Sunday, 6 February 2011

skip treasure



here it is.



my skip treasure



much to Miss K's embarrassment.
quote "you can't steal things from a skip"



I didn't steal by the way, I asked politely.



although when we went back later with the car it was very dark and I did wonder what the skip's neighbours might be thinking.....



the treasure is currently in the garage, in need of a very good clean, some heavy duty tlc and some love.
hope you have a lovely weekend, and maybe you'll find some treasure too.

28 comments:

  1. I can't believe someone would throw this in a skip!!

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  2. what a lucky find......i had one of these but he made me get rid when we moved......enjoy

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  3. Wow! What a treasure. It has its own drawers!

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  4. ooo.. love! it is beautiful. You are so lucky.

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  5. WOWSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love skip treasure. I can often be seen pulling chunks of wood out of local skips (with owners permission) to throw onto our woodburner.
    But that is the best skip treasure I've ever seen.

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  6. Wow! What a fantastic find. A little something for your studio no doubt!! Have fun giving it your own very special tlc and have a lovely, lovely weekend.

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  7. Oh look at those cute little drawers. I'm speechless at the thought that someone would put that in a skip. A friend of mine took two Van Gogh style chairs from one recently and there's absolutely nothing wrong with them at all, in fact they're gorgeous. Don't understand it!

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  8. You have GOT to be kidding. I guess it really is true what they say about one man's trash being another man's treasure! STUNNING. Have fun!

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  9. What a beautiful find. As the say, "One man's trash....." Have fun giving it tlc.
    Anne xx

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  10. Can you feel me turning green? I can't believe you found that in a skip! I hope you can make it work, just for the fun of it.

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  11. Blimey! Lucky find! You need to have a look at Julia's post about restoring her old machine (Marmalade Kiss). She did a great job.

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  12. Our dining room chairs came from a skip. Best shop in the world.

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  13. Amazing what people chuck don't you think? Good rescue! My parents have one pretty much identidcal which they use as a console type table in their hall way. It was in a pretty dire state and they transformed it with a bit of TLC!

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  14. Wow! You can actually learn something about this piece by going to the Singer site, antiques and entering it's serial number.

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  15. I love routing around in skips - a great find you have there.

    Have a lovely weekend too,

    Nina xxx

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  16. Squeak!! That is EXACTLY like the Singer machine that I learned to sew on. I can still remember the dusty feel of those tiny wooden drawers. I seem to remember it had a wooden cover for the machine but I imagine that did not survive the trip to the skip.

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  17. These are snapped up pronto when they came into the charity shop. The only thing we've nicked from a skip was our own tap....well it was the beautiful chrome mixer tap from the house we had sold two houses down from where we moved to. They were putting i a new bathroom. Eight years on & it's stil on our bath

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  18. Why do we not have things like this in Teddington skips?! Sigh.

    K x

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  19. No! In a skip!? Oh how sad and terrible. Thank goodness you rescued it! Hooray for you. Laura x

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  20. How absolutely fabulous Tess - I can't believe someone would throw that away. You lucky girl. I hope it works :)
    Jo x

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  21. Did you purposely wait til dark ... I think I would have to! But it was definitely worth it! How can people just chuck this stuff out?

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  22. What amazing treasure! I just found you through Penny's blog... your comment about airbrushing your mother in law made me chortle... alot!

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  23. Your airbrushing comment at mine made me giggle- thanks x

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  24. This is just like my mum's old one. Crazy to find such a beauty in a skip! I hope you get it working. I used to love messing about with my mum's when I was a kid, and I remember accidentally wheeling the needle through my nail once. Eeek!

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  25. What a fantastic sewing machine - what a find! Lucky you!!

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  26. Now I feel classy for finding my old singer on freecycle...

    I'm too short to search skips.

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  27. Wow, what an amazing find! Lucky you! Have fun restoring it.

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