Charity Shop Finds: To Ebay or Not?

I absolutely love trawling round the charity shops. You can find the most amazing things for bargain prices. My boyfriend claims that I am far too bothered by how much things cost, and he hates how I list the prices on here. Yet, I can’t help but be amazed at facts such as: today, I bought four books, all looking like they’d been read once, for £1.40.  One pound, forty pence!  Amazing!  And I got a White Company linen dress for £3.  Even better! So, I’m not going to stop putting my purchase prices in for my finds; it’s all part of the magic of finding that special something. Anyway, the following items are just some of the things I’ve found in the last week or so. I really can’t decide whether to put them on Ebay or not…
Baret Ware 1960s Biscuit Tin
Baret Ware 1960s Biscuit Tin

This beautiful 1960s biscuit tin was found in a charity shop in Ashton-Under-Lyne.  Ashton is a funny little place: it has slightly rough exterior, yet if you delve deeper into it, it’s a treasure trove of charity shops and asian supermarkets. Love it! I’ve done a little bit of research on the biscuit tin, and I think it could be something of worth.  There is a lovely one made by Baret Ware on Ebay here and a couple that have sold on the fab Pips Trips site. Is there anything more exciting than taking a gamble on something in a chazzer for a couple of quid, only to find you might actually have something?

Well, the tin is under my current ‘To Ebay or Not?’ pile. On the one hand, it cost £2 and judging by the one I found already on Ebay, it could sell for a healthy profit. On the other hand, I think it’s lovely. Furthermore, it would go with my kitchen beautifully…  Not that there’s much space left on my kitchen worktops for more retro goodies. I might have to sacrifice the slightly boring German Rumptopf for this one…

Retro Sadler Jug
Retro Sadler Jug

This little fella caught my eye because of the chirpy owl on the sides. I picked it up and put it down, then A picked it up and asked, “Isn’t this perfect for you?”  He was right, as he invariably is: it was perfect for me.  I don’t actually have a use for it though? Nor do I think it has any particularly great value, so probably not worth an Ebay listing. Never mind; he can sit happily on my windowsill, looking at me and the birds outside until I find a new and more suitable home for him.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello again.

    I sold two of these through my eBay shop last year and got about £28 each. They were very psychedelic, being all swirls, flowers and whacky colours. They look great and the best bit you can actually fill them with biscuits. (Chocolate of course)


  2. littleowlski says:

    I think I’ve pretty much decided to keep it now! I love it too much to sell!

  3. Retrolover says:

    This is so cute! The colours on this jug look great. I love vintage owl stuff as well. I have a few owl necklaces that are pretty cool. I can understand you wanting to keep him, I always get attached to everything I buy, even if I wasn’t too keen in the beginning.

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