Thursday, 4 May 2017

Using Charity Shops And Ebay To Decorate Your Home

I love charity shops and I love eBay , but I love charity shops more as I have a particular eye for antiques and collectables and what I purchase I use to decorate my home , one day when will just be a vase or ornament when there previously wasn't. It keeps Mr T very much on his toes as he never knows what is going to appear or disappear as sometimes I may tire of an item and then pass it on either through an auction site or charity , friends etc  whatever takes my whim really. An it is this unique approach to decorating my home that allows for some very unique ecleptic tastes.

If you are going to decorate your home with items with those from charity shops and auctions sites then I very much recommend going with what your love in life I have everything in my home from a Stormtrooper helmet to Royal Coronation memrobila .


 

I love shopping in charity shops and I have found some absolute treasures in them honestly I am amazed what people don't want but I love to give a item a home again. I have a fondness for tea cups and I have found some very elegant ones of late this is why when I go for tea out and about I love my tea to be served in vintage tea cups I love to feel as if I am in a different era.

You don't have to spend a lot of money in the decorating of your home literally I've spent pennies and when I've wheeled and dealed to get something else in this instance I've spent about £150 and that was on a very nice antique clock. But the clock is something I've saved up for as I'm never rash in purchases as it is object that I'm going to live with.


 


My advice is very much to buy what you like and love and in doing this you'll train your eye to spot objects when your out and about , of course that and watching antique programs . I do have to admit I've yet to go to an auction at auction house one day I'll go though probably much to the despair of Mr T.

I love charity shops that are particularly vintage in nature as I get totally absorbed by the adventure of discovering something wonderful .

 

This was a Kath Kidson ( retired ) money box I found recently .

 

I found a arty tile from an artist called Cesar Manrique in fact I've found 2  !

 


 


What about a vintage game !! 

 
 

 

Hummel and Royal Crown found in a charity shop , I think using a charity shop and eBay to furnish your home is a great way to indivually decorate your home and have an interesting hobby at the same time. 
 



3 comments:

  1. i miss charity shops, living outside the UK, we've just finished furnishing a one bed flat in the UK and i purchased a few things such as vases and bowls to add finishing touches. I also live visiting a good car boot sale

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    1. You know I'd love to go to a boot sale !!It's the one thing I've not been to yet !!

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  2. You've found some lovely bits and pieces! I try not to spend too long in charity shops because I know that I'd end up bringing far too much back with me!

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