I haven’t been charity shopping for absolutely ages. In recent years I’ve just found that there isn’t much vintage to be found and the prices have gone up a huge amount. However I really felt like pottering around and seeing what they had to offer this morning.
I went to two different towns which I know have loads of great charity shops Wimbledon and Worcester Park in Surrey. Considering that in total I visited 9 different charity shops I didn’t actually find that much, but I’ve put a little haul together anyway and it was definitely a very fun way to spend a morning.
I got these vintage patterns from the 70s, I really like the trousers and for 50p a pattern I couldn’t leave these behind. I got them in the Geranium Shop in Worcester Park.
I also got these sixties patterns in the St Raphael’s Hospice Shop in Worcester Park. These were also only 50p a pattern.
Lot’s to make for both me and the girls, I absolutely love the little capes.
I got lot’s of vintage haberdashery bits in the Trinity Hospice shop in Wimbledon. These were all 50p each. When I make dresses from vintage patterns I always try and use as many real vintage bits as possible, so it’s always great when I find bits like these.
I found this gorgeous Monsoon cardigan for Lila in the oxfam shop in Wimbledon for only £2.99. I love Monsoon children’s clothes but they are really expensive so I always pick them up when I see them second hand.
Lastly I got myself this brand new skirt for £4.99 from the Scope shop in Wimbledon. It’s not a good picture but it’s a really lovely full skirt which I plan to wear with tights and my brown boots.
It was great having a good look around especially as Fay (Blog a Book Etc) came and joined me in Worcester Park for a coffee and she got a few things from the charity shops too. I think she’ll be doing a post later in the week so be sure to check out her blog.
It’s always nice having a chat with the people who work in charity shops, they’re always so friendly and helpful. I’ll definitely be doing it a bit more often.
Has anyone else found anything nice in charity shops recently?