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Best Charity Shop Bargains

Post  alec eiffel on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:11 pm

What good stuff have you found at the charity shop (or freegle or carboot or been given)?

Share your finds! bounce

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Post  flibsey on Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:58 am

a lot of my stuff is second hand, but if i had to choose some of my favorites....

le creuset pans x 3
our beautiful dining table which was a wedding gift to my husband's grandparents in the 1920s. it's square and compact but pulls out. we once sat 10 round it!
1960s swedish arm chairs, wooden, sprung seats with foam cushions. they're timeless and were given as a wedding gift to my father and mother in law in 1964.... I think the Oliver family liked giving furniture as wedding gifts. my family give rolling pins lol!!!
my collection of Spong brand kitchenalia (now has a coffee grinder up there too)


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Post  marciared on Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:35 am

Over the years I have had some clothes and some books. Smile
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Post  PurpleIvy on Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:49 am

I got a kenwood chef from freecycle. An ooooolllld one!
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Post  flibsey on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:21 pm

PurpleIvy wrote:I got a kenwood chef from freecycle. An ooooolllld one!

SO JEALOUS!!!!! my mum has her parents' one from 1962. still going strong, still used at least three times a week.
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:03 pm

I for some reason don't find the CS finds but my meter does. She bought and gave me a pair of LK Bennet wedges in great condition. These sorts of shoes retail for over £100 so thats a wicked bargain in my book.
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Post  appletree on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:28 pm

I like looking for quirky/kitch kitchen things.
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Post  froogs on Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:25 am

I was given an old bread maker via freecycle. I don't particularly like the bread it produces but it does a mighty fine cinnemon raisin loaf
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Post  TP on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:52 pm

I was given a kitchen years ago. People who gave it where getting a new one. Ex hub had to fit it but it was all free. Very handy as the house we had moved into didnt have a proper fitted kitchen in.

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Post  TP on Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:48 pm

I am taking a coat and some books to a charity shop today.I hope someone gets some bargains.

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Post  Aisles on Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:24 pm

lots of things over the years including books, clothes, art deco watch valued at over £200.

Lots of craft books magazine's and cross stitch and embriodery kits, knitting yarns and crafting items.

A beautifull tiffany lamp

Was given a 118year vintage limited edition Singer sewing machine that had just been serviced. My friends found it at the local charity shop and bought it for me and it sew's beautifully. Very Happy

Glass hand panted victorian christmas decorations

Pyrex casserole dishe

Blue willow pattern crockery

a lovely art deco musical jewerly box

My 1960's kitchen table

Set of Wheel back chairs and 1950's dining room table.

A art deco sideboard

A lovely welsh dresser.

the list goes on and on Laughing Laughing
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Post  TP on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:51 pm

TP wrote:I am taking a coat and some books to a charity shop today.I hope someone gets some bargains.

The coat was up for £15 it seems to have gone now. I went in to see lol.

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Post  pipling on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:45 pm

I went to the charity shop on tuesday and bought loads of books for me and DH and some more DVDs for DD.

But my best buy this week was a nearly new copy of "English food" by Jane Grigson for 75p.
It's been on my "wanted" list for ages, so I am really pleased that I found a copy.
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:40 am

I normally bemoan the lack of bargains to be had but I bought a fantastic leather handbag today (Tommy and Kate which according to the net is a QVC designer brand) for £6. I did buy it for myself but showed it my mum who started coveting it and voila early Mothers day gift Smile
Fear not bought an Elvi faux crocodile red handbag for a fiver which was brand new so I didn't lose out completely Wink
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