Cambridgeshire Charity Shop Buys.. β™₯

As I mentioned in my last post, there were lots of lovely second hand shops around Cambridgeshire, and the RSPCA charity shop stuck out for me especially, however it was closed, and my heart sank πŸ™ There were 3 teacups and saucers that I really loved and had my eye on, so I was so disappointed I couldn’t buy any. However, my lovely Daddy drove the 50+ miles all the way back there on the Monday when the shop was open! 
But then, there was another problem, as the lovely things in the window were currently ‘display only’ as they had a town window dressing competition, and it was yet to be judged! But after he told them that he came all that way just for a teacup for me, they let him buy one! And he picked my favourite one, this lovely pastel pink rosebud teacup, with saucer and side plate. It was Β£8, and I love it! It is definately the prettiest one from my collection and was worth my Β£8. So thank you to the RSPCA shop ladies for not making him leave empty handed, and thanks to my Dad who went all that way for me! Isn’t it pretty?!
I also managed to find these too very pretty floral cake plates for 50p each in a another charity shop.

I also bought this set of 5 plates with 22ct gold for Β£1 from a different shop.

I picked up this New Look floral vest for Β£2.50 from a Charity shop. It’s in perfect condition, and has got cute little bows on the straps πŸ™‚

And I also bought this book for Β£2 (pricey for a charity shop book?!) because Cecelia Ahern is my favourite author, and I never ever read books, but I do love hers.

And then I bought this from a ‘normal’ shop, its a really tall jewellery hanger which is perfect for my bedroom! I always find it hard to find tall hangers that you can hang your necklaces on without them dropping onto the bottom. It was Β£2.99 from a little homeware shop in March.

Also, on the drive up to Cambridgeshire, we passed a massive Cath Kidston warehouse in St Neots. I then Googled it, and there is actually a factory outlet sthere too! Unfortunatley I didn’t get a chance to go in this time, but it’s not far from me so I hope to pop in another time soon πŸ™‚ Have any of you been to this store?
At the weekend I will be visiting Oxford city centre where I plan to raid some more charity shops and cute stores! And I hope to be able to nip into Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Centre on the way there, so I can check out the Cath Kidston outlet shop there for some discounted goodies! Also on Sunday it’s the Milton Keynes handmade and vintage fair, where I will no doubt spend more money and have lots of pretty things to show you!

6 Comments

  1. May 23, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    I have been told that in Oxford there are lots of junk shops and thrift shops so check them out! xxx

  2. May 23, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    I've not been charity shop shopping in a while, I must go this weekend, I picked up the same book as you a few weeks ago πŸ™‚ still need to read it like, that teacup is adorable πŸ™‚ x x

  3. May 24, 2012 / 10:54 am

    hiya victoria, you always buy great things in unbelievable prices, I wish one day we can go shopping together πŸ™‚ we have the same taste. I adored your teacup, your dad is very nice to bring that for you. Also I loved the jewellery hanger, I'm also not very happy with the ones that the necklaces drop on the bottom. I have Cecelia Ahern's book 'where rainbows end' I havent started reading it, I will read it soon πŸ™‚ If you know charity shops like these in London, can you pls make a post about them too, I live in Istanbul but every year I go to London for my holidays.have a nice day πŸ˜‰

  4. May 24, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    That's so sweet of your dad!
    Love the necklace hanger, although I've got a ribbon between the two brackets of one of my shelves which I hang mine from and it looks really pretty too πŸ™‚

    xo

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