A Charity Shop Haul

Nov 14, 2019 | 3 comments


Went to the dentist today for a clean and checkup. Afterwards I had a little sally up the high street and spotted a charity shop I hadn’t been in before (this is in a nearby very small town). Found some lovely things, including this rather charming set of a small teapot and 2 cups and saucers
art deco tea set


2 books from a charity shop

These 2 books caught my eye.

I didn’t realise that Plague is from a series called Gone, Young Adult fiction. Amazon says ‘The GONE series is Lord of the Flies for the 21st century. In turns breathtaking, harrowing, and utterly terrifying. Its complex characters and moral dilemmas will delight fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner. This is dystopian fiction at its best.’

If I like it enough, I might get the others too. I’ll read them and pass them on

The other book, Citadel, by Kate Mosse, is ALSO from a series, which I also didn’t know – Sepulchre, Citadel and Labyrinth. I’ve read Labyrinth, and found it gripping, with great depth

Amazon says this about Citadel – 1942, Nazi-occupied France. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne – codenamed ‘Citadel’ – made up of ordinary women who are prepared to risk everything for what is right.

And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.

But in a world where the enemy now lies in every shadow – where neighbour informs on neighbour; where friends disappear without warning and often without trace – love can demand the highest price of all…

If this new one is as good, I’m really going to enjoy it
These little dishes are ovenproof and will be really useful for making all kinds of things. They hold about 250ml, perfect for a portion of yogurt, a rich mousse, baking small portions of cake, a small dish of pate or hummus, jelly and fruit etc etc etc. And the mesh basket will be for a portion of sweet potato chips to share

china dishes

charity shop dressing gown
I really love this silky dressing gown – too small for me unfortunately. but I can make something lovely with it. I’ll try to think of something that I can wear, although I’m nowhere near as clever as the sewers on Great British Sewing Bee. If I can’t manage that, it may well become a cushion cover

And the same for this gorgeous red one too.

So that’s my charity shop haul today. Very pleased with that, and just £20.50 for the whole lot – what a bargain! The shop I went into seemed to be very much cheaper than the ones in the town where I live, perhaps I shall have to go back!

red dressing gown



  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Yes, you’re quite right, I’ve found that too. I know they have to make a profit, but I don’t go in anywhere near as much as I used to now

  2. Eileen Davidson

    Found this post Dec. 2021, I love a charity shop, most of the tops in my wardrobe are from there! However, I have found that the “big name” charity shops are starting to , in my opinion, take the mickey. I found a skirt that I liked in the British Red Cross shop marked up at £8. When I asked the lady on the till if this was right, she sighed and said the shop had a new manageress who decided the priced and also declared that the skirt I was looking at was “designer” It was from Next for goodness sake! Also I find that they sell clothes from cheap shops like Primark for more than they cost new. What the,, what! (PS, I actually buy bits and pieces from Primark, I just don’t treat them like disposable clothes!) So, my advice is look carefully at the prices, you can still get some great bargains but beware of the mickey take!

  3. Su

    The received wisdom seems to be to go to the ‘nice’ towns charity shops because you’ll get better stuff, well that may be the case but they also know how to charge! I think one of my best ever bargains was a Monsoon down filled coat for a pound and that was in the deprived town in which I live. I find the national charity shops to be dearer than the local charity ones too.
    I love that little teaset, I would have struggled to leave that in the shop.

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