An impromptu visit to the dentists last week lead to various charity shop finds. I found a Barbie “Rainbow Lights Mermaid”, three LP’s, a bottomless money bank doll, “Where The Wild Things Are”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, and a holographic millennium party CD.
I had a small jackpot today from my charity shop rummaging. I found a lovely condition plush Keyper for 10 pence. 10p! I also bought the purple Flufflings I had my eye on a couple of weeks back, a sweet little rag story book and two paperback novels (About A Boy by Nick Horby and Dodger by Terry Pratchett).
I came back with an excellent selection of toys and books from the Lions charity shop last Saturday, including a full set of Sesame Street “On My Way” books, a Jack and Jill book from 1971, and various soft toys including a farting Grumples, a moaning Flufflings, a talking Hoobs, an accident prone Mr Men, a tiny Furby, and a baby Puppy Surprise!
Just a couple of book finds on the way home from work on Wednesday; Monster Fun Annual (1982), and “The Cat”, from the satirical Ladybird series “How It Works”.
I quick browse through the charity shops on my way home Wednesday found me a sci-fi double of Galaxy Quest and D.A.R.Y.L., both in excellent nick. I love Galaxy Quest and we watched it straight away but I haven’t seen D.A.R.Y.L. in years, so by Grabthar’s Hammer, I will watch it this weekend!
We popped over to Rayleigh last Saturday for a snoop around the charity shops (and a few pints in The Half Moon), and found a selection of books and TV series DVD’s, including series one of Frasier, BBC’s Bleak House, and the first three Maze Runner books.
I couldn’t do a trip back to the homeland (Bath) without perusing the charity shops along Mooreland Road last Monday. I came back with two modern reprints of Fighting Fantasy books, a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles book, and two “Well-Loved Tales” Ladybird books. I also bought Leon, Amelie, and Twilight.
I found an excellent mixture of items in Westcliff’s various charity shops on Saturday, including three LP’s, two annuals (Jackie & Magpie), a little Bagpus, a Lalaloopsy doll, a plush Moshi Monster, and my best find of the day, a Dolly Surprise doll from 1987!
Wednesday’s charity shop finds were and amusing mix! I found three My Little Ponies, a Forgotten Realms trilogy box set, and a well-loved Doctor Who “Dalek Sec Hybrid” mask!
A few little finds this week. Tuesday took me over to Rayleigh for my annual teeth scraping, where afterwards I rummaged through various charity shops little toy baskets and came away with a few cute items. Then Wednesday after work I purchased four books and three movies.
A bit of a mixture from the charity shops this week. I found a little Ridgeway Steelite milk jug with a 1950’s design for £2.00, The Tommy Cooper Joke Book for £1.00, and lastly the Desperate Romantics DVD for £1.50.
This weeks finds was Ladybird book “Snow-White and Rose-Red”, from their Well-Loved Tales series, and a special 20th anniversary edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on DVD. They were both 50p.
I came back with an unexpected pile of eighties goodies last Saturday, mostly all from the Salvation Army charity shop in Leigh On Sea. I found three Look In magazines from 1983, three TV annuals (Super Gran, Gordon T Gopher, and Fraggle Rock), a pack of Mr Men Snap cards, and a Bros 12″ single (I Owe You Nothing).
After visiting the folks last weekend I came back laden with charity shop goodies (as per usual)! My favourite find was the John Inman With A Bit Of Brass LP, bought mainly for the cover. I also found four annuals and two story books. And a rather magnificent brown tie from the seventies…
On my way back from work this week I found thirteen lovely little Ladybird books from series 401. They were 50p each and all in fairly good condition.
I found two books on my way home from work last Wednesday; a Pippin Annual from 1984, and 7-Up Greatest Hits of 1986.
I came back with a good selection of charity shop purchases a couple of weeks back (plus a couple of new). The haul included disco and indie music, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Strawberry Shortcake, pirates and glitter!
My most recent charity shop/second-hand purchases include Mr Men, Worzel Gummidge, Culture Club and an Elvis Chatimals. Sounds like the makings of a good night out!
A trip down the road to the woodyard, then into the charity shop on the way back got me 9m of wood and these! A new Geoff Love LP, three 78’s, two knitting books with “interesting” fashion, and a Beatrix Potter book.
The weekend away visiting the folks scored me four kids annuals, a book on fashion and a Taschen book of 1940’s adverts.
I came back with an excellent hoard of goodies from my local charity shop a short while back for about £3.20, including records, books and dolls.
A visit to the charity shops in Oldfield Park, Bath was as fruitful as usual. Finds include Star Wars, Barron Knight, Henry’s Cat, Sonic The Hedgehog, Playhour Annual 1977, and pop up Shakin’ Stevens!
I found this fantastic picture disc and Muppet Show annual at a records and book fair in town on Saturday for 50p and £1.00.
A good haul from Bath and Wells charity shops this weekend whilst visiting the folks!
I bought this book a few weeks back from a charity shop. One look at the cover and I knew it had to be mine! It’s surprisingly informative even if the designs are now dated. Plus, I own a knitting machine so it may even come in useful if ever I decide to knit myself a batwing jumper…
Yes, I actually bought this cookery book! Replete with hearts, romantic quotes, health tips, and knick-knacks galore, this is now one of my favourite recipe books which I don’t use, along with my Worzel Gummidge cookbook. Both classics.
I found this Tron Read-Along Adventure book today in a charity shop (25p) and it bought back memories of reading Back To The Future over and over accompanied by my brick-like cassette player. Unfortunately the book no longer had the cassette tape, but due to the wonders of the internet I found a digital copy.
From time to time I come across old children’s Ladybird books in charity shops, the little hardback ones from the 1960’s-70’s. I recently happened to find a couple from the “Well Loved Tales” series of fairy tales and they reminded me how much I used to love the illustrations.