I just had a lovely day out shopping in Cardiff and I was a sucker when I spotted the 40% off sale in House of Fraser, so after riding the escalator to the top floor, and almost licking every poster of the Stonking looking 50 layer cake on the way up I arrived on the Mother of all floors, The Home Floor (yes, I am sad !)
Linea, is my clothing brand of choice and I also love their Homewear, but they can jog on if they think I am going to pay those prices even with the 40% off, unfortunately, I am not a wag and the thought of paying £15 for a plate leaves me cold, so I thought that I would share my love of the Charity shop with you.
When I first moved back to the UK after several years in Turkey, I had some spare time on my hands, so I worked two days a week in a local charity store, and while I was there the shops profits soared, Because I was buying everything !
People would have massive clear outs and bring fantastic things in, and often a lot of the crockery was nicer than any modern-day designed items.
We would get Le Creuset items and various high-end pieces that would go for well under the recommended price, as people would not pay too much at a charity shop.
The four cups in the above photo cost £1 where as the top photo consisting of a funky serving plate, large soup dish with a lid, 4 ramekins and a ceramic roasting dish cost £14 at the local St Davids shop, which is cheaper than a one plate at House of Fraser!
This was a really well received photo from Emma’s Tropical sponge recipe and what makes the photo pretty grand, is the 20p side plate.
I always get comments about my array of serving dishes and I can guarantee that every photo that you see in my post’s has second-hand crockery in it, and You know what, even though my teenage daughter is going to scream at me “YOUR SO EMBARRASSING TELLING EVERYONE THAT !” , tough titty, I want to share with all of my followers that you can still be stylish and savvy !
So go on, get out there , support your local charity shop and build up a funky little collection in the meantime.
If you like the look of Emma’s Tropical Victoria Sponge, why not have a go at the recipe!