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Charity Shopping, Homemaking and Baking

November 12, 2012

This weekend I took a little trip to the 3 charity shops in Carshalton Village near where I live. I always find really good things in them and they are particularly good for vintage textiles and teacups. I wanted a couple of things for our bedroom which is still undergoing it’s makeover. I managed to resist buying everything I liked but didn’t need and came away with a little pot to keep my make-up brushes in, a frame which I am going to paint cream and a gorgeous rose print vintage tablecloth. I can’t decide whether to leave it as it is or turn it into something else.

The frame cost £2 and the pot was £1.50

Charity Shop Table ClothThe tablecloth was £2

I bought a new magazine this week called Homemaker which is absolutely fantastic. It’s full of all the things I love, vintage style crafts, shabby chic, baking and home ideas. The first issue came with a creative christmas source book full of pretty papers and cut outs, including lots of pictures of vintage dress patterns. I love them so much but not sure what to use them yet. Will keep you posted.

The magazine cost £4.99 you can visit their website here

I also fancied a little baking over the weekend but was very short of time so picked up a few cake mixes in Sainsbury’s and rustled up some blueberry and spiced muffins. So desperate was I to bake that I made them in the middle of putting the girls to bed and they ended up ever so slightly well done, but still taste amazing!

Cake mixes on my dresser

My slightly well-done muffins!

What have you been doing this weekend, has anyone else found anything good in charity shops?

  • Reply
    Lisa Aspland
    November 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I’m really enjoying following your little blogs and am now on the way out to find the ‘Homemaker’ mag! Thanks for sharing!! Lots of love, Lisa xxx

    • Reply
      November 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Glad you like it. The magazine is really good let me know if you make any of the projects in it. xxx

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    November 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I also see macaroon mix there – I’m awaiting my invite for tea!! x

    • Reply
      November 13, 2012 at 7:07 am

      Not made them yet as realised I’d need an electric whisk or serious muscle! Will invite you round when they’re made. Your becoming a little macaroon obsessed! 🙂

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