Saturday, February 26, 2011
Magpie Monday - Let them Eat Cake!
Joining in with me and my Shadows Magpie Monday
Well this week's Magpie Monday actually started last Wednesday. My youngest daughter had been unwell and after a long lie in, we decided we should try and venture into town. Now before you are thinking I was dragging her around the shops, she also wanted to go to town to try and find something to wear for her 14th birthday party.
On the car journey into town, I explained to her all about Magpie Monday she was possibly not excited as me about it, but said she would come with me into the charity shops to help me decide what to buy. We also thought this was a good time to take one very large black sack of clothes to donate.
So off we set, the nearest charity shop to our car park was Save the Children so we donated our black sack, and as I turned to leave, I could not believe what I had seen on the shelf!
Two beautiful glass vintage cake plates, well for those that know me, I have a passion for sewing and my other one is baking, especially cakes! The large one was £4.50 and the small one £3.50 what bargains they were!
They look great on there own but also stack well on top of each other, like this............
Now they are not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, but to me they are fabulous and look just as good together as apart!
And we got to use the small one during Charlotte's party, doesn't it look great filled with chocolate dipped strawberries? !
We then went into one other shop and Charlotte got these, brand new and boxed! They were priced at £10 but the lady said she could have them for £5 as they had been in the cabinet so long!
We also managed to get her party outfit, although that was not from the charity shop!
Can;t wait to see everyone else's finds! Until next week! Have decided if I am to keep on being a Magpie, I must also donate something every week also! That way hopefully more will be going out of my house than coming in!