I popped into town on Saturday to get my hair done (sans child) and afterwards, as I was on my own, decided on a quick snoop around a few charity shops. I'm glad I did. Can you ever come away empty handed? Well, I know for a fact sometimes you can, but more often than not, you come away with something (many things).
I only went into three shops as I didn't have much time to spare. I didn't find anything I wanted in the first two (well, the first one had a massive mirror that I thought would look amazing in the garden, but it was £25 and we're a bit broke) but the third shop came up trumps.
Firstly, I spotted an old Fisher Price "Pull-a-Tune" xylophone. It didn't come with a mallet with which to bash out a tune, but that didn't concern me, we have copious things at home that can be used. It's not in fantastic condition, but good enough and it still works brilliantly. I'm a real sucker for old Fisher Price toys, and I like them looking used anyway, shows they've been enjoyed! I knew Ethan would love it. As soon as I brought it home, he was running around with it making a racket. For £4.50 I think it was worth it. I believe it dates from 1964 having had a google.
As well as the xylophone I grabbed "Balderdash" - an amusing board game. My parents have it. We're trying to increase our board game selection, so for £3 this came home with me.
Have you got any second hand bargains recently? Do you like charity shopping?
Linking up with Missie Lizzie for Magpie Monday :)