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.