Sunday, 25 April 2010

A spot of charity Shopping around Birmingham

As Birmingham town centre is, quite frankly, crap for charity shopping, I decided to travel a little further afield to see what I could find...

First stop was Moseley. Now I presumed that as the area is quite cosmopolitan and cool, there would be a few well-stocked charity shops- but no.

All I could find was Oxfam (both the regular and music/book variety) and I could uncover no treasures from either. Maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough; anyone know any more in Moseley?

Next stop was Kings Heath which is more or less ‘down the road’. Let me tell you girls, Kings Heath is the charity shop motherload!

These aren’t hidden away either. I didn’t stray from the main road and spotted around ten! Some of these were brilliant and had plenty of stuff to rummage through.

However I didn’t buy any clothes or accessories on my trip (probably a blessing as they’re all I’ve blogged about thus far!); I did buy a few household bits though.

First up was this great old wooden jewellery box which I found in PDSA for £2.99! The slightly battered and marked wood gives it a definite shabby chic feel!

I’m not so fond of the tapestry-style landscape scene which adorns the lid or the garish orange interior, but I think it looks good now all my jewels are displayed in it.

I also picked up these little ceramic pots which have a floral design painted on them. Perfect for my small bits of jewellery and only 80p each, bargain!

I can’t for the life of me think which charity shop these were from but it was near the bottom of the main road near Sainsbury’s.

I also spotted another charity shop that was closed whilst I was in the area- St. Mary’s Hospice. Cheekily peered through the window and it looked promising so may have to make another trip back to Kings Heath soon.

Anyone know any more areas of Birmingham particularly good for charity shopping? I’m also hoping to get down to a carboot sale soon so watch this space!

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