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Some members may recall that OH and I successfully bid for a stone bird bath at an auction in North Devon last April.

We have just spent the most wonderful week in North Devon and Cornwall, with sunshine every day and returned to the same auction house.

Here is the bird bath from last year … for the sum of £22

These are our ‘Lots’ from last week … the boy our daughter now calls ‘Huckleberry Finn’ … our bid of £12 secured him

Secondly is this small bird bath … £15 seemed a bargain

This pair of boots have drainage holes … not sure what to plant them with yet!

The boots were ours for £10 … commission on the three items was £4 … total spend was £41 … compare that to Garden Centre or reclamation yard prices and I think you’ll agree we definitely bagged some bargains!

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How on earth did you manage to get yourselves and luggage and all your purchases back home. lol. :O) all look great how are you keeping these days, hopefully you are on the mend again now, hope so. B

31 Jul, 2012

 

Wonderful bargains there Shirley, so pleased you were lucky with the weather as well, it must have done you good. Nice to have you back, hope all is going well. Love Huckleberry Finn.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Wow... fantastic bidding, Shirley.
Wonderful for your garden.
Wellies look great :o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

What lovely features for the garden and fantastic bargains! Glad you are much better now and that you had the sunshine while you were away. Nice to see you back on here again.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Lol, Oliveoil, we wrapped the ornaments in beach and bath towels, put them in the car boot, then piled up the back seat and floor with luggage! Fabulous sunny weather throught the whole week, coats stayed in the wardrobe .. :o)

Cinders, we stopped at the GC near Salisbury for a comfort break on the way there ... the resident Pheasant appeared for some crumbs! ... Am hoping to post another blog later about the holiday and my health ... feeling a lot better since a change of meds ... I shall PM you soon .....

Terra, those boots are so heavy ... we'll have to choose carefully where their home will be ... don't fancy moving them too often! .....

Thankyou Rose, it's good to be feeling more energetic and the week away has done us both good ... shame I didn't bring the sunshine back though .....

31 Jul, 2012

 

You certainly did get a bargain, would'nt have got one of them for that price at GC, well do.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Adding heavy boots to GoYpedia Wellies :o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

They are all lovely and what bargains:)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Brilliant bargains, Shirley, and good to see you back. (Love the boots!) So glad you had a sunny time in the West Country . . . such a lovely area, and nothing like a break from routine to make you feel better :)

Were you anywhere near Poke Jolly Bay? That's where we're heading in September. x

31 Jul, 2012

 

They`re great Shirley and I agree definitely a bargain, they will all look smashing in your garden, I feel for the poor car as they do look heavy, lol..
So pleased you had a good week and also that you are feeling better again, the holiday will have done you and OH a power of good..

31 Jul, 2012

 

Love your bargains Shirley, love Huck & the bird bath which would look nice with summer annuals in, geraniums, ivy, petunias etc , very smart, i really like the old boots they will look great when planted too.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks, Clarice ... those boots may go near the bird feeder to stop Megan lying on the ground in wait for the birds! .....

Thanks, Terra ... :o) .....

Nanad, it's sad to think these are probably all from a house/garden clearance ... but they'll be happy here! ... :o) .....

Sheilabub ... good to be back on GoY! ... We stayed about seven miles East of Bude and visited RHS Rosemoor & Docton Mill Gardens to name but two lovely places ... I've not heard of Poke Jolly Bay ... whereabouts is it please? ... :o) .....

Lol, Lincs, the boots are heavy, but the other items not too bad ... OH had changed the car tyre pressure for 3 adults & luggage ... just as well! ... :o)

Grandmage ... the large bird bath is a favourite for the Pigeons to bathe in (NOT my favourite birds in the garden!) and the new, smaller cherub statue is filled with water ... just need to see if the smaller birds will use it ... :o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Oh its in use already is it!! Lol. I am sure once the little birds get used to it they will certainly love it.I dont like pigeons but I suppose they need water too!

31 Jul, 2012

 

Oh i love your bargains Shirley......nice one...

31 Jul, 2012

 

brilliant bargains again :-))
wish there was somewhere near me with things like that .
I,d never be away !!!

31 Jul, 2012

 

Wow fantasic features for your garden and great bargains too1 Its nice to see you back again Shirley and so pleased you are feeling better;0))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Wow Shirley - sale of the century!!!

31 Jul, 2012

 

Great bargains. I think you should apply to Bargain Hunt, you would win hands down.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Jolly Poke Bay is on the north Cornish coast, Shirley, near Crantock, and east of Perranporth.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Great bargain - much more interesting and practical than coming home with a tea towel or some other pointless momento. :)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi pleased to see you back, glad you had a lovely holiday, and you are feeling better.
Wonderful bargains, love the bird bath, could just see it in our garden lol looking forward to your blogs....xx

31 Jul, 2012

 

Those were real bargains. I'm pleased for you :o)
Huckleberry Finn is the right name for that little boy. He looks just like him lol.
I'm glad you enjoyed north Devon, it's wonderful there ... but I am biased ...

1 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely to see you again,Shirley..and so glad you had a great holiday..great news that your new meds are working for you ,at last...you must feel tons better.;o) .Love all your buys,especially the boots..they are fabulous..:o) xx

1 Aug, 2012

 

Thankyou all so much for your lovely comments on this blog ... here's a strange thing though ... when I scrolled through it the boots photo had vanished! ... I went back to find the pic on the computer to post it on ... and then it had returned ... hmm ... 'These boots are made for walking' comes to mind ... younger Goyers won't know what I'm rambling on about ... lol!

1 Aug, 2012

 

Lol Shirley - wherever they went, they decided to come back!! and I'm old enough to know what you're 'rambling on about' ;-))

1 Aug, 2012

 

Sheila .... you must be a child of the Fifties too ... lol!

1 Aug, 2012

 

Who, me? no I'm only 22!!! (and a bit) ... lol

1 Aug, 2012

 

Fifties ? ..mere children ! Lol.

1 Aug, 2012

 

Quite Bloomer, oh to be 50 again!!

1 Aug, 2012

 

I'd settle for 60,Dd..!! Lol

1 Aug, 2012

 

Well yes that would be fine too!!

1 Aug, 2012

 

Not going any further ! :o))

1 Aug, 2012

 

Can't bear to say my age, so I say 69 plus one, lol!

2 Aug, 2012

 

Smiled at all the 'age comments' ... I would like to be 21 again and know what I know now! ... Wouldn't change a thing ... if you believe that, you'll believe anything ... lol!

2 Aug, 2012

 

Tell me about it,Sheila..plus another one ! :o(...just think though,girls..no GoY ''in our days ' Lol.

2 Aug, 2012

 

Love your bargins Shirley & great that you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to holiday snaps blogs :-)

2 Aug, 2012

 

Didn't you do well. Love Huckleberry. Wish we had places like that near here.

3 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Willinilli, we were just so lucky with that wonderful sunny weather ...

We do have auctions in West Sussex, Hb, but have never been to one of them ... perhaps we should just to see how the prices compare with the West Country! ... I wonder if you make enquiries, you may find your area does have an auction house.

3 Aug, 2012

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