Monday, 4 February 2013

The Cost of Living: Charity Shop Treasures

Now the move in date is quickly approaching me and my man sauntered around various shops at the weekend for practical items, err how hard is it to find super king size bed linen? answer = very!  My favourite destinations are always the charity shops and second hand haunts. The most expensive of the items pictured are the gorgeous cigarette cards from eBay at £7.45 that I have had for a few weeks.






The delightful flower lamp, I spied at a second hand shop in my soon to be new home town of Edgeley, it was priced up as £7 and I nearly peed with excitement when I saw what a bargain it was, then I got to the till and the owner knocked it down to £5 without me even haggling - something I am incapable of doing. The toile de jouey curtains were another bargain from another second hand shop at £4,even if I don't use them as curtains I can turn them into a dress.




I also found this pretty gold frame which is a lot larger than it looks for £2 and the crystal chandelier for £3.99. The charity shop gods were shining on me this weekend I tell ya. 



 Right now I should be packing but I am going to pin curl my hair, eat cake and watch Flame & Citron.

24 comments:

  1. Gawd, I can't haggle either!
    So you bought a house!!! I'm so thrilled for you! You can probably furnish half of it already!
    I just looked up Edgely, writer and film director Sidney Gilliat was born there, apparently.
    Mega excitement! Buying a house changed my life, and I became the sort of person who buys home decorating magazines and such like!
    Can't wait for pix!
    Congratulations, and that flower lamp is a wonderful fanciful/practical purchase, bugger the truly practical things!
    XXX

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    1. Aha glad I am not the only one! Yes so crazy, so very grown up of us. Yes we probably could. Just need wardrobes and bookcases and other bits really.
      Ooh I did not know that. Aha yes my eBay watch list has changed from all clothes to all house bits!
      Hehe thank you xxxxx

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  2. Ooh the charity gods were shining down on you weren't they? Gorgeous goodies and at a knock-down price? Yess!

    Good luck with the house move, and please give us a peek of it in all it's moved-in glory!

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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    1. I know so lucky! Oh I will definitely x

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  3. I am so glad for you and your new house.
    Loving all your finds, dear Hannah
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you so much my lovely lady xxxxx

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  4. Wow, that flower lamp is so pretty!!! Score!

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  5. Like Helga, I had to look up Edgeley and found out about it being the birthplace of Sidney Gilliat. You can tell what we think is important! Shopping for home stuff is the best. I still buy things to go on my walls and on shelves pretty regularly and I frequently have a hard time resisting furniture. Don't start out with too much stuff because you'll always find more things!

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    1. Oh I did not know that! Aha. I am only going for items that I adore, don't want to fill it with rubbish! x

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  6. Congratulations darling! I'm so happy for you! Craig and I moved so that we could save to buy somewhere one day but I fear it is a long way off. I'm so excited for you, you are going to have a complete blank canvas. Your finds are so lovely, especially those cigarette cards. xx

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    1. Oh thank you petal. Believe me you will get saving quick enough, we have gone for a 5% deposit mortgage so it's not completely inaccessible to aim for! Thank you I knew you would like em xxx

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  7. That lamp is magnificent! I've never seen one quite like it before. What a fantastic, beautiful find.

    Wishing you all the best with you move (from someone who has moved nearly more times than she can recall),
    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Absolutely in love with that tulip lamp! Such meat finds for your new abode! Congrats!

    Jordan
    http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, so lucky to find it!

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  9. Great finds, the lamp is beautiful and only a fiver! x

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    1. I know I was so flabergasted with the price x

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  10. wonderful finds! love that lamp!!!!!! :)

    love, polly :)
    the littlest polly
    Paulie Antiques

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    1. Thank you, and thanks so much for following ;) x

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  11. The thrift gods were definately on your side! I am in love with that lamp and very jealous of that dainty toile fabric...so soft in colour and print. Happy moving, xx Shauna

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