Today I bought myself two presents. Both were things that I had hankered after since moving into our new house but could not justify spending lots of money on.
In the Hospice charity shop where I volunteer each week, larger donated items such as furniture are regularly brought down from the warehouse in Douglas and put on display in our shop. They are generally used but good quality and are always snapped up straight away.
I was very lucky to find exactly what I wanted - both items on the same day - before they could be sold to anyone else. I think Elfie must have had a word in Santa's ear .
I persuaded P to come with me this morning to collect them, even though he thinks they are frivolous and a waste of money. ( Both items together only cost £80 so didn't break the bank).
Elfie has tried them out and he approves. He especially likes the swivel recliner chair which now fits snugly in the window alcove, and says the faux log burner is very cosy..
No log chopping or clearing out ashes for Elfie or P. They look really good.ReplyDelete
It's surprising how much difference, psychologically, the flames make. Even if the heat is not switched on it seems to feel warmer.Delete
I often day dream watching the flames in our stove. They are memorising at times.ReplyDelete
What great bargains you found, JayCee! Both are in wonderful condition. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ellen. I couldn't believe my luck when I saw them both for that price.Delete
That chair looks great JayCee! Well-spotted! If Lord Peregrine thinks that they are frivolous and unnecessary items then tell him he is not allowed to sit on the "new" chair and only switch the heat on the faux log burner when he is out of the house. That'll teach him!ReplyDelete
He is already trying out the chair, sitting with the footrest raised and working on today's crossword.Delete
Lucky you. I would have snapped up both items.ReplyDelete
I usually miss out as the best items are sold within minutes of going on display. I feel very lucky today.Delete
You did well there!ReplyDelete
Didn't I just!Delete
You did really well - those were absolute bargains! The chair looks really comfortable and I see elfie's already warming his toes by the fire.ReplyDelete
He doesn't realise it is not real.Delete
Best purchases ever! Heat without fuss and a comfortable armchair. I have a very similar one right beside the flames. I lie back, watch the telly, feet up, glass in hand.ReplyDelete
Only I have to clean out the ashes in the morning
That sounds wonderful, well, apart from the cleaning out the ashes bit.Delete
Wow, good buys both. Pop open the bubbly to celebrate :)ReplyDelete
I am way ahead of you there, BB!Delete
They are both great finds. Glad you got there first. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Those are great finds. I hope that Elfie doesn't burn his little seater on the heater!ReplyDelete
Only if I switch on the heat setting.Delete
That chair was worth more than £80 by itself. Comfort is worth good money!ReplyDelete
I am sitting in it right now. Last night P monopolised it.Delete
I have often thought it must be handy working in a charity shop as you can get to snaffle things up before the shop opens! Both purchases are a bargain.ReplyDelete
I only volunteer one day each week so usually miss out. I struck lucky on Friday.Delete
Elfie in the hot seat!ReplyDelete
I think his seat was certainly hot.Delete