Sunday, 20 November 2011

Thrifty finds






Z and I met his cousins at their school fete, St Johns's Primary Mitcham on Saturday morning. For those of you not in Melbourne on Saturday, it was absolutely pouring! Mitcham is quite some drive from our place without the rain. Thankfully it was warm......just incredibly wet. We were soaked through within 15 mins of stepping from the car but still our enthusiasm reigned. There were show bags, hot dogs, scary rides, jumping castles, scones, face painting, mini golf... you name it, they had it covered.

For me, where things really started to heat up......the bric-a-brac stand. My heart skips a beat. The thrill of finding something special in a pile of 'junk' always brings me great pleasure.

Saturday was no exception. I discovered 4 very retro Greman Melitta glasses and made them mine at $2 the set. I then found 4 tub chairs stashed under a stairwell and after some deliberation thought there was no harm in asking a price. '$2ea... are you sure?.... I'll take them.' I then discovered another 2 hidden under a mountain of junk and snapped them up too. Four I could squeeze into the car with Z and I .... but six? I had to call for reinforcement. My brother arrived with his ute, shook his head and graciously packed them onto the tray top without fuss (a thousand thank you's Uncle P).
I wasn't 100% sure my vision for these chairs would translate once home but at $12 it was worth a shot.

They're perfect! What's more I feel like I'm sitting at Cicciolina when I sit at the table. Now, that can't be a bad thing.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

methinks you could be turning into Alfonse! They look great. what a bargain! Jubs xx

stupendous joy said...

Me and the Alfonse love a bargain Jubby, it's true. Thankfully, I do like to clear out the old in order to make room for the new. So I have some chairs going cheap...come to think of it Alfonse may like them. xx

Bruise Mouse said...

Wow. What a find. You are a true bargain hunter and I bow down to you and your amazing skills. Those chairs are gorgeous.
You would love it here. There are so many amazing second hand stores and markets. I keep thinking I should order a sea container and go shopping.

stupendous joy said...

Thank you BM! The container idea sounds like a brilliant idae to me. How fabulous. Mmmm, now I just wish I could come and help you fill it.

ladle said...

love the chairs ladle xx

stupendous joy said...

Thanks Ladle. You're welcome to park your behind in them any time. x

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