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08/11/2007


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buy nothing day ...

My little bear friend wants to tell you something. Nicola from Four Friends and a Blog lives over in Canada and she says on November 23rd is Buy Nothing Day, I wonder if we mark this event over here? It would be a good idea to pull in the reins and tighten up the purse strings for just one day, or if you just can't quite manage to totally abstain, then maybe grab yourself a bargain from a charity shop instead? My friend up top cost pennies from a carboot sale, he seems to think he is a Peter Fagan 'Colourbox' bear?

Thanks Nicola for the information, she says. 'The reason for this date being chosen is that it's the day after US Thanksgiving and is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year as everybody rushes out to do their Christmas shopping.'

6 comments:

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Louise, that bear is just divine. I shall definitely abstain on 23rd.. .have put a note in my diary. My purse strings just keep getting tighter :( !

Nicola said...

The reason for that date being chosen is that it's the day after US Thanksgiving and is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year as everybody rushes out to do their Christmas shopping.

Thanks for mentioning my blog!

Joanna said...

Love your little bear, what a great find. Good idea for the 23rd. Have been shopping at dexam today to get K a birthday present for tomorrow!

OhSoVintage said...

I adore that bear. I rescued a bear from a jumble sale many years ago. He was being thrown away as no-one had bought him and he is just gorgeous! Think he will have to appear on my blog one day. That is such a good idea for the 23rd. There aren't many days at all when I don't open my purse for something and I just hate to see the shops full of Christmas 'rubbishy' items that people will buy and receive and not even want. Better go before I get on my soapbox!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Louise your recent comment on my blog is so true..
"I don't need it" and it really depresses me to think of all the unwanted items that turn up at car boot sales and don't sell!!! What a waste of human resources and materials and public spending..
I would rather make all of my Christmas presents but alas not everyone appreciates my creations..
I will have to stop buying rabbits!
Michelex

Katherines Dream said...

That is a gorgeous bear friend.
I love him already!
XX