Homesense finally opened in Cambridge yesterday – hurrah! It’s the sister shop of TX Maxx and only sells home items. I’ve been saving my birthday money for the opening and I couldn’t get there for the grand opening as I was at work yesterday, so you can imagine I was a little impatient to get there today. We headed there mid morning, despite my whinging that I had to get there as soon as it opened and it was a really pleasant surprise. The store is really well laid out, less jumble sale like than TK Maxx and beautifully decorated and my do they have some bargains! And also what Credit Crunch the store was packed and people weren’t just looking they were buying – a lot!
There is some great garden items for the summer which I looked at, but lacking any storage I didn’t go for any of the cool laterns that caught my eye. The cushion section is fab and when we stop arguing about if the main colour should be blue or green then I’ll buy some 🙂
I picked this David Austin Rose book up for my Mum’s birthday (she never reads the blog so I’m ok sharing it with you)
But upstairs….oh my……
CATH KIDSTON HEAVEN!
They had bedding including the discontinued classic rose (which I’ve spent 18 months trying to get on ebay) and summer blossom duvets, and I had a moment which rarely happens anymore where I couldn’t decide and so I bought both. I have a little shoppers remorse, but not a lot as they were reduced from £80 to £24. I might have also popped in the matching rose pillowcases.
There was also cute melamine plates, so I bought one for Miss L. A plastic jug, which will be fabulous with Pimms or cocktails in when we have summer BBQ’s. So all in all I bought what would have been I worked out £245.00 of goodies for £70 – now that is what I call a bargain and I will certainly be going back.
I’ve waited for years to get this on our bed and lucky for me I have a very understanding huband! I’m going to be a very happy girl when I snuggle up in bed tonight.