Sweet Charity

These are a few finds I have found in charity shops over the past couple of weeks. I kept meaning to show you them, so thought I would put them all together in one post...

I found this frame yesterday, for £1. I have been thinking about making a collage for a while now. I love scrapbooking so much, but sometimes feel all my beautiful pages are hidden away. This way I get the best of both worlds.

The birthday card is an old one I found at my Mums last week.

Oh gosh I couldn’t resist this little fella. He’s quite the cutie and couldn’t leave him behind for 99p.
I was made to watch Gremlins many a time in my childhood by my brother and to be quite honest, the only reason I would agree would be so I could catch a glimpse of Gizmo.

I spied this Benefit make-up case almost immediately, their designs are pretty distinctive and coming from the girl who ate Cadbury Flakes all for the sake of trying to win a Benefit lipstick, this one for sure was not going to slip me by.

With the original tag intact and pristine condition, this could have only ever been dismissed by it’s previous owner. Not bad for £1.49 when these usually cost around £22.50.

I don’t quite know what this is, maybe a table runner? But I was charmed by the unusual elves print. This wasn’t priced so I reluctantly took it to the counter and was simply delighted when the lady said 20p.

I have admired patchwork creations for such a long time now; this book may just spur me on to making my very own cushion/quilt. I love the retro cover and all the bright prints in this book. A fantabulous £1.25.

I couldn’t resist this little tin suitcase, of the Owl and the Pussycat for £1. I actually found myself going back for this, having told myself I didn’t need another storage tin but then frantically realising I did.

A random selection of finds, but stuff I will probably go on to treasure for quite some time


  1. Didn't you do well? Looking forward to seeing what you do with the frame. The elves are so cute, they'd make a lovely tote bag. The Benefit case is a fab find. xxx

  2. You can never have too many tins. NEVER!

    And Gizmo? Squee!! I always wanted a real life Gizmo as a pet - so cute.

  3. Awww Gizmo! I have a Gizmo! He's so cute!

    The Owl and Pussycat in their pea green boat tin is adorable!

    I would have definitely picked up that bizarre gnomish elf thingum. It's very unusual! xxx

  4. wow what a benefit bargain! jealous! miss you alice xxxxx

  5. ooo i love the benefit find,right bargain!Just discovered your blog so thought i would pop by and say hi

  6. you seriously find the best things!

  7. Oh my God, that elves thing is sooo good!! Also, that patchwork book looks great! x

  8. The Owl and Pussycat tin suitcase is just awesome, deffo my fave of the bunch :)

    I need some of your luck when I mooch the charity shops!

    Rebecca x (www.ohpanda.blogspot.com)

  9. Ooh I <3 benefit! And the elves are sooo cute! xxx

  10. wow! the benefit makeup bag is such a great find! :D

    Rosie xo

  11. i can spot benefit a mile off too! lovely post :) xx

  12. Gizmo! Yay! Awww I really want to watch Gremlins now, btu I'm too scared to as it might be crap when I re-watch it, if you know what I mean? So far This has been the case when I've re-watched Maid Marian and her Merry Men, and Fraggle Rock. I'm pretty traumatised...
    I really, really want to make a patchwork quilt but feel I lack the necessary skills somewhat... let me know if you start one!

    xxx Maddie

  13. I love the table runner thingy and of course, the patchwork book! Everything looks so delightful, I look forwards to seeing what you do with the frame! x

  14. What wonderful finds! The little Gizmo is so cute, I used to love that movie. Super sweet tin. And what a great idea to get scrapbook pages up, they do tend get put away and not shown off. If you are comfortable to show them I'd love to see some of your scrapbooking! x

  15. Wonderful finds, I particularly like the runner with the elves on and the owl and pussycat tin. xx

  16. Fab finds! I love the benefit make up case :)
    I have a gizmo from the 80s, love him xx

  17. Lovely finds :) the gizmo is so cute! hehe totes old school there

    http://opinionslave.blogspot.com x

  18. Fabulous finds - well done in the benefit case! Bargain! Scarlett x

  19. Fantastic bargains! Especially love the elves.

    Hoping to pick up some bargains at the car boot tomorrow x


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