Vintage Fair, Vintage finds

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Vintage Fair, Vintage finds

This week Hubs and I were camping in Keswick. The weather has been reasonable allowing us to fit in a few good walks around the fells. It rained heavy one day, and whilst we were trying not to buy outdoor gear in the plethora of outdoor shops,I spied an antique and vintage sale in a local hotel. I slipped in almost un noticed whilst Hubs carried on failing not to buy outdoor gear!
I bought two lovely china tea cups and saucers to add to my collection. I will fill these vintage cups with soya wax candles and sell them at Christmas fairs. I usually sell them easily if I pitch the price right. If I don’t sell them I am happy to use them myself or give as gifts to friends, so it’s a win win.
In Keswick there is a large Oxfam shop which I would normally support. However this shop markets itself as a vintage shop ( not second hand charity shop) The prices are sky high with dresses in the window for £99.99!! I appreciate this is a charity fund raiser, but considering all the items are donated free and staffed mainly by volunteers, I believe they are beyond support. Charity should begin at home and there are many people living in Keswick who could not afford to look in this charity shop window. I know that I have banged this drum before but I feel better for a moan!

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  1. I hunted through the Charity Shops of the lakes a few years ago and think I remember this Keswick one quite well. Expensive is fine but surely they still want to sell things to make money for their charity? There’s a charity shop near me that sells things for more money than I do on a vintage stall! Will be following your blog x

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    • It’s fun trawling the charity shops for treasure that you are looking for but I hate feeling ripped off even in the name of charity!
      Barbara

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  2. they are beautiful , the demand for these has gone up, I used toget a big box of odd cup’s & saucers, from my local auction for £5. but now every body wants them you are looking at £20 for the same box

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