Saturday, 14 March 2015

A Weekend Table Top Sale

This weekend Little Bird and her friends decided that they wanted to hold a table top sale and sell off some of their unwanted items and a few things they had made themselves. 

Initial preparations began on Friday evening after school, with some cup cake baking, homemade popcorn and lemonade making, and sorting out a few things to take to the sale, mostly DVDs, outgrown games, books, Wii games, etc.

On Saturday morning the preparations resumed, more lemonade and popcorn making and a bit more baking.  I made a contribution and rustled up some lavender biscuits from a very simple recipe we first tried at a museum workshop when Little Bird was younger.  I forgot how simple they were to make.  Here's the recipe if anyone is interested.  You may have to go online to get the culinary lavender, but it's definitely worth it.

Lavender Biscuits

60g Butter
50g Sugar
Half an egg
75-100g Self raising flour
One and a half teaspoons of culinary lavender

Cream butter and sugar together.
Add egg and beat well.
Add lavender and mix in well.
Add sieved flour and mix to a dough.
Measure out onto a baking tray using a teaspoon of mix for each biscuit.

Cook in the oven at 170 degrees for 15/20 minutes.

Here's all the produce ready for the sale.

Lavender biscuits and cupcakes

Homemade Lemonade

Homemade popcorn in Salt and Sweet, bagged up ready to go.

As I had half an egg left over, I decided to cook us up another batch of the biscuits.  Here they are fresh from the oven.  (This batch look more like rock cakes, but I like the rustic look!)

I could get into this baking lark.

The sale is currently underway and peace has descended on the household again for a short while, so I thought I'd catch up on a bit of blogging.  I'm hoping she's going to declutter the house of a good few things for me.   Can't wait to see how she gets on.


  1. I hope Little Bird and her friends do well.

    God bless.

    1. I think it went okay. I'll say more in tomorrow's post.

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  2. How lucky to be able to have a table top sale, I could do with a local one, I have loads of craft things I could part with. No point suggesting a car boot sale, the local ones are not very good.

    1. They just went up to the high street and pitched up. I think people tend to be pretty supportive of kids doing this sort of thing in our area.

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