Saturday, 8 January 2011

The Sales...

The best bit about the lull between Christmas and the New Year is sale shopping. To be honest I don't go in for the fighting on the high street for run of the mill stuff you don't need but my lovely friend and I did have a trip out to our local garden centre 'Heighly Gate' and picked up some bargains in their sale, most of these were half price except the Joules wellies (but they had £10 off) and I did have Christmas money to spend:

A beautiful calendar which is right up my street, vintage railway posters:

Some wonderful tins full of chocolate fudge and toffees ~ I didn't even know what was in the tins when I bought them I just had to have them, very art nouveou and art deco, the one one the left will be a button tin I think and the other is a money box!


Lots of lovely Gisella Graham Christmas ornaments, all half price ~ I put them straight on the tree as I will lose them before next Christmas otherwise.

So I am now spent up but I did enjoy myself and that's what counts isn't it? What mega bargains have you grabbed this January?

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

27 comments:

PootleFlump said...

You have some lovely stuff there Kandi. Love your wellies. No bargains for me yet. I attempted the shops on boxing day and lasted ten minutes! (Love bargains, hate sales!!) Aint ventured out again since. Still traumatised! x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The wellies are fab - very CK without the mortgage! I too have a passion for Gisella Graham - bough loads of different doggie themed deccies at half price - aren't garden centres the best for deccies!!

Em said...

Love everything you've bought there Kandi, I'm going garden centre sale shopping on Monday to see if there's any last christmas bits 'n' bobs left.
Em xxxxxx

COURTZMELV said...

Lovely stuff xx

Serenata said...

Some lovely things you have bought over the Christmas/New Year period. Haven't done any shopping myself.

daisychain said...

those wellies are AMAZING

Vintage Vixen said...

Lovely wellies and the calendar is rather nice, too.
I got five redcurrant bushes and a blackcurrant bush down to 10p each in Focus and a new ironing board for £10 in Dunelm. The clothes and stuff are still waaaaay to overpriced for me although I'll probably look in TopShop once they've got the 75% off sale. xxx

Amy said...

what a fab haul. I bought lots of Gisela decs last year and was they somehow looked prettier for being a bargainous price x

emma bear forever said...

Love that calender, infact I love it soooo much I'm going to look on the net for it in a mo!

I don't like doing the sales, can't stand all the shoving and 'argy-bargy'. But I do like a bargain so yesterday popped into a nearby garden centre and picked through the left overs. I ended up with white fairy light's to go around the lounge, dining and Em's bedroom mirrors ~ those battery operated ones and a few Gisella G dec's. Biggest bargain came in the shape of a £40.00 pink christmas tree from b&q reduced to.....£4.00, so I could'nt say no really could I? Oh and hub's has treated me to more EB stuff.

Waffle over :0) xxx

Amanda said...

You did well there, my dear! I've kind of missed the boat this year with the sales, unless you count practical bargains I bought for the salon, like a telephone for instance...half price. I was hugely excited! xxxx

Josie-Mary said...

I've had some really good bargains from Habitat this year (I work there!) a 3 piece red pan set was £50 & I got it for £9 :)

Rebecca said...

ooh you have some lovely things there! I have those Joules wellies too, money well spent as I am always out in the rain it seems! x

dosierosie said...

I love the wellies, I asked for a pair for Christmas but unfortunately nobody was listening
Gillxx

bibbitybob said...

Lovely buys, especially those wellies and the Gisella Graham bits.

If you want me to look for another owl in my local B&M just let me know - I'd be happy to post one out to you xx

Alexandra Mason said...

Love your bargains. I got a pair of leather boots from Debenhams they were £75 reduced to £20 and definately a good bargain as my Mom treated me...i like those sort of bargains best :)
Hope you are having a great weekend xxx

daisy daydreams said...

My bargains this time were a bag and purse from Cath Kidston, although hubby has put them away for my birthday - which isnt until June. Oh well, something to look forward to. Off shopping to York on Monday, might pick up a bargain or two whilst Im there. Have a great weekend....x

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

Wow what bargains you did do well, they are all lovely. My fave is the vintage railway calendar, I love vintage travel posters. Didn't get out to the sales this year but have been on the look out for some bargain CK wellies. No luck as yet. Hannah x

Jenevieve said...

Lovely buys, the Christmas ornaments are really pretty! I haven't found much bargains yet, but spent money on other things anyhow! :) x

clare said...

Gorgeous bargains hun..esp those wellies!!
Glad to hear you nd your friend had a lovely day out!

No bargains for me yet...been out shopping but always end up buying for the boys...lol
TFS and your lovely comment on my blog x
Hugs Clare x

Alex said...

Oh if I'd known you liked Gisela Graham stuff I would have bagged you some bits from the sale in the shop at work. They were really reduced, plus my 20% off! Oh well, if we have them again this year I'll try and remember.

lemonade kitty said...

How gorgeous are those wellies?? You'll be hoping for rain now lol, Love the callender too Lucey xx

Sarah said...

Great finds, the Gisela Graham bits are lovely. Ive got some Joules wellies, they make the world seem so much more manageable when I wear them xx

cherisong said...

Loving the wellies. But then I just live in my wellies and the more I have the merrier!

jane p said...

I used to buy choc tins for the tins but they turned rusty after a while so I'm sticking to cardboard containers.

giddynici said...

Perfect sale shopping. The Joules wellies are fabulous and the little telephone box tin is charming. x

dosierosie said...

Check me out, you have an award.
Gillx

Emma Kate said...

LOVE those wellies and tins, great buys :)