Charity Shop Treasures
Look at what I found in a charity shop recently! I couldn’t believe it when I saw an old sewing box and opened it to see it stuffed full of vintage sewing and knitting equipment, and all for just £10. That’s the kind of bargain I cannot walk away from. The haul includes far too many items to list, but some of the things I was most excited about included:
- 20 wooden spools of thread in a variety of beautiful colours, some never even used
- Over 50 ‘Oriental’ pearl buttons, still attached to their original card packaging, which is beautiful in itself
- 20 pairs of metal knitting needles of varying sizes, some in lovely pearlescent colours
- A huge collection of assorted buttons (photograph to follow)
- A selection of bias binding, elastic and ribbon
- Over 100 poppers, both silver and black, most still on the original card packaging
- Lots of embroidery thread, still wrapped around the original card
- Loads and loads of crochet hooks
- More pins and safety pins than I know what to do with
I was so excited as I cycled home from Mill Road through the cemetery, with my treasures swinging from the handlebars, and for some reason I also felt a little bit like I had just got away with something I shouldn’t have, probably because it was such a bargain.
I love going to charity shops and hunting down bargains and treasures. It’s amazing what some people will give away to charity shops and how a little bit of cleaning and care can turn someone else’s rejected items into beautiful, practical and useful things.
There is quite a good selection of charity shops here in Cambridge, including a few off the beaten track that are a haven for treasures just waiting to be discovered.
Luckily for me my son likes charity shop trawling too, so we often spend a lazy weekend morning hunting through them all and have found some amazing bargains over the years.
I picked up this lovely big jar at a charity shop for 50p, it’s perfect for storing all those vintage buttons and embroidery threads I found.
What bargains have you found in charity shops? I would love to know.