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    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
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    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! 4th Jan 18 at 1:20 PM
    This is a new thread to take over from this one: What is your charity shop bargain?

    I will put a linky to this thread onto the old one



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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 08-05-2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    • Miró
    • By Miró 10th Jan 18, 4:07 PM
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    Oooooh. Sounds interesting.
    Can you post a pic?
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Cor blimey...it's so long since I have posted a pic on this site I had forgotten how to do it!! Hope it hasn't stretched the thread into the next county.....

    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th Jan 18, 5:22 PM
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    WOW!

    That's a statement necklace with a capital 'S'!

    It screams 'LBD' with deep decolletage to me.
    You have to wear it.

    (said by a woman who loves statement necklaces)
    • Frith
    • By Frith 11th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    M and S comfy velour trousers for me (for yoga/Pilates, if I ever get there!)

    Lovely Jack Wills 80% lambswool jumper for son - £4!!!! As new.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • Miró
    • By Miró 11th Jan 18, 4:21 PM
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    Miró
    WOW!

    That's a statement necklace with a capital 'S'!

    It screams 'LBD' with deep decolletage to me.
    You have to wear it.

    (said by a woman who loves statement necklaces)
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    In this weather!!!! Methinks it will be the skinny rib, black, polo neck sweater till summer at least

    Yet another nice little find today in Oxfam (of all places). A Jaegar linen skirt, white with fine black stripes, cut in panels on the cross and with the stripes matching up perfectly, (), to give a zigzag effect all the way round. £3.99.
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 11th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
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    Picked up some Yankee candles from BHF shop today
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 11th Jan 18, 8:00 PM
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    Picked up some Yankee candles from BHF shop today
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    That's a step up from B & H.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 13th Jan 18, 11:38 AM
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    Large Chocolate Bunnies Yankee for £6.99
    • Miró
    • By Miró 13th Jan 18, 1:10 PM
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    Large Chocolate Bunnies Yankee for £6.99
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    Cor blimey....thought that was a bit but just spotted some for sale of FleaBay for £50 BIN.....double
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Jan 18, 3:09 PM
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    DigForVictory
    Himself spotted a lovely Denby teapot (years of unobtrusive training are paying off!), nabbed it, & promptly offered it to a pal whose pattern he recognised it as being. I could have wept but she sweetly reminded him, he'd already found her one in an earlier hit, so I got it...

    Does a vicarious, because-another-woman-already-has-one, cs bargain still count? As I'm still happy to have it!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Jan 18, 3:18 PM
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    Himself spotted a lovely Denby teapot (years of unobtrusive training are paying off!), nabbed it, & promptly offered it to a pal whose pattern he recognised it as being. I could have wept but she sweetly reminded him, he'd already found her one in an earlier hit, so I got it...

    Does a vicarious, because-another-woman-already-has-one, cs bargain still count? As I'm still happy to have it!
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Now you know you can't mention Denby without telling us (me) what pattern it is.

    And yes - it does still count.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Jan 18, 3:30 PM
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    So sorry, Pollycat, Greenwich. Lovely curves, like many of the older Denby pots, a joy to cuddle. (I'm no fan of a teacosy unless the pot is truly ugly. I'd rather drink it a bit cooler!)

    Glad it still counts. Himself (well, all my menfolk) do roll their eyes a bit, (especially when I ask them to reach me a pot, eyeball the basestamp & hand it back) but the acquisition committee rules are firm - no chips or cracks and not a penny over a pound an item. (I may buy several things so long as the average is on or under the pound & I usually have to OK it with them since they will be doing most of the lugging back.)
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 13th Jan 18, 3:49 PM
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    tessie bear
    love denby good find

    not much here did get a little m and s black shrug if that's the right word in the 3 for a quid in cr I couldn't find 3 things so paid 50p must say I'm having a bit of a drought....need to get it sorted
    on the brink...
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Jan 18, 3:51 PM
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    I've probably mentioned this before but I have the full set of Denby Greenwich, including some oval plates and other stuff that never made it into production. We live reasonably close to the factory and used to pop out a lot (before they extended it and tarted it up).
    So I probably have the same cuddly teapot.
    It's a design that has stood the test of time. We started collecting about 25 years ago.

    I used to be a Saturday girl in a local Department store and one of my jobs was to dust the Arabesque stuff. I loved that design and it's probably where my obsession originated.
    • C J
    • By C J 13th Jan 18, 6:38 PM
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    C J
    The first Nettlebed charity sale of the year, and oh boy was it muddy! Very, very muddy. However people stayed away today so I didn't have to fight through the crowds which was nice. I spent the usual amount (about £20) and although there weren!!!8217;t any jaw-dropping bargains they were all things I wanted and all very good value, so I!!!8217;m delighted.

    I bought:

