A Happy Giveaway

I have decided to have my giveaway this week…I have been collecting little ‘Bargains’ for a while now (especially for this give-away) and I did blog about it a little HERE.

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I thought I would make a button for you to add to your blog to make this a bit of fun!…so if you want to be in with a chance to win these delights….please leave a comment and then take the button and add it to your blog or website.

The prize consists of a London Union Jack holdall, A tin of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ Shortbread biscuits, a cute little book about Car fashion fads!,  A bunch of my favourite ‘tacky’ Mighty Pound flowers, A Mighty Pound Bin, A blue spotty gift bag,  A little ‘tattoo’ puzzle, and a pretty Cath Kidston style oven mitt set.

The Giveaway is open to all…As I would hate to limit this to my UK friends only 🙂

Right! so what would I like you to comment about!


Why don’t you tell me…the best bargain you have ever found….I want to know all the details, what, where and when 🙂

I will draw this Giveaway on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at 8pm…you can have as many entries as you like but please remember to add the button to your Blog.Best of luck my friends.







  1. Cheshire Kat
    22nd March 2011 / 7:15 pm

    I'm counting down and telling all my friends to get in on this!

  2. Zoe Ross
    22nd March 2011 / 3:22 pm

    im so gld that the weather is getting dry and warmer so we can start going to car boots and looks for treasuresfrom zoenick12@hotmail.com

  3. Cheshire Kat
    22nd March 2011 / 2:04 pm

    I've got the button on my blog! The suspense is killing me! I can't wait to see who wins!!!

  4. Anonymous
    21st March 2011 / 2:17 pm

    Hi! The best bergains I get on the fleamarket! I love vintage lace and trims and on fleamarket you can get them for a great price! The last time somebody else had the same idea so all the laces and trims were sold to her…BUT I had big luck to get a dressmarker doll for 20 bucks in a very classy , flower style which I thought is a great deal also!I will blog you fabolous giveaway on my blog and I would like to see you there one time, also!Candy Kisses Daniela

  5. Trish
    20th March 2011 / 4:05 am

    hi, my best bargain would be a pram that I bought for $20, and then sold for $50!? Buyer was thrilled. cheers Trish.

  6. Lori
    18th March 2011 / 3:50 am

    Hi HappyBest deal, a large hobnail milkglass vase ruffled at the top, value roughly $65, price paid-fifty cents!!!What a wonderful give away! Your U.S friends are just drooling, wish we had stores near! i will ad your cutie button! Lori

  7. Angie
    17th March 2011 / 6:39 pm

    Love your blog and the cool give away, especially love the keep calm can!My best "buy" was many years ago when I purchased a Hudson's Bay Blanket for $80., it's a 3.5 point blanket that is green. It only comes out of the blanket chest on really cold winter nights. And every time I put it on the bed, my husband comments on " the best thing you ever bought" 🙂

  8. {Bellamere Cottage}
    17th March 2011 / 3:11 am

    Oooppps….forgot to list my best "find"… I bought a fabulous, vintage kitchen queen at the DRY CLEANERS for 125 dollars…. still tickled over that one. :-)Blessings,Spencer

  9. {Bellamere Cottage}
    17th March 2011 / 3:09 am

    What a happy little giveaway…. I LOVE it… Please throw me into the hat too…Warm blessings,Spencer

  10. Wife
    17th March 2011 / 12:54 am

    What a cute giveaway!! It's so full of bold colors!!The best bargain I have ever found has got to be my sunshine yellow rotary phone! And! It still works!! I discovered this little beauty at the Goodwill for 5 bucks!! SCORE!!I absolutely love it! p.s I totally added you button on my blog!http://dearhlovew.blogspot.com/

  11. Amy (Blighty Boutique)
    16th March 2011 / 8:20 pm

    Fab giveaway, I'd love to take part x

  12. Anonymous
    16th March 2011 / 5:48 pm

    Button captured and posted! Best bargain ever…well, I shop sales all the time, and haunt thrift stores and bargain bins… my favorite bargain to date is a beat up old wooden trunk I picked up for $5 at the thrift store. LOVE it.

  13. Collquest
    16th March 2011 / 2:35 pm

    Love your giveaway….please enter meI've come across so many bargains it's hard to pin down one that I would add…but most memorable because of the price was finding a LARGE box of Vera Bradley purses for $5.00. Once in a lifetime event in a thrifter's life!! I didn't even know what I had because I had never owned a Vera Bradley anything but I loved the quilted material and how well made they were.

