Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A letter from Emma about: Canvases

Dear Reader, 

Throughout my years of charity shopping I have learnt that you can find all sorts of things in charity shops (and they often come with the reasonable price tag too) which is what I discovered this week when I paid a visit to the Geranium charity shop for the Blind. 
As some of you may know I really enjoy art, but a well known difficulty that all art enthusiasts encounter is the high price tags of art materials. Which is why I was over the moon when I came across a selection of brand new art canvases... yep, they were still in their packaging and still with their original price tags: 



Originally £13.95 for three 20x60 canvas's , I paid £3. 

Originally £5.99 for one 30x40 canvas, I paid £2.

In total I brought five canvases, it wasn't until I got home that I found the original price tag on each canvas. I totalled it up and worked out that I got £25.93 worth of canvases for £7. Amaaaaaazing, and all of the £7 that I did spend went to a lovely charity. I'm so happy with my purchases and I'm really looking forward to doing some painting, I think that these could make great Christmas presents. 

Yours, 

Emma Dilemma 

P.S. Quote of the day- "A picture is worth a thousand words".
- Napoleon Bonaparte 


22 comments:

  1. Wow what an amazing deal! I wish I could paint but I'm really not good at it.

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Thank you I' m pretty pleased with it, and I'm sure you can :).

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  2. They sound fab Em. Also, what a brilliant name for a charity shop! Are you back next week? Libby has LOADS of new toys to show you, Alice brought home a load that the nursery were throwing away, Libby was delighted!xx

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    1. Thanks Nat :). They are amazing charity shops, it's a shame that they only have them in London -they are brilliant. Wow, she is one lucky girl. Bless, I cannot wait for her to show new all her new toys :).

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  3. That´s great! such a bargain :D
    I follow you right now via google friend, visit my blog and follow back if you like it? :) www.kelataconea.com
    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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    1. Thank you :). That's lovely I shall check out your blog now :).

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  4. This is amazing! I hope I can find something like this over NYC.
    I need canvases and I paint a lot!
    -Ru
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    [Would you like to follow each other? Let me know?]

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    1. Thank you, I hope you can too canvases can be so expensive!
      Also, that sounds lovely I shall have a read of your blog now :).

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  5. I love a bargain. Hopping over via I Love My Post blog hop

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    1. Me too! Thank you, I shall hop over to yours too :).

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  6. Hi Emma I agree the price of materials is a lot sometimes I've never been lucky enough to find canvases as cheap as this in my cherished charity shops - what a find! Also this is just a little note to say I've moved from blogger to wordpress and as you were one of my followers I'd really appreciate it if you follow my new blog!
    http://thestylecreative.com/
    Many thanks in advance!! X

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    1. Hopefully one day you will, that's the brilliant thing about charity shops is that their stock is always changing! Yes of course I can, thanks for visiting :).

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  7. wow!! amazing finds!! i need to go to some =) do you want to follow each other? let me know =)

    www.lesley-kim.com

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    1. Thank you and yes that sounds lovely :).

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  8. Art materials are very pricey so you did great there to find those canvases, can't believe that only came to £7.
    Essence of Jess

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    1. I know, they can be so expensive. I am surprised too, thank you for visiting.

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  9. great buy!:) I remember I used to be obsessed with painting and the canvases were always so pricey! lovely blog! I followed you on bloglovin and google+♥ you can follow my blog too if you'd like;) kisses!

    www.lorietta.cz


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    1. Thank you for visiting, I know art materials can be so expensive. I'm looking forward to reading your blog :).

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  10. thanks for stopping by!! following you back =)
    www.lesley-kim.com

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  11. this is such a bargain! and it's great that all the money went to charity! i want to get back into painting soon, i love art too! :) xx

    http://shush-itsasecret.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Omg I had never thought to look in charity shops for art materials before!such a great find!:)

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  13. What a bargain! That's the sort of thing I always keep my eye out for. Love my arts and crafts!
    I was reading this earlier and thought it might appeal? http://www.thislovelylittleday.com/2013/11/introducing-creative-initiative-link-up.html Good project to put these into good use!
    Tonnes of love, chickie
    C xxx

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