Thursday, 22 December 2016

A Day Of Bargains

  We went to out local charity saleroom today not to buy stock but to try and find a new (secondhand) rug for Christmas. We have varnished floor boards in our rooms but it can be cold particularly on windy days, as draughts blow through the gaps, and if storm Barbara is on the way we want to be prepared. There were lots of modern looking rugs but we found this one we liked, it is ever so big and in lovely condition. It is so big I struggled to take a photo of it in our little room. It only cost us £15 and when we got it home I noticed the label on the back is Laura Ashley. I'm sure it would have been over £100 new. It made my day to find such a bargain.


   When we got back we walked down to out local Co-Op to buy our turkey. We had £31 worth of points on our Co-op card so this turkey was free and we have another £10 to buy some wine for Christmas Day. It's a shame I'm a vegetarian I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more knowing what a bargain it was!


   I took another Christmas photo for the slideshow today. This little fairy has been tied onto our wreath on the front door since the children were little. Every year she blows about in the wind and rain and I always feel a little sorry for her. As I was putting the wreath out this year her string broke and although I tried to tie her back on she wasn't very secure. I didn't want her to blow away when we have had her so long so I said "That's it you can retire inside to the Christmas tree.!" I think she possible looks slightly relieved with the way things have worked out. 


6 comments:

  1. Oh my word....I am completely green with envy over your bargain rug.....it's gorgeous.
    How fab to get your turkey free.
    She looks a very happy angel now that she is retired from outdoor duties-x-

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    1. Yes we are very pleased with it. I almost wish I wasn't a vegetarian the turkey looks so nice. Jane xx

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  2. My oh my what a bargain, how gorgeous is your find♥ I'm amazed how good your little Fairy looks after all those years being in harsh elements, ha ha sounds like something I would do. Happy retirement sweet little Fairy:) Linda xx

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    1. I am very pleased with it but the dogs keep rolling around on it which is annoying me! Jane xx

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  3. What an absolute bargain on the rug such a good size, very nice. Merry Christmas Marlene xx

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    1. Thank you Marlene and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Jane xx

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