Christmas is just around the corner and while things may look a little different this year we think it’s even more important to make it extra special. It’s time to sprinkle some sustainable Christmas dust on things and create all of those festive feels and stepping into a more eco-friendly Christmas.Read More »
The Barnardo’s x Little Big Bell collection is here and we couldn’t be more excited.
The exclusive collection is available for one week only. You can bid on your favourite pieces over on our eBay store with everything starting at just 99p. Yes, that’s right, 99p!
The collection features items that have been handpicked from Barnardo’s stores by Little Big Bell. Geraldine has also kindly donated a number of her own beautiful pieces. You can quite literally shop Little Big Bell’s home.
The collection also features a number of items which have been kindly donated which includes @Doodle_Moo , Eleanor Bowmer, Gayle Mansfield Designs, Nanas of Anarchy, Particular People , The Native State, Sugar Snap Studio, Bombay Duck London, Catherine Rowe Designs, W.A Green, Hannah Carvell, Kitty McCall and Moi Mili.
Don’t forget to share your finds with us using #MyBarnardosFind. What are you waiting for, get bidding!
Here are my top tips for preloved homewares shopping if you do go visit a Barnardo’s charity store.Read More »
Delicate summery and refreshingly good
At the beginning of the impending lockdown listening to people’s concerns of what the future holds, practices changing and working from home, I decided that I would try my hand at growing vegetables.
With plenty to do I knew that this would also give me a chance to learn, nurture and hopefully reap some rewards too.
I have grown vegetables a handful of times before but never have I ever been a consistent grower.
Gardening is a peaceful practice and just being outside is good for the mind as well as the soul.
A huge hello to everyone reading! My name is Alice, I’m 28, I love the Simpsons and adore all things vintage! In January 2015 I was having a difficult time with my mental health and wasn’t working. Enter: Barnardo’s Vintage! A Barnardo’s charity shop like no other.
At that time, I was living with my parents in their new house, down the road from Cheadle Village. A stroll out one day lead to my first visit to Barnardo’s Vintage; I decided almost instantly that volunteering there was something I would absolutely love to do. Why was that? It seemed to be a place that had the ultimate escapism affect (I wasn’t wrong). The kitsch jewellery, children’s toys, balls of yarn – there was so much variety to take in. A fascinating place, laid out to perfection.Read More »
Some crafty ideas to keep you busy during isolation.
The super talented Chloe created the dreamcather with materials she picked up in a charity shop and we are obsessed. It’s really therapeutic to make and perfect to change up any room. Why not give it a try.
After the long Winter months, I like to breath some fresh air into my home with a big clean, a re-jig of my stuff and bring in some new thrifted homeware pieces.
With so many people working and studying from home, we think it’s the perfect time to give your work environment the attention it needs. Whatever your style, there are so many ways to make it creative, productive and most importantly a representation of you.
After a trip to her local Barnardo’s and armed with a selection of homeware goodies and some amazing up cycling skills, Cassie created these beautiful storage solutions. They are perfect for adding a burst of inspirational colour while keeping your workspace neat and tidy.
First of all, I’d like to say thanks to Barnardo’s for asking me to take part in their Homeware campaign. Homeware and renovations have taken over my life since we got the keys to our home in October and I’m not going to lie, I love it!
It was a long journey of saving and searching until we found the property for us. As soon as our target was established, I started scouting out interesting homeware pieces in charity shops. I was hoarding like a little homeware magpie and stashing it all under my bed. I had bought six mirrors before we had even viewed our house and they were all balanced in what little space I had. This is not for the faint hearted! Although buying numerous mirrors with nowhere to put them is not what I would recommend, I would 100% suggest slowly collecting pieces as you go. For me it was a focus and an anticipation of what was to come. Read More »