Monday, 24 May 2010

Charity shop heist :)

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet. Or anyone else's for that matter...but I really am the Queen of charity shop bargains. Maybe that should just be my title for local or regional competitions, as I'm sure there are some of you thrifters out there that also are at the right place at the right time as frequently as me.

Today's charity heist includes:

A brand-new copy of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

We're massive Enid Blyton fans here (well, me and Pixie - I don't think Daddy could give a tiny rat's ass what he reads to be frank), so another book to add to the collection - again, unread

A bit of chick-lit to escape into

A lovely leather-bound classic Little Women

An educational book for Pixie - 25p.

2 Boden tops for me; they don't even look worn. £3 each.

A lovely cashmere-mix cardigan for me. £2.

And a Per Una sweater, unworn, for £2.
I also bought a pair of plum cords, Lee Cooper, still tagged and new, but they were too small. The label said a 14, which would normally be fine and I would wear with a belt, but I couldn't get them past my thighs. They were about an 8 I reckon, unless my cake-scoffing waist really has expanded that much. But doubtful. Everything else is still a 12. I took them back anyhooo, and swapped them for more books and a top :)
A few CDs completed the raid today, and I'll leave it until next week before we visit again. Give the old dears time to restock...


Dawn said...

Great bargains, especially the clothes.
I do love to visit our charity shops, get some fantastic bargains for Imogen - books, clothes, and other things for us and the home.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fab finds there, well done!