I don't know, whether like me, you like a good root through pretties in Charidee shops, I love, love, love, love, love them. I may be wrong but I reckon many of my friends have never even stepped foot in one, though I am NEVER ashamed and am ALWAYS proud to say to my friends I love them. Plus the money saved by shopping in SOME of them brings a lovely SMILE to Mr. Poppins' face.
Maybe many of you saw the recent Mary Portas television series, I am all for bringing more money in for the charities but I didn't really like the new re-fit, you know me, I like pretty, light, candy coloured, airy spaces :) However was an enjoyable watch and I always got excited seeing what people were donating.
I do get much more excited about the bric-a-brac than the clothes, though have found some lovely items of clothing, Ralph Lauren, Monsoon, Burberry, Gap and the like.
I mean 10p each for these two sweet UJ flags, I had been on the hunt for these for a while, we had a street fayre and they were selling similar for £1.50, no, I knew one day I would find some far cheaper.
I adore them.
And you would be hard pushed to find such a wonderful array of glassware, all for a fiver I hasten to add, from a new shop now would you.
Dainty 50p teacups, I love the idea, and something which I think many of you do, of making my very own tea cup candles. Probably need to check up on the health and safety methinks, I have heard there could be cracking issues from the heat of the candle. Now I wouldn't want that, my little teacups are too pretty to have cracking issues ;) I do however have little tea lights in some of mine and that looks quite pretty too.
Would you find delightful beads like these vintage ones in the new shops, I fell in love with the fabric covered ones as soon as I laid my eyes upon them. And all for probably the price of one new pair of plastic beads.
I haven't seen any plates like these in good olde Ikea.
Contrary to popular belief, I think you find the best buttons from the CSs, and after a quiet spell, I now seem to have jars of them, and all for a couple of pounds maybe, and oh so vintagy.
I can never find as wonderful and inspiring reading material for my children AND ME as these CS bought little beauties.
Spode for 50p anyone.
I wouldn't find a sweet little sign like this vintage one in the modern shops.
So, what do you think, have I persuaded you to have a little looky in one, when you next walk past. Could that ever so wanted treasure be lying in wait for you to come on in and buy it. I do love the new shops a little too, I think you all know by now I am an utter shopaholic, but for thrill seeking, adventures, good old fashioned chit chat, and for me wonderful service, and bargains galore the CSs win, win, win ,win. win :)
Right should be at my sewing machine, more bunting lol
I am so enjoying making for the the younger market. I made this sweet little personalised lavender heart for a baby. I always ask Mummy's if there are any allergies and the like with my scented gifts. Her Mummy loves it, and is so nice to think it is now hanging in her little girl's nursery looking pretty :)
Happy Shopping and Making :)