  14. Eat, Drink and be like Mary
    16th March 2011 / 2:54 am

    I would love to win this lovely prize for my daughter. She spent 2 years living in the Newcastle area right out of highschool, I hate to admit it but she is a third generation anglophile. She also shares a thrifting gene with me. We recently found 2 wonderful vintage 50's chairs in turquoise. $10 each. they are going to be her first furnishings in her post college apartment. Let the junking begin

  15. Anonymous
    15th March 2011 / 9:02 pm

    Greetings from Southern California I am your newest follower. I invite you to visit my blog and follow me if you want too. God Bless You 🙂 ~Ron

  16. Heidi
    15th March 2011 / 4:50 pm

    I would love to be entered in this fabulous giveaway!

  17. K2
    15th March 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Whew. After many tries and searching online for the answer, I FINALLY figured out how to add your gadget to my blog.The best bargain I ever found was the 1940's suit black, white and green houndtooth womans suit that I got married in. A friend had renters that moved out in the middle of the night and left a bunch of stuff. My friend let me paw through the stuff and I found 6 bark cloth curtain panels. My friend didn't want them so I traded them straight across at a vintage store for my wedding suit. Great bargain, don't you think?

  18. qwiksave
    14th March 2011 / 11:27 pm

    I bought a fab genuine Liberty wallet from an Oxfam shop for £1.50, sold it on ebay and got £45! Just last week I bought a £2 Mont Blanc wallet from a charity shop and saw the same ones are over £120 online!

  19. malia
    14th March 2011 / 5:21 pm

    I nabbed a box of jadite from an antique store that probably hadn't looked too closely at the contents… I think I spent 10 bucks and had a box full of (green)gold!

  20. Beeshebags
    14th March 2011 / 2:37 pm

    Hmmmm I do seem to find some great bargains, but some of this years scoops have been some Back to School graph square pads that were out for 20c each…..and some small writing pads also for 20c each….then there was the op shop bargain….I found myself some metre-age of cotton fabric (about 3 metres all up) and about 5 pairs of kids summer trousers to turn into cute handbags, all for the bargain price of $1.40 Aud and the trousers were 20c a pair, so 40c for 3 metres of fabric was a steal…no? I think it was….lol Off to add your button onto my blog sidebar now. Hugs Naomi

  21. Fancy Vintage
    13th March 2011 / 9:28 pm

    Hi there, have just discovered your lovely blog and am now a follower. I have also added your cool blog button to my sidebar. One of my best bargains was only 2 days ago, It was discovering 18 vintage embroidered tablecloths.Awesome, also a collection of bone china and a really pretty vintage glass vase, pretty vintage book and a massive hoop that goes under the wedding dress. All for £10.Amazing!!!!Made me smile all day.Thanks for hosting giveaway!Becca

  22. Gena
    13th March 2011 / 7:26 pm

    My best bargain? hmmm tricky! I am bargain hunter extraordinare! my latest bargain would be a vintage cruet set,two little black mammys with red polka dot dresses and head bands for £3.00 and I adore them!

  23. ♥ Miss Tea
    13th March 2011 / 8:36 am

    What a lovely giveaways! Would like to try my luck in this!! have added the button on my blog. I just moved here to the UK about 3 years ago and found out there's a great fun visiting car boot sales and charity shops and found treasures there, my first time I went to one charity shop in my local town that i found an alarm clock for only £1.50 and then I spray painted it with pink! …Good luck to me and Everyone who entered the giveawasy! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  24. Cheshire Kat
    12th March 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Thought of another! I once got a $20 Soap and Glory bag full of bath goodies for $2. I blogged about it here: http://bit.ly/fKD8iHHere's hoping I get picked for a package from across the pond!!

  25. Cheshire Kat
    12th March 2011 / 4:35 pm

    I often blog about the fun little things I've bought for only $1, but my mom still has the best bargain stories. Just last month she found a very old Steif Lion at Goodwill for $0.49! When my sister was little my mom found an American Girl Doll for her at a thrift store. I think she paid maybe $3 for that. Crazy!

  26. Kate
    12th March 2011 / 2:00 am

    I've gotten alot of bargains in my day, but my most recent one was last week on my birthday when I found a darling chabby chic little tabe at an antiques store priced at $69.00 and I got it for $48.00 Kate from Indiana.

  27. Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ!
    11th March 2011 / 7:41 pm

    Bargain hunting is my main life skill! Haha! My absolute best bargain was on a carboot hunt with my lovely mum about 8 years ago – we were having a good old rootle at a local school boot sale and came across the funniest little teddy, all battered up in the bottom of a suitcase. He had the funniest little face I've ever seen on a bear, (you know when somethings so ugly that its kinda cute?) so I showed my mum, who quickly ushered me towards the stallholder who said ''Oh that old thing.. £1?'' SOLD! Got him home, did our research – turns out he's an original Merrythought 'Cheeky' bear! Worth a tiny fortune! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Well, bear-holder! Haha! x x x PS have popped your button the my blog!

  28. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    11th March 2011 / 4:35 pm

    I am so happy to have found your blog! It is total eye candy.I am currently featuring Royal Wedding Wednesday's on my blog and there is a giveaway there too. Click on the carriage in the sidebar.I am also having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.Have a wonderful weekend.

