Charity shopping in Cirencester

If you enjoy independent shopping then Cirencester is a great place to hang out. Together with the more expensive boutiques there are some fabulous charity shops, they are all represented here including a great Oxfam bookshop, Cancer Research amongst others. As you know you can be either extremely lucky and pick up some great bargains or you can come away empty handed. As our cousin Kathryn said January is great time to do the charity shops as people are clearing out to make room for their gleaming Christmas presents. So people take heed and get yourselves down to your local charity shop now!

The husband picked up this beautiful copy of Larkrise to Candleford, the cover just says English country gardens, Edwardian children playing croquet on the lawn, cream teas and messing about on the river. Surprisingly (I normally will watch any period drama because it's period drama) I never got on with the BBC series but I am intrigued by the novel, so this is what I'll be reading next.

It was the husband actually that spotted this beautiful Vintage wooden pram in the British Red Cross shop. It has seen better days with quite a lot of knocks, cracks and faded paint but it's all the more special because of it's past. I wonder if it belonged to one of those Edwardian children? I know my imagination is running away with itself. Anyway I've cleaned it up and it now holds Matilda's extensive collection of cuddly toys in her room. It's a beautiful piece and one which I hope remains in our family for a long time yet. All in all, I felt pretty satisfied with our purchases, the best charity shop finds we've discovered in quite a while.