Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Charity shop finds - part several thousand!

It seems ages since I have written one of these 'ta-da' bargains posts (although I can't actually be bothered to look back through my archives and check) so here is the first one of 2014 :) It's a goodie!


A large print* of The Chinese Girl by Tretchikoff, several books and some clothes :) These were gathered by visiting four charity shops although I didn't purchase anything in shop number 4 and I resisted lots of pretty cups, some pyrex and a funky ottaman.


The ASBO fairy tales appealed to me as I love fairy tales since a lecture about them when I was training to be a teacher - did you know that Red Riding Hood was once a morality tale about how young girls shouldn't wander round the woods by themselves as they might get raped by men (the wolf!) The next two books are for Anya to read as she seems to be enjoying more fantasy books at the moment (and I will probably read them too) The green one is Nights at The Circus by Angela Carter and I last read it for my A-levels many years ago! I wasn't keen on it then but I'm interested to see if I like it again. The second to last one will be an interesting read and the Caitlin Moran one is for a friend as I already own a copy and I said I would buy copies for my friends when I see them cheap!


Next the clothes :) The orange and black thing is a cross between what I would call a 'posh sweatshirt' and a top. Those thick kind of sweatshirts that posh women wear with chinos and loafers. I like the colour and the thickness of it and it has a big chunky zip at the back :) The blue stripey thing is a jersey dress and stripes are always welcome in my wardrobe, especially in blue and white. Then there are two school skirts for Anya (she needs to stop growing!) and the bottom dress is a summer dress for Anya - it has pretty cute out flowers - a broderie anglaise type thing but in large form!

Any bargains recently?

 
*I'm not sure what kind of print it is - it's certainly not on paper and seems a bit more like it's printed on wood. I'm doing some research into it :) I did read this very interesting article last year about the girl who was the model for this work.

10 comments:

dropstitch said...

Have you heard about the curse of the Crying Boy, surviving house fires where everything else was destroyed? I think, in reading about that, I discovered these sorts of prints were printed on compressed cardboard, so dense that (combined with a fire-resistant varnish) they could withstand extreme temperatures.

Amy H said...

Caitlin Moran's book is one of my favourites of recent years. I had it on my Kindle when on holiday with a friend, who regularly borrowed it and drew attention to herself by laughing uncontrollably in public places!

louisa said...

Good haul! I've been eyeing Tretchikoff prints on eBay and stripes are always good too :)

My recent best charity shop find was a cross-stitch kit that someone had started - maybe done 20 stitches. The kit wasn't that nice but there was lots of fabric, thread and a large wooden embroidery frame - all for £2. The frame alone would have been about £8 or £9 new so a good bargain :)

WendyCarole said...

I've read a couple of Tania Carver books but not that one.

I never seem to have a lot of luck in charity shops but I will keep on looking :)

Pookledo said...

I met Tania Carver (real name Martyn)a few years ago and he was hilarous! Hope you enjoy the book :)

Kylie Jennifer said...

AMAZING HAUL! Great bargains you got there ! You are just like me ! Love charity shops for bargains and we both have a creative head ! Lovely Finds ! xxxx Kylie Jennifer xxxxx

AnyaBrighton said...

Bargain alert ! Your aawsome maybe we could send some creative and crafty equipment and goodies some time ?

Tanya Burr said...

Great swirly find to add to the swirly BlogSpot ! WELL DONE !

Jessica McHardy said...

Nothing to say except ... great good haul! I love shopping , it is like it's my job !

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