Sunday, 20 February 2011

Charity Shop Purchases

I have mentioned a few times now that there are no reasonably priced charity shops round where I live.  They seem to charge an absolute fortune,  I know it is for charity but there is a limit.  I popped into the RSPCA charity shop the other day and was surprised at how cheap (in comparison to Cancer Research and the local hospice shops) everything was priced at.  I walked away with some real good bargains, well I think so anyway.   

I picked this up for 50p, the spoon is missing but I will replace that. 

This was my favourite purchase £1.99, but I absolutely love it : )

The pattern / picture on this really caught my eye, I'm not sure what it is, it is too small to be an egg cup.  I'm sure I will find a use for it though and it was only 40p.  Any ideas what it is?

This reminded me of being a child, I used to have loads of these little things hanging on the door handles of my wardrobes, filled with lovely smelling fragrances.  Quite a bargain at only 40p.

I will definitely be dropping in there again soon, I was really pleased with what I bought.

It has been a quiet weekend for me.  What have you all been up to?  I'd love to hear from you.

Love Gem xxx


  1. Lovely buys. Our shops are all quite pricy! But we do have a couple that still have well priced things in. I bought a 'Bounce Bounce Tiger' for £2 in the Each shop and tumbling acorns and two wooden puzzles for £4.00 in the Sue Ryder shop.
    It's been so dreary we've not been out for a few days but will make the effort to get out and about this week.

  2. Nice one Gem! I have to agree, the charity shops in Chelmo are rubbish. Norwich is bloody brilliant though, and Colchester if you ever get a chance to go chazzing there. RSPCA is probably the best, you can find such random great stuff in there. Did you pop into Truly, Madly Vintage home yet?

  3. Nice jam pot! They are all the rage at the mo you know! Shame yours is missing the spoon, same as mine, but it'll be fun to hunt one out! xx

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies.

    I haven't been in to either of the Truly Madly Vintage Shops yet but will most definitely be paying them both a visit, hopefully very soon, I have heard so many great things about them so far.

    I am thinking about just using a normal teaspoon for the preserves jar, however if I find any meant for the jars then I will buy them.