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I love rummaging around in a good charity shop, you never know what little gem you may find! I look for toys and LP's mostly, but also books, movies and the occasional piece of clothing. Sometimes I search out secondhand items, and even the odd new thing (when the mood takes).

Transformers: Doorbells In Disguise

What did I buy last week? Vintage toys include a View Master with three reels, a Troll wearing inline skates and a super 1970’s doorbell! I also found a few Barbie dolls, a Sindy and Littlest Pet Shop Blythe doll, a modern Popples and Cabbage Patch Kids, Zelfs, two FurReal Pets and a Zhu Zhu puppy, a Cupcake Surprise with extra hat, three Palace Pets with extra tails and crowns, several McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, a little Lalaloopsy doll with spare head, Zomlings, Fingerlings, Pingu’s igloo (which goes with the three figures from the previous week), Transformers and a few other little figures. I bought a couple of baby dresses to have a go at making doll dresses from too.

Seven Troll Mambo Through The Nightgarden

Last weeks finds included lots of little figures, which I love! I found Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Trolls & Zelfs, various mid-90s fast food toys, Pingu, Scooby Doo, My Little Pony (G3), various In My Pocket figures, a Pound Puppies Newborn, In The Night Garden, a large Minions vampire plush (who I forgot to add to photo, so have snuck him into the side!) a few books, comics and Mambos and Cha Cha Cha on LP. Ooh yes, and an ALF figure thing from the week before!

Some Kind of Boring Cabbage

Last weeks finds were most plentiful, covering the carboot on the Sunday, followed by various charity shops during the week, and seem to have found lots of things in twos! I’m most pleased with the vintage He-Man and Stormtrooper figures, an Ever After High doll for 20p and the fabulous “Boring Postcards” book!

Power Knockers

I found a ton of little bits and pieces whilst searching some charity shops the other side of “the big town” (Southend!) at the beginning of the month. I had so many little items in one shop the shop lady literally shovelled them into a One Direction shopping bag off the counter (I didn’t notice it was a 1D bag until I got home)! My favourite finds were the Power Rangers figure, Furby and Lizzie Borden Head Knockers.

Tasmanian Octopus Girl

I had some luck with vintage toys whilst out charity shopping this week (1980-90’s), with Girl’s World, an original Furby, a giant Sweetie Pups, Tasmanian Devil and Dennis the Menace.  I also found a few more Animal Jams, PJ Masks car and figure, Paw Patrol, Spongebob Square Pants, Scooby Doo, Doctor Who, Zelfs, Despicable Me Minions, Ddung, Baby Bratz, Lalaloopsy, Pokemon, Winnie The Pooh, My Little Pony, Chubby Puppies, Pez, In The Night Garden, Peanuts and Dr Octopus from Spider-Man.

Despicable Ever After

Some excellent dolly finds this week (Ever After High, Barbie and Disney), as well as some plush creatures (Skylanders, Dreamworks Dragons, Bugs Life & Animal Jam), plastic creatures (Despicable Me: Minions, Brave, Harry Potter, Littlest Pet Shop, Pets 2 Collect, Littlest Pet Shop) and a super Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon bag.

Repairing Chewed Doll Hands

I had a go at repairing some chewed dolly hands this morning whilst I was boiling eggs to go with my soldiers. I achieved mixed results, but a definite improvement all round. The egg and soldiers were good too!

Guardians of the Naughty Star Lord

A bit of shopping (and a pint) in Rayleigh found me a Moxie Girlz doll and various figures (Monsters Inc., Guardians of the Galaxy, Duplo, The Corps, Pint Size Heroes, and Jurassic Park), as well as Felicity Kendal reads All About My Naughty Little Sister on LP, Star Lord Annual 1982 and a Ladybird book called More Things To Make.

Surfing with Noel Coward

A jaunt around some different charity shops uncovered a surfing Snoopy, Monster High, and various little figures (Zag Heroez, Lalaloopsy, Moshi Monsters, Squinkies, Polly Pocket, Twozies, Genie Girls, Freddo Treasures and Scooby Doo). I also found three books (Hellraiser,  The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast and Our Friend the Policeman) and six LP’s of dubious quality.

Crazy Marrow Pooh

This week found me Fluppy Dogs (yay!), a talking Winnie The Pooh & (a silent) Tigger, Zhu Zhu Pets, Mickey Mouse, a One Direction teddy, Egbert Bear, loads of Crazy Bones (plus a few others mixed in), plus a smattering of cheesy LP’s. I also bought another McDonalds Furby because my obsession knows no bounds when it comes to these little guys!

Punky Poppins in Gondoland

Foraging around the carboot on Sunday unearthed me two Garfields, two Trolls, Mary Poppins, a PG Tips monkey, five Furbys, a giant Pixie Punks doll, a naked #Girlslife doll, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles breakfast bowl, two nursery rhyme mugs, a Gormiti figure, a Big Hero 6 figure, and my favourite, Muzzy!

The Fartiest Barbie In The West

I had an excellent dolly score this week, with three Monster High dolls, a Fashionista Barbie, a One Direction doll, Chelsea and Stacie dolls, three Steffi Love dolls, a couple of Disney dolls and several Barbie and similar clothing. I also found  a Teksta robot puppy, a Five Nights at Freddy’s figure, a Chub City figure, a Fartist Club figure, and lots of other little bits and pieces. I also found Iron Maiden patch!

Crazypuff Pockets

I found a selection of smaller items whilst charity shopping this week, including Powerpuff Girls, Trolls, Fifi & The Flowertots, G4 My Little Pony, Crazy Bones, Moshi Monsters, Chelsea (from Barbie), Transformers, Little Mermaid “Sebastian”, Glimmies, some boots, the front half of a Polly Pocket: Clip N Lock dress, and a G4 My Little Pony headband.

TrollBots: Hedgehogs In Disguise

On Thursday I took a wander into Leigh to see what I could see, and came back with three My Little Pony: The Movie figures, RoadBots, Power Rangers: Time Force, Care Bears, Zelfs and Trolls, plus and a wonderfully illustrated biology book from the 1960’s. And on Monday, I found another My Little Pony, Sonic The Hedgehog, Felix The Cat, Shnooks, a few mini items (Littlest Pet Shop, Star Wars, Disney and Moshi Monsters), a lovely illustrated children’s book, and three volumes of Golden Hands sewing magazines from the 1970’s.