Monday, June 26, 2006

The Frugalling Force is definitely with me

The patron saint of frugalling has been smiling on me recently.

Saturday I drove up to Sydney to pick up two IKEA tables I got on eBay. They came from opposite sides of the city but match perfectly and will fit across one end of my office brilliantly. You'll have to wait til next weekend (once I've set up the office) to see the pictures but in the meantime I have to share how much they cost: 150 x 75 cm table, $31.73. 120 x 75 cm table: $15.50.

While I was in Sydney I had to shoehorn in time to drop past one op shop to stave off withdrawal symptoms. I chose St Vinnies in Epping and came away with some good bargains including this:which, at $5 was a little pricey but cute enough to come home with me.

And this:which was $3 for around 2 metres. Not sure what I'm going to do with it or even if it will stay with me but it was way too cute to pass up.

But these aren't the reasons for my title.

Check out what I found today on my weekly Monday visit to The Brain Injury Foundation op shop:Kartell Anna Castelli 4970 units. Two of them (count: One. Two.) With wheels.

Guess how much they cost? Go on, have a go!

$9. Not each. But for both. I gave them $10 in the end as I couldn't bear to take the $1 change they were offering me.

I carried them (the units, not the old ladies at the op shop, in case you're worried) home on the bus (don't ask how - mind over matter sometimes kicks in just when you need it), unscrewed one set of the wheels and now have this very handy storage unit for the office.... I had other exciting news I'd planned to share today but I think that's more than enough gloating for now. You'll just have to be patient and come back tomorrow.... (Insert maniacal laughter here)

(Listening to: Dave Gahan
Paper Monsters)

3 comments:

Kristin said...

I've been carless for nearly eight years, and most of my thrifting is done via public transportation. One does what one has to!

Pink Trees said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!! My mouth is still hanging open! The dish, THE FABRIC (!!!) and the SHELVES! ACK!! I sear you find the best stuff!

elizabeth said...

girl, i am on my way to your neck of the woods so you can take me thrifting to these fabulous places you go to.

i am completely jealous!