Saturday, 25 January 2014

I Spy A January Bargain...

And also a December bargain or two!
 
Even though I probably own more than enough clothes (read: dresses) to last me a lifetime, there were a few things I picked up in the January sales, plus some things for the house and a couple of charity shop bargains down in Cornwall just before Christmas.

Joe Browns Dresses
 
  
 
First up, a couple of things we picked up in the charity shops of Cornwall (actually, they were both in one charity shop in Penzance - it was a very lucky shop!)
 
 
 We've been on the lookout for a new clock for our kitchen for a while. I did have a gorgeous dusky pink one from Asda with birds on but both me and Andrew managed to knock it on the floor (whilst moving a ladder) and after that, unsuprisingly it didn't work any more.
This retro-looking clock was only a few pounds on a bric-a-brac table - we'd seen some similar clocks for hideous amounts of money in John Lewis a few weeks earlier so we were very pleased to stumble across this!

Vintage looking clock



And in the same shop was this gorgeous blue and brown coffee pot for £2.50. I don't even drink coffee but I couldn't resist buying this to put on display in my kitchen. It says on the bottom, 'Royal Cauldron, Bristol Ironstone, 'Christine''; I have had a quick Google for any info about it but can't find that much on it, although I think it's from the 60s.
Royal Cauldron Bristol Ironstone Christine Coffee Pot
 
 
 
My first January sales purchase was something (or two things) I've wanted for ages - a retro-style kettle and toaster matching set. Our toaster's been on it's last legs for ages, the handle was broken and it didn't smell that great when it was toasting bread. I put my foot down and said 'that's it, I'm buying a new one' and thought it would be better to get the one I wanted rather than just put up with another cheap one. I noticed Dunelm Mill had both the kettle and toaster reduced to £31.99 each (down from £44.99) and if you spent over £50 you got free delivery as well so I went for that - and very pleased I am with it too!

Morphy Richards Kettle and Toaster




Next up on the list of sale purchases - several (far too many) purchases from Joe Browns...


Andrew spotted these shoes in their sale leaflet and to be honest, the fact that he was interested in actually buying some form of clothing was such a rarity that we had to get them. His verdict is that they're very comfy and I've noticed outside of work, he's worn them pretty much all the time.
Men's Joe Browns Shoes
 The Essential Boot - £26.95 (down from £54.95)



Next come the dresses that just accidentally 'fell' into my online shopping basket whilst buying said shoes...


You'll have to excuse the awkward posing, I don't think modelling comes naturally to me (you wanna see the amount of pictures Andrew took just to get one or two good ones!)


The Flattering Oriental Print Dress - £8.95 each (down from £29.95)
Joe Brown's Dresses


The Dotty About You Dress - £17.95 (down from £29.95)
Joe Browns Dress
 
 
The Sweetheart Dress - £14.95 (down from £29.95)
Joe Browns Dress


And my favourite dress of all...the Rock and Roses Dress - £37.95 (down from £54.95)
Joe Browns Dress

Joe Browns Dress




Have you bought anything nice in the January sales?
 



ps. this post is in no way sponsored by Joe Browns, I just really like their clothing!

12 comments:

  1. I love all your dresses! So pretty! The red and black one looks really nice on you :)

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    1. Aww thanks Sooz! That's definitely my favourite dress - just need to find somewhere to wear it now! :-) x

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  2. They all look so lovely on you!! But especially the blue oriental one, it's gorgeous!! Good job your other half wanted the boots else the dresses might never have been!! x

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    1. Thanks Rosie! I'm not sure Andrew was best pleased though - what was *just* a pair of boots turned into one slightly more expensive online shop! :-) x

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  3. Oooh you've got some gorgeous finds there. All the dresses look amazing and loving the coffee pot. :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! The coffee pot was definitely a fab find :-) x

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  4. You little bargain hunter you - you already know how I feel about the toaster and the dresses are just beautiful. My favourite's definitely the Rock and Roses one too, do you struggle to stop swishing it though? I know I would!!
    Superb shopping :o)
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Haha, thanks Michelle! I do love swishing it, it's got such a fab full skirt! I reckon though it'll only end up being worn to places where it's okay to swish about all day - just need a wedding to attend now! :-) xx

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  5. Those dresses are lovely! I haven't heard of Joe Brown's before but will certainly be checking them out now xxx

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    1. Ooh yes, do! They have lovely stuff, some of it is a bit pricey but their sales are good! :-) xxx

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  6. All of your bargains are great! So jealous. I never put nearly enough effort into sale shopping as I should.

    Jen | gingerellaj.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! The dresses almost didn't happen though - if it hadn't been for the other half's boots... :-) x

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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