Tag Archive: charity shop

What do your sofa cushions say about you?

Soft furnishings like cushions can cost mega money but it’s easy to use vintage and second-hand finds to add a quirky twist to your sofa or a boring corner of your home on… Continue reading

Bargain Stool Revamped

It’s good to have a mental list going of the things you’re hunting for when you regularly visit charity shops, vintage fairs and car boot sales. On my list was a small stool… Continue reading

Laura Ashley: How A Global Empire Started At The Kitchen Table

Laura Ashley is synonymous with middle-class-English flowery frocks. Generally not so cool, mumsy style, baggy arm dresses you often see an aunt wearing in 1970’s or 80’s family christening photos. They made bridesmaid… Continue reading

Glamping & Glastonbury Carnival 2012

Last weekend we headed to Somerset for a weekend glamping in Glastonbury. We were in for a real cosy-den-bright-light-carnival-salvage yard hunting-cider-drinking treat. I won’t deny that poking around the curious, witchy,  crafty, charity… Continue reading

My New Skirt (from the town with the smelliest charity shops ever)

Ozzy & I are in Pembrokeshire at the moment for a week by the sea. After an abysmal few days when the wind howled and the rain lashed down, the sun finally came out to play… Continue reading

Mixing Animal Prints. Yay Or Nay?

I broke with convention today and decided I’d shake my pre-birthday outfit up with a mix of animal prints. No, I am not auditioning for a part in TOWIE rather I wanted to see… Continue reading

Cruising The River Severn In A Spotty Dress

I love last minute plans and I love spending time in, near or on the water even more. If it’s with friends then even better. Throw a bottle of Pimms into the mix and… Continue reading

A Taster Of What Will Be For Sale Soon!

It’s been a few weeks since I launched my appeal for donations to my London Marathon Macmillan Cancer Support fund. The boxes and bursting-at-the-seams suitcases in my spare room are testament to how generous… Continue reading

News From Charity Chic

An uber quick post from me this evening to announce that the winner of my March Competition to win a pretty dressing table vanity set is … drum roll…. http://itsonlyerica.wordpress.com/ Congratulations! To see what Erica… Continue reading

Only a Grandma would be seen in that! Think again…..

It’s easy to look at something in a charity shop and dismiss it on the basis that only a Grandma would be seen in it. I’m hoping that this post proves it’s sometimes worth pausing and taking another… Continue reading

Checks with spots? Thrifting for guys

Look in any charity shop and I’ll wager you there are far more clothes for us girls choking the rails than there are for you guys out there. We don’t need to discuss why, it’s simple.… Continue reading

Which evening gown should I wear to the opera next Friday?

Right guys, I need your help. We are going to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on Friday night to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni and I don’t know what to wear. I have wanted to… Continue reading

Spot On!

Hands up if you like a smattering of Polka dots? Polka dots never go out of fashion but how much do you know about where this timeless pattern originated? Polka dots came into… Continue reading

Genuine 1950’s vintage wedding dress for sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

I had an OMG moment earlier when I realised that the countdown has well and truly begun…. It’s only 15 weeks until the London Marathon! One big eeek. This set my pulse racing. I… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – October 2011

On the last day of the month I put together a charity chic outfit featuring pieces I have bought from either charity shops, eBay, jumble sales and vintage clothes markets. The rule is… Continue reading