I took 4 bags and a suitcase full of stuff to appease the charity shop gods yesterday so I'm now hoping that there will be some serious good CS Karma. But while I was at the shop it would have been rude to leave empty handed so I got myself some more vintage books.
I was thrilled to find this little leather bound lovely:
And yes it was the inscription that sealed the deal:
I'm so interested in knowing what she was 'A Leader' of, as I'm sure the girl guides didn't start till later. I also cant believe that this book is 107 years old - crazy! I paid £2.99 for this book and worth every penny.
I also picked up this lovely in its original postal book sleeve:
Has been attacked a bit by a rampant crayon but inside is this:
A children's treasury of great stories including Shakespeare, Alice in Wonderland and Gulliver's travels among others - what an amazing childrens book! It also has a faint inscription from 1933:
It also has some incredible illustrations:
Flamingo! Recognise this from Alice in Wonderland? The quote is "Tut tut child!" said the Duchess "Everything's got a moral if you can only find it"
I got this book for £3.99, and it wasn't even a cabinet item lol.
I couldn't resist these:
£2 for the lot :o)
Its also been a while since the last 'Overheard in a Charity Shop' but today its going to be:
Witnessed at a Charity shop
While walking in with my bags of donations I saw a lady tie her border collie dog to the A-Frame advertising board outside the shop while she went in to have a look. Being the Easter holiday she didn't realise there were loads of kids about and one shot past the dog on a skate-board. The dog got seriously spooked, the next minute he was tearing down the road with the A-Frame board attached to his lead, the owner set off chasing the dog down the road, the charity shop ladies all rushed outside to have a good old look while tutting, saying she should have tied the dog to the railings. By this time the dog was doing the rounds of the Asda car park with board attached. The owner did finally catch him but I had to chuckle thinking that this was probably the most creative way of advertising for shop donations ever! I wonder if they will get an influx of goods now from the Asda shoppers.
Enjoy the sunshine all.
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