101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift stores

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101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift stores

Post: #122956 LBR
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:38 pm

1. clothing
2. electric knife for cutting foam mattress
3. electric mixer for gift
4. bookcases
5. bicycle
6. coats
7. books
8. reading glasses

I could probably list 101 myself, but maybe you've found some things I haven't thought of looking for!

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Post: #122958 StripyPixieSocks
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:58 pm

9. A set of really pretty Liqueur glasses for last Christmas
10. Chippendale Glass in almost every design (when I was an antiques dealer)
11. Books

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Post: #122966 Milims
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:57 am

12 All my clothes! :mrgreen:
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Post: #122970 hamster
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:57 am

13. A green plant pot
14. Some good books
15. Some useful jars to store tea in
16. Lots of clothes
17. A fruit bowl
18. Our kitchen clock
19. An embroidery circle and frame
20. Knitting needles
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Post: #122984 LBR
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:20 am

21. Crochet hooks, yarn, and thread
22. An electric mixer on a stand with a bowl holder
23. Lamps

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Post: #122994 shell
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:24 am

kids clothes and mine,step exersizer,plant pot,curtains,duvet covers for tots,baby clothes for my grandaughters,cook books,video`s(yes we still have them)for my tots,jigsaw puzzles(a bit iffy sometimes)wooden snakes and ladders,standard lamp,and a three piece suite in green dralon of which the settee went into my small family room,there the dogs cats and tots play and with throws on it is a bargain, and the chairs to my daughter for her kids,i love browsing,although hubby not keen always worried i`ll put to much into the house,i do declutter alot back to the charity shops too,
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Post: #123018 red
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:34 pm

not sure what number we are on...

2 old hand powered singer sewing machines, lovely
a setof scales plus weights
demijohns
a huge cardi i ripped back for the yarn
a sheepskin coat for himself to visit the sheep in (!) on cold days
books..lots of books
an olive dish (i didn't need it but it was only 10p...)
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Post: #123051 LBR
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:24 pm

Latest find: a pretty little cut-glass creamer, in a lovely gold color. It has a pedestal and looks rather 1920s or early 30s. Am keeping my eye out for more.

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Post: #123053 farmerdrea
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:26 pm

I think in our house, I have to look around and ask what HAVEN'T I bought in thrift/charity shops?? I would say that well more than half of everything in and around the house is bought second-hand, some from the above type shops some from other second-hand type outlets (like the Christchurch city council runs a huge warehouse for stuff the people THROW AWAY and you can go in and get the most amazing things for pennies), and there's a large local "trade" in stuff that big companies throw away that the public and other entities can have for free (we have built so much on our farm for nothing but the cost of the hardware - nails and screws and such).

I used to troll garage and boot sales for bits and pieces and came away with very inexpensive collectible things which I can sell on the online auction places for quite a bit of dosh. (Like the Wade Whimseys I bought for 50 cents each and sold for $35 each!) Helps that I have watched Antiques Roadshow since it began more than 30 years ago. :shock: But, no time for that anymore... fun while it lasted.


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Post: #123058 Big Al
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:41 pm

glassware for my candles
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Post: #123065 tiggy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:05 pm

so many things over the years but last purchase was a terracotta wine cooler for cooling bottles of homebrew

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Post: #123140 Thomzo
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:25 pm

I was looking for a suite for my conservatory for ages. I wanted something very specific but all the ones I saw cost over £800. The local YMCA furniture shop had the perfect suite for £150 in almost mint condition, they delivered it for free within a couple of days and took away a couple of old chairs that I didn't want any more. :cheers:

The Sue Ryder shops now sell a range of dolls house furniture (for collectors not children). So I spend a small :wink: fortune in there as well.

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Post: #123145 Penny Lane
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:34 pm

Clothing, kitchenware, records, a barely used 1950's sewing machine with all it's bits & pieces inc. keys for the casing and ornaments.
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Post: #123297 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:38 pm

freezer, washing machine, most of our clothes, uranium glass, crochet patterns, wool, books; my best book find being a cookbook produced by the hong kong gas company in the 1960s which s bilingual, english on one page, cantonese on the next. it's soooo cool 'cos where i've got old cookbooks which anglicise foreign recipes, this one takes worldwide recipes and makes them nice for the cantonese palate; something which seems to invariably involve adding ginger or garlic lol!
random kitchenalia. I collect "time saving" gadgets from yesteryear.
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Post: #124787 invisiblepiper
Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:44 pm

... a bright red loo seat.........
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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