Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Charity shop find, OF THE YEAR!

Can you believe this find..   I was begining to loose all faith in the charity shop system.. They have got a bit big for their knickers... They are charging a fortune for second/third hand goods.. £6.99 for a ball'ed acrylic jumper I noticed last week...£34.00 for a coat that would'nt keep you warm on a summers day.  

But, hidden amongst all the hideously over priced 'stuff ' was this little lot of treasure.. Mine for just £11.00 including the pastry brush.. A funny thing to be included, but hey it might be the best paint brush I ever use.. 

There are still gems out there, it's just that they take a little longer to find... And it's so exciting when you do.

9 comments:

  1. Well done on your bargain find. A girl can't have enough paint brushes.......xx

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  2. What a terrific deal!! Just look at all of the brushes. Maybe I'll start going to thrift shops again.

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  3. Some of the smaller brushes looks like sable? Good find.... wouldn't it be great if there was a whole art supply charity store? I'm dreaming....!!!

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  4. Wow, what a brilliant find...they are still out there! And what fun you'll have with it all too.

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  5. Great find! I love thrift shops and even though the ones here have gotten quite expensive too, when I do find a treasure, I'm thrilled.

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  6. Hello Julie,

    Yes....I agree about the over pricing...and also it is sad that they are now putting most vintage items straight onto ebay.
    I know the aim is to raise money for their charities, but by putting all the really interesting stuff online for sale I feel they are depriving the ordinary man or woman in the street the chance of buying something special...what do you think about that?
    However, every now and then there is a little bargain, as you say....today I found a lovely little cardigan for 70p.
    Hugs,Ellen x

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  7. oh, julie, this was a good laugh! i've thought that charity shops seem to be getting a bit big for their knickers myself!! but what a find you got! henry himself would be grinning... : )

    xoxo

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  8. I have butterflies in my stomach just looking at this find! Bravo and hurrah. Great fabby find!! *smiles* Norma

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