On Thursday, I shared with you my top secret tips to finding Jumble Sales near you. If you haven’t read it and feel you never hear about many jumbles, then I urge you to go and have a look so you can see what bargains may be out there on your doorstep. Forgot charity shops, table top sales and car boots for now as their prices aren’t likely to be as cheap. To be honest, I really don’t know who charity shops are aimed at these days; if you’re on a budget for whatever reason, their prices can be off putting.
The aim of my game however, is to find what I want or need frugally and make my money spread further; not pay a big chunk on one item like many do, yet I still like quality. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I doubt big brands would be sponsoring me to do a haul video for marketing PR purposes any time soon because I refuse to pay stupid money in to a brand if I can find it cheaper elsewhere. I’ve always been brought up with the motto: Hard earnt, easy spent, so here’s my type of shopping while I save for the real things that matter, such as builders to renovate our first house.
So this post’s findings were from another Jumble Sale I attended yesterday, but low and behold, most charities will now be focusing on Christmas Fayres or similar. Don’t be disheartened though, you may be lucky with the odd one and they’ll be starting back up in the New Year; so if you do go to one any time soon, bear that in mind and stock up if you can.
I didn’t buy as many pieces of clothing this time, but I did pick up a few handy bric-a-brac pieces and these are my favourite pieces.
Firstly I found this bronze brushed finish stylish standing lamp for £3. I’ve been wanting one for a while so I can paint in Annie Sloan chalk paint and heavily distress but dismissed so many expensive ones that looked cheap and dated.
You might question paint on metal, but as long as you wax it, give it 30 days to cure, it will seal in place. I’m not sure about the lampshade on it at the minute but that’s easily changed later on and it currently stands beautifully glowing in the corner of my bedroom for a warmer feel.
Here’s a strange impulse buy for you that set me back £1. It’s a walking stick-come-seat. Do I need it? Of course I don’t but I thought it might be good for the garden or give it away to someone who may find it useful. I fell for the fun gimmick really but it is a charity purchase after all.
These were again 20p and couldn’t have come at a better time. It was only last week when I noticed my F&F black boots were coming away at the heel so I tried to find a bargain in a shopping centre. I ducked and dived in shops and left feeling alienated to find the asking price of fake leather boots were £45, although Asda did offer leather at this price to which I still think is expensive. I still want another pair of boots (preferably ankle ones) and will wait until the first week of December for the start of the Xmas sale, but meanwhile check jumble sales until then.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good quality pair of boots and when I used to manage a clothes shop, I would need a good pair as I’d be on my feet all day; this also meant I would wear them out every few months. And now I work from home, it’s less important or urgent.
And lastly from my top picks is this brand new 50p coffee pot flask. I’m not sure I will use it at present, but hopefully it will make a great picnic buddy and know they can be expensive, so picked it up quickly. We are big coffee drinkers, so could not resist.
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