Waste can be a big environmental problem these days so it’s always nice to know you’re ‘rescuing’ an item from the landfill and reusing it instead. And charity shops also have the extra bonus because as well as getting yourself a good deal, you get a feel-good factor knowing that the money is going to a good cause. Although I’m not sure whether to feel good that the old lady in one of the shops said to her colleague ‘the little girl would like to pay now’ – referring to me, I’m 22!
As part of the MoneySupermarket ‘What’s in your Pocket’ blogger challenge, I was given £20 to go and make myself feel good, so I hit the thrift shops and bought some right beauties! Here’s what I picked up..
cute floral tea cup and saucer trio in pretty pastel shades was only
£2.50 for the set from a second hand market stall seller. It’s made in
England but isn’t worth a lot, but it sure is a pretty addition to my
collection. I have bought so many tea cups from charity shops over the last year I’m not sure what to do with them all! I don’t even drink tea! But they’re so pretty…
The purple little wooden drawer set might seem a bit hideous and ugly, but from the moment I saw it I had some upcycling plans for it! It was only £1 and I thought its perfect for nick nacks, and I thought with a lick of paint it would be perfect for my bedroom! I sanded it down, painted it white, and then bought some new knobs for it for £2 from eBay! Isn’t it pretty now? Sorry about the bad photo. DIY and upcycling is another thing that makes me feel good! It’s nice to be proud of something you made with your own creativity.
And finally, I also got this Calvin Klein skirt for only £5! It’s gorgeous, although it’s labelled as a size 12 I wonder if it’s a US 12 as it’s quite large! It’s got a leather waistband and the skirt fabric is thick and textured. It was in a recent collection but I can’t find out much about it except for it was still being sold in November, and I imagine it would have been quite pricey! This left me with a smile on my face for the rest of the day! Mum couldn’t believe my bargain!
Have you had any charity shop bargains lately?
Thanks to MoneySupermarket for inviting me for this challenge 🙂 Oh and one last thing.. here’s a rather appropriate video that’s currently all over the place – Macklemore – Thrift Shop!