I've been charity shop shopping recently and I'm pretty pleased with my recent purchases. I normally forget to share them but this time I actually remembered to take some pics, so I'm going to do this while I remember.
First up is this cool necklace I picked up from my local Grove House Hospice shop. I loved the square beads and was thinking of taking it apart for beads and findings but, have since decided to keep it for me. I so rarely do this - normally my first instinct is 'BEADS! - Must have more beads!' but this time I thought I'd keep this for me. Its taking some restraint but realistically I don't need any more beads and its nice to actually keep something for wearing rather than dismantling. I've got storage boxes overflowing in beads so I really should be using them up first, but you know how it is when you're a beadaholic - there is no such thing as 'too many beads' ;)
Next up is this pretty black dress/smock. Its a really good shape for me and was a bargain at just £4.50 so it was destined to come home with me :) This one was from the new Isabel Hospice shop that opened a few months back. Its already one of my favourite shops as it doesn't overprice its stuff like some do so I normally don't escape without some purchase or other.
Finally, the books! I love reading. I'm not the fastest reader but its one of my favourite ways to relax. This little stash cost me £2 in total. They came from my local Oxfam Bookshop and I got 4 for £1 and 'Life of Pi' from their £1 selection.
Last bit of news - I've joined up to a Blog Ring! Its via one of the Folksy sellers, MerryBerry and the idea is that you join up and add a little button to your blog that allows readers to hop between different bloggers sites. All the bloggers in the ring are crafters who make and sell. Its a great idea and its right up my street so I was only too happy to join up.