The Time Is Now

Following on from talking about our new geometric bargain bed linen on here. I have to share the other recent purchase that I treated our house to.

Remember back in February when I talked about how I was on the hunt for a starburst clock for the dining room? Here is the link to my thrilling blog post if not!

Since then I have been browsing EBay, and stalking my local chazzas on the hunt for one, to no avail. I came to the conclusion that I was never going to get my grubby mitts on a vintage one, as I would never pay the £120+ they seem to sell on EBay for.

My next best option was buy a brand new reproduction one. I casually toyed with the idea of buying one from here for £85, with my birthday money I received last month.

Again, I don’t think I have the stomach to pay that amount for a wall clock. Even if it is an amazing, retro style clock that would look perfect in our dining room.

Sorry for the dodgy snap. I have got very lazy/half arsed recently about taking photos for my blog. Must try harder. When I can be bothered.

But look, I now have my very starburst clock! And I am well chuffed with it!

I found it in my local TK Maxx. I am not a huge fan of clothes shopping in general and TK Maxx is definitely not my favourite shop (its far too much effort all that rummaging!) But my local branch is next door to a DIY shop, so I normally quickly pop into there to avoid the fun of the usual boring DIY shopping tasks, like finding the right thickness in a piece of plywood or a certain sized galvanised screw etc.

I spotted the clock, but it had no price on it, or bar code, or packaging. It was the only one in the shop, so I took it to the till to see if they could find out how much it was for me.

I queued up, then waited patiently while the assistant went hunting for another, then asked her manager what to do, then spent 15 minutes phoning other branches to find out the price for me.

At this point Rob was calling me to ask where the f*** I was, but I was this committed to finding out the price of the bloody clock, I was determined I was going to walk out the shop carrying it.

Eventually, she informed me the price was £25. I ummed and ahhed about it, as I was hoping she would tell me it was £15 (dream on Helen!) The assistant could see I was hesitating (plus I think she was determined to sell this ruddy clock after all her effort) so she offered me a discount as it has a scratch on it.

Sold! So I paid £22 for a brand new clock which retails at £85! Cher-ching!


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