Saturday, 7 February 2009

Today I went shopping ...

I had a few bits and pieces to get this weekend ... which meant a trip into London!  

First thing on the list was a wedding present for a dear friend of mine ... so we headed to Marylebone High Street and picked up a little something from .....
Here it is - no peeking till the special day! 

Of course, popped into CK and the other lovely shops down the road ... including the Oxfam Book Shop where I picked up a couple of classics for the bargain price of £4.50 and a kitchen shop called Divertimento, where I picked up some heart shaped muffin tins to make Mr Plum some heart shaped cupcakes for Valentines Day!  

Next on the shopping list was new shoes for Mr Plum, so we headed towards (the hell that is) Oxford Street, passing by this lovely shop: It would have been rude not to pop in and have a look! I picked up some red and white gingham ribbon to finish off the bunting for my kitchen!

With all this shopping in the cold, we fancied going somewhere warm for a bite to eat ... one of our favourite pubs was nearby: 
Mmmmm ... I wonder how many WW points are in Veggie Sausage and Mash and a pint of lovely Weissbier? Ha Ha!! 

Onwards towards Oxford Street ... no luck on the shoe front for Mr Plum.  We had a quick look in the John Lewis haberdashery department ... I picked up a little baby knitting kit ... my brother's friend is expecting a baby, so thought that would be a perfect excuse to have a go at knitting some baby stuff! 

Oxford Street was too busy to hang around there for long, so we headed up to Carnaby Street and Kingly Court.  I had a look in "All the Fun of the Fair".  What a lovely shop! Picked up a few pretties for my swap and a crochet needle! 
Phew! With all this shopping, I'm feeling a bit parched! Cup of tea, Mr Plum? We thought we would take advantage of being in town and thought we would head to Fortnum & Masons for a cup of tea and a piece of cake ... the window displays are always so amazing ... 

And then we were on our way home!  Here are all my bits and pieces!  Oh yes, I forgot to mention the two pashminas I bought from one of those stalls on Oxford Street - perfect for a Cath Kidston "Make" project!  What a lovely day ... but looking forward to a day at home tomorrow! 

Did you spot the blue and white polka dot wrapping paper?  I got that for 94p in Tesco! What a bargain! I am planning to use it to cover an old shoe box .... 

I hope that you have all had lovely weekends, too! x



7 comments:

madeleinemiranda said...

...Shopping in London! Fantastic! Perfect week-end :)

xxx

Vintage Tea said...

What a lovely shopping trip in London you had.

Isn't tea and cake in F&M just wonderful.

Victoria xx

Helen said...

What a lovely day!!Much better than mine I had a bonfire in the garden!! Love Helen

Greedy Nan said...

If I need shopping in future, I may leave it to you as you seem to have the knack!
Thanks for the comment on my blog. I used to live not far from Lisa Stickley's - but Landor Road was the posh part!
Have you read Angel by Elizabeth Taylor [not the one who used to be married to Richard Burton]. I've read lots of her and love them all - hope you don't mind me recommending it.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh you lucky lady getting to go in those shops - i would love to visit an EB shop but we are a bit out in the sticks so farm shops are our local option :-S
must get to tesco for the wrapping paper though! thank you for your comment - i am currently loving crochet still its not wore off yet ! the flower tutorial is so easy to follow you must try it !
Lesley x

Shabby Chick said...

Hiya thanks so much for visiting my blog... I am just getting green with envy at the shops you've visited lately!!! We don't get that kind of thing here (God bless the internet, lol)

Mel xxx

Vintage Tea said...

I'm so glad you got to see Sound of Music and enjoyed it! Fantastic show isn't it.

I'm off to see Grease on Friday. I've seen it on more than one occasion but a friend hasn't and asked me to accompany her and how could I refuse a bit of Greased Lightening!!!

Victoria x