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Happy February to you all, I hope it brings you good things. We decided to have a weekend of doing so on Saturday we went into our local area of Hammersmith and bought some essentials but whilst down the high street I popped into a few charity shops on a whim. I only needed one: British Heart Foundation, they always seem to have good things in whichever city you're in. I also like the one on Sale, Manchester near my work. I got a few bargains from there at Christmas. I had recently bought some quite expensive eastern goblets in blue glass from John Lewis, I am currently colour changing our living area into blues and whites to emulate a Greek town for spring sunshine; so was thrilled when I saw these tumblers? Votives? who knows, but I have chosen to go down the pretty candle light route (£2.25 for both). I also found a glass candle stick which i have been on the look out for a while, I got two at Christmas but they were quite short and not exactly what I was looking for. I could of course just gone into a department store and bought one, but at £16 + a pop I wasn't so much into that idea. But some lovely Londoner got rid of theirs and left it for me in BHF for £1.99 - cannot say fairer than that. 

Pot of tea and cinnamon buns before heading out
Candle Holders
On Sunday we went to Greenwich to the market and to have some lunch near the Cutty Sark, we had a look around the market and I bought a few presents and then a little present for myself, a bag of buttons. They were £8 but they are SO pretty!!! I think I have a mild case of the collectors addiction when it comes to buttons as I seem to buy but not use! 

Also my book arrived that I had ordered last week and I started to thumb through it, I love it and am drooling over all the pictures so far, I am trying to savour it though so haven't rushed through it. Am now back in Manchester too so it will have to wait until I arrived back in London once again. I cannot wait, especially as I have got the lurgy again *sniff* 

Homespun Style by Selina Lake
What bargains have you picked up this weekend? 
CB x

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