Tuesday 15 June 2010

Busy busy

 I've had a busy weekend putting some of my advertising mug collection on Ebay and doing two carboot sales before my house move tomorrow (well technically Monday as I’m decorating first). Although I was meant to be selling at the carboot sales rather than buying, I abandoned my aunt for a bit to have a wander around and below are a few pics of my finds, including an enormous oriental fan with a hand painted design. I love oriental artwork and have a beautiful picture of birds in a blossom tree which I picked up from a booter a few years ago and that will be taking pride of place in my bedroom again once the move is complete. I have the spare bedroom/craft room in mind to display the fan.

Excuse the terrible photos. I just couldn't get a light/unblurred pic.
Above is a couple of my Cath K purchases, along with some recycling shop buys and my new milk bottle holder. I can't bear the usual boring ones.

Today my Mum and I headed to Bicester Village to the Cath Kidston outlet. I bought a coin purse as part of my friends birthday box and also bought one for myself to keep my carboot sale change in. I was meant to be looking for bits and pieces for the house but nothing caught my eye and I ended up buying a lovely big bag in the cowboy print and a carrier bag holder which I’ll use at the next Bicycle Bazaar to tame my usually unruly load of carrier bags.

Tommorrow is a busy day as I not only get my house keys, but also have a hospital appointment to be tested for a hereditary breast cancer gene. After that I’m off to Evesham to pick up six Belfast sinks that I’ve just bought on Ebay for my new garden and on Thursday a pair of Laura Ashley Hydrangea curtains will be arriving and I’ll be measuring and negotiating with my Mum as to whether I can steal her Laura Ashley curtains in the living room for my new house (if they fit!) and she can have the new Hydrangea ones. I’m hoping my Mum’s will fit my French doors in the new house as I not only love the print, but managed to pick up a matching blind to fit the small window in the living room at a carboot sale last week for a bargainous £6. I In fact I realised this week that I’m getting quite good at pretending to be blasé about items at carboots, when really I spy them from a distance and have to fight the urge to run run run, grab the item and say I’ll have it before even asking the price.

These Hotel Chocolate chocolates are exact copies of vintage buttons and I love them. My friends/famnily know me so well since I've now had two boxes of them as gifts. Yum yum.


  1. Six Belfast sinks!!!!? How on earth did you find that many in one go? Cant wait to see them insitu.
    Some great CB finds there too.

  2. Hi Amy, hope the house move goes well, you certainly have some real treasure to take with you. The bag you got at Bicester is great,I haven't been over there for ages. I really hope all goes well for you with the tests, I am keeping my fingers crossed and thinking of you.
    Ann x

  3. The sinks came from a science lab apparently, and being pick up only they didn't attract that many bids so I got them all for around £40

    Thanks for your support Ann


  4. Hope every thing goes well with your move. Can't wait for some piccies when you are a bit settled.

  5. Just popped by to say hi!! Love reading your posts and all your bargains. Great idea for the sinks!! Like your taste in curtains ( I work for Laura Ashley) so like a bargain myself!!Karenxxxx

  6. Thanks for the lovely comment Karen. I'll be blogging with some pics of the new house soon. I've got my hands full at the moment, not only with unpacking boxes, but with my new 1 year old scottie dog. It's like having a toddler x


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