In Australia we have a lot of charity organisations. These organisations accept all our unwanted goods that are still in good condition, such as clothes, linen, kitchenware, toys, electrical, home furnishings and decor.
They are also a great place to shop for rare and sometimes valuable vintage and retro items. The added bonus is the money you spend helps the charity and you are being sustainable. Some examples of charity stores include St Vinnies, Salvation Army, The Smith Family, Red Cross, Lifeline, Anglicare and The Cat Protection Society of NSW.
You can find your nearest charity shop on this link:
Over the years I have found some really great items in charity stores. I love the hunt to find something rare that I love. Here are some examples of my favourite finds.
Clothing – top left: gingham top, right: crimson leather coat, bottom left: vintage faux leopard fur pants, right: denim jacket
Clothing – top left: blue 50s dress, right: vintage Spanish dress, bottom left: pop art sunglasses cardigan, right: gingham dress
Clothing – all images: my collection of vintage coats
Canisters: top: ginger bread man, bottom: large cup cake
Kitchen items- left: vintage enamel pots, top right: vintage enamel canisters, bottom right: retro gay ware canisters
Furniture – top: vintage bedroom stool, bottom: vintage suitcase ( I made this suitcase into a bedside table)
Retro Vases and bottom right are 50s wall vases
Items- Top: Ponds retro soap ads, bottom left: flying wall ducks, right: chef chalk board
Items- top left: clock, right: jukebox, bottom left: bedroom doll, right: hula doll
Bathroom- top left: water urn bath, right: brush and mirror set, bottom left: 50s wall soap holder, right: fish light
Ornaments- top left: pink ceramics, right: black cat set, bottom left: retro ashtrays
Wall ornaments – top: wall mermaids, bottom left: cast iron anchor, right: flying elephant
Christmas Vintage Blow Mould
Idylle Jolylle, big eye artwork from the 70s
Do you love to hunt for vintage items? Have you been to a charity store? What have you found in your favourite charity store? I would love to see, send me photos.
Featured Image: Charity logo