I had my beautifully wrapped brown paper parcel tightly in my hands, ready to post to my sister. My route to the Post Office involves passing by a number of charity shops. After posting the pretty parcel (I tied a cute white bow to finish) I had completed my tasks for the day, so of course I popped into a few charity shops.
After strutting in a pair of vintage blue high heels, squeezing into a cute dress and fighting to open a man’s old briefcase, I settled for a beautiful mirror for £7.99. The double bevel edged mirror is enclosed in a pastel floral frame in shades of blue, pink and green. A perfect match for my lovely lamps (I'm a little obsessed with floral vintage lampshades). Although I was not specifically looking for a mirror (as my wardrobe already has two full-sized ones) I couldn’t resist this bargain buy. So my mirror accompanied me on my return journey from Oxfam (up a very steep hill may I add). Dedication!
I have chosen to hang the mirror above my fireplace unless my housemate disagrees (as she is yet to find out about my impulse purchase). Oops, she does now! I am sure you will just love it.
I locate a lot of my furniture in charity shops, it’s a great approach to discover hidden treasures for any room in your house. It’s an inexpensive and creative way to find quirky, individual items and, of course, is a way of donating to charities. I love returning home and being surrounded by furniture that no one else owns- only me. Taking the time to build up a collection of unique furniture adds a personal touch to the interior of any room you are decorating. It has taken me years to find the perfect items that I love. It gives a great sense of accomplishment! I’m sure I will find lots more on my travels!
Vintage Amy xx