charity shop finds | 4

charity shops

paddington bear pin

WELL, it’s been a while since i’ve done one of these eh? i do of course, and probably always will, regularly shop in and peruse charity shops, but for whatever reason haven’t done one of these posts for a while. so, hoping to bring them back again. i can’t promise any regularity, but will do a few throughout the year as well as posting bits on instagram.

so, without further ado, a few favourite things i’ve bought in the last year. definitely a few things i’ve forgotten, but i figured some ‘highlights’ are better than nothing.

have you had any particularly interesting charity shop finds? i’d love to know!

black italian leather handbag

technically i bought the typewriter online, but it was via a charity, so it counts. plus it’s so lovely to look at. if you’re interested, it’s a brother deluxe 220.

as if i need another pin/brooch in my life, but i couldn’t resist this cute little paddington bear. love that he’s holding a flower too. this was one of those ‘see it in the corner of my eye just as i was leaving the shop’ finds. score!

the bag is italian leather, and i assume vintage. it’s very good quality and is just the perfect size for ‘essentials’ aka purse, inhaler, painkillers, keys, lipstick, notepad and my camera.

bbc wildlife magazine pocket guides

colourful crochet blanket

the total book of house plants

the total book of house plants front cover illustrations

these little pocket guides just called to me. i have always loved guides and books to do with nature and animals, so if anything’s at a good price with good illustrations or photographs i am in! ditto with the books. the illustrations on/in the top one are absolutely fantastic so i included a close up of part of the cover too. had my eye out for this book for a looong time!

another thing i’ve had my eye out for, for AGES too is the ‘perfect’ crochet blanket. i used to have a really lovely one when i was little that i took absolutely everywhere with me, but with a million house moves over the years it ultimately got lost. i did try making one but it didn’t turn out as i wanted, so i gave up, ha. recently i discovered this one, which is huge too, in the perfect colours and so i snapped that right up. i am perpetually cold (either that, or unbelievably hot ..there’s no in between) so i have quite the collection of blankets.

broderie anglaise top

tooth shaped necklace

close up of pink chair and shawl

a broderie anglaise style top, perfect for when spring finally comes around, and a ‘tooth’ necklace which i initially bought for someone, but decided to keep it for myself. whoops.

and of course, finally, *the* pink chair. i still love it ever so. i saw it in my favourite local charity shop window over christmas, and put a note through the door as i didn’t want anyone else to get it! there’s a better photo of it on my twitter, but i just wanted to show a close up too, because, pink.


charity shop finds | 4 was last modified: July 5th, 2018 by kitty redburn

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  • Reply Bee 08/02/2017 at 15:08

    So many excellent finds. I would like them all, please.

    Are there any sites you’d recommend for finding typewriters? I need one and Gumtree is failing me, at the moment.

    • Reply laura redburn 11/02/2017 at 13:17

      i do love a good rummage. i got this on ebay (via a charity) but online, that and gumtree aside, i can’t really think of anywhere else!

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