I am joining in the regular Monday initiative over on the Me and My Shadow blog where lovely Liz encourages us all to celebrate our bargain pre-owned finds.
Regular readers will know that I put out a wish list to the universe for things I wanted and they are coming in bit by bit. I actually found a bedside cabinet in the house so that is sorted for free. I am debating between two chairs for the kitchen, a stylish Ikea one or a traditional rocking one both at around the £20 mark.
I have my bean bag for £5 which is very pretty and as predicted has being seized upon by my daughter.
I think you will all love this topical portable box acquired for £15 but let’s face it, it is lovely.
I am going to use it to put children’s books in to ensure that we actually work through all the books they own rather than just sticking to the old favourites.
My plan is to put 21 books in each week and then change them every Sunday.
Tune in later to see how I get on as that sounds remarkably like being a good mother. I bought 3 books to add to their massive collection including Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, an Usborne book of travel games and a lovely book with limericks and classics. The books were on a buy two and get a third free offer. My daughter also managed to con her father into another girly book.
I bought a bundle of lovely clothing from the Netmums Nearly New boards. These may well feature in my #groovingmums post tomorrow.
On a total charity shop bonanza on Saturday, we brought home.
1. Myself – a leather jacket for £8.99
2. Himself – various books of the thriller variety
3. Daughter – a 7 foot snake
You try managing a 7 foot snake and working your way with 3 children through Christmas shoppers. You can imagine the delight I am sure.
and probably a fair few things I have forgotten about already.
Now what is this about Him Indoors and a woman’s drawers? Well, I found the most lovely antique drawers for sale and agreed a price of £25 with the seller. Him Indoors turned up to collect them only for the seller to realise her husband had gone off with the key to the garage where the drawers were residing. That was one evening last week and Him Indoors tried to collect again yesterday to no avail when he could not remember the house number and was caught in heavy fog to boot. He phoned and texted but received no response. He really can’t get at this woman’s drawers but then again, he should be used to that predicament.
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Originally posted 2011-11-21 16:21:39.