Shop-a-thon

I went shopping and I bought…

This one is called Boris - he's bigger
This one is called Boris – he’s bigger
This is Rufus, he's Boris' friend, but smaller
This is Rufus, he’s Boris’ friend, but smaller

Ferns: $40

Camping BBQ - still not constructed though.  Look! It has a light too!
Camping BBQ – still not constructed though. Look! It has a light too!

BBQ: $169 $99!

This is my Christmas gift from my parents, now stretched, and on the wall
This is my Christmas gift from my parents, now stretched, and on the wall

Christmas Canvas art stretched $80~

Beautifully soft, and zips up nice and snug.  It just needs to get colder!
Beautifully soft, and zips up nice and snug. It just needs to get colder!

Cardigan $249, but only $169 after gift vouchers. See it here for more details etc

Utensils...
Utensils…

Random cooking utensils – totaling about $100!

The only thing that was a ‘surprise’ was the cooking utensils and some gifts. I hadn’t planned on stopping in this great store. But once I was in there, I suddenly found I ‘needed’ mini spatulas, to scrap out jars with. And a sipper lid for my reusable bottle – I kept spilling it from the wide mouth. And there were two (unphotographed) items that are for a planned gift of an irregular reader’s partner…

Everything else is part of a considered plan.  Sort of.  I do feel like I splurged a little though, in the past few weeks.

When was the last time you feel like you splurged?

12 Replies to “Shop-a-thon”

  1. I love Boris and Rufus! I would like to adopt them. They will do beautifully in the Sydney warmth. I would love to have my house full of palms like that. Sadly, the Melbourne weather is not as conducive their survival.

    I'm intrigued at the blue colouring on the dot painting. Is it 'indigenous inspired art' or some kind of textiles.

    As for my last splurge…lol! It seems constant lately, with our bookings for the trip in June. Rail fares one week, accommodation the next etc. I am working hard on a big "No / Low Spend" week this week…

    1. Awww, I wonder if you adopt them if I let them become under nourished (highly possible, I have a bad track record!) But they do brighten the place up!

      The dot painting, I believe, is truly made by an Aborigine – Dad bought three pieces, one for me, one for mum, and one for a French lady (like my second mum!) I should ask him more about the show he went to though.

      Ah yes, I spent some of today daydreaming about the ultimate Europe trip – those destinations I'm yet to see. Amazingly, I couldn't even find the flights between some of the destinations, so some work is needed!

  2. Love the cardie. Want the cardie!

    And need to know where you got your painting stretched. Much cheaper than mine. And I'm not totally happy with how mine was stretched. Think I will get it redone.

    1. The cardi is pretty awesome – thankful to be skipping off to Adelaide overnight at the end of the week, where it'll be cold enough to wear it!!

      My painting was stretched at Kadmium in Bay St, opposite Broadway Shopping Centre. I have previously had something stretched by the framing place in Rhodes Shopping Centre (they did almost all my original framing and mats – but I had to fit them :s). Kadmium are a 'proper' artist's shop, however, te guy who does Canvases seems to only be in on Thursdays and is (like I assume all artists can be) scattered. I dropped mine off, and waited for said Thursday for him to call. I was patient and it turned out fine.

    1. Oh yes, I saw that dress – see I can't comment on your blog at work, so I often have to 'catch' up on commenting on the weekend, even though I read it when I get the emails.

      I think naming them is a nice way to feel they are part of the family – and perhaps I'll take more care to keep them alive??

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