Sunday, 20 November 2011

Can't believe it is Monday again tomorrow - but have had a great weekend.

Yesterday, we went to my mother-in-laws via Ikea, Thurrock.  Had to take a star light back and then discovered they had a lot of their xmas bits in a half price sale!! I didnt go mad, but re-bought the light (as original one didnt go together properly)and that had gone down to £6.49 instead of £12.99.  Then got.....

Sorry, this isnt a very good picture - hopefully you can see the vintage type picture on this plant pot. This wasn't in the sale but was only £3ish

These packs of postcards were displayed in the room settings and looked really good.  Had already decided I would buy a pack and then saw they had been reduced to 49p for pack of 5!!

 These snowflake battery operated lights have suction pads on each light - so am thinking of putting them round a mirror - reduced to £1.79.

Then my mother-in-law suggested visiting Crews Hill, which is near her, in Enfield, North London.  It is a long road filled with garden centres, and a few other large shops.  It was very busy, probably because the weather was so nice, but we finally found parking. We spent over 2 hours there and only went in a pet shop (which even sold dogs!), a shop selling tropical fish(cant think of the name for this type of shop!!) and 2 large garden centres.  The garden centres also had xmas sections, pretty household bits, books, food etc.  I only made one purchase as it was quite expensive - even with my mother-in-law paying £20 towards it as a pressie.
So here it is............

It looks more magical in real life and is quite big!
One of the shops even had real reindeer!
And all the shops had old fashioned christmas music playing - it was a really lovely afternoon - with something for all of us.

Then today we went roller skating with the friends we suddenly bumped into again, after approx 8 years - when visiting secondary schools.  Afterwards it was back to theirs for food, drinks and a natter.

Here are a few xmas bits I bought earlier in the week

 Roll on 1st December, so I can start putting all this up - have so much stuff now, will prob take me till Xmas to do it! lol!


  1. I love Ikea's xmas bits and bobs, will have to plan a visit i think. Your finds are lovely :o) Scarlett x

  2. Ikea is great for bargains anyway but you got some great ones in the sale! The lights with the suckers is a brilliant idea. I see a trip to Ikea beckoning.
    Have fun putting up all your's one of the best parts of Xmas I think. :0)

  3. We love your Christmas postcards. And is there anything nicer than finding something you wanted anyway has been reduced? We think not!

    We've subscribed to your lovely blog!

    The Relics Team

  4. What a lot of goodies! I love the little christmas house with candy canes, so sweet!
    Nattie x

  5. What lovely Christmassy finds! I especially love the little snowman candle and 'Santa' sign! Fab :)

    Louise xx

  6. Oooh, you make me feel all Christmassy again!!!