I'd loaded two huge bags for the charity shop into the boot; mostly old baby clothes but the Christmas vajazzle kit was lurking in there too (if you want to know how I came to own a vajazzle kit read this post). It should have been a dump and run situation to save my blushes but I imagined it would be a kindly old lady who accepted my donation who wouldn't know what a vajazzle is anyway. And it's not like I'd actually used it, is it? Plus I'd buried it deep in the bags.
I found a parking space and E was behaving himself so I unloaded the first bag and wheeled him into the shop in his buggy. "I've got a couple more bags in the car for you if you can just watch the baby for a minute..." resulted in barely concealed horror from the young man behind the counter (for the record he didn't look the type who would have extensive knowledge of vajazzling but who am I to judge).
After dropping off the other bags I had a quick look around the shop and found this Moira stoneware storage jar (£1.75). I talked myself into buying it because it has a lovely slab serif typeface, it's handmade in England and it will serve a purpose by holding other things. It's much easier to talk yourself into buying from a charity shop as you are doing a good deed!
I didn't get my QVC ruler out but this is a pretty big pot
I didn't have time to visit the neighbouring charity shops, but I'll be back. Then I can play the game of "Spot the donation". Does anyone else do this? Try to spot something you've donated? If I can't see anything, I like to think that it has been snapped up really quickly and not chucked straight in the bin in the sorting room.
*My brother in Brighton told me that there's a secondhand shop near him called Shabitat! I've found their website, sounds like it could be worth a visit next time I'm down that way :)
I've linked up to Liz's Magpie Monday and Nifty Thrifty at A Living Space. I'm off to see what everyone else has found this week.