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In praise of the oil cloth

Posted by Dawn Isaac on 19 Feb 2010 at 05:41 PM


I like to consider myself a low maintenance woman - well from a fiscal standpoint anyway (emotionally I'm apparently VERY high maintenance, but let's ignore that for now...). 

I spend very little on clothes or make up (some might say I need to spend more, but they are probably the same people I'm already ignoring) and expensive holidays and cars are simply not my thing.

In fact the only thing I really splurge on is the garden, and even then I'm hardly in expense-happy MP territory.  In fact this week my gardening-related purchases have totalled £2.99. 

And what have I squandered my hard earned cash on?  A new length of oil cloth.  This is essential when gardening with kids inside, unless you want your kitchen table top ingrained with compost.

In fact, I lie, I bought two lengths - one for cooking with the kids as well.  Well, OK, I'm also going to buy a third, for general gluing and sticking activities.

Oh no, I bet this is how Imelda Marcos started...

Comments said:

I am in love with the Cath Kidston oilcloths!! It would be quite a splurge for me!!

I am only dreaming of my gardens right now as they are under a deep blanket of snow here in the upper part of the USA ... I am gardening by the keyboard.. ha ha ...


Vanessa Johanning

on 20 Feb 2010 at 05:42 PM

Dawn Isaac said:

Cath Kidston oil cloths are indeed a thing of beauty.  However, have just checked them out and they cost £20 a metre.  £20 a metre!!!  Never has my £2.99 a metre special looked better...

on 21 Feb 2010 at 10:09 AM