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BEST CHARITY SHOP FINDS

BEST CHARITY SHOP FINDS

Today I had to go to the post office for work, and right next door is a little charity shop. Of course I couldn't resist popping in... boy I'm glad I did! This is like, THE BEST charity shop finds I've ever had! It's like the universe had aligned a lovely little collection of all of the types of things I love (i.e, gold things).

So the fashion bloggers do 'fashion haul', the beauty bloggers do 'beauty hauls'... well I my friends, am starting the trend of the 'charity shop haul'!

The first thing I spotted was this wicked little bowl, that's got a cool little wobbly pattern on the outside. A little Keith Haring almost? It's strangely got some hand painted little flowers inside. They kind of don't match but I LOVE that. It's got a bit worn around the rim so I might see if I can touch it up with some gold paint. I think I'm going to use it as a fruit bowl. It was £4. 

Next, I came across with really cool vintage brass looking apple shaped ice bucket. It's actually plastic but looks pretty decent. The top leaf is metal. Inside it's labeled 'freddotherm' which after a bit of net searching, I found out is an old vintage make. They did lots of funky ice buckets back in the day. It's a cool and different take on the brass pineapple which is really on trend at the moment. I have no idea what I'll use it for yet. Not ice, I mean, I have ice in a drink probably about 4 times a year. So maybe a business card holder?! It was £3. 

As I was walking around the little shop, I found these brass pineapple...coasters? Pot stands? God knows, But they look cool and I wanted them. They were £2 each. I'll probably use them to stand the teapot on when we have people round. 

Lastly, to top it all off, I found a vintage St Michael tweed-y ish pencil skirt and two fine knit jumpers, perfect for the transition into Spring. One was a cashmere knit from Uniqlo and the other from Reiss. Boom! I think these were £3.75 each. Bargain. 

Overall I'm pretty pleased with this little selection, all for just over £20, plus that money is going to a great cause. And I won £4 on a scratch card. And a lovely lady sent me an interiors book. In the words of Ice Cube, 'today was a good day'.

Actually I did spill a cup of tea onto that grey carpet you see above, so that bit was a bit crap.

S x

PS - all these photos were taken on the Lumia 1020. It's awesome! 

MY BEST BITS FROM THE ASDA GEORGE HOME COLLECTION

MY BEST BITS FROM THE ASDA GEORGE HOME COLLECTION

ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS: DO WE SAY YAY, OR NO TO FAUX?

ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS: DO WE SAY YAY, OR NO TO FAUX?