Today was supermarket day so it gave me the opportunity to pop into the two charity shops next to the supermarket. One of them is very reasonable in price but has a 'minimalist' styling whereby they haven't over stuffed the shelves with every item that has ever been donated (no matter how grubby and useless). The other is stuffed to the gills, every inch of shop space is filled (think Aladdin's cave) - the pricing in this shop however sometimes leaves a lot to be desired, they also have the habit of putting "ebay price... our price..." on their china and collectables so you have little chance of getting a really good bargain...unless you spy something they haven't, the thrill of the chase as it were :o) I think their pricing may also be the reason why not much space is left in the shop, a lot gets donated but not as much leaves the shop!
Well today I was perusing the shelves in the expensive shop and I heard a shout "all bric-a-brac and kitchen items are half price today" - fabulous I thought, especially when I spotted these:
They are 1960's Pyrex bowls with the 'cottage rose' design - I remember using bowls and cups just like this at my grandma's house so I just had to have them, they are a real treasure to remind me of my grandma's kitchen....plus they had obviously been one of the good finds they had missed pricing up as they were tagged at 30p each! Great bargain and even so that they will be half price so I'll be getting the two for 30p bonus!....Well when I got to the till the lady's face dropped at the price tags and she rang them up in the till at 60p, she hastily added quite snootily that "all items under £1 are not half price today as we might a well be giving them away" - ooh err, she obviously realised they were priced very cheaply and even at 60p I think I won the bargain hunt battle! Over priced charity shop 0 Scarlett 1 :o)
I think if the lady knew how much stuff I've actually donated to their shop over the past year she wouldnt have minded.
Its a beautifully printed large fabric sheet, lots of fabric to use for crafty projects or I may just keep is as it is and use it on my own bed. It cost £1.99 which was a real thrifty bargain!