Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New wheels

Today I went to my knitting morning, a glorious giggle of a morning, with the loveliest of companions, a morning that I don't always make these days due to my increasing workload but when I do get there I am always so very pleased I took the time.

On leaving I popped up the high street to post some parcels and decided to have a very quick glance into my favourite charity shop - The Hadleigh Thrift Shop. I've had some good stuff from here and lost out, due to procrastination, on even better.

Today there was no procrastinating.

As I walked up the street and saw the wicker shopper my heart began to beat faster. Really?

Surely not?

Who would give such a thing away?

Practically running, I reached the shop front and saw that it was indeed for sale. At a steal. Now you really would have laughed to see me, I glanced around furtively anxious to leave it for even a second, worried that the shoppers previously passing by without even noticing this beauty would suddenly notice my interest and stampede.

I checked my purse, relief, there was enough cash, no need to find a machine. My heart kept pounding until the deal was done.

And then I skipped back down the street wheeling my wicker delight behind me.

It may be noteworthy to mention that as I am not within walking distance of any shops, a non-foldable shopping trolley may not be the wisest of buys. But I am sure you will agree that I would have been mad to leave it behind.


Blogger Fleur Cotton said...

Absolutely fabulous buy!!!

You were very lucky!

Fleur xx

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:22:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

I'm green with envy -- it's gorgeous! I think I'd go on a walk just to wheel it behind me!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:17:00 pm  
Blogger Ruby Mole said...

My mum had a wicker trolley for years. It was brilliant for carrying all that heavy shopping home and so stylish too.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:24:00 pm  
Blogger blue hands said...

Oh wow! Envy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Fabulous! You are a lucky girl.
I laughed at your description of being anxious once you found it. I have the same response. We would be dead giveaways at auctions!
I hope it fits with ease in the boot of the car.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:33:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

You have no idea how envious I am right now. Even if you stick flowers in it, it is absolutely fabulous!!! Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:54:00 pm  
Blogger Gigibird said...

I have a mini wicker basket on wheels from my childhood which even now I occasionally wheel around my bedroom then put it away....what a delightful find, I can see why you couldn't leave it behind.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:55:00 pm  
Blogger martha said...

oh, lucky lucky you! I dream of finding something this wonderful at the thrift.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:10:00 pm  
Blogger Magic Cochin said...

I think I too would have bought it!
Can't resist a wicker basket, and one on wheels... wooooo!

Like you, it would be completely impractical but I'd find a use for it.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:13:00 pm  
Blogger ...Tabiboo... said...

With an absolute huge big grin on my face I agree completely - no madness needed. It's a beauty.

Nina xxxxx

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:27:00 pm  
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:27:00 pm  
Blogger www.daisyley.co.uk said...

It is a thing of beauty AND practical and it has wheels for goodness sake! You did completely the right thing and even if you don't use it very often you can look at it all the time.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Adele said...

My sister bought me one 25 years ago and I use it every week day on my journey to school. They are amazing - enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:30:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

I'm sure there will be MANY uses for it around the house.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:46:00 am  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

I would have snapped it up too :) Now I wonder what you will do with it. So many possibilities ...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:00:00 am  
Blogger Ali said...

Top trolley! Sometimes it is wise to let the heart rule the head. Who cares if you have to shoehorn it into the car!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:06:00 pm  
Blogger Country Girl said...

What a wonderful find - I would not have resisted either.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:19:00 pm  
Blogger Toffeeapple said...

Even if you use it only for storing your stash it was a good buy, it looks super too.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:38:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh how wonderful! You definitely did the right thing snapping it up.

K x

Friday, March 30, 2012 10:17:00 am  
Blogger joshy and belle said...

He he I've just got one of those too, take a look at mine http://joshyandbelle.blogspot.co.uk/. I've wanted one for ages!!! Fliss xxxx

Friday, March 30, 2012 10:48:00 pm  
Blogger Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I'd have fought you for it!!! It's wonderful. Happy trundling :D

Monday, April 02, 2012 2:05:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Wonderful, I can imagine it filled with flowers

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 7:53:00 am  
OpenID skybluepinkish said...

That is the most gorgeous thing I have seen on the internet all week. I have been scouring ebay for something similar and there is nothing so beautiful. I am filling it with shopping and flowers and vicariously trundling it along behind me :)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 8:38:00 am  
Blogger Designer Kids Clothes said...

I love this old style but I aso love the funky new designs in brixton market that now seem so in.

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