A Sweet Vintage Find & Wasting Money
Tue 5th, Jun, 2012
Hellooo, just checking in with a latest Beach Cottage thrifted find, a shabby old crate no less.
I found this recently at a local secondhand market, it was a bit expensive so I had to walk around a bit and mull it over…not really it was $5 and a no brainer – however, it did cause some controversy in this old cottage.
You see, Miss Beach Cottage is serious about finance…I don’t know where that girl will end up but I know that she won’t be wasting money along the way…this is quite interesting to me and it will often pop it’s head up at the most odd of moments, like this one…
We had arrived at the market, en famille including having the lovely Barls in tow, we did a bit of walking around, bought some food and then Mr Beach Cottage, Barley and Miss Beach Cottage went off one way to look at vintage clothes and tools and I had scarpered to look at vintage linens and grab a coffee… about half an hour later, after much perusing of lovely things I bumped into them at this particular stall with the old crate…there I spied it on the side in the ‘Specials’ section for 5 bucks….
I made a bee line for it, did a double take for any other shabby coastal chic buyers who might have spied it at the same time, then steamed right in for the famous Beach Cottage grab ;-) …at which point someone hissed
“what are you doing with that???”
This low pitched hissing came from the mouth of a beautiful girl who has made my life very happy
…confused and frowning I replied that I was jumping up and down in vintage-blue-crate-with-shabby-patina-heaven and buying the old blue crate to bring home to our old cottage and fill with more old vintage things…
“don’t be ridiculous, you are not paying FIVE DOLLARS for that??!!!!”
errrrm, Miss Beach Cottage I love this, yes I know that it is a little old crate and not even that good of a one but it’s five bucks, we are at a vintage market, this lady has the goods, I have the dough and that’s the way of the world
more low down hissing
“PUT it back”
errrm nup, that would be a no I am buying this…and so I did, I handed over my crisp $5, smiled with the lady, she smiled back, it was a very nice exchange, I was happy, she was happy, a deal was done and I was one pleased little Beach Cottage vintage-secondhand-market-thrifter.
“How much did you get it for?”
“What did you bargain it down to?”
“Did you knock her down?”
Errrrm, nup, it’s five dollars, kinda didn’t have the heart to offer less…
“You mean you didn’t offer $3?
No I did not!
some guttural sighing
and eyeballs in back of heads
OK Miss Beach Cottage how about you buzz off back to your vintage fashion and leave me with my 5 dollar crate?
And with much indignation at my frivolous ways she did.
And this is now the $5 crate in our house, on the coffee table, it is about to be re-housed in the study with my, ahem, large and growing and out-of-control stationery collecting habit, but I thought the blue and the sweet pea this morning in the wonderful Winter Sun that is streaming through the windows of this cottage would be just right to show you how I waste our money when I go out to a vintage market.
Good lord I am so pleased she hasn’t yet noticed my new shoes.
Tell me Beach Cottage friends, what little frivolous habits may you partake in at the weekends? For your sake I hope Miss Beach Cottage doesn’t catch you…
See you next time.
and a few other pics of crates in this old cottage here, just click the pics to open