Lately I've been picking up most of my bargains at the Salvation Army shop - good bargains seem to go in cycles from shop to shop here, that being said I picked up some gorgeous things in the British Heart Foundation earlier on but that's another post entirely! I'll pop out and shop whatever the weather and have no qualms donning coat and umbrella to brave the elements but it was nice to have some gorgeous spring sunshine along with the fresh breeze to accompany me on this particular charity shop swoop.
This little cherub candle holder was 25p and as I have very few cherubs around the house he was a must buy - I picked up the vanilla scented candle along with him for 10p. The cushion in the background was one of the first things to ping the radar when I walked in.
The sheen of the fabric and the sparkly threads running through it really struck a chord with me, it was one of two identical cushions both of which were tucked under my arm the moment I saw their price tags; 50p apiece. One cushion is losing it's edging but that I can tackle!
I can't help wishing there had been a sizeable remnant of this fabric conveniently folded up somewhere in the shop as I would love to make a blind, a table runner or a shopping tote with it and will be on the hunt for something similar from now on!
The gold frame below was looking rather sorry for itself stacked behind some truly creepy porcelain figures, one of whom looked like the ceramic embodiment of Rasputin playing the banjo and the other had a fairly murderous expression and eyes that followed me around the shop! The frame backing was completely off centre leaving it unable to stand properly but at 60p I decided it was alright to wrench that off when I got home and find another way of using the frame.
For now I've popped it onto this gold wall hook I picked up in a local department store for £2 in the January sales and hung in the hallway. Eventually though I'd like to use it in some altered art - something I've just begun collecting materials for and can't wait to start having a bash at!
I'll be linking this post up to Junkin' Finds Friday with Linda at A La Carte and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage. Stop by to see other thrifty and gorgeous bits and pieces.
Flaunt It Friday at Chic On A Shoestring