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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Last two weeks bargain shopping..

Before getting on to bargains, I'll update you on the weather here.  We woke yesterday morning to our first snow this year - just an inch, but still beautiful.  Sorry, never gave the camera a thought until now :o(  It's really not natural for me to carry a camera.  Temperatures dropped to -9 last night, but we're snug and warm at home.  I had to go out to get some bread this morning, so I walked 'the long way' round to the shops, a lovely crisp day with temperatures not rising much above -5 despite the sun.
I'm delighted to welcome another follower :o)  You have no idea how uplifting it is to think someone like to look in and read my ramblings!

I have got a few more bits 'n pieces over the last couple of weeks, and even a few (more)  Christmas decorations...

This cute embroidered red velvet pillow was only 75p (about 6" square), I'm sure I can find a place to put it!
(I keep to mainly traditional red, gold and green for Christmas decorations).

This flying snowman (75p) will find a nice place to hang from, especially as he has such a great message!
(The damask table cloth in the background I got a few weeks back, an enormous oval one from Debenhams originally cost just £3.50)

and lastly, this lovely wooden teddy tree ornament found on the same day for 35p.

Then came the other 'stuff'!

I found this Harrods teddy, complete with all tags for £1.25.  Now you know I couldn't leave him 'behind' lol!

(I can only apologise for the lay out - I always have problems trying to get two pictures side by side).

I've come to the conclusion we must have 'posh' folks here about - because since I found the Harrods Teddy I've got this Fortnum & Mason Stilton crock and lid - don't you just love the graphics?  It was just 75p, I thought it'd be ideal as a covered dripping jar.

Weeks ago I found this little milk jug for £1, but for some reason I forgot to post it.

Then I found another blue and white beauty....
Laura Ashley soap dish for 50p!
(I must have a 'thing' for soap dishes, I've probably got eight orr ten of them!)

Two lovely trinket boxes at £1.50 each, about 3 inches wide and one deep

I love the naivety of the little bird on the heart shaped one.

Here's a bit of bling to wear over Christmas, £3.50 for the set.

These two oriental minature dishes were 95p each.   I'll have to show you the others I have on another day.

They're only just over an inch diameter, and here's the back of them...

pictured with the camera SD card as a size guide.  I love the one with the chrysanthemums on.

Then I found this pack of golden tapers and star shaped holders, they'll look good on the table I think, especially as they were £3.

These red charges were 50p each (I found four) - just need another couple now.

In the 35p bin I found this beautiful antique plate

Lovely, lovely old pattern.

Lastly, but cetainly NOT least....

this rooster, hen and chick 9 inches high - £2.50!

Hope you 'bargain hunters' have had a good a time as I have!

My very best wishes to you all,


Clara said...

What wonderful finds but I especially like the pendant set!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I don't know which of your newbies I like best. The rooster and chicks are adorable, the candles and holders,the pillow? Oh they are all lovely! Come over and see what I have been up to. I am doing more Christmas decorating today, and will post later. Have a great day!!

Brownieville Girl said...

More fantastic shopping.

Love the 35p plate - what a bargain!!

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

You bagged some great bargains there!SueXXX

Patrice said...

Wow! You get such great stuff. I need to tell my shops to get their acts together! Just kidding:)

acorn hollow said...

Love your finds, the jewlery is wonderful would look so nice on white or black.

GreatGranny said...

I like the jewelry, a good holiday find or anytime really. You have some really nice things there. I'm not a collector but I love browsing second hand stores. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely finds, Rose! but I think the antique plate is my favorite! There's just something about old china that speaks to me! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Dan said...

You manage to find such great stuff. I love the Harrods teddybear and the stilton jar! I'm starting to find charity shops addictive...

Bill said...

Hi Rose,
I loved seeing your delightful thrifty finds! Isn't it amazing what people donate to charity shops? Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rose, great finds and I see cute Christmas items. You walked in 5 degrees to the store. I hate the cold. I bet the snow is pretty.

Charlene said...

You found some great goodies!!!! LOVE the little pillow & bear. And yeah he still had the Harrods Tag lucky you! Have a great weekend.

Rosemary said...

You found some really cute things!!!
Happy Holidays!!

Becca said...

What beautiful, fun purchases! Thank you so much for your sweet note about my Christmas dining room! And, Happy Holidays to you, too. Becca

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! It was so nice of you to comment about my ring. Yes, I was down on my knees with tears of joy over finding my ring. I am a very spiritual person who believes God works in our lives for a purpose, and He was very much a part of this little miracle.

I enjoyed reading your posts so much! Love seeing what people from different countries find on their thrifting ventures. Would like to add you to my list for daily reads! Merry Christmas!

Liz (aka Ninny) from Oklahoma, USA

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I have a Christmas tree of nothing but teddy bear ornaments, so you know what my favorite thing you bought is. :) Everything is so pretty and hard to believe you got them so cheap. Where I live stuff is pretty expensive and if it's a good buy like that, you have to look carefully to see what's wrong with it. But looks like your stuff is in good condition, so that must be nice. :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on the candy wreath.

Becca said...

Back again to say thank you for your kind words about the playing I recently did in someone's home. Have a fabulous day, Becca

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

You had some great finds! I especially like the red velvet embroidered pillow ornament and the Stilton crock with lid. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie~ said...

Hi Rose, it looks like you have as much fun as I do hunting for treasures!!! I think your little rooster, hen and chick are darling!

Your weather sounds a lot like ours...only today we've had lots of wind & rain. It was prettier a couple of weeks ago when we had a few inches of snow! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments! xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rose, You've been really busy shopping. I love all your recent finds but especially the crock and the teddy bear. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Sue Giannotta said...

I am loving the blue & white ceramics.

George the Lad said...

Hi Auntie Rose, thank for popping by to see me :) its always nice to hear from you. I'm very late getting around to you bloggie, but I know, you know, how buzy busy it is this time of year, I'm pooped out ;) in many ways lol!!! I likes the bling bling I have a second hand santa suit that would go with it BOL!!!
See yea George xxx

Manuela@TPOH said...

Rose, wonderful finds as usual! I do love the graphics on that crock!!!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!