Charity shops

  • Charity shops,  fashion

    Charity Shop Focus: Acorns Wednesbury

    Regular readers of this blog know that I am a huge fan of charity shops, and of the bargains that you can find in them. Today I am going to be focusing on one of my favourite charity shops. This is he Acorns shop in Wednesbury town centre. Acorns shops are run in support of the Acorns Children’s hospices, raising funds for the valuable work they do in supporting the families of terminally ill children. Wednesbury is a small, but thriving, Black Country town, and the Acorns store is a great charity shop. It is clean, bright and well organised, always has a good selection of stock which is changed…

  • Charity shops,  christmas,  family,  furniture,  homewares,  Lifestyle

    Need help with decluttering pre-Christmas? Then step this way

    Many people talk about a spring clean, but I think Autumn is the perfect time to have a declutter. Think about it, you want the house to look spick and span before you start to think about Christmas, the tree, the decorations and all the other trimmings, especially as you may be entertaining more visitors than usual (and I’m not just talking about the one with the red suit.) Plus, with the expectation of new clothes, or all those toys to put away, you may well need to think about either having a huge sort out to make some extra space in your home. Before you get on to the…

  • Charity shops,  fashion,  shopping,  style,  Vintage

    Charity Shop Shopping Haul

    Sometimes a shopping haul can be a trip to a shopping centre or a department store. Sometimes in can be a night of filing an online shopping bag full of items, in many cases not actually reaching the checkout. And sometimes it can mean a trip to a local town with a good selection of charity shops, where you find lots of bargains that range from designer, to good quality High Street, and a bit of vintage thrown in for good measure, and you end up spending less than £25. This is one of those occasions. A morning away from the computer, making the most of a touch of Indian…