CHARITY SHOPS, ALSO KNOWN AS THRIFT OR OPPORTUNITY SHOPS. Opportunity shops because there is often a bargain to be found!

They are run by charitable organisations such as the Red cross or a local church.The goods are usually donated by members of the public & the shops staffed by volunteers. For this reason things are not expensive & bargains are to be found.
People shop in these shops for a variety of reasons. For me I love the hunt for bargain. I like finding unusually things for my home. It also provides a place that I can find things to recycle & re-propose. I also know that my money goes to help someone else in need.

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1950′ aluminium cups & an Indonesian sari found recently. The cups are funky & great to use in summer. I re-propose these types of saris as table cloths, cushions and throws.

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These two cake stands were found this week. The” silver” one is not silver, the plates are aluminium.The china plates on the other one are all cracked. I felt the tier finds were the valuable bits. I plan to drill holes in old china plates & give the stands a new lease of life. ( pictures to come in the near future!)

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