Saturday, 20 June 2009

I got one !!! I got one !!!!!


I have been looking for a sewing box for months to keep my cottons in and until today it has eluded me. Despite a grey and threatening sky we decided to take a chance at the car boot this morning before going grub shopping ..... it was worth the trip although there were only half the usual number of sellers and every now & then there was a little shower of rain so everybody got the plastic out and covered their stalls. I only usually do one circuit but decided to back track and go round again today in case I had missed something. As we turned the corner to the last row of cars there it was ...... a lady had opened it up and was taking a look at the contents ..... I stood back heart beating ..... a few more drops of rain and she moved on (she was lucky I didn't rugby tackle her!) and I made my move ..... like an eagle I swooped in for the kill and grabbed it before anyone else took a fancy. Why is it that our most base instincts come out at times like these .... I was like a woman possessed ..... how much I asked the seller and she replied a fiver ..... never one to resist a haggle I offered four and she accepted. Now that's what I call a bargain ..... reels and reels of cotton, tins of pins and needles, knitting pins, pinking shears and lots of other little bits of haberdashery which should keep me going for a while. As is customary for a member of the Shabby Chic Cafe it will be getting a makeover with some Laura Ashley chalk pink paint at a later date and I am so pleased I have eventually found one.

12 comments:

  1. What a brilliant find and so cheap at £4 - well done....can't wait to see the makeover :)

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  2. Brilliant bargain! I love things like that.

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  3. Great find! Don't you hate it when you spot something & someone else is looking at it? You hover, hoping they won't buy it & if they do you feel like kicking them! :-)

    Jayne

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  4. Have seen alot of these being bought, which got me thinking one would be ideal for my art stuff...........so I am now officially on the look out xx

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  5. Its simply lovely! & with contents as well - would love to have one of those myself - looking forward to seeing your makeover... Very impressed!

    Lx

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  6. Now that is what I call a BARGAIN! Thanks for comment re my pathetic attempts at crochet........ :O) I shall probably be having attempt two thousand, four hundred and five later..... :O) x

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  7. That is fab, love it. xxxx

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  8. I've got one of those!! They're brilliant.

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  9. Fab bargain - it doesn't get any better than that!

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  10. that is a fab find, know what you mean about willing the person to put what you've seen down though!

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