  29. Jill Ballard
    11th March 2011 / 4:13 pm

    I wear a lovely sharp cut CK Black Jacket which I snapped up at Mind Charity shop for £2…Every time I wear it people think I'm loaded! lol!But the best £500 I have ever ever spent was on the gorgeous ball of fluffy Lhasa Apso doggie that is sitting by my feet as I type keeping them warm and toasty!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJill – Cambridge

  30. Anonymous
    10th March 2011 / 8:46 pm

    Yiiiihaaaa! What a lovely giveaway! My best bargain is 3 coats for 8£ last january on an e-shop. And I love them! :-))Now let me put the button on my blog!

  31. Anonymous
    10th March 2011 / 2:27 pm

    Whoops…i forgot to add my name at the end of my post (anerican girl doll)…hehe this is Tammy from Michigan, USA 😉

  32. Anonymous
    10th March 2011 / 2:26 pm

    My BEST deal I have ever found was a retired "American Girl" doll at a thrift store for $8.00. I knew it had to be worth more than that…so I came home and went on Ebay…..well holy smokies, I found out it was worth at least $150.00 because she was retired!!! I sold her for $162.00!!! =) I was one happy girl! I just LOVE your blog too..you have inspired me to not be "afraid" of red and I have incorporated it into my kitchen decor! have a lovely day!!! xo

  33. Amanda
    9th March 2011 / 3:21 pm

    Your button brightens my blog up!My most recent bargain was a Marks and Spencer leather jacket, as new, in the charity shop for £6.99. It would have been well over £100.Some fab bargains mentioned.

  34. Rosy
    9th March 2011 / 10:19 am

    Oh yeah, add me too please, I'll take your button. My best deal, long ago I went to a florist to buy a small tree for my yard. There were old books on a shelf and asked if they were sold, the clerk said no, give them to me. I have no tree, but I have a small collection of small treasures, ancient books.

  35. Jenny's Heart
    9th March 2011 / 6:12 am

    I think my best bargain lately would be a 4 pack Ivory soap for 19 cents!

  36. SueLovesCherries
    9th March 2011 / 2:24 am

    Happy, you're such a dear to have this awesome giveaway!My best bargain ever was at a yard sale – a 12-piece set of Villeroy & Boch Petite Fleur dishes, with serving platters, ramekins, and all, for just U.S.$25/ 15 pounds! I was in heaven!

  37. MoniCue
    9th March 2011 / 12:54 am

    This was my deal of the century: miu-miu shoes from the Goodwill thrift shop for $6. They look brand new…very funky style but hurt like heck! Still, you better believe I wear them and get tons of comments!

  38. kjerringa
    8th March 2011 / 10:33 pm

    hi Happy! I love your blog and I've been following you for some time now.Sorry I haven't commented you before.I'm really into red,white and blue-theme you have and I love your caravan!!If you want to visit my blog,please do:) I'm from Norway and the blog is in Norwegian,but you can look at the pictures and just ask if there is anything you want to know 🙂

  39. fee @ chipper nelly
    8th March 2011 / 7:46 pm

    Most of my regular purchases (shoes, bags, accessories etc) are described to my OH as a 'fantatic bargain'!!! I deduct so many pennies that I can believe my own porkies…. lovely giveawayfee x

  40. Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale
    8th March 2011 / 5:49 pm

    lovely giveaway! i am having a giveaway too on my blog if you would like to pop over to enterasortoffairytalegirl.blogspot.comi am offering a Cath Kidston pillow cover, glass knobs, and some other goodies you would like i bet. my best bargain is my new house! XO,Stacey

  41. gill
    8th March 2011 / 5:29 pm

    A pair of beautiful Georgian chairs from a local auction for £20!I'm in the process of reupholstering them!

  42. Missie
    8th March 2011 / 5:21 pm

    Okay, I'm a nuckle head. I've tried adding your button, and it's not showing up! I will keep trying, but I do have you in my blog feed! Love your style!!!!!!!My best find as of late has been the strawberry Cath Kidston mugs at our local book store her in California. Being in the US, her stuff is hard to find, so when I see it out and about, I usually let out a little scream!=)

  43. Zoe Ross
    8th March 2011 / 4:46 pm

    just added ur button to my website-i had never added 1 before, so u are the first person.from zoe rossalteredlady.blogspot.com

  44. Zoe Ross
    8th March 2011 / 4:33 pm

    the best item i have found was a 1970 sideboard on ebay which was approx 20 mins away from where we live and he wanted 99p for it. i was over the moon.from zoe rosszoenick12@hotmail.com

  45. elizabeth
    8th March 2011 / 3:08 pm

    The most recent super bargain I found was just this past Saturday at Pier1 Imports. These lovely dangly round earrings with reddish/orangy plastic "stones". They were made our of a yellowish light metal, and were just as cute as punch! Original price $19.95. Marked down to 39cents!!! I thought it had to be a mistake but the clerk told me that was the correct price….. so now my daughter has a lovely new pair of cutsie earrings!!! I was thrilled!

