Is another woman’s treasure!
I’m a scrounge. I cannot pass second hand shops, or thrift shops without checking them out, and usually find something I like or can recycle – the fabric in old clothing, old linen napkins and tablecloths, books, buttons, threads and so on. This town has a rubbish tip which I visit frequently to dump garden refuse that cannot be burnt or composted, and where there is a tip shop which I also check out on a regular basis, even if I am not bringing stuff to dump. The friendly fellow who runs the tip also sorts the dross to stock the shop, and sets very low prices for things that might sell, so it is like a constant, but changing garage sale. I once bought what turned out to be an Orrefors decanter for fifty cents, so sometimes one can be very lucky, often not, but you never know unless you go!
Today these came home with me…
This lovely basket is quite large, the cane is sound and all still firmly in place,
perfect really, all it needed was a good scrub. Cost – $5
I have been looking for an old wheelbarrow for some time, with a plan leave it in a corner of this big garden, and plant something in it…….a bit naff perhaps? None the less, any I had seen before have been so rusted and full of holes they would have been useless despite a bearing a ridiculous price, but this one is not. The frame is well rusted, but solid while the tray will certainly still hold the weight of potting mix. It even has a lovely old iron wheel under a worn rubber tyre, which will be removed. Can you imagine it planted with spring flowers? I can. Cost – $10.