I decided to show my daughter that her opinion of me as a hoarder, though not as bad as those people on TV, is not totally true. I filled bags with clothing, old vases and pottery, books and even some handbags and shoes I know I won’t use again, and took them to my favorite charity shop.
I came home on hour later with a car full of stuff, but this was old stuff that is now new to me. Yes, readers of this blog know I buy dead people’s stuff.
It’s not hoarding though, if it’s an even exchange.
I am a sucker for real wooden furniture. I get tired of see countless falling apart particle board desks and bookcases with FREE signs on them. At the charity shop, when grandmother dies, her good 1940’s and 1950’s real wooden furniture goes on sale. My criteria is that it be real work, and also that when I give it a good shake it doesn’t fall apart.
I’ve decorated an entire home with used furniture (excepting things with upholstery, you really need a new sofa and mattress). My grandmother Evelyn taught me this, she hardly bought a new piece of furniture in her life and I still have much of what she bought used in use today!
So today’s goodies were all small, or at least not a table! The butler, is a piece of beauty, It is a dark black with much fancier shape than I’ve seen before. I’m thinking my daughter that does design work my steal this from me. A quick clean up and it’s ready to do the job it’s mean to do, In may case it’s hold what outfit I’ve picked out to wear tomorrow.
The one magazine holder I love as it is meant to hold the magazines upright, and this one will also be holding books. I know it’s the Kindle age, but I enjoy a few books and magazines also. This will fit in a space where I wish to display just a few books nicely. It’s really different, and I also like the shape. The other more traditional magazine basket I have to admit I bought as it’s just so darn study. It’s built like a tank.
- Charity Shops (mobetternews.wordpress.com)
- EcoBetty101: Peace Out Particle Board (bookrockbetty.com)
- Add this to your shopping casket: Coffin up for sale in Brighton charity shop (metro.co.uk)