Over the years i have bought many things second hand: Clothes/books/toys etc
Here are some of my favourites:
Four of my favourite books:
Ornaments that make me smile: (I used to have the little boy in my shop, but i love him so much i'm keeping him)
This tin stores birthday candles, when not in use at Easter:
When i got married i bought lots of tea cups and cake stands for our at home tea family tea party. I kept a few and donated the rest back to a charity shop.
One of my best ever buys was the blue glass jug with 6 matching glasses for less than £5:
I have bought lots of pictures and frames from charity shops and car boots. My son loves this print:
Books, childrens clothes and toys have probably been my most purchased. Charity shopping makes me smile more than normal shopping - i know i'm helping plus i get a bargain, like the Laura Ashley bedding i got for my son for about £3:
This is my Poppy and Daisy work planner for 2012:
I haven't found many clothes lately, but in the past i have bought a Karen Millen coat for £4, bags, jewellery, jeans and plenty of tops:
Some of the benefits of charity shops in the UK :
- xStatistics:Their trading raises over £110 million a year for good causes.
- They play a major role in the re-use of second-hand goods (helping the environment, eg reducing landfill and global warming)
- They're a more effective way of raising money for good causes than house-to-house collections
- They publicise the good causes they represent, and many provide leaflets and information/advice.
- They receive £ millions annually in cash donations.
- 120,000 volunteers donate their time, by working in charity shops.
- They provide good-quality, inexpensive goods - helping the less well off.
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