Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Quarterly Collective Haul // January - March 2016

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 ;)




22 comments:

  1. You bargain hunter you! I love finding a good bargain, don't see the point in paying more if the second hand thing is just as good (if not better quality).
    Love the couch!

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    1. Heck yeah! haha Glad to hear you feel the same ;)
      Thank you!

      xo

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  2. Love this post! The table from the charity shop is stunning x

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  3. I just watched The Good Dinosaur last night and while I thought it was a little predictable, like most Pixar films, I sobbed like a baby and ended up really enjoying it! Love your cute Mickey Mouse socks.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. For the first time??! Oh did you? I really liked it. I always cry from beginning to end in most movies haha. Thank you!

      xo

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  4. Love this post
    I adore the alice top but they've not had it in my size at Primark boo!
    Also Homeward Bound is completely my favourite and it always makes me cry when Shadow falls

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    1. Thank you! Yeah in one store I went to it was all 14+ and then the other store only had 8s so I had to get that and just wear it baggy. Must be a popular one!
      It was one of my fave VHS as a kid, still upsets me though so I haven't watched the dvd yet haha.

      xo

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  5. Have you started the 'Walt Disney: An American Original' book yet? I really loved that book! It's genuinely one of my favourite books ever.

    That stripey Minnie Mouse top is so adorable! I can't believe it's a pj top - it looks like a regular vest top.

    I can't believe you managed to snap up all those DVDs for just over £11 - what a bargain haul! I'm so jealous of your amazing DVD collection!

    x

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    1. I haven't. I'm really struggling to read anything lately, I dunno what's wrong with me.

      Oh I'm glad because that's what I'm wearing it as lol.

      Yep! Best way to do it :) We have a cupboard of normal movies too, like non Disney and they were mainly CEX scores too!

      xo

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  6. It's a good feeling when you manage to grab yourself a bargain, knowing that you never paid full price for it. Your sofa is gorgeous, looks really good with your animal pic cushions too. I would love to have my house decorated in furniture from the 1950's-1970's but Steve doesn't share that love with me so I just have to settle for vintage decor items instead. Old things don't fall to bits like new items do xx

    The Life of Dee

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    1. Yes! I think I get it from my Dad ha.
      Thank you :) I'm happy with it, I just need to find some art I like for the wall as it seems so bare now the Easter decs are down.
      Jake just lets me do whatever I want really. It's how I manage to have so much Disney around despite him hating it.

      xo

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  7. Yay for bargain hunting! I love hitting up tag sales over the summer; I find so many great things for such little money. And I just adore that Hogwarts Alumni tee!

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    1. Yay! Thank you, it's quite cute eh? The Disney and Potter stuff can be hit or miss in there as some is a little tacky but I though that one was alright.

      xo

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  8. I already mentioned how impressed I was by your bargain hunting for DVDs! I also really love the Mickey bag too!

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  9. You have some good DVDs in your Disney collection that I also have :) I collect DVDs in general so I am coming down with them but my Disney/Muppets/Scooby Doo shelf is coming on nicely and they are mostly all second hand from Amazon. I agree that you cannot go wrong :) x

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    1. Snap!
      Yeah me too I have a separate cupboard with non-Dis movies and one for my Dis ones.I hate Muppets and Star Wars etc though so they won't be entering the collection ever :P

      xo

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  10. You must teach me your bargain hunting ways! I think the biggest problem with me is, I don't have any patience. So if I can't get what I want on sale/for a cheap price, I'll just pay full price. That's going to stop now, though. I've got a car to be paying for. Haha. Your sofa looks lovely, a bit like ours actually! :) x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. That's the problem. If I'm looking for something in particular I can never find it/afford it. But when I'm not looking for anything, I find the bargains! I've had a few people ask me to do a post on living on a budget so I might put one together.
      Thanks lovely!

      xo

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  11. I love Primark, they have the best things, I am buying anything Disney or slogany from there at the minute to wear on my WDW holiday.

    I got the Walt book the last time I was at Epcot, ashamed to say I haven't read it yet but every time I see the One Man's Dream show at Hollywood Studios and watch Saving Mr Banks I just want to absorb all the Disney facts I can!!

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    1. I'm not a fashion-y person so live in Disney tees and jeans! haha

      I haven't read it yet either :P Though I have read my other one about him and already knew a lot from reading stuff online.

      xo

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