Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Harry Potter Haul!


During my trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which you can read about here,  I was faced with several Harry Potter themed shops in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Now there was no chance I wasn't going to be leaving America without anything in my suitcase!

The shops themselves were just how I'd imagined them in the books, everything from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes to Honeydukes were spot on. I can't imagine how odd it must feel for J.K Rowling to walk around the places that had inhabited only her brain, only for them to be there in real life, interactive form. It really was awe inspiring and you couldn't help but feel like a Witch or Wizard shopping for their school bits. 

Now seven or so years ago, I would have headed straight for Madam Malkin's for my robes (Gryffindor, naturally) and Olivander's for my wand but I didn't feel I could quite get away with that at twenty two, although I definitely slipped into a robe once...or twice! 

So instead, I hunted out the items that I knew would look good in my home, pieces that would get people talking and picking them up to look at. I already knew I'd wanted the cauldron mug so this was one of the first things that I sought out. It has two handles to hold and is made of really sturdy stuff. You can fill it with whatever beverage you want, hot or cold or even none at all if you just want it for show. I know however that I will definitely be filling mine with tea! 



Something I hadn't expected to pick up was this gorgeous feathered quill and ink pot. When I was little I dreamed of writing with a quill and I remember even taping a feather to a pen in an effort to be just like Harry. Matt heavily encouraged me with the quill, pointing out how nice it would look. And I couldn't agree more, it really is beautifully made. It also comes with black ink so if I fancy giving writing a go, the option is there! 



I adore this embossed, leather-look book. You had the option of choosing a specific house crest but I wanted all four instead. I don't think I plan on actually writing in this book as I feel like I'd be ruining it! But it's definitely a lovely memento to keep and will look great in a cabinet somewhere next to the quill and ink. 

Having been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, I knew I wouldn't be picking up a chocolate frog as I already had one. However at that time they had run out of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans so it was when in Florida (where there was hundreds!) that I finally managed to pick up a box. I adore the packaging of this product and the colours are really vibrant and will stand out so well. The flavours include the likes of vomit, dust, black pepper, soap, earwax... Not a single of those sound too appetising to me at all so I think this is one I will firmly be leaving alone!

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There was so much more I could have brought from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter but sometimes you just have to reign it in! Have you brought any memborilia before? What is it you would be after? And finally, I'd love to know what Hogwarts house you'd like to be sorted into!

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Emily x

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  1. Oh my gosh I'm in love with everything, I need it all!!!! Go Potterheads!! ;) x
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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  2. When I went, I got Hermione's wand as I thought it would bring me luck in school b/c she's so brilliant. I absolutely love the quill and ink. It's gorgeous.

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  3. Love all the things you picked up! I was just there this past June, my boyfriend got one of the wands!

    xx Chelsea
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  4. what a lovely haul! I'm super intrigued by the beans - i wonder what flavours they are haha!

    Hannah x hannatalks

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    1. Snot, vomit, dust...just to name a few :P

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  5. I love the stuff you chose! I want to visit this place - it sounds amazing! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  6. Great loot from the park. Like I mentioned on your other post, the parks look so enchanting that even though I'm not a real Harry Potter fan I'd love to go and experience it all.

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  7. Aww, I'd love all of these!! I was at the Wizarding World in London last year, and I want to go back soo bad! It's absolutely amazing, everything is so detailed!! I feel like I could walk around for days and still discover new things, every book spine painted by hand, it's amazing, I'm still not over it, haha! One thing I regret though, is that I didn't buy something more from there, I only bought the beans (which I have eaten multiple of and I can tell you that, even though their not particularly taste, there was only one that I immediately had to spit out, quite sure this was suppose to be "puke") Another thing that's I love so much about these museums is that I don't think you really have to be a Harry Potter fan to appreciate it, it's just an amazing way to see how they created these movies and this world, that have turned into something so extraordinary!

    Sorry about the long comment, I just got really excited, haha! :D

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  8. This is such a fun haul! I love Harry Potter & currently have a little Lego Hagrid attached to me keys :)

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  9. A cauldron mug! Amazing! I remember years ago you could buy Harry Potter sweets in the UK and they had a beeswax flavoured jelly bean. If I remember correctly, it didn't taste very nice! xx
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  10. Ugh! I am so envious of you, that feather and ink pot is such a great buy and dang, I wish I have it for myself. And the mug, a freaking cauldron mug, just how bloody awesome is that? xx

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  11. Love Harry Potter and I am hoping to look into visiting the park here in London soon. You picked you some great bits, the feather & ink set is lovely x

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  12. These are great picks, I am so jealous! Especially feathered quill and ink pot, I am sure it will look great on your table and you should definitely practice fancy hand writing :) Also that mug looks like a potion pot haha :) x

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  13. I'm not really a Harry Potter fan, but these look nice. - Especially the mug!!
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  14. That quill is so cool and so is the journal! Eat any jelly bean flavors you didn't enjoy? :)

    xx Yasmin
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  15. These are adorable! I just had a HP marathon with my little sister last weekend!! So jealous of your haul!



