Sunday, 18 July 2010

Charity Shop Haul



The patron saint of charity shops was smiling on me this weekend, I got a lovely haul have a look:

This vintage linen cloth with folk dolls pattern, it’s beautiful and I plan to turn it into a couple of tote bags, 75p,
These four lace edged cloths which are about cushion size I think I might embroider or quilt onto these and make some cushions, £1.25 for 4,

My favourite bit was two of these amazing celtic nightdresses, they were brand new with tags from past times £25 each, I paid £3 each,

I love it, it's very 'ghost of christmas past'...


Besides this second hand haul the British Heart Foundation were selling off lucky dip bags of new accessories, this was what came in the bag for £3!!


There were so many lovely bits in there, and the £3 went to charity:

There were some reading glasses in my strength, I love them when I tried them on I felt like a cross between Dame Edna and Jo Frost, they made me feel all school marmish;


I loved these bags so I dragged my friend with me and we bought another two each and ended up with a bag full of goodies, some we will keep and use and some we will give away as gifts and some are just plain bizzare or unsuitable but for the price who can complain:

Here we have minnie mouse type hairband, huge purple elastic hairbands, sparkly metal hair clip thingies and furry animal print hair clips!


and another two pairs of reading glasses, if you would use any of these weird hair thingies or odd glasses just leave a message and let me know which you would like I will send it to you, first come first served.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

28 comments:

jane p said...

I'm drooling over the vintage linen cloth. Lucky you.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness lots of fab goodies!
Those glasses are so much fun, I love them! If only I needed reading glasses. Lol.
love
Alison
x

Cheap2Chic said...

Lovely bargains, I love charity shops that have sensibly priced items xx

LaaLaa said...

Didn't you do well! I love that linen cloth, what a beauty! You don't look Dame Edna at all, you look gorgeous! xxx

CalamityJem said...

Gorgeous celtic nightdresses, Past Times is definitely one of my favourite high street shops.
The rest of the haul is ace too.
...xXx

Vintage Vixen said...

Good God, those glasses look amazing on you, Kandi. Even more fabulous than Dame Edna.
What a haul, I'm impressed.
Like Jane P, I'm positively drooling over that linen cloth.

Kerry said...

Great finds, the folksy linen cloth is divine! Sometimes you can feel the stuff is there almost waiting for you to liberate it x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I would love the 3.00 glasses if they are still 'lookin' for a home - what a crappy pun! I am making a spectacle of myself xx

Have to say lady, you are a mighty fine looking gal xx

Josie-Mary said...

What great finds...well done!
Love those glasses, I'm sure I'm going to need glasses soon, everything is getting blurry! x

Kandi said...

Annie I will send you them we can be the Dame Edna twins! x

Sarah said...

The fabric is pretty, thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog xx

Shirl said...

What a great haul ... :0)

Shirl x

giddynici said...

What a fabulous haul. The linen cloth is so great and I can't wait to see the bags you make from it. Also, love the floral glasses!!!! x

Crafty JuJu said...

Wow great shop Kandi :D I think I need a trip to ours & see if they have these goodie bags :D If the mini mouse head band is in need of a good home my Emily would love it :D I've started putting her a dressing up box together & shes loving it xXx

bekimarie said...

Great finds!
Just found you through the gorgeous Annie, off to carry on reading now.

Beki xxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

What a fab haul, I find my local BHF is the best charity shop here too. Will check out if they're also doing luck dips. I must echo what others are saying too, that folky linen is lush, I know you'll make something great with it :) xx

simplyvintage said...

A great haul Kandi - you look fab in those glasses, but my fave is those nightdresses.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Fab CS haul.
Luv Sophie xxx

Kandi said...

Thanks for the kind words lovely ladies, and welcome to my new friend. Julie I will send that headband off to you for Emily, it's huge!
XX

Disco Goth said...

The glasses look amazing! Brilliant finds altogether. I've seen those lucky bags in our BHF, I might be tempted to get one now.

xx

Amanda said...

Crikey Kandi! What a haul!!! The vintage fabric is soooo beautiful. You lucky girl. I love the night dresses as well. I dream of having one like that but so far haven't struck lucky. You've inspired me to keep looking. Hope you're feeling a bit more chipper this weekend pet. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Jacquie said...

Ooooh Kandi what great finds!! I love the lucky bags,must check out my local bhf to see if they are doing these :0)
Jacquie x

clare said...

What gorgeous finds hun...but my fav has got to be the two nightdresses...so elegant!
well done x Hugs Clare X

Lily_Loves... said...

Is it just me that likes all the hair accessories then? hehe Although I dont like the hair stick thingies! But love love love the lepoard print clips and the huge purple hair bands are great for using when going to the gym or putting your make up on to keep your hair out of your eyes!

Maybe I just have strange tastes hahaha

Helga! said...

Awesome scores,lovey!!

Magic Bean said...

Blimey o riley Missus, what a haul! Am green with envy over that folk thingybobs...

Thanks for lovely birthday comments over on my blog, sorry for delay in replying but madness has taken over my life. Not Suggs, clearly. That would be bizarre. Ax

Angie said...

Fab finds Kandi - love that vintage cloth and those glasses really do suit you!

Alex said...

Woop, haul!! I love your Jo Frost pose - you're far prettier and much less scary than she is though.

The doll pattern fabric is so lovely and unique - the bags will be gorgeous. And huzzah for Victorian style nighties. I have such a soft spot for them.