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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Humble Jumble!

We've decided at Halfpenny Home that it's high time the humble jumble sale was revived! Who doesn't love a good old rummage in the hope of spotting a real bargain? Inspired by a piece we heard on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, we've come up with the Halfpenny Home version with tea and cake (of course). The events are going to be held monthly at the Ark, Needham Market and the first one is on Saturday 18th September between 11am and 4pm. There'll be an afternoon craft session - come along and learn how to crochet granny squares this month. There'll also be a good mix of handmade crafts and good quality jumble for sale! So, if you're fed up with ebay, and want an alternative and fun way to clear your clutter, why not book a stall! Get in touch if you'd like to book a stall, or if you'd like more information.

To get you in the mood, I thought I'd show you a few of my own recent bargain finds. This lovely cream Spode 'Chelsea Wicker' cream jug and sugar bowl was just £2.50.
This pretty cup, saucer and tea plate trio in very fine bone china is so pretty. Even the strawberries were a bargain, and are destined for a pavlova. Hubby makes a mean meringue which will be filled with the strawberries, some fresh mint from the garden and Rachel's Greek style coconut yoghurt -a great alternative to cream.

I've also today been lucky enough to find a beautiful Pringle wool picnic blanket for just £1 as well as a couple of hand made crochet blankets - perfect for snuggling up in the cooler autumnal evenings.

This pretty little wooden peg rail too, was only £1. I already have somewhere in mind for this, once I've given it a couple of coats of paint.

There. That's my retail therapy exposed - and all for a tenner! And I can even justify it as recycling! I hope it inspires you too.
Jacqui x


  1. Hi Love your blog! I love the way everyone is suddenly seeing jumble as a cool way to repurpose all your stuff!jenny

  2. Oh I will tell my cousin who lives in needham market to go along for me.
    Maby I will have to plan a visit to mum and dads in felixstow for one of your jumble occasions.
    Hope it goes well.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  3. Thanks Jenny, great to have you as a Halfpenny Home follower! We hope we can elevate the jumble sale and make it a social and fun day out too! Shame you are not closer to Suffolk but maybe you can come and visit sometime?

    Hope that you can plan a visit to your parents Sophie, there's plenty going on in Needham on Humble Jumble days, there's a farmer's market, pottery and tea shop at Alder Carr Farm, and a car boot sale opposite Needham Lake (which is very pretty) and there's also the High Street itself with independent shops and an Antique Centre so plenty to keep you busy! Jacqui x