Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Scarlett has gone and done it again...

I have been given the challenge of making cupcakes for a family do tomorrow - I have never really done any baking thus the 'challenge' part.  Cue a trip to the supermarket to get my baking ingredients, and I'm sure those who have read my previous posts know that there are 2 charity shops right next door...

Well my luck was well and truly with me today as the "expensive" one was having a half price sale! That meant all the scrummy items in the window which I have eyed up were at knock down prices. It would have been rude for me not to have put off the baking shopping for a bit of thrifting.

I think they really should have given me a shopping trolley as these were all the goodies I bagged:

First off (and obviously needed for my cupcakes tomorrow) was this cake stand:
 I do own several cake stands but hey they will all be used! lol.  This was half price from the window and cost me £5 (a lot for me to shell out).

I also found this floral bowl, another window item:

Its a large bowl so looks like it may have been the bowl for a water jug, its going to be re-homed in my bathroom. It cost the princely sum of £1.25 :o)

Now I cant resist a bit of chintz so I had to have this vintage lampshade:
Its currently on my mirrored lamp base which is awaiting delivery of a handmade Cath Kidston shade but I will be on the look out for a base for this lovely shade.  I was thrilled to pick it up for £1.45.

On to the retro theme, I couldn't believe my luck when I spotted these 1950's frosted glasses:

I absolutely love them and couldn't believe they only wanted £2 for the set of 5! These weren't even in the half price sale so looks like I beat the Charity shop 'pricer upper' again :o)

Sticking to the 1950's I also found these:
They still look as fresh as the day they were made and there isnt a scratch on the frame - I've seen some battered sets go on ebay recently but I wouldnt have thought I'd see one in my charity shop for £3!  Now I need a retro mini bar to store them - haha!

I found another planter which was too cute to leave in the shop:
Not quite the Cath Kidston 'star' print but good enough for my humble house plant.  It was a bargain at 75p.

I bagged this great blue floral plate for £1.50:

Now last but not least was my star accessory find:

A beautiful vintage tulip print polka dot umbrella!  Its got the most amazing twisted perspex handle (didn't photograph very well so you'll have to take my word for it) and sliver chain handle so I can carry it with pride.  I was so happy to pick this up for £3 and I'm sure its going to give me many rainy day smiles.

After a mamouth sunday haul I am pleased as punch to have found all these fab things so soon!  I did actually leave one item I wanted in the shop (shock horror) - it was a fabulous wooden extending sewing box on legs - it would be so lovely painted up, but with my son in the buggy and all these items I couldnt carry another thing (and that was without all the baking ingredients) so I did leave it BUT I've been thinking about it so much that hubby is going to go back there for me tomorrow and see if its still there...fingers crossed!

Scarlett x


  1. Super finds! I dragged my two round some charity shops today but came home with nothing!! :o(
    What a lovely hubby you have..(or is it a case of - anything for a quiet life - lol!).......fingers crossed that it will still be there!!

  2. OMG. I can't believe it. What utter bargains! Love the cake stand and all your glasses. Hope the sewing box is still there (do you know I once saw one in a skip and I didn't nab it!!). Good luck with the baking, btw, I'm not the baking type I must admit, but Mr J and P and little Miss had a baking frenzy yesterday and, as part of the frenzy, made some v nice cup cakes - so it can be done!

  3. LOVE LOVE the umbrella! Good find!!
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

  4. What another lovely CS haul! Funny..I saw a wooden sewing box on legs in our shop and nearly bought it,then I thought 'no',I'll never get round to painting and repairing it.
    Sort of wish I had got it now! :0)

  5. The star plant pot is great, my niece in law would love that and I love the frosted glasses. Who couldn't buy a cake stand that pretty when you neeed to make cup cakes anyway? Lol

    Bee happy x

  6. Wow you found some beauties! I'm visiting from Debbie's party, I'd love it if you would visit me. I'm now following you and would love it if you would follow along with me.

  7. Hi Scarlett! How did the cupcakes baking go??? share it on the post!! I love your latest treasure finds! especially the cake stand! I've been searching highs and lows in my local charity shops, none have it, I put a watch list in ebay for it and the cheapest one ist £15 and it looks abit similar like yours! so of course i'm not going to buy it, still searching for a bargain price like you had, i love the planter, the retro glasses and frosted glasses are just adorable as well as the plate and that cute umbrella! love them all! x

  8. Oooohhhhh Wow what some super finds, love those 50's frosted glasses what a bargin and those glasses in the basket that was such a huge bargin to, i have one i picked up for £3.50 and they go for lots of money at the antique fairs so you did really well ;-)) I love the cakestand so very pretty. Have a lovely day, dee x

  9. Hello fellow thrifter!
    All of your purchases are keepers! I kept going oH! OH! OH! they keep getting better! Please post pictures of your finished cupcakes. i would love to see them. I have such a love for cupcakes. I had them at my wedding and everyone loved how fun they were to eat.

    Anyways! thanks for the post!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  10. Hi! :) So glad you linked up to my treasures and trinket party..you got some GREAT stuff!! I wish you weren't so far away, I'd have to go thrift shopping with ya, cause you do great!
    I'd have put off the baking shopping too. :)
    have a great day

  11. Hiya, don't worry am doing the same at your blog!
    We are obviously kindred spirits (although I am ambivalent on Cath K - only one in blogland though it would appear!). I do have a fondness for the 50s though. Love your cakestand, all the glasses (esp the bar ware - JEALOUS. Would love a vintage bar, wouldn't you?) and your cute umbrella.


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