Sunday, 23 January 2011

Finds

I popped into my local Hospice Shop and came away with some marvellous finds.

6 beautiful butter knifes(£1.50) and a cake knife (£1.45)...

all with the very important "Made in Sheffield" on the blades.

A pretty glass candlestick, (£1.00)


Some wool to make a scarf for the WI craft stall - 50p the lot(Its a much nicer colour than it looks here).

And more than enough books to keep me going until my next visit. They sell paperbacks for 60p and hardbacks are either 75p or £1.00!!!



The entire haul came to less than £10. I call that a bargain.

28 comments:

lazylol said...

The knives are beautiul, what a find!

two bones and a bagle said...

great finds nothing like Made in Sheffield cutlery - I got a fab map yesterday on cloth entitled '70miles about Sheffield' - not sure how old it is but it was from Pawson and Brailsford, 1 High Street, Sheffield I will have to do some research.

VintageVicki said...

Great bargains - love the knives :)

Must have been the day for bargains as I had a good spend too.

two bones and a bagle said...

So glad you like the book - did you find my Dad - it took me a long time before I could really look at the book - even the front inside page with my Grandma and Grandad on made me cry - now Dad is no longer here though I have found it a great comfort. Did you spot him? I will look forward to your post on it I might even reveal myself to you in my chubby baby form. Lol gonna keep you waiting. Just been on Sew and Sew and guess what your favourite beach is mine too. Is it the one with the nice cafe on it we always have a cup of tea and a kitkat. We no how to live it up!

Lisa said...

I don't blame you for buying those knives, they are fab. You have got one of G's all tim fave books there and I've got that CD one, I think she's written 3 all together.
What did you do at the opticians in the end?!
Lisa x

Kathy said...

Great bargains Diane ... the knives are lovely.
I've read all the Carol Drinkwater books ... comes from a long time longing to live in France!
xxx

Louise said...

Wow, you must be thrilled to have found those knifes. They remind me of times spent at the table with my grandparents. x

50 and still trying to be Frugal .... said...

I am so jealous if you being able to find beautiful things like that so cheaply.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love the charity shops. Last year I got a full set (6) of beautiful fish knives and forks which were the exact match of the ones that my Mum had all her life. There was only 5 forks and 4 knives left in her set so now I can sit 10 down at the table for a fish meal! Think the set of 6 cost me £1.50. As for books I always take a huge supply of paperbacks back to France with me as buying english books there is not so easy. As I read them I pass them on to friends who have gites and a B & B and they are building up quite a library. Diane

Rosie said...

Great finds, Diane especially the Sheffield made knives. Just seeing them brought back memories of tea time at my aunt's house - she would stand an uncut loaf on one end, cut the crust off the other then butter the bread first and cut off a perfect slice - I was always fascinated watching her pile up the buttered slices:)

Marie said...

Didn't you do well! That's a fantastic haul,those knives are beautiful, and I like the wool too x

Menopausal musing said...

Beautiful knives..... sigh........ I especially like the cake one, its a beauty! So jealous of the prices that you can get "stuff" at up north.

Jenny said...

Excellent shopping. Charity shop bargains make us so happy and it's sensible for them to sell things at a good price. If paperbacks are under £1 people buy lots, sometimes they are around £2.50 and stick on the shelves. You've obviously found a great shop, well done.

topchelseagirl said...

Those knives are beautiful!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Great buys - love the knives, esp in that condition. Well done!

cieldequimper said...

That's more than a bargain! The knives are fantastic and the wheat wool is such fun!

Word verification: uphil. :-)

love those cupcakes said...

Brilliant finds. The charity shops round here charge much more than that for books.

Jan said...

Just wanted to say how much I love your blog. It's a fantastic combination of humour, reflection and real life. As a new blogger, you are the first site in my blog list. I hope that you enjoy the Adriana Trigiani novel. I am a huge fan of her Big Stone Gap series.

Simone said...

You certainly did get some bargains! I was looking for the Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater in the library on Friday but they didn't have it! Our charity shops around here are full of tat and never have anything worth buying. I will have to move up to where you are!!!x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous bargains. The knives are gorgeous.

Jo said...

You got lots of bargains. I love to see what people pick up at charity shops, there never seems to be much worth buying when I go in.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh my! I must come shopping with you... As a dedicated collector I would love the flatware and that crystal piece...

Thanks for visiting my blog, my dear..

Bises,
Genie

Rowan said...

I've really got to start looking in charity shops, people seem to find such great things in them. Your knives are beautiful and a real bargain.

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

you've got some beautiful bargains there.

enjoy xxx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

So impressed with your bargains, Diane - particularly the lovely knives, the engraving's so pretty. x

Carol said...

I'd call the a bargain too! Love the knives.
Carol xx

Lyn said...

Excellent!what a good days shopping!
love
Lyn
xxx

summerfete said...

Hi Diane

Yep those knives look really good quality, god I'm desperate to go charity shopping.
But me and nick both still horribly rough :(

Not read any of those books, I am reading a book about a real life story of a family moving to Cornwall..we can but dream!!

xx