Friday, 13 June 2014

flea friday: the chair that got away




Funny how the universe works... If you recall that post from a few weeks ago with the perishing rattan chair that broke my heart a bit with its sad state of neglect - and then I walk into this perfect one on one of my recent thrift shop visits. It's all sturdy and lovely and going for very cheap (sixteen euros to be exact). Isn't that funny?

Even funnier is that after all that, we decided not to get it. Why? Well, mainly lack of space. We don't have a lot of space in our apartment for much more furniture, considering there's still a few baby-related things we need to accommodate without creating cramped rooms and those are much more essential than a rattan chair.

I considered justifying it as a nursing chair - imagine it covered with lovely sheepskin - but to be entirely honest, we already have the perfect candidate for a comfy nursing chair: our 70s leather recliner. So we let this rattan beauty get away. Instead, I dedicate the sixteen euros towards the slowly but steadily building pile of washable nappies, which I keep finding in the thrifts all brand new, unwanted and almost given away for a couple of tiny coins a-piece.

Apart from cloth nappies, there's been something else that we've been hoping to cross off our baby-themed thrift-shopping list, and unlike this chair, that something else has been not just spotted but also picked up, and it lives with us now. I'll show you next week!

I'm linking up to Thrifter, Maker, Fixer, FarmA Living Space, Sir Thrift a Lot, We Call It Junking and Me and My Shadow.

10 comments:

  1. This is so funny, because I recently spotted a black rattan chair, very similar, for $8 in a thrift, and I wanted to get it so badly, but just had no where to put it. So I left it :(
    Thank you for sharing at History & Home, take care. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Ha! it is really strange - it must be one of those items that pop up in masses in the same time for a while. just saw a brand new 'designer' one (but essentially the same thing) in a posh shop for over 600 euros. hopefully next time, maybe in a few years, if we come across it again in the thrifts we'll have more space! :)

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  2. oh it's hard leaving something you like, and a bargain too, but sounds like the sensible option, if there's no place for it. Curious now about what else you found!

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    1. Hi Tracey, thank you for your comment! it was a bit hard to part with the idea of snapping it up on the spot... but the other thing is so much more special - i'm showing it off this Friday hope you will like it! :)

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    1. almost exactly like the other one!

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  4. It's really tough leaving something behind that you love, you're so much more practical than me, I'd have probably got it and worried about where to put it later!

    Thanks for linking up x

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    1. Thank you for hosting the linkie Liz!
      I've become quite good at leaving things behind - we have such a tiny budget. My hoarder side aches though, but it's a nice feeling that my boyfriend is proud of my willpower

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  5. Hard to leave something you really fancy, but just no good when you can't fir it in. I'm sure the nappies will end up a better bet. Popping over from #MagpieMonday

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    1. Hi there, the nappies are going to be much more useful for baby that's for sure. and it's a massive thrill to find something so expensive for such little money and brand new - washable nappies cost an absolute fortune! Thanks for stopping by!

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