It's the very first quarterly haul of the year! I had originally thought that I wouldn't have too much to include in this as I was planning on saving any spare money but it turns out over the past 3 months I've still accumulated a few bits and bobs though so let's have a quick look through everything.
So as you can see, the main 'big' purchase of this quarter is my new sofa and it's actually the only brand new piece of furniture (minus beds) in my whole house. I am big on antiques and old furniture as you'll know if you've seen my cabinets etc. I had been on the hunt for a second hand Chesterfield however after missing out on an awesome one a few years back as we didn't have the space, the search has been fruitless apart from ones in really bad condition - I guess they're gaining in popularity as of late. So my ever wonderful Dad got us this bargain in the Argos sale. I love it. I'll pay him back in installments - don't worry!
I also have a tiny pile of books, two of which were actually from late December and therefore not included in my previous haul. You'll have seen my post on 'The Disney Book' if you're a regular reader and in that same order I picked up my 1st of the Puffin Chalk collection - The Wizard of Oz! :)
The 'Walt Disney: An American Original' book was a 2nd hand score in January and the super interesting 'Animal Instincts' was a mere £1 at Poundland!
What do you think of my pretty robin friend and bunny piggy bank? Poundland scores too! You may soon realize that most things I buy are bargains, ain't nobody got time for paying full price or extortionate amounts when there's rent and council tax to pay! On that point, probably 95% of DVDs (and 80% of books) I get are second hand, no shame in pre-loved gems. The DVDs above we bought at CEX in York were all less than £1 and the Cinderella canvas was just bought on a whim (to replace an image that was already in the spare room when we moved) as it was in the sale for £6, yay!
Those stunning tables of mine were a charity shop find, I'll let you guess how much. Guessed? £10! Cannot beat antiques - cheap, beautiful and built to last...unlike most furniture you get these days.
Everything mentioned this far was accumulated over a matter of months, whereas everything in the last three photos above was bought in one day. This is what happens when I go to Newcastle haha. We don't have many stores in our town and our nearest Primark (aka Disney clothing land for poor people) is Newcastle, so while we were in the area it was pretty hard not to grab a few bits.
I picked up:
- A Bracelet (which I transferred the charm from to a necklace) £2.50
- Earrings (despite not having normal sized lobe piercings) £2.50
- Alice in Wonderland Tshirt (size 8 as it was the only size they had left!) £7.00
- Hogwarts Tshirt (size 6) £7.00
- Lion King Baseball T (size 6) £7.00
- Striped Mickey vest (size small, apparently PJs, but I'm wearing it as a top so boo to you) £4.50
- Neon Mickey socks. £2.50
- Mickey hands tote £1.50
- Oh Boy zippy makeup bag thingy (courtesy of Mam) £4.00
As you can see this quarter has been a great one for my Disney DVD collection. After completing my 53 classics collection last year I took a little break and started with the Wonderful World of Reading books collection. Those books are actually harder to come by than you'd think though, so with that and the random trip to Newcastle I got some bargain DVDs added to my cupboard.
Obviously, The Good Dinosaur is one I bought new as it was released recently but would you believe that I picked up the 12 DVDs in the second photo (+ one that my Mam is borrowing, so a total of 13) for a few pence over £11! Boom!!
And the last photo? So Dear to my Heart was brand new from Amazon for £2.77 and the other four, also from Amazon were a grand total of £1.34 (very good condition) 2nd hand. Can. Not. Go. Wrong!!
I may not be able to afford to keep up with all these 'super Disney fans' who get everything and everything they want, but my collection is thoughtfully purchased, extremely appreciated and I love it.
Anyways, insert a disclaimer about how I'm not bragging and this collection of inanimate objects has been bought by myself or parents (as mentioned) over the past 3 months. We don't eat out, get takeaway or go out at all to be honest so other than bills, this is the only money I've spent. I dunno why I'm explaining myself but I am. So yeah. Until next quarter, see ya real soon ;)