New Pop Up Shop in Poole – Save treasure from the tip!

This week was the launch of a fantastic new Pop Up shop in Poole that I just HAD to let you guys know about!

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It’s run by the council and is selling exclusively things saved from the tip (aka ‘Household Waste Recycling Centre’). People were LITERALLY throwing this stuff into landfill, and this new campaign aims to salvage those items and sell them on to local people.

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The shop is only open for 2 weeks as an experiment, but I really hope it becomes a permanent fixture. Anything that keeps beautiful treasures like these out of landfill, and raises money for essential services, is good with me! Let’s all go down and support to make them see how popular it would be.

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I loved this wall art – reminds me of planets, and would go with literally any colour scheme

The organisers are very keen that all the stock be priced ‘affordably’ to make sure it gives equal access, and this was certainly the case. Things were priced fairly to make sure lots of money is raised, but still very much affordable and cheaper than many other charity shops. Most of the things I looked at were £3-6, with even the large orange mirrors coming in under £30. Great deal!

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The money raised goes to funding the landfill and recycling costs for our area, meaning more can be spent on other services like healthcare and education. At the moment our rubbish trucks have a really inspiring message printed on them encouraging you to recycle 10% more and therefore save the council enough money to fund a nurse to visit an elderly person in there home. I can’t remember the exact stat – but it basically made me want to stop being lazy about recycling! Go council 😀

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There was loads of gorgeous gorgeous vintage – old cameras, rusty birdcages, vintage toy cars, suitcases, and so much more! But if you’re not into vintage and antiques there was also a great selection of homeware, art, games, CDs, and furniture.

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The shop is open ONLY until the 13th June (next Saturday) so hurry down asap. They have a whole warehouse of stock so there’s an impressive daily turnover of new things to look at. Already the things I spied on the Facebook page had long since gone to be replaced with equally yummy goodies today.

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(Of course) I also ended up buying a TONNE of stuff! The things here seemed different to what you get in a normal charity shop as I suppose they’re from people who don’t normally donate (although I’ve no idea who takes their stuff to landfill rather than charity… but that’s a rant for another day). I was stunned by how many beautiful things there were, so here are the few that I simply couldn’t live without….

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The gorgeous ornate oval mirror in the centre – £15 well spent!

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An ACTUAL Harrod’s hamper – so glamorous! £15

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This adorable brass bird jewellery holder – £4

  Meanwhile, my Mum was very sensible and just bought this £1 dish… how cute?!

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So, you guys absolutely must head down to 58 High Street (walk up the High Street until you get to where the road cuts the pedestrian section – where the traffic light crossing is) before Saturday 13th June. It’s open 9.30-5pm and you’ll LOVE it!

Also check out their Facebook and Website for more info

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And here’s the lovely team behind the initiative, who’ll greet you in the shop

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4 Comments

  1. Tara June 5, 2015 / 10:55 PM

    Wow, will have to pop over tomorrow and take a look. Is it cash only?

    • paupertoprincess June 5, 2015 / 11:07 PM

      Yep – cash only but the sainsbury machine is right by it 🙂 let me know what you get!

  2. Katy June 6, 2015 / 12:48 AM

    What a fab concept, it’s a shame I live so far away else would have got myself down there for a peek. May have to start pestering local council to do this. That hamper is such a great find.

    • paupertoprincess June 6, 2015 / 7:28 PM

      Yeah it’s certainly something all councils should be doing I think. A win-win no brainer really.

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