Saturday, 22 January 2011

New rugs

Had a last minute cancellation from some visitors today, so decided to go to Ikea, Thurrock to get some rugs for my kitchen/diner.

So what did I buy....

This 3 piece china set was just £2 in the Robert Dyas sale.

Another one from Robert Dyas which was 99p!

The kiln jars were from Ikea and the other from Robert Dyas.  The kiln jar is going to be used for hubbys cereal.  The bottle ones are going to have bubble bath decanted into them and the other one is for my cotton wool pads.  Thought I could put some ribbons round the top to pretty them up a bit.

Both the cushion and umbrella are Primark purchases.

My Missy Moo has also been busy buying

She has decided to have a wall of different purple flower pictures in her bedroom. She found this one in the charity shop for £2.90.

She got this necklace in BHS it was reduced to £1 but when it went thru the till it came down to 40p!!

These flowers were again for her bedroom.  39p each in Ikea! and she also got the purple vase in there too.

You may have noticed that I have not mentioned which rugs I got in Ikea....................that's because I did not get the one thing I went there for!!  Story of my life!  They just didnt have quite what I wanted so decided to stick with my temporary ones for now and see what else comes out in the new ranges in the shops.

Oh! Almost forgot..........Argos' new catalogue is out and they have quite some nice bits including polka dot curtains, ditsy curtains etc.  Also, I found some pink gingham curtains that had been reduced to £3.99, so bought them just for the fabric!

More tomorrow............


  1. Looks like a productive shopping day! I also did well Laura Ashley had 50% bed linin and when I got to the till another 10%! Yee ha!!!

  2. What a brilliant bargains shopping day!
    Love all your purchases.Will be popping into Argos today. :0)

  3. oh my goodness - gorgeous china set - bargain!

  4. ooh lovely purchases I can see a trip to primark may be on the cards

  5. Lovely purchases! I especially like that hydrangea photo, they are one of my favourite flowers.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on last night's post, and for reminding me that January is nearly over! I have decided I will go and buy some tulips tomorrow. I'm so sorry to hear that your husband's job is uncertain at the moment, wishing you both lots of luck with that. If you ever fancy doing a cheap/free/handmade pretties swap to cheer each other up give me a shout - it sounds like we both need something to look forwards to! xx

  6. I love a bargain! Robert Dyas is one of a few shops my OH will go in! It's a great idea to have one colour theme pictures in a room. x