next item I found in a box of photograph frames, and it has my heart all a flutter, it is so romantic.... and very heavy!  It is a solid pewter frame and I'm thinking of either putting in photographs of the children or photographs of my husband and I on our wedding day and standing it on my dressing table. This also only cost £1.00.

Then I found this slightly out of season book also for £1.00 it has 200 Christmas recipes and craft ideas inside, just what we need for seasonal preparations later in the year, plenty of things for the children to try out.

Lastly today, a trivet for 50p, it needs to have a little attention paid to it but a welcome addition to the kitchen for placing hot things on and I really love the shape. So these are my finds today the first two items I'm especially excited about, can't wait to put them to good use.

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Me and My Shadow


  1. Amazing goodies!

    Bet you're chuffed to bits. Love it all!! The plates are pretty and what lovely tea parties you'll have :0)

    Adore the picture frame, it's so pretty.

    The christmas book will come in handy - although if it were me I'd probably put it away now and forget where I'd put it come December!

    Love the trivet too - wonder if it's meant for an iron?

    Thanks for linking up - you're welcome anytime sweetie x

  2. thank-you for reading, I am quite pleased with todays finds :)

  3. ooh the 'hot things stand' looks like an old one for an iron, the sort you heated on the range, how lovely! well done.

    ha! just read missielizzie's comment! trivet! there's the word I was looking for

  4. Gorgeous plates and what a bargain. Have you had your tea party with them yet?

    Madison xxx

  5. they were a bargain, my daughter has become completely in love with them. We have had some special lunches :)