My little boy was in refusing to nap yesterday afternoon so I used the winning technique of power walking with the pushchair - hasn't let me down yet. Needless to say I would have been rude of me not to pop into the 'secret' charity shop, I hadn't been in there for over a week so I'm sure they were missing me *wink*.
Well I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw another shopper in there! Its the first time ever that I hadn't had free run of the shop (previously a classroom). The other shopper was wearing a full on faux fur coat (Cruella de Vil style) and had immaculate hair and make-up, she also looked bemused as to how she had ended up in a charity shop and was fingering the goods very suspiciously. All became clear when a little girl ran in full dance gear and the women asked if she had enjoyed the dance lesson. Phew!! I didn't have bargain hunting competition and no stuffed puppies were going to be hurt in the shop, she just took a wrong turn collecting the girl from dance class. Diva strop avoided and no need to bellow "Who is she!!!" lol. One swish of the coat and they left, I doubt I'll be seeing her in the again, she will however have an amusing tale for her next dinner party or soiree.
So I was alone and no longer had to be on my best behaviour, let the rummage commence! First finding was would you believe it, another picnic hamper:
The shop manager then bought in some bags of donated goods that she was going to put out, she asked if i wanted to check them out - well hello there! Yes it did also cross my mind as to what horrors I may encounter but it was a risk worth taking.
I found this Price's Candles advertising dish:
I then found this rug beater:
I then found a couple of beauties, two vintage ladies hats:
I also found a bag full of craft and sewing magazines:
So the walk home was interesting pushing a baby with a wicker hamper and a rug beater over my shoulder, Mary Poppins move over, i looked like the hard-ass version!
Now before I leave this blog post I need to mention that Lakota - faith hope and charity shopping is having an amazing give-away and in the my plight to rescue Saint Cath go and check it out :o)
Linking to thrilling-thursday and thrifty-thursdays