Five Under £5 December

December 7, 2015

Five Under 5 Dec

I’m really excited to be joining in with a new linky from the wonderful Julia who blogs at Rainbeaubelle. For a few months now she has been doing a Five Under £5 post, sharing little bits and bobs, and they have been some of my favourite posts to read. I’m so pleased she has asked people to join in as I am a serial moochy shopper. I very rarely go into a shop and buy only what I was supposed to, I can’t help but have a browse round and find something else to add my to basket. I had so many things to add to this post and even as I’m writing it I’m thinking of other things I could have included, I was really spoilt for choice! There is definitely a Christmassy theme to mine this month, not intended but easily done when the shops are full of it.

The fairy lights and glass candle jar are both from Matalan. I saw them on display in there, set up like this and hunted them down. The fairy lights were £5, they are battery operated with tiny lights set on a wire which makes them perfect for sitting in the hurricane jar which was £3. I bought them initially for Christmas but to be honest I think I’ll keep them out all year round, they look so pretty when it goes dark.

The Christmas card I actually bought in a set last year from a Christmas market but I was thrilled to find I had one left which I’m going to frame to go on my picture ledges over Christmas. These are designed by a local illustrator, Becky Griffin and you can still get this card for £2.50 from her Etsy shop.

The little green spiky plant was an impulse by from IKEA and a great little bargain at just £1. I was in there hunting out picture frames and started to look for a plant that would fit on the picture ledges when I spotted this. I really wanted a splash of green up there but it had to be a tiny pot, they had a few of these in different coloured pots and several types of plant. Think I’ll pick up a couple more next time I’m in.

Lastly is the cute Robin tree decoration and I love him because he is homemade. Each year I buy a new sew your own kit from Paper and String on Etsy, so far we’ve had a reindeer, a snowman, Christmas tree garland and this time the robin for £5. I think they are really fun and if I can sew them anyone can…I am notoriously bad with a needle and thread.

The candy canes aren’t really included as my fairy lights and glass jar count as two but I picked up a pack for a pound from Lidl to hang on our Christmas tree and of course to use in photographs! If you fancy joining in too then do go and have a read of the post on Julia’s blog or search for the hashtag #fiveunder5.

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  • Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

    Oh Hayley I love these! I am so pleased you joined in too, thank you 🙂 How gorgeous is your little robin, and I’m always loving fairy lights, great picks! xx

    December 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I couldn’t wait to join in, haha! I have been picking things out since your last post, lovely one to write. Thank you for making it a linky 🙂 xx

      December 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Isn’t Matalan amazing for home items?! I can bypass the clothes but they have so many lovely candles and dishes and ornaments. I quite often pop in and see what I can find.

    December 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is SO good, I was in there looking for tights, as you do and got drawn into their home section, great value too!

      December 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Donna

    I love this – and have loved it on Julia’s blog too. I hope it turns into an official linky next year – I would def join! Please give me a nudge if it does x

    December 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m pretty sure she is planning to continue with it so do join in! It’s a fun one to write but I have far too many things to put in mine, haha xx

      December 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    ooooo I love the jar with the lights in that looks so so pretty great idea xx

    December 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m really pleased with them, glad I spotted it set out like that as I wouldn’t have thought of it otherwise! xx

      December 11, 2015 at 9:49 am Reply
  • Shrads

    Hi Hayley
    I couldn’t wait to join in either!
    Love your Robin and the sweet plant and those fairy lights in the vase are so lovely. Matalan home section is brilliant, I’m a big fan x

    December 10, 2015 at 11:22 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is lovely and often I forget to go there, seems like they have extra pretty things in over Christmas! xx

      December 11, 2015 at 9:49 am Reply
  • SArah Christie

    I love those lights Hayley, they look fab in that vase. I agree I would keep it all year round too x

    December 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • New Mummy Blog

    I love the lights in a vase idea and mean to recreate it every year I spot it. Maybe this year will be the one!!
    The robin is very cute too! #fiveunder5

    December 14, 2015 at 10:14 pm Reply
  • Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock

    I love those fairy lights in the hurricane vase! I’d keep them all year round too.
    I too am a moocher – we should never EVER shop together as we may go missing for days!!

    December 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm Reply
  • Kerry - Noah & the Girls

    I love that plant! I want to get a few more plants for our home, but I’m worried I’ll kill them! I seem to be very good at that!! You can’t go wrong with a few fairy lights either!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas xx

    December 30, 2015 at 9:12 am Reply
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