Thursday, 20 November 2008

An unfortunate series of events



An unfortunate series of events:

Walking past a junk shop = quick look inside, and almost buying a bookcase.

Almost buying a bookcase + assessing whether it is a good option = quick walk down a street near me with antiques shops to see if bookcase actually is a bargain (it is a little bit broken.)

Antiques shops + credit crunch = search on Ebay instead.

Search on Ebay = bidding for a chair I don't need, because it is 'pick-up' only, and I think I have a chance of getting it.

Bidding for a chair I don't need = renewed conviction that there are lots of bargains on Ebay.

Conviction that there are lots of bargains = continued Ebay search, this time in clothes, and even in 'vintage' clothing.

Search in 'vintage' clothing = lots of bids on dresses I'm not sure I really like. I think two might even be polyester, with pleats.

I blame this dress, via My Polaroid Blog, which got me thinking that I should buy more second-hand clothes. I think it is beautiful.

I still haven't decided whether to get the bookcase. It would be a 'temporary' bookcase, until I can afford what I really want. But I am getting quite concerned at the amount of temporary furniture I have acquired, mostly from Ikea. I turned down going to a black tie dinner this evening, because it was £50 and I'm supposed to be saving money. I need to stop my Ebay frenzy.

Photo by Jen Gotch, via My Polaroid Blog.

9 comments:

Gina said...

haha i too often find myself in the same kind of "unfortunate series of events" !

amy@inspirationchic said...

GET THE BOOKCASE. Life is short! I am a bad influence-sorry! Get it-go go go GO. then post it. I want to see it.

Mindy said...

Yes, but isn't it so much fun?! The thrill of the "hunt"! Get the bookcase...I want to see it too!

Char said...

LOL I had to stop looking at e-bay but unfortunately I've discovered Etsy - stop me NOW.

Jackie said...

Confessions of a shopoholic! Sounds like the kind of crazy stuff I do. Luckily I have managed to get it under control lately.

A dreamy pola can make just about anything look good, so don't be fooled into thinking you have to have a vintage dress!

Geisslein said...

I love this dress too....:o)

The City Sage said...

This post = me laughing out loud.

Me laughing out loud = feeling cheered after a long day.

feeling cheered after a long day = wanting to indulge myself with a little online shopping.

wanting to indulge myself with a little online shopping = continued conviction that recessions have the best sales.

continued conviction that recessions have the best sales = me buying crap I would never pay full price for but I'm a sucker for a "bargain".

me buying crap I would never pay full price for but I'm a sucker for a bargain = lynne fulfilling her nefarious scheme to make us shop too...

please sir said...

Oh I know what you mean!!

Cabbage Babble said...

I love this dress!