Monday, 20 February 2012

Thrifting catch-up

Just before xmas I bought this little mid-century bureau.  
It was dirty, a little bit knocked about, and it didn't have a key, which is probably why it cost me only £5.
I've given it a thorough clean and polish, my genius Dad has made a new key to fit the existing lock, and it's now the perfect telephone table/laptop desk, with added filing space so for once I have a vague idea where important paperwork is.
Love it!

One thing I particularly like is that unlike a lot of bureaux, it has a flat pull-down front, rather than a sloping one.  Not sure why this matters to me, I just think it looks a bit more elegant.
There's no makers mark or label, but the distinctive black legs made me wonder if it was a G Plan.  
A bit of Googling turned up an identical one on ebay, listed as G Plan, and with a Buy It Now price of £130.
I'm glad it's a bit knackered, as if it was in better condition I'd have to consider re-selling it, but this way I get to keep it.

On the top of the bureau is a more recent bargain - a Meakin Studiocraft coffee set in the Galaxy design.  
It's in really good condition, and cost me only £3.  
I love the shape of the coffee pot, and the pattern is one of my favourite Meakin ones.  I am really trying hard to resist buying coffee sets, but keep being tempted by lovely ones at good prices.  

Just going over to Flea Market Finds to check out everyone else's finds and add mine.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Thrift Catch-Up

Major technology melt-downs have prevented me from blogging for a while, and I still have quite a lot of thrifted loveliness to photograph and post, but for now, here's a gorgeous 1970s Melitta Stockholm coffee set.

I found this in a charity shop in a nearby town, and the logistics of getting it home safely by bus were challenging to say the least.  
A trip to the £ shop for bubble wrap, and the fruit market for a wooden crate (quite lovely in its own right) sorted the "safely" bit out.  
It was bloody heavy, though, and quite hilariously I chose the only day in living memory when the usually reliable buses were running an hour late and were absolutely packed!

I think it was worth it, though.

Linking to Thrift Share Monday and Flea Market Finds