Friday, July 1, 2011

Op-Shop Find

Today I went down to our church op-shop (thrift shop-charity shop) because I had taken home last week 14 Barbie and Ken dolls to wash and also wash their clothes.
I spent ages washing Barbies hair and coming it and if you have ever spent time doing that for your little ones you will understand it when I say what a time wasting job it is.
Anyway I digress--while I was there I noticed this wooden sewing box that had just been donated.
The stars sparkled in my eyes when I was told it was only $5 and my hand was in my purse quicker than a rabbit down a hole.
It is missing the handle that goes up and over the centre section but I can understand why it has been removed because I think it would have gotten in the way.
The man of the house said he could put new handles on it but I think I will decline the offer.






The lid on the top opens up and then----------




The centre section concertinas out and has all these little compartments.





What a treasure.

18 comments:

Susan D said...

Enjoy your new found treasure. My brother bought me something similar for my 21st birthday.

Debbi Baker said...

I actually have one of these myself Doreen (bought new so many years ago that I can't actually remember where!). Mine doesn't have a handle and never did. I love containers so of course it appealed to me. I have used it to store lots of things over the years but it currently is the repository for all my metal rimmed tags. You got a wonderful bargain!

Nancy said...

A great find! Were there any sewing items inside? Your hard work on Barbie paid off.

Gina E. said...

What a bargain - $5 for one of those is unbeatable.

Sharon said...

I have always wanted one of those baskets Doreen - I think it is a left over want from my childhood days when one of my friends mother had one... Her was always full of treasures - off limits to grubby little hands... When it was closed I used to imagine it whispering it secrets... Good hunting and collecting there...

Janet said...

You got a great bargain! I love any kind of container and especially boxes with compartments. Now you get to fill it up with all your treasures.

Heather said...

What a lucky find Doreen. My grandmother had one similar but on legs. My mother inherited it and offered it to me, but I have so much stuff it would never fit in. My youngest daughter is now the proud owner of her great-granny's sewing box. You'll have a lovely time deciding what goes where.

Suztats said...

What a bargain! I've had one for many, many years. Mine has legs and a handle. Because the handle is slim and goes across the short side, it doesn't get in the way of the lids.
I'm sure you'll have lots of fun filling each compartment: I use mine mostly for my sewing thread and needles.

Jenxo said...

what a bargain doreen and so useful too...

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic find, you can never have too much storage!!

Angela said...

What a great little find

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A definite score Doreen! Now the big decision is what to store in it - my vote goes to sewing supplies.

Downunderdale said...

I think i put m ine out on the verge cxollection one year..... had it for a long long time but it had legs

Dorothy said...

I also have one on legs but it is in the shed needing some TLC, on the TO DO list for my DH.You certainly found a bargain. Enjoy !

Robin Mac said...

Wow, what a lucky find was that. Now to see if I can post this, I thnk I am going over to wordpress very soon. cheers

Val said...

There you see - when taking the Barbie dolls back all clean you discovered this beautiful workbox - just sitting there waiting for you to come back in! Lucky you - it will doubtless be your Treasure Box for many years to come.

karen said...

definitely a treasure!! well done you!

karen said...

Hi Doreen, you won my scrap of paper from last week, let me have your postal stuff!! I hope you are well...