Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Charity shop haul #1

Hi all, hope you're all having a good week!
I hadn't had a good shifty around my local charity shops in ages, so I jumped at the chance to go and have a good root around in the next town over's PDSA shop, which is managed by my aunt. She'd called me and said she'd been saving behind all the 'retro and vintage' items that had been donated to have a 'Retro Special' day and to get down there quickly! These are my spoils.
Two handbags, a tea set, a blouse, a Polaroid and two books!

I absolutely love the tea set. I think its quite quirky and I haven't seen another one like it. At only a fiver for 5 cups and saucers I had to snap it up. I'm going to enjoy having little tea parties, I'm such a dork haha! 
This shirt is pink and its got a polka dot pattern. And it was £3. Enough said!
These two books are amazing. The cookery book will give me some great easy to make but retro dinners and deserts and this 1950s housekeeping book is simply divine. It's Newnes 'Better Home Making'. It has tips and information on everything from how to keep your house clean to how to do your own manicure! The pictures and photos are lush. I'm going to consult it for any house-related problem I have in future :)

These two photos are taken from 'Better Home Making', the left on how to do your make up and the right on how to furnish your house!

I also got a 1940s style handbag and this white bag for £6 and £3.50 respectively. The white bag is perfect to use on nights out as the longish strap is attached by poppers so it can be used as a clutch! Genius. The black handbag is a great staple for when I'm dolled up in my vintage gear.

My favourite item is this Polaroid camera - its a Swinger Colour III which dates to the late 1970s or so. It still has film in it! It also still had some really old Duracell batteries in it which had leaked everywhere. I've given it to the boyfriend to see if he can sort it out but I'm also going to pop in to a camera shop and see what they can tell me. Even if we can't get it working it will still look cool sitting on my bookshelf, and it was only £7, can't go wrong really!

 All in all a good haul! Much love x


  1. I love the gorgeous black bag & old books! XO.

  2. WOW great finds! I love the camera and that white bag. x

  3. I love the camera especially, I wonder if you can finish the film off then get it developed and see if the previous owner took any photos

  4. I love the tea set! It is almost cow-print - perfect for a vintage moo! dx

  5. what finds!!! I loooooooovvvee the camera!!

  6. thanks everyone for your laaaavely comments! :)

  7. those are such great finds, incredible!!!