Thursday, 24 March 2011

one hundred and fifty pence

was all this little beauty cost me!!...

£1.50 for the little piece of gorgeousness!!




... i bought it from the charity shop in town, now this is the shop were when you ask how much something is they give you the once over and usually add another couple of pounds on.. so i was expecting it to be over a fiver at least.. but there is a little old lady who works in this shop who likes me and my mum, and it was her who was on the till when i went in...



when i spotted it i went straight over to it to have a look at it and when i turned round she was already stood behind me saying "its lovely that isn't it.. just needs a bit of tlc ..are you going to have it!!?" so i asked her how much it was and she said "oh lets say £1.50 i nearly hugged her but didn't want to draw attention to it.. as I'm sure the manageress would have charged in and said it was actually £8.50 as she tends to do!!..

so here it is. i have wanted one of these sewing boxes for so long but i have always found them to be terribly overpriced ..for now its got a little home next to the fireplace..


the boys keep messing with it opening it up and the like so all that can be heard from our house at the minute is my dulcet tones shouting "leave it alone.. can i Not have anything nice for more than five minutes!!"..i am a right battle axe i do admit it!

15 comments:

  1. Love it and what a bargain - i missed out on one of these a while back as i couldnt carry it with my son and when phoned the next day to see if still there it had gone - well i then went and inherited one from my na :o) Im just waiting to give it a coat of paint. Scarlett x

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  2. Oooh oooh ooh I got one of these this week in a charity shop! You got the better deal though...mine cost 4.50!!!! Like you, I have been after one of these for a while so was really happy to spot one!

    And my boys can't stop fiddling with it either....currently full of cars! Can't decided whether to keep it as it is or decorate it. Would mean taking all the hinges off and not so sure I can be bothered to do that!!!!

    I bought a vintage dolls house too, and despite the fact that my boys couldn't be more boyish if they tried, they still played with it........using it as a car park though! Boo hoo!

    Have a lovely day!

    Vanessa xxxxxxxxxx

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  3. That was one bargain find you lucky thing!

    Victoria x

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  4. I'm so happy for you! What a steal,I bet you can't wait to fill it with all your sewing bits and bobs now! :0)

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  5. I've got that box! It's only since I inherited it I became interested in sewing. I'm forever leaving the sides extended which encourages one of the cats to climb in and send my cotton reels rolling all over the place. xxx

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  6. Just gobsmacked at the price - I've wanted one of these for ages but they are usually about £8/£10 and I can never quite justify the money.

    Bet you did a happy dance when you left the shop :)

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  7. Bargain! I really fancy one of those but everytime I see them they're in a rotten condition and around the £12-15 mark.
    Great bargain. Well done you.

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  8. I love little old ladies and charity shops like that. Happy bargaining.

    Nina xxx

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  9. Oh you lucky thing, what an absolute bargain!
    I've wanted one of these for ages & when I've been at carboots & seen one someone has just picked it up before me!
    My Nana had one & I used to love to see it when she used to get buttons out, my Mum now has it.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  10. Such a good bargin, lucky you. I have one of those in my want list!

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  11. O wow you lucky girl i bet you nearly ran out the shop ;-)) what a bargin, enjoy it dee x

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  12. Lovely charl :0) I had a very nice visit from a lovely shabby chicer who kindly pulled one out of her bag for me ;0) I think they are so cute, she bought hers in a CS, not sure how much she paid but was a bargain I think, so kind of her to think of ickle olde me. I have started a paint job on it...but halfwaythrough not sure if should have left. I visualised it looking pretty and in a lovely colour...hmmmm shall post about it soon. Whatya going to do with yours. xx

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  13. Aren't they lovely ,I too picked one up at my local charity shop a few months ago ,I have it the background of some of my photos. Mine cost a wee bit more than yours but I just loved it and grabbed it quickly as another lady was eyeing it! ,Mine is in quite good condition ,but does need a bit of tlc.

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  14. oh dear God, what a total bargain! That's going to look fab when you give it the Charl treatment :o) x

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  15. Wow! Well spotted, a real thrifty treasure.
    x

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