I’ve been on a bit of a thrifting go-slow this month and haven’t been to a charity shop or car boot sale for what feels like ages. So when my mum suggested a quick look round some local charity shops I jumped at the chance. We popped to Cheam Village in Surrey which has 4 really good charity shops and also has a really nice tea room, so it’s perfect for a quick shopping trip.
Here’s what I bought…
I got this pretty pleated skirt for £4. I know it’s a little bit of a granny skirt, but it really appealed to me and I have loads of ideas of how to style it. I can never resist a pleated skirt!
I also got this smart red skirt for £2.50, it’s unworn and still has it’s original tag. It’s from the 80s but I have a really pretty 1940s blouse which I plan to wear with it for a more vintage look. I’m also going to try to find a better belt to go with it as the matching one is a bit cheap looking.
I am really unsure about these sandals, but they are so similar to ones I’ve seen in vintage magazines and I think they’d look great with a pretty vintage summer dress. These were about £4.
I got this pretty hair clip, I have such thick hair that I find it really hard to find a clip that will keep it all up but this one is perfect. I also got this plastic bangle. It’s almost identical to a bakelite one I have and although this is a newer plastic they will look great in a stack together. These were both 50p
I got this king size vintage sheet for £3, and I plan to make a dress out of it.
I also got this shell print valance sheet for £1.90, which I’m going to use for my next sewing project – so watch this space!
After a hard mornings shopping, a cup of tea is always required so we popped in the tearoom for a late breakfast and pot of tea.
While I’m on the subject of charity shops, I just wanted to talk about a couple of things. I’ve found that in the last year or so, charity shops have really raised their prices. Some to a point where I feel that items have been priced way beyond what they are worth. I think this has a lot to do with second hand clothing being a lot more popular these days. But I feel a little like they are pricing themselves too high and putting off customers who still want a bargain.
I’m going to write a much more detailed post on this in the next couple of weeks but would love to hear your thoughts, so please let me know your opinions in the comments. xxx