Sunday, November 7, 2010

flea market find

While driving along the other day, I suddenly realised I was in hard waste collection territory. I tuned my antennae, and almost immediately noticed this...


It wasn't so functional when I found it, but after a few screws and washers, and a bit of a clean up, it works again - in a slightly hesitant way, but that's fine by me.



I even love its paint spatters...


For more finds, visit Her Library Adventures... there is talk of a challenge... not sure if my find will fit, but I'm too excited, and wanted to post about it straight away!

17 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

DIVINE! I have one similar and I love it! Cost me mula though ...

YOU CLEVER SPOTTER OF FINE THINGS!!

zigsma said...

Oh Catherine - that is a most excellent find! Well spotted! Mont Albert/Canterbury? There's some crazy stuff out there at the moment.

CurlyPops said...

I can't believe someone threw it out. What the???

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh it's beautiful!! How wonderful YOU found it, couldn't think of it happening to a nicer person.
I have similar, which I got from my late Grandmother.
they are great.
Enjoy xo

Joni Llanora said...

wow, lucky you. it truly is a find. i hope i got antennae like yours.

Catherine said...

What a great find, it's just beautiful.:)

Alison said...

Fabulous find. Why would someone throw it out, anyway you scored. I have a similar one also but I had to buy mine.

Tania said...

EEK! She's a beauty. Worthy of the evolution of hard rubbish antennae

Tracey said...

Wow, that's amazing - such a great find! :)
I really need to hit the op shops and secondhand stores myself, I feel the need to find a bargain! :D

Lillabilly said...

Are you kidding me??? Why, oh why can't people throw out treasures like this in my area??

NessaKnits said...

It is beautiful and I am terribly jealous.

Jennie said...

Oh my goodness!
Thats crazy! I've been looking out for one of those for ages. Ended up getting a modern copy from an emporium.
Well done you!!

Erica Louise said...

an excellent find, well done

Lucie said...

These old sewing boxes are great! I'm looking for one as big and as cute as the one you've found :)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

hesitant, is she? and a beauty!

spectacularfairywren said...

I was deeee-lighted to find your post. Lovely!

Our local council area produced a map/calendar of where the pickups are. I think I might have to make this my Monday mornings based on what you found here!

Wendy said...

I would not have been able to drive after a score like that....would've had to call the hubby to pick us up and drive his delirious wife and her newfound treasure safely home. Well done!