Monday, 7 February 2011

Magpie Monday

The lovely Lizzy at  Me and My Shadow blog has come up with a meme that is my sort of thing!  It's called Magpie Monday and it's basically a chance to show of your treasures that other people have thought of as trash! 

My lovely mum has always been a bit of a magpie, not only at things like charity shops and car boot sales but she can walk into TK Maxx and find a gem amongst the the rails. 

All her rummaging must have had some effect on me though, as I now love a charity shop and fortunately for me there are lots close by.  However, I'll save some of my charity shop finds for next week and instead share my first ever skip find.  I blogged about it here Rich beyond my wildest dreams and I am happy to say that it is currently being reframed and artcare glass added. 

How about a challenge?  £5 budget and see who gets the best find??! 


  1. Oh my goodness!! I've just left a comment on your original post - what a find! I'm as green as the picture with envy!

    Thanks for linking up, I think this is gonna be a whole lot of fun. As for your challenge, you're on!

    PS I've been having trouble with the Magpie badge, could you try to add it to your post here and see if it works for me. You're a doll x

  2. Wow! What a fabulous find! I'm definately up for the fiver challenge...Great idea! Thanks for stopping by x

  3. Skips always catch my eye. That is a beautiful picture and to think it was probably chucked just because the glass was broken - their loss is your gain!
    I saw a victorian cast iron fire surround with all the lovely original tiles in a skip recently but there was no way I could drag it out!

  4. What a great idea! I love second hand treasures, and regularly browse my local charity shops. Have found fab wool, buttons and pretty bowls in the past.
    Also I do have a tendency in the summer, to drag my little ones to the local car boot for a look! Found you via The Syders blog, and also on BMB. Also following you on Twitter. I'm @littleribbonroo
    Look forward to following you and reading your posts.
    I might join this linky next week:))

  5. Love the pic!! Oh how I love charity shops for a good find! I am too a TK Maxx queen.. Can find some right beauties in there! :)


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