Saturday, 7 December 2013

Charity shop curtains for £1

I picked up a bargain yesterday when I was in town. Browsing in the Age UK charity shop where everything is £1, well it would be daft not to look wouldn't it, I found a lovely pair of curtains. I didn't bother checking the size, I will find a window somewhere that they will fit. It was the bright colours which made me take them off the rail. Possibility of cutting them up for patchwork if the fabric wasn't in good condition.
When I got them home and inspected them, they were like new, too good to cut up. I decided to take down these curtains in my bedroom as they have been up a long time, and I am getting bored with them.  
Looks a nice pattern on the photo, but they are a bit pale and wishy-washy. I fancy adding more colour into the room, to match the quilt and the rag rug.

Aren't they lovely? I am so pleased with them, vibrant colours to wake up to. They weren't lined, but I remembered I had a pair of linings which I removed from some other curtains before I ditched them. Guess what, they were the exact size, a perfect fit. So no cutting and trimming needed, just sew them straight in.

This close up picture makes them look a bit pink, they are more like a very dark pink almost red colour.

Not bad for £1, eh! Chuffin brilliant I say. I love a charity shop bargain. The other curtains I will wash and put away, I've got a few pairs now to swap about when I get bored.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am busy sewing.
Toodle pip

29 comments:

  1. Wow, lovely and bright. Just the thing for this dark weather.

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  2. Wow I think they are ace!! I'd fancy a bright pink lampshade to go with them. They look very festive and jolly!!
    Twiggy

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  3. I love them, much more cheerful than the old ones!

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  4. Well done , these look fab. Charity shops are my fav source of fabric, curtains, duvet covers etc are real bargins, lots of fabric for your pennies. Excellent find!

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  5. Funky ! I like them and costing £1, excellent :-)

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  6. Couldn't be better Ilona! Every morning when you wake up you will feel happy when you see those colours. How good of someone to donate such nice curtains and how great that they found a home where they will be appreciated so fully!

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  7. They look smashing. I love a bargain.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  8. we should start out own UK linky party ! What you bought for a £1 this week, if only i was that technologically advanced ..lol

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  9. Wow-can't believe someone was getting rid of these lovely bright curtains. I am sewing as well but I have kind of lost my sewing mojo. Will be able to watch Strictly live tonight as no Brucie. Catriona

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  10. it'll be like summer every morning.

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    1. That's such a lovely thought, John.

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    2. It was like summer this morning. Cheered me up no end :o)

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  11. What a bargain, it really livens up the room - they look great!

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  12. Nicely done! I like color in a home; sparkle!

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  13. Beautiful colours. You are such an industrious lady.
    Wish I was clever with the needle.
    Best wishes,
    Angela

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  14. What a lovely bargain - wish we had a shop like that round here. Occasionally it's possible to find a good bargain in our charity shops but often the prices are so high it would be possible to buy new for the same.

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  15. What a difference! Love the new curtains and love the price too. Oh and also love the little curtain 'model' Is that Heidi?

    Linda x

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    1. Yes, Heidi did get in on the act.

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  16. They will certainly brighten up the room -- and your spirits. Not that you need the latter. I do. I don't do mornings.

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  17. Splendid bargain- I have a set of patchwork curtains I bought in the charity shop too!
    Arilx

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  18. Bright and cheery for winter! And for £1? Doubly bright and cheerful!

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  19. They are lovely. I bet they make you cheerful every time you look at them? Especially yearn you wake up in the morning.

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  20. LOVE them...they are the same pattern as the pajamas I'm wearing!!
    Jane x

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  21. How nice and cheerful, I would love a look around your $1 charity shop. I bet there are some great bargains.
    Pam in TX xx

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  22. great, would like to see a room photo of the quilt and or rug with them, they are perky cute!

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  23. Love your curtains. Read your blog everyday.Think it's the greatest, thankyou.

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  24. YEAH!!!! New curtains...good for you.

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  25. Gorgeous curtains Ilona! A whole £1! what a bargain.
    The old ones can be used for all sorts of things like the cushion pads with you own style filling, lining for other curtains,backing for your quilts........endless recycling projects!
    Do show us the rag rug and quilt so we can see the colours together.

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