May #Stylewise Charity shop Bargains

The half term didn’t get off to a good start when I came down with a lurgy and actually took to my bed (unheard of ).
Our planned trip to Cheshire had to be cancelled and as I lay feeling proper poorly in my bed the sun shone happily into my bedroom.   Finally, today I actually felt human again and as the boys were whisked off by a friend to Crealy I decided to have a shower and take a walk into town .

I don’t get much chance to mooch around the charity shops these days but have certainly noticed a difference in whats about.  Slim pickings indeed.  My first find was this beautiful white ceramic Soup bowl with plate.  Very “The White Company” and a steal at just £2.

 Everything tastes better when you eat it  from beautiful china.

Onto the next shop and I found this lovely heavy silver bauble bangle. Apologies for my
 reflection !  Bargain buy at just £1.25.  In the same shop I found this gorgeous Navy blue Linen skirt from Monsoon.  Fully lined and immaculate condition for just £4.

I love linen, I really don’t care that it gets crumpled the more creased the better as far as I ‘m concerned. By the way, do you like my new floor ??

I love the ruffle down the side.  Going to wear this tomorrow with a striped Breton top.

Just so you know I really do find these bargains in charity shops I have remembered to take some pictures with the shop labels still on x

In the same shop I also found two white tee shirts.  Can never have enough white tee shirts.  Not sure why this photo came out in black and white !

Walking home I popped into what used to be my favourite charity shop in Heavitree.  Not sure what has happened there in the last 6 months but not only does it now look shocking inside it just doesn’t have the treasure it used to.  What it does still have though is a great book and magazine room.
I found the Olive Readers for just 80p along with the Harpers Bazaar Magazine (March edition) for just 10p !!!  I also found a whole stack of Granta (the magazine of new writing)  I have never come across these before but as usual I was drawn to the cover and when I opened it I was immediately drawn to this ;

This issue of Granta is by people, and about people, whose experience of life suggests they have something to tell us about survival

I was hooked…



  1. Midlife Singlemum
    May 26, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    What do you do with all your finds noww that you don't have the shop? Do you still sell online?

  2. karen jones
    May 27, 2015 / 7:59 am

    The things I buy now (which isn't often or much to be honest) I keep sweetie xx I must admit though I have started doing the odd bootsale again, so if I get fed up of something I sell it xx

  3. Daisy Blue Candles
    June 1, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    That soup bowl and plate are just lovely. And I love the bracelet – what a bargain! I never find anything in charity shops but my husband collects old vinyl and he says that there is hardly anything now compared to 5/10 years ago. Lorraine x

    • karen jones
      September 26, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      So sorry Lorraine, only just saw your kind comment. I agree with your hubby the treasure is much harder to come by these days. xx

  4. Susan Mann
    June 4, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    I rarely shop, but would never think to shop in a charity shop. I always donate too. I think you might inspire me x

    • karen jones
      September 26, 2015 / 12:09 pm

      ahh I love a good mooch around the charity and thrift shops Susan. You should try it, you might get the bug ! xxx

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