Friday, 10 November 2017

Charity shopping - the one with the Weasley blanket.

It's never too early to buy Christmas decorations, right?

Charity shopping - the one with the Weasley blanket, retro Christmas decorations, animal brooches and salad spinner! From UK charity shop blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #charityshopping #charityshopblogger #secondhandstyle #thriftshopping #opshopping

Charity shopping - the one with the Weasley blanket, retro Christmas decorations, animal brooches and salad spinner! From UK charity shop blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #charityshopping #charityshopblogger #secondhandstyle #thriftshopping #opshopping

I had to buy a huge bag of ugly modern baubles to get these retro Christmas decorations.  I couldn't resist though, the whole bag cost a pound and I'll donate the rest of the baubles back to the charity shop!
Retro Santa and snowman Christmas decorations, £1, local Salvation Army charity shop.

Charity shopping - the one with the Weasley blanket, retro Christmas decorations, animal brooches and salad spinner! From UK charity shop blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #charityshopping #charityshopblogger #secondhandstyle #thriftshopping #opshopping

Both of these brooches are from Ebay.  The owl is sterling silver and turquoise, and the hedgehog is just shiny and cute! 
Brooches, £1 each, Ebay.

Charity shopping - the one with the Weasley blanket, retro Christmas decorations, animal brooches and salad spinner! From UK charity shop blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #charityshopping #charityshopblogger #secondhandstyle #thriftshopping #opshopping

I spent so long looking for a second hand salad spinner (to help slosh the slugs off my home grown lettuce) and couldn't find one anywhere.  The day after I asked my mum to keep an eye out for one in the charity shop where she volunteers, she appeared with this fab yellow one.  Thank you mother!
Yellow salad spinner, a lovely second hand gift. 

Charity shopping - the one with the Weasley blanket, retro Christmas decorations, animal brooches and salad spinner! From UK charity shop blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #charityshopping #charityshopblogger #secondhandstyle #thriftshopping #opshopping

I couldn't resist this knitted blanket, it's huge,a bit knobbly bobbly and all of the colours!  It's massive too, I don't have anywhere big enough to take a photo if it in it's entirety. 
Huge Weasley blanket, £6, local Salvation Army charity shop. 


Have you had any luck in the charity shops lately?
 
P.S. Check out my other charity shop posts for more!  





14 comments:

  1. A lot of work has gone into tht blanket - I like things a bit uneven and 'wobbly', they have the true handmade look, I hate handmade things that are just too perfect - you may as well just go and buy a mass-produced one !

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    1. I agree! I always feel sad when I spot handmade blankets in the charity shop for really cheap prices - the wool cost more than £6 not to mention the time and love in it!

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  2. I love that blanket, what a find! I agree with the comment that it's nicer for handmade things to look handmade too.

    I've had a few good things from the charity shop recently, nothing exciting, but very useful.

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    1. I agree too, nearly everything I've ever made has at least one 'deliberate' mistake in it!

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  3. Fab finds! Like the blanket! I think the owl brooch is South American. The hedgehog is late 70s from Avon - I had one! xxx

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    1. Thanks :) I agree, I think the owl looks very South American, didn't know the hedgehog was an Avon one though!

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  4. Ooh that blanket is lovely! Kinda want to create one for myself now...

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  5. I also agree with the 'handmade looking handmade' comment! You did well, esp the Salad spinner since you wanted one. I want to find a nice pyrex dish for microwaving things at home and school rather than plastic so I want to keep an eye out for that too.
    I bought a few things from the charity shops on Saturday- a pack of 6 cotton hankies for 99p (I use cotton hankies), a Cath Kidston gadget case for a present, 2 Sherlock DVDs and a Agatha Christie plus a black cardie (I always need them) and some brand new navy blue t-shirts I want to experiment on and upcycle with a collar for a Clara project!!

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    1. That sounds like a brilliant charity shop haul!

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  6. Hello! First time commenter on your lovely blog here! I love the Christmas decorations, they remind me of the ones we had when I was little, before the minimal, Scandi aesthetic arrived. On my recent charity shop trips,I have found some plant pots, a (sort-of) Christmassy plate, a pot with lid for the bathroom, and a candle dish. Very pleased with them all...!

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    1. Hi Elaine, thanks so much for visiting :)

      I'm not a fan of the Scandi-minimal-christmas aesthetic - give me glittery retro Christmas any time!

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  7. Some great finds.....especially that gorgeous and colourful blanket. My tree decorations are a real mish mash. I try to pick one up everytime I go away. Unpacking them at xmas is always very nostalgic, as I try and remember where I got them all from. And of course gift ones are fab too. :)

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    1. We're the same with our Christmas decorations, we buy one together every year, I think it's a lovely tradition :) x

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