Tuesday, 7 September 2010

One Man's Trash...

You know what I am going to say don't you?  You've heard it a million times haven't you?  Read many a post regaling you of trash treasures....?

Well you know thats because it is so irrefutably but astonishingly true!

I am still a little in awe of the treasure that my local Oxfam turned up, today.  To think that the bundle of loot that I carried home today for less then £20 was somebody's trash.

Trash def: a. Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish.
I could not quite believe my luck.  As always happens, I have been yearning for this book for a long while, but kept finding excuses...or another ebay vintage dress...that would stop me buying this wonderful, much acclaimed tome of bakey goodness.  And today, in a sunshiney window, there it was.  Waiting to come home with me.  

For under a fiver!  Trash?  Trash?  Whose trash is this?  Not mine!
A Brexton Picnic Set.  Oh how many ebay listings have been yearned, dreamt over.  I am longing to pack up a picnic, pop it in a wee car boot and set off over the hill and far away.  Take the 'off the beaten track' route...not the local bus, tram, train, pedestrian route.  
Ham sandwiches on white bloomer, hard boiled eggs with a little sachet of salt, a perfect apple or two.  Flasks of tea and perhaps hot chocolate!  A map, a plan, perhaps a detour, a mini adventure.
Wish me luck, fingers crossed my little travelling dreams become a possibility.

Now I just need one of these, left outside my local charity shop, looking for a new home....



A Thrifty Mrs said...

You lucky devil!
Isn't it amazing how you can lust after something for ages, spend months nay years hunting them down in charity shops, auctions and ebay listings then the moment you give up hope (a little bit)that item turns up near to your home. It's like you're bringing them home.

I had wanted a vintage wind breaker or deck chair for years. I'd given up hope of finding either under £10 when we went to a charity shop in the hills this weekend and found both for £1.

Oh and someone threw out Nigella? What were they thinking?

A Thrifty Mrs said...

*under £100

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Ooh I'm so excited you got that book, it has always been my favourite (maybe no longer as I'm smitten with 'Kitchen') and the hardback too! Yippee!
Now that set, wowzers!
We share the same fantasy for when our Mk 1 Escort gets revamped. It will be our date car.
My local charity shop is pants and not cheap at all so I tend to have to go farther a field to find anything good.
That's my plan for Edinburgh next week before I 'receive the pain' from my orthodontist. I'll deserve lots of treats, don't you think?
I need cake today Mrs B, first day doing 'the library' at nursery was head cracking manic!!

Menopausal musing said...

Oh Mrs B....... LOVE that picnic set. Glad you did a close-up of the plates....... Yummy design on them! As for Nigella.... one of my favourites.

maggie said...

eyou are morphing into 1950's mum.....love it xxxx

notmassproduced said...

ahh that picnic set is to die for.....nice blog by the way :o0

Rona Gregory said...

Hi and WOW! lucky you! I LOVE the picnic set! What a treasure! I have just moved to Canada and where my cousin lives there are HUGE thrift and goodwill shops! I'm talking supermarket size in some cases! It's absolute HEAVEN!!!

Love your blog


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