Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Autumn bargains

Having not blogged regularly for a while now, I'm losing track of what I have and haven't shared with you, bargain-wise.

I do share my purchases on my facebook page, but it is hard to get time to sit at the computer at present and actually write a blog post, so I do apologise if you are sitting waiting patiently for my bargains, and there have been some nice ones.  

So, without further ado, here's a quick bargain round up for the past 8 weeks or so!

First, long and sloppy Joe Browns jumper £1 

Next, some bodycare products.  I'm always on the lookout for toiletries or makeup, especially to stock the gift drawer.  Unfortunately both of these items found their way into the bathroom and are now in use! 

Both were 50p

I do love it when I discover something which might actually be true vintage, and this hat appears to be so.  It was just a pound and is by Frank Olive

Next, a nice selection of denim and casual, which were bought together.  A great Lee Cooper t shirt for 50p, FCUK denim bag, £1, and my new favourite skinny jeans with a high waist, which are H&M and cost £2

The jeans are just so comfy and they fit really well.  On closer inspection of the label I discovered that they are in fact children's jeans, height 164 and age 13 to 14. I'm not complaining!

I do favour sloppy clothing around the house, as I do a lot of DIY and the like.  So I tend to live in sweatshirts and jogging trousers a lot of the time. I was very pleased with these brand new Hanes (US brand?) sweatpants for £1.  Not exciting to look at but warm and great for working in!

I've been trawling around on ebay recently, and this pretty beach cover up caught my eye.  It was 99p to start and there was no extra postage charge.  I bid on it and won, and felt very sorry for the seller who probably lost out big time after postage and ebay fees.  I washed it and spent ages trying to stretch it back to the size and shape it was when I got it, only to notice the label, dry clean only, seriously?  On beachwear??

I've taken the ties out under the bust and arms, and will replace with fake bows and elastic at a later date.

Lastly, I was thrilled to add this pretty and unusual silk scarf to my scarf drawer for just 50p, so pretty!

Cottage update:  most of the external work is done, just render to go on the outside but the weather needs to be dry and frost free for that so not sure when it will happen.  Internally, we are currently between first and second fixes, with second fix about to start tomorrow.  Tiler is booked for 1st December and I collected tiles today, with the help of him indoors.  I am very pleased with the wood effect UPVC windows, unnaturally so I think!

  Had a major cock-up with the interior doors and fingers crossed they will be delivered tomorrow.  The doors were supposed to arrive on Friday, but never turned up.  On checking the carrier's website, I saw the delivery note had "refused as not ordered" scrawled on it, right next to my name and contact number, which he never bothered to use to find out where I actually was.  It seems the driver tried a similar address two miles away with a different postcode, the delivery was obviously refused, so he took them back to depot, in Yorkshire!!  To say I was angry is and understatement!  

That has set us back as the doors need treating before they are hung, and as they are Oak  veneered I need to see the manufacturers instructions with the door, before I can buy the correct treatment, gah!! 

We are hoping to be straight for Christmas but not expecting to be.  Once we are I shall have a new lounge and workroom so will be back to regular blogging and trips out, oh for a routine again!


  1. Your bargains are super!!! Nice jumper and scarf particularly! It is SO daft when certain items are dry clean only when they are clearly somethin that requires regular cleaning. I get annoyed with White Stuff items. Ahrgh, re the doors, totally ridiculous!!! How could they be so stupid!!!??*
    P.s. thanks for your comment, yes to the brooch sharing!!! Also don't know if you saw my Lady V London mention but I'd really appreciate it if you were able to fibe my pink dress a like on Facebook at all plwase?Xx

  2. Give not fibe. Please not plwase! Stupid phone!!

  3. You have picked up some lovely items, at bargain prices x

  4. How frustrating about the doors! It'll be worth all the stress in the end though, I'm sure.
    I've found some ace stuff on eBay in the last fortnight, I've got to stop looking! xxx

  5. You're obviously working really hard on the house - you'll get there in the end but oh it can be frustrating along the way!
    Lots of lovely bargains too - buying clothes you know you are going to wear loads for 50p or a quid is sooooo satisfying, isn't it? xxxx

  6. Glad you found some time to grab some great goodies. The stress of renovating, I remember it well but always worth it in the long run, you are now on the home stretch.

  7. Glad you found some time to grab some great goodies. The stress of renovating, I remember it well but always worth it in the long run, you are now on the home stretch.

  8. Thanks for your comments. On my recent days out I went to CHesterton windmill ( im sure I saw it on your blog initially ). Ive been there twice now , such a lovely place. Hubby wants to go there when its snowing


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