Stephen Fry’s the man. He does it all day long. I don’t know how he manages it, but he does.

Inspired by Laura’s post over on her blog Dropstitch (if you haven’t read it already, you really should now), I thought it was about time to do a little post about my charity shop finds of late, as there have been many.

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First of all, there are these pair of mutts.  I got them both in the local British Red Cross shop. I bought the sausage dog first, came home and listed it for sale on the shop, twittered about it and it instantly sold. So, I went back next say for the hound dog and he is also installed in the shop, looking for a new home.

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I found several great things on a jaunt recently with Jo, including this Tokidoki bag in my favourite chest and stroke charity shop. It’s only a few minutes walk from my house so I can pop in quite often.  I spotted this bag the instant I walked in the shop and snapped it up for £3.50. I sold it on Ebay for £20.02!

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Futher along the road, whilst Jo was finding the bureau/unit of her dreams for a mere tenner, I bought this long-coveted fire screen. A mere fiver! It wasn’t til I got it home that it occurred to me that I could take out the tapestry and replace it with my own work at some point, thanks to Lee’s suggestion.

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The biggest  in size of my purchases recently was probably also the biggest bargain. This retro display cabinet caught my eye despite being stuffed in a corner of the Emmaus shop along the road. It had a price tag of but £6 on it, but I got it for a fiver as I bought another small cupboard at the same time (which somehow I haven’t photographed yet).  It goes great in our hallway and gives me an excuse to collect more pretty things to fill it up!

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Yesterday’s finds were unexpected as I wasn’t really intending to do any charity shopping, but popped in on impulse to the Salvation Army along the road to get out of the rain. I alighted upon this tray for a tiny, tiny price and grabbed it immediately, much to the girl standing behind me’s dismay! I would love to keep it but we have no use for a tray, so may sell it.

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And then, just before I hit home, I stopped off at my local and got this bag for a few pounds. I am not sure if it is vintage or not, looks like it is but has been well preserved. I may hang on to it as it’s perfectly sized for my laptop. I always seem to buy handbags in my local, there must be a bag fairy who lives near me.

There are a few other items still to photographed would you believe! There’s always room for more things though and hopefully I can spend my birthday on Wednesday doing a little more bargain hunting – who wants to join me?

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2 thoughts on “Stephen Fry’s the man. He does it all day long. I don’t know how he manages it, but he does.

  1. This town ain’t big enough for the both of us! How are the rest of us meant to stand a chance with you on the constant prowl? Thanks for the mention, by the way 🙂

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