All this week, I’ve been fluttering in and out of charity shops to look for a lovely table with chairs to carry us through Christmas. The prices, however have been shockingly high for tat while we budget for each room in the house. This leads me to ask: Who are charity shops aimed at these days?
Back at school in the 90’s, it was embarrassing if other kids knew you shopped in charity shops, as was the old “Your Mum shops at Netto!”. We were never poor, just sensible with our money. In fact, everything on the table is second hand. Money’s hard earned, easy spent. So instead, I found it was far cheaper to go on eBay, gumtree, preloved, or in this case, Shpock.
And yesterday I shared a dining table set with my fiance, but then he showed me this solid oak from (originally from Oak Furniture Land for over 1k) and it’s absolutely beautiful.
What I haven’t mentioned yet is that I’m a food blogger and will be reviewing a turkey, so I’ve invited my parents over to have a Christmas dinner (early I know) but we needed something better than an IKEA desk with garden chairs.
This one cost 90 pounds and comes with 8 beautifully upholstered sage green and incredibly comfortable chairs. I’ll be sharing the meal on my Tastefully Vikkie cooking blog with a few recipes and to get prepared, I dressed it up the day before.
It’s also really transformed our conservatory which will be our dining room 🙂
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