    A small food processor (looks unused!) for daughter
    A selection of lovely books for daughter!!!8217;s class at school, plus three games for indoor play when it!!!8217;s too horrible for the children to go outside, things like junior cluedo and Connect 4.
    New toy for 10 month old grandson - one of those wooden things with twisted wire hoops all over it threaded with wooden beads. You know the sort of thing. This one had brightly painted wooden animals on the base too, which moved through grooves. It!!!8217;s lovely.
    Three new cuddly toys for Rufus the wonder dog. He!!!8217;s destroyed the squeaky pheasant toy already.
    Two books for oldest daughter, hardback recipe books from Annabelle Karmel with new recipe ideas for grandson,and something called something like Eat Glow Nourish which is right up her street.
    A selection of reels of cotton for my sewing machine, some assorted knitting wools, knitting needles and a big jar of buttons.
    Five new handbags, which I wanted for the material they were made of (lovely soft leather) and the zips and buckles etc, for a craft project.
    A chrome saucepan stand (I!!!8217;ve decided to change how I store my pans, to free up more space on the utility room worktop)
    4 pillowcases and a bag of Christmas printed fabric, for craft projects
    A boxed set (new) of four plain crystal wine glasses, very elegant shape, they!!!8217;re lovely.
    6 large round red woven placemats - I wanted something different for the table next Christmas
    A microwaveable fabric thing for putting plates in to pre-heat them
    Random kitchen stuff such as corn on the cob skewers and a couple of funnels
    A very very large bag of brand new travel sized toiletries including Molton Brown and Body Shop. I am throwing a surprise party next weekend for my daughter!!!8217;s 30th birthday and I wanted some things to go in the party bags - these are perfect!
    Last edited by C J; 13-01-2018 at 7:55 PM.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Jan 18, 5:54 AM
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    VfM4meplse
    The first Nettlebed charity sale of the year, and oh boy was it muddy! Very, very muddy. However people stayed away today so I didn't have to fight through the crowds which was nice. I spent the usual amount (about £20) and although there weren’t any jaw-dropping bargains they were all things I wanted and all very good value, so I’m delighted.

    I bought:

    A small food processor (looks unused!) for daughter
    A selection of lovely books for daughter’s class at school, plus three games for indoor play when it’s too horrible for the children to go outside, things like junior cluedo and Connect 4.
    New toy for 10 month old grandson - one of those wooden things with twisted wire hoops all over it threaded with wooden beads. You know the sort of thing. This one had brightly painted wooden animals on the base too, which moved through grooves. It’s lovely.
    Three new cuddly toys for Rufus the wonder dog. He’s destroyed the squeaky pheasant toy already.
    Two books for oldest daughter, hardback recipe books from Annabelle Karmel with new recipe ideas for grandson,and something called something like Eat Glow Nourish which is right up her street.
    A selection of reels of cotton for my sewing machine, some assorted knitting wools, knitting needles and a big jar of buttons.
    Five new handbags, which I wanted for the material they were made of (lovely soft leather) and the zips and buckles etc, for a craft project.
    A chrome saucepan stand (I’ve decided to change how I store my pans, to free up more space on the utility room worktop)
    4 pillowcases and a bag of Christmas printed fabric, for craft projects
    A boxed set (new) of four plain crystal wine glasses, very elegant shape, they’re lovely.
    6 large round red woven placemats - I wanted something different for the table next Christmas
    A microwaveable fabric thing for putting plates in to pre-heat them
    Random kitchen stuff such as corn on the cob skewers and a couple of funnels
    A very very large bag of brand new travel sized toiletries including Molton Brown and Body Shop. I am throwing a surprise party next weekend for my daughter’s 30th birthday and I wanted some things to go in the party bags - these are perfect!
    Originally posted by C J
    Thats a lot of stuff for £20!

    I have gone a bit chazzer-mad this year, spent over £40 so far. But that did include a used but in good-nick JML Dri-Buddi, curtain pole, new looking jumpers (rather than running the central heating 24/7), some outfits for my niece, an oversize mug, a double sided crepe pan, a huge stainless steel jug and quite a few books that I wasn’t going to find elsewhere...!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • C J
    • By C J 14th Jan 18, 9:58 AM
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    C J
    They also had a shelf full of glass jelly moulds @ 50p, and I thought of you! I couldn!!!8217;t work out how to email one to you though
    An ever-shifting labyrinth of chiaroscuro
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Jan 18, 2:51 PM
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    They also had a shelf full of glass jelly moulds @ 50p, and I thought of you! I couldn’t work out how to email one to you though
    Originally posted by C J
    Its the thought that counts

    I had my niece over this weekend, we just messed about but it won't be long before I start her on some Saturday afternoon baking! That's gonna be our thing.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Lucy5781
    • By Lucy5781 15th Jan 18, 5:10 PM
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    Ah here you are!

    Donating lots of DS pjs and sleep suits as they're not what I'd pass on to my friend's boy along with day time clothes but at 16 months now he's not covering them with breakfast and staining them anymore either so to the local £1 hospice shop they will go.

    Found two pairs of age 14 M&S school trousers to see DsS through his last six months at primary school (yes he's 11 but he's up to my mouth now height wise and I'm 5'8"!!) Before he needs black and not grey trousers at either of his secondary choices.

    Other than that I'm down to £20 until the end of the month so no other spending!
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th Jan 18, 5:47 PM
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    I bought a navy & off-white striped Next dress (just above knee length on me) with 3/4 sleeves, patch pockets and a blue tape across one shoulder with fancy silver buttons.
    Very casual and perfect with thick tights and ankle boots. As new, no bobbling at all and it's the type of fabric that would easily.

    A pair of black leggings with pink flowers and green leaves embroidered on the sides of the legs right at the bottom near the hem. Different patterns but same colours. As new.

    Both care labels show little or no signs of washing.
    £1.00 each from Air Ambulance
    • bobsa1
    • By bobsa1 17th Jan 18, 2:37 PM
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    Dd who is aged 14 today, has been asking for a denim jacket. I'd been planning on buying her one when we go shopping for her birthday treat on Saturday.

    I happened to be in the local cancer research shop where everything is £1, £2 or £3 and there was an immaculate looking denim jacket in her size for £3. Its moto make which is sold by topshop and they retail for in excess of £40 so she now has her jacket and still has her shopping budget for Saturday intact.

    The one joy of a January birthday is you do get a lot for your budget. I've bought her a number of items from high street shops in the sales, including jack wills boots, for a total of £50 but with about £200 value and then her none present cs jacket plus £50 to spend at the shops should give her quite a good haul.
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