Sunday, 10 April 2011

Salvation Army Bargains

The Salvation Army is still the place to be at the moment when it comes to pretty bargain buys - I haven't come away empty handed in weeks and the prices seem lower than the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research, though admittedly I tend to put my change straight into the collection tub on the counter anyway.



I'm not sure if there is a specific name for this type of pattern - I've always known it as transfer ware, but I love the white and red colour scheme so was quick to pop this into my basket at 50p.


The candlesticks I picked up last week are the beginning of a stash of pieces I'm collecting for the bedroom where I plan to give the walls a fresh coat of soft white and pick out hues of white and blue in accessories, this little trinket pot was another blue and white gem for £1. 


I've somehow picked up a fancy for retro glasses and couldn't walk away from this one for 10p, one of the leaves reads 'France' so I can't decide whether it was made there or is just really subtle souvenir!


Tins, glorious tins!  You can never have too many pretty ones to store your bits and bobs in, I was wooed by the cute florals and butterflies on this one for 30p,  it reminds me of traditional Gypsy caravans - the colours and the way the flowers are painted.


I've been stockpiling things to make over for a few weeks - last week the £5 chair, this week a couple of larger bits and this little child's blackboard for 50p. 

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!
Jem xXx

37 comments :

  1. Great finds! And great prices! Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  2. I love your latest bargains Jem, especially that gorgeous glass, it reminds me of an old fashioned tattoo. The little tin is lovely too and you're right it does look like a gypsy caravan...very folksy.
    I'd love to find a heap of blackboards like yours and cluster them together on the wall for messages etc x

    p.s. posting hair brush today. Yours has a few bristles missing - hope you don't mind. The front is lovely though. Wish I could send matching mirror but I didn't like its chances of surviving trip over.

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  3. Hi I'm popping over from DebbieDoos and I love your prety transferware dishes. You found lots of nice things.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. I have a thing for tins too! I have some very old cookie ones that belonged to my great grand mother (i know, i'm lucky!!)

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  5. What great finds, I absolutely LOVE those dishes!! Thanks for sharing, Martina

    Stopped by from Debbie's newbie party!

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  6. I love visiting and seeing your Brilliant finds!! Deligtful haul! Good for you!
    xxDaniella

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  7. Looks like you found some really great items! I really like your blog and look forward to looking around!:)
    Crystal

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  8. What a lot of beautiful finds you have there. I just love that drinking glass...they are such useful items to buy as I find you can never have too many. (I myself lose several a month to clumsy little fingers).

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  9. I too love to go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army and find treasure! You found some fab items this week. I love transferware. I don't know if there is another word for it.
    I have had a good catch up on your blog! You have so many great projects and china to share!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  10. Love that plate! I am on the hunt for some nice white ones. I wish we had a salvation army close by. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Have fun!

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  11. You have got yourself some great finds there. I love the plate and little trinket pot especially. I have to agree the prices you paid are really good. Plates over here are $4 Canadian in thrift stores which is certainly more than 50p.

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  12. Hi I'm visiting from the Newbie Party. You found some really pretty things. I love the dishes and that glass with the rose is so pretty.

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  13. Great finds and prices. Love the glass with the rose! Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  14. the roses on that fragile looking glass! oh wow!
    n♥

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  15. wow i need to come to your charity shop - fabulous finds, and I cant believe the rose glass - its the same as the set i picked up at the boot sale on the post with all the fruity bits :o) The little blue and white trinket is so cute, ideal to go with your candle sticks. Dont forget to email me your addie so I can send prize. Scarlett x

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  16. I totally agree about Salvation Army...in fact, it's chic these days to shop there! Our SA store is phenomenal.

    You've found some lovely things!

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  17. Those are all beautiful Jem - I am so moving away from London for those prices! I think my favourite is the butterfly box (I love gypsy caravans and used to holiday in one) but it's a hard fought contest this week! x

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  18. All wonderful finds - so pretty.
    Can't pick a fave although I do like the glass and its price!
    My finds are art this week over at http://gigglingatitall.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh that china is amazing! So very pretty! How cute is tha slate! What great finds! X

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  20. You have found some lovely things, I adore the red and white plate :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  21. lovely finds that little tin is so cute and i have to agree you can never have too many little tins or boxes ;)

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  22. That little tin was a real bargain, I saw a new tray hand painted in a Romany style the other day and they wanted over £100 for it!!!

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  23. Hi - visiting from Debbiedoos. Love your finds! Oooh, and your blog header is fantastic! :-)

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  24. Hi Jem!
    These are some great finds ~ I love tins as well. They make the prettiest storage containers.
    Hope you have a great week - Hugs,
    Sabre'

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  25. Luvvvvvvv the gorgeous plate at 50p! why i never found any plate for that matter for 50p?? sigh, are the desing on the trinket pot cherries or grapes? so cuteee! love the vintage retro glass, now i regretted not snatching those in my charity shop! the tin is soo adorable, i feel like wanting to collect those but so far havent any luck finding it, last but not least, that board (i assume chalkboard) has a great potential for craft project!! and I finally found a chair to do my next decoupage project! woohoo!! love your treasures, jem!

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  26. Wonderful selection again this week. I love the red and white plates, I would have snapped them up too.

    We are always on the lookout for blackboards too, my hubby made one up into combined noticeboard/chalkboard for me, I am hoping I might sell a few if I get the confidence to actually put them up for sale. x

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  27. Adoro i tuoi piattini,ciao,Rosetta

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  28. Love your finds....Found you at Thrift Share Monday...Following now!!!

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  29. Great finds.

    The tin is my favourite, I love it.

    Thanks for linking up. you'll have to head to my town - we have 2 Salvation Army shops in the town centre LOL

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  30. We have a Salvation Army store opened up this year and it certainly has good prices. 50p most paperbacks whereas British Heart Foundation are £2.95 (which seems a little steep for a charity shop). You found some nice bits and bobs - I collect up orphan glasses too, much nicer for the children to use instead of plastic.

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  31. Hello! I'm visiting from Debbie's Newbie Party. I really like your header for your blog. You really scored some finds. I can't wait to see what you do with some of them. I am now following you. Come visit and follow me as well. My link at the newbie party is #92.

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  32. Great finds you got there! We have nothing similar here in Germany, only flea markets and second hand shops, one can find there too great things! I love them colored plates like the first one of your pictures.
    I am visiting from Debbie's party, and follow along. Have a great Tuesday! :)

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  33. You have an award from me :o) Scarlett x

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  34. Visiting from Debbiedoo's. I have been thrifting and stocking up as well. Great finds! Following you!

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  35. Love the red/pink transfer. You certainly were fortunate to find these thrifting. I find the charity shops in GB have some very nice things. Thanks for sharing.
    I am your newest follow over from Debbie's Newbie party. Please visit me. Ginger

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  36. Bargain! We don't have a Sally Army store near us. Just their headquarters. Maybe I should suggest they open a shop. Hm!

    Great finds. Love the plate.

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