January Style Wise

This weekend I found some great bargains and always get a great response
when I post pics on my social media, so I thought I would try a linky to see if others wanted to join in.  Just link your recent bargain home wares or interiors posts/pics.  They can be a sale bargain, an item which you think was great value for money, a vintage or charity shop purchase, something you upcycled yourself, anything at all you consider stylish and great value for money.

You don’t have to have a blog , it can be a pic from facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter etc.  All I ask is that you use the hashtag #stylewise  & mention my blog or username The White Approach when you link up or promote your post.  This will also help me to find you on social media and RT you.

To kick us off, below is what I found this weekend

 I’ve always been a bit of a bargain hunter, but more so since the birth of the twins which also coincided with the complete collapse of our joint incomes.  Forced in a frugal lifestyle, I was determined to still find a way to live a stylish life.  Thankfully we are pretty much back on an even keel now ten years later, but old habits die hard and I find it very difficult to buy anything without first shopping around for the best value versus quality.  I found this great wooden sign at the range for just £5 its lovely quality.  I was looking for something to put on a newly wallpapered wall but when I put it up it just didn’t work against the pattern of the paper.  I think it looks so much better white on white.  The shadow really makes the words pop.

 Bargain number two has to be this totally beautiful, on trend perspex light shade.  It looks perfect ether lit or not and suits my new kitchen/dining space perfectly.  Just £22 again from The Range.  They have a great selection of lighting in store.

As we have finally realised our dream of knocking through the kitchen/ dining room I though perhaps it was about time to put away (or sell off) my huge selection of mismatched vintage dinner plates in favour of a simple, more Scandinavian looking dining set.  I found these lovely, large grey dinner plates at Dunelm Mill for just £2.75 each.  Great quality and big enough to suit the appetites of all four men in my home.  The pretty white side plates I found on one of my bargain hunts last week in the local charity shop for 10p each !

and my final bargain for this week .  I stumbled upon a new store called B&M Big Brands at a retail park in Exeter.  Its a bit like brand value pound shop but HUGE.  I popped in for a mooch around and discovered these gorgeous retro looking table mats (to protect my new table) for just £1 for a set of four.  They are great quality, cork backed and wipeable.  Love them !

So that’s my offering.  Would really love you to link up and show me what you have found .



  1. helen
    January 11, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    I absolutely love that shade! I could do with a couple of those white plates for my new plate rack too!

    • karen jones
      January 11, 2015 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks so much for being the first to link up Helen and hopefully not the last ! ha! Love your plate rack, can't wait to see it painted. I am so in love with the new shade too.

  2. Stephanie Robinson
    January 12, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Love the shadows that light sheds on the ceiling #homecorner

    • karen jones
      January 12, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      me too Stephanie, it looks even better when its dark x

  3. Claire @ Style Arch
    January 21, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    I agree, the white on white for that sign looks fab!

    • karen jones
      January 22, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you Claire x

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