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  16. I love what you said about how weird it must be for J.K. Rowling to walk around and see things she had only imaged - now to be in real-life form! Insane!!! That leather bound book looks so, so good!!!

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  17. Nice post!! Love this haul!!
    Xoxo,
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  18. I have a few bits and bobs I picked up from our travels, but I don't tend to keep that stuff for long. And if I were to go to Hogwarts, I think I´d be chosen a Ravenclaw.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  19. I love the cauldron mug! I'm such a Harry Potter fan - I love everything about the books!

    Rachel - Cake Doesn't Count X

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  20. What a fab haul! Love that you went for practical things that would look good in your home! The robes would be a cool thing to have but so expensive for something that you can't really make use of a lot.
    The quill and ink well are stunning!

    Danielle xo
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  21. Lucky you!! This haul is amazing!! I love the quill :)

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  22. Can I just point out how exited the title of this post has made me feel? omg, I want it all!
    As a HP fan (Potterhead forever), this is giving me life hahaha. I think that it's impossible getting any of these things in Spain in an actual shop, but it would be amazing if that ever happened. Everything looks amazing.
    Amazing post. Have a nice weekend, lovely xx

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  23. I'm so jealous, it's my dream to visit there! That quill looks so beautiful! My friend visited recently and bought me back a packet of Bertie Bott's. I have to admit, soap flavour isn't too bad.. haha! Thanks so much for sharing! Potterhead's forever! X

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  24. These are so cute ♥♥

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  25. I'm obsessed, such lovely picks!
    I came home with some Every Flavour Beans too, but wasn't brave enough to try them

    Drinking out of that Couldron Mug will be so much fun!

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  26. Love seeing your HP goodies, when I went a few years ago I went crazy and really had to stop myself from buying everything in sight. Proud to say I tried all of the flavours of the beans...let's just say there was a bin right near me so I could instantly spit some of them out.

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  27. I need that cauldron mug, so jealous!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x
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  28. im so jelous that you went there, ive always wanted to go there i love harry potter! (still devastated its now ended) :( aha ;) x x

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  29. You picked up such great bits! I do like the look of the ink quill and pot - very cool! :) xx

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  30. I didn't know you could get a robe that's so cool!

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  31. This is so, so cool. I don't necessarily like HP but I'd love this from any other series I'm in love with!

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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  32. Look at all this amazing Harry Potter loot! It's been quite a while since I've had the every flavor beans; I wish I could get my hands on some right about now. They're so wacky. :]

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  33. i really enjoyed by trip to the warner bros studios, and i, too, picked up the lived-up bertie botss- cant assure you that i liked them all though haha!xx

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  34. haha yes the every flavour beans do actually have those gross flavours in them! My sister brought them back from her trip to the US and it was fun to watch someone else get a bad flavour!

    You bought some lovely souvenirs :)


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  35. Wow, these things are so cute especially that quill. Loved your haul and it certainly tells how much you are taken with the concept of Hogwarts like me :)

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  36. Wow! This is pretty amazing
    I love this
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  37. After reading about your trip to harry potter world in Orlando, I was left with the burning desire to go! If only America wasn't so far away. Now after reading this one, I've been filled with nostalgia. I remember being so obsessed with Harry Potter as a kid, I would have loved to have owned these things! Though, I do remember being able to buy Bertie Bott's Beans from the shop and that's something I definitely wouldn't try again haha!

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  38. Wow, I love this! I had no idea there was a H.P world in Orlando. I love the movies too. That quill and ink is my fav. Thanks for sharing X

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  39. this is very cool, I want everything too,
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  40. The feathered quill and ink pot make such a stylish duo - the perfect 'adult' take on bringing your love of Harry Potter into the home! That's definitely something I'd pick up if I were to visit there as well :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  41. Ah great picks! I love when people include things from movies in their home decoration. It really makes the place interesting!

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  42. What a fab little haul! I love that little notebook xx

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  43. Love the stuff you got and I'm very jealous you went to the theme park! I went to the Studio Tour but didn't buy much as it was quite pricey, luckily my boyfriend lives near Watford so I can pop back when I'm feeling a bit more spend as you can get some seriously cool souvenirs! xx

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  44. Harry Potter is my absolute favorite! So jealous of all of this, especially the little cauldron

    Laura

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  45. I am a bit HP fan so I can only love this post :)

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  46. Awww this is so amazing, such great keepsakes from the trip, hon!!! Love these esp the cauldron mug :) The book is so cute as well. I wish we went to the Wizarding World of HP but we did Universal Studios. Next time ;)
    xox Nadia
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  47. These are beautiful! I'm glad you got the ink quill, it looks so fancy <3

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