Thank you for the lovely comments over the last few posts, and for the brownie reicpes too! I will be checking them all out and choosing the best one to trial out as soon as I can!
I must also say a huge thank you to everyone who follows and reads and comments on my blog, I have just noticed I have reached an amazing 400 followers and I am soooo chuffed :) thank you so much for following me and my little blog. I really feel these days that the blog is "me" and I am still really enjoying my blogging and reading all of your wonderful blogs too. I must organise a giveaway soon I think, its been far too long since I did one. I will be on the look out for things to add to my giveaway over the next week or so, so do pop back!
Now I'll be the first to admit that the last couple of weeks have been pretty slow on the old thrifting front.
Slim pickings indeed. But rather pleasingly things seem to be on the up this week as I have found some nice little bits to take home with me.
Firstly these plastic measuring cups, I spotted them as soon as I walked into the charity shop, and picked them up, then theres that awkward thing where you don't want to put them down incase someone else grabs them, but you also haven't looked around the rest of the shop yet and you need two hands to do that. Its almost as if you should have a shopping basket when you go in to protect your "stuff" from being snatched!
I decided to look round one handedly to avoid the risk of them being picked up by someone else, tell me you do this too and its not just me?
I didn't find anything else that took my fancy (or more like I couldn't rummage properly) so I made my way to the till and paid my £2.50 and skipped out happily.
On closer inspection I realised they are from M&S and are probably unused too, bonus!
I looked in a few other shops but nothing to be found, until I reached the last shop (this one is usually the one which never has anything nice in) and I spotted these cups and saucers. Only there was a woman standing right in front of them eyeing them up. I knew they were Johnsons Brothers because of the shape of them, so I had to stand there patiently looking at the other tat trying not to look interested in the cups and saucers.
Then she moved. And I moved. I grabbed.
And I ran to the till!
Hoooray!! They were mine all mine!
Three pastel blue Johnsons Brothers Greydawn cups and saucers for £2.99.
I gave them a go through the dishwasher to clean them up as they were pretty grubby, but when they came out they sparkled like new...
I'd love to know how you behave in charity shops, if its just me that feels awkward holding things around the shop or waiting for people to move. I mean its not like a normal shop where there is more than one of each item. Its now or never!
What kind of charity shopper are you?