Sunday, 2 August 2009

Booty and other bits.....

I've been very ill recently with possible Swine Flu so have been stuck on the sofa with my laptop for a companion! Found lots of blogs I hadn't read before which was nice but couldn't wait to get out of the house. I was going insane. As soon as I was feeling better I dashed out to cross off some items from my 'must have' list!

I have been looking for a nice enamel jug for the bedroom but failing to find one quick enough to satisfy, I got this pretty polka dot one from Sainsburys.

Then, after reading a post on the Shabby Chic Cafe, I dashed off to Focus to buy wallpaper for the bedroom. It's one I had been umming and ahhing over for a while and when I found out it was reduced to £5 a roll I couldn't refuse. It looks like this and even Mr.P loves it. His training is coming along very well! ;)

Bought this lovely quilted bedspread from Matalan for only £30! I saw a very similar one in an antique shop a while ago (that I fell in love with) but that was £115!

Sorry the pics of it aren't that great.

Plus I saw these in Matalans sale section (there were 2 of them in the box) down from £8 to £1. Might practice some serviette decoupage on them.

Now for my boot sale booty. Bought these Emma Bridgewater tins but only one problem. I don't really like her stuff! Just bought them because surely it's a sin to ignore certain makes at boot sales. Might pop them on ebay. Not sure yet.

Added to my collection of EBs only the one on the left I already have! Must start taking out a list with me! The seller wanted 30p each (a bargain anyway I think) but as he didn't have change for £10 he took 25p for all 3!

Some candy stripe pillowcases I've been looking out for. 50p

And finally some lace to use maybe as shelf edging. Again the seller didn't have change of £10 so gave it to me for free. :)

I'm really pleased with this lot as the last few boot sales I've been to have been a bit rubbish so I feel I've had my fix for a while now!



  1. Oh you did fab today. I am desperate for us to get a new car (should get one on Friday) so I can go to some more boot sales. We have a small one in walking distance a couple of times a month, but it's not turned up too many treasures.

    I have been eyeing that pink polka dot jug in Sainsbury's. I might succumb soon but was hoping it might be on sale soon (no doubt it will once I buy it!!)

    Glad you're feeling better anyway :O)

  2. Glad you're feeling better now. Lots of fab goodies - I bought those mannequins in Matalan can't believe how sturdy they are for little ornaments. Love the bed cover I bought 2 cushions from that range as I already have a bedocver and they match perfectly :) xxx

  3. Lovely! Looking forward to seeing the wallpaper up :-)

  4. What an abundance of got a great haul there well spotted...glad your on the mend hun xx

  5. OMG, love that wallpaper!! am off to focus after work tomorrow to get a roll to paper the inside of my Crafty cupboard with. Great booty finds too. Glad your feeling better.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  6. You've done really well ! Love this blog - thank you