I was in town the other day (town being Cork city) and as I walked down Oliver Plunkett street I noticed there was a new charity shop near the post office - so in I went. I LOVE charity shops! actually any shop where there are pre-loved items for sale, be it, vintage, antique, second hand, junk! I'm not fussy - I love 'em all!! What's not to love! You can buy furniture, clothes, home accessories for a few pounds and if you buy from a charity shop you're also supporting a good cause. When buying second hand you're keeping stuff from ending up in a landfill somewhere so it's a very 'green' way to shop. Buying pre-loved stuff is fun. You never know what you're going to find as your eye scours the shelves for treasure. Sometimes, I find nothing and leave empty handed, but sometimes I get lucky. The other day I found two framed rose prints . . . €4.95 each!
I thought they were pretty, they're going in my downstairs bathroom . . .
On a shelf I spied a flat mess of glassy bits, but when I lifted it up it was a sparkly chandelier . . .
Then I found another one, they cost €2.95 each!!!!!! I'm going to put them in my upstairs bathroom.
On the clothes rails I found this cute little polka dot top - €3.95
This little bag was very sweet, the price? €2.50
This silky pussy bow blouse caught my eye as it is a pale shell pink. Price? €3.95. The sleeves are just on the right side of puffy.
So beautiful . . . those cheekbones!
So all in all, a good days shopping and all this for a few pound! Do you buy in charity shops or second hand shops?? Love to know what you think . . .