Sunday, 18 July 2010

Charity shop find... ...

I thought I'd do a quick post on charity shops, and the things you can find in them.

My daughter has just turned 2, and we went out the other day to find some things for her birthday, and if I'm honest we got a little stumped as to what to get. She likes dolls and other things, but a lot of the things she would like we already have from when her brother was younger, and it seemed a little daft to buy the same things again, so we got her a doll, and some bits and pieces for the doll, and while we were looking at various shops we came across an old wooden crib in a salvation army shop, it's a small crib, just right for a doll.

Here it is.
The crib.

It's a few years old, but we got it because it's wooden and really sturdy, as you can see it needs a bit of work, so my job is to strip the old paint off it give it a sand and then paint it again, most likely white, or if the wood comes up okay then I might just varnish it.

The point is that it was £3 and it's wooden, and apart from a little bit of tlc it's perfect for a doll, and it will most likely out last anything that's made of plastic.

My daughter has already seen it and loves it (she got a little worried when I put it in the shed) so next time you're out and about why not have a look in a charity shop or two and see if there's something you can use, it might cost you a fair bit less than a new one and not only are you helping a charity out you're recycling as well.
We actually got most of our home brewing supplies from our local charity shop, for a fraction of the price it would have cost if we'd got new, so it's worth having a look.

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