  46. The Pensive Bunny
    8th March 2011 / 2:58 pm

    I'm one of your biggest fans. I show all my friends here in the U.S. your wonderful blog. I'm also looking forward to receiving my little tin and bee scrapbook stuff. One time I found a pair of almost new lounges for the garden for 20 bucks. Putting button on my blog nowThanks Love ya!!!

  47. kyla
    8th March 2011 / 2:49 pm

    A vintage shelving unit that was used to display garden hoses. I love the paint and vintage ad on top. I found it at a local (but still pretty unknown) flea market for $10!! I now houses our printer, charging station and a basket of what nots. Thanks for the chance at the awesome finds!!xo.kyla

  48. Sewn Up
    8th March 2011 / 2:13 pm

    HiWhat a fab giveaway, I'm going to post the button on my blog now.My best bargain was some Laura Ashley wallpaper. I had been hunting for momths for wallpaper for my lounge (I bought a new home in summer last year) and finally found some in Laura Ashley, unfortuately it was a little pricey but I thought 'what the hell', went to the till and not only did they have a half price sale on but also a 20% off on top of sale prices!!! Bargain.Tracy x

  49. Annie xx TheFeltFairy
    8th March 2011 / 1:22 pm


  50. Ivy Black
    8th March 2011 / 1:12 pm

    Lovely…count me in pleasde!Best bargain ever…has to be my American Airstream a few years back when prices were lowish. Right time, right place, right price!

  51. Bee happy
    8th March 2011 / 11:35 am

    Great giveaway! I think my latest best bargin was a big bag of mixed buttons in all colours from a local car boot for 50p. I love buttons! I'm just grabbing your blog button now :)Bee happy xHave a delicious day!

  52. Diane Writes
    8th March 2011 / 9:46 am

    I would love to own your giveway. I've linked you already in my blog. Please see the side button.www.dianewantstowrite.blogspot.comMy greatest bargains are usually on books. I love buying hardbound books sold in reduced prices. Books are priceless pieces for me.

  53. charl
    8th March 2011 / 9:21 am

    oh and ive just added the button to my blog to!!

  54. Scarlett Fontaine
    8th March 2011 / 9:20 am

    Fab give-away please count me in. Best bargain…sheesh I got so many but at the moment I seem to be collecting F&M hampers from bootsales £5 the last one – yay! Scarlett x

  55. charl
    8th March 2011 / 9:19 am

    ooo can i join in please.. the goodies look great!!..think my best bargain was my range cooker that i got off freecycle.. they cost about 1700 new and i got it for free!!!.. just had to pay someone to fit it for us and some extra pipe work put in..but it was the actual cooker that i had wanted but couldnt afford.. i was meant to have that cooker i think.. pity im not the cook but the hubby is!!!charlxx

  56. WinnibriggsHouse
    8th March 2011 / 9:04 am

    I would love to join in. My best bargain a leather bag in John Lewis I had admired but couldn't afford. Had some birthday money so decided to treat myself. Got to the till and they were having a managers silly hour and it cost me the princely sum of £3. Not bad for a £79 handbag I think! Have grabbed the button.Jenny x

  57. Katie
    8th March 2011 / 8:36 am

    Ive added the button to my blog….not sure about you can have as many entries as you want?! I want all the entires! Fab blog!I think one of my best bargains was about 3 weeks ago when I got some vintage Rupert Bear curtains, brand new in the packaging for £2.99! They seem to sell for alot on ebay but im keeping mine!

  58. Pene
    8th March 2011 / 8:22 am

    Lovely giveaway. My best bargain would be a Cath Kidston Bedspread that I found in a charity shop last year cost me a fiver!! Have added your button to my blogHave a nice day Pene xx

  59. Jan Quigley
    8th March 2011 / 8:21 am

    Hi Happy, I've added your button. Just today I blogged about 2 absolute bargains I picked up last Sunday. All 7 novels of Jane Austen in 1 book for just $5(£3)but even better than that, a hand embroidered & appliquéd tablecloth for just $24(£15)!!! cheers, Jan in Ozhttp://mollys-meanderings.blogspot.com/

  60. The Krafty Cupcake
    8th March 2011 / 7:52 am

    What a great giveaway! – I shall add the button to my blog in a min. My best bargain. Went to buy a necklace for a present that was £15, go to the till to find it was 99p!! bargain. Sue x

  61. VintageVicki
    8th March 2011 / 7:37 am

    Looks fab – please count me in – off to add your button to my sidebar 🙂

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