The Joys Of Charity Shops

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I had a very weird day on Wednesday! It was my first morning all on my own in about 4 and a half years. My baby went to preschool.
I didn’t really know what to do with myself, I thought I’d just go home and catch up on 4 and a half years of housework but then I thought I have devoted all that time to my children taking them to toddler groups, sign and rhyme classes or whatever the latest craze is at that time. So I’m going to spend the morning doing something that I want to do and something that I just can’t do with two little ones in tow. Raid the charity shops!
I love charity shops. I get a real buzz when I walk into a shop, not knowing what treasures you will find inside. I then I get an even bigger buzz when you find a real bargain. I hardly ever buy new anymore, I just find new products boring in comparison, they have no history and no story.
Sometimes you don’t find anything in any of the shops and then you have days when every single shop you go into has something that you simply must have. This day was one of those days.
Here’s a few bits I found that I was really pleased with…

These two Moroccan lanterns were £3.99 for the pair!

 These two, his and hers, crochet blankets were just £2 each.
The kids love them and it’s really cute when they are all snuggled up on their chair together with their blankets.
So what about you are you a charity shopper or does the idea of buying second hand goods just not appeal to you?

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11 thoughts on “The Joys Of Charity Shops”

  1. I love, love, love charity shopping. It has become a bit of an obsession especially for fabric that I can then ‘create” with tents for the kids, fancy dress costumes and lots of projects for those rainy cold days. I am always amazed at the stuff that people no longer want. I have made loads of felt items from old jumpers too – addictive!!! Felt slippers, felt bags, felt fingerless gloves and I have a huge box of felt at the ready just in case! Long live charity shopping I say.

  2. Thank you so much for linking up, I love your blog.

    Glad you spent your first free day so productively!!! I hated the first day my little one went to nursery, it felt like I’d lost a limb. but boy, can’t you zip about SO much faster without them?!

    Love the crochet blankets, I’m just learning so I can really appreciate the work that must have gone into them. x

    1. No worries, it’s a great linky. Nice to hear you like my blog, yours is great. I want to start crochet, it’s just finding the time. I seem to have so many different things going on, I should just concentrate on one thing! x

  3. I’m a charity shop addict, I just love them – and also go to the dump rather more than is healthy to rummage through the area where they rescue things – most of my furniture has come from there!

    1. Yes I’ve just noticed that section at the dump, looks like they have all sorts of treasures in there. Never get a chance to look though as I always have little ones with me x

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