But I did manage a quick Charity shop stop on the way to pick up Birthday supplies. Not half bad either. I came home with a small stool, a cake stand and a 70's spice rack - all for under a tenner.
Stuff I never knew I needed. The joy of Charity shops!
But there is method in my randomness - certainly a lot more than there used to be… The stool will be covered and sold (more later); I've always fancied putting cake on a pedestal, and the 70's spice rack…well, I'm a bit bonkers about vintage kitchenalia… possibly you've noticed?
And must be in deep now, because I seem to be moving from orange to 70's mustards and browns. Never thought I'd go over to the dark side. But I'm smitten with my Hornsea set, and sure anyway I needed a spice rack.
The spice labels on the little ceramic pots are a sign of the times - Cloves, Nutmeg, Cinnamon - nothing that hot. So a few of them are now home to various degrees of chilli; just have to make sure I don't muddle them up… While I'm on about chilli, the other day I heard someone on telly saying it was good for getting rid of cellulite. Brilliant! I thought…before the happy moment faded. If it's true, by rights I should have peachy smooth thighs. And guess what?
Back to my spice jars, and the wooden rack bit is rather lovely too. It had quite a few old paint splatters, but they came off easily - now up on the wall by the cooker, getting used most days.
My favourite secondhand buy in a while I think.
Chilli chocolate brownie cake anyone?