What we all find attractive or chic when we are visiting thrift stores and charity shops is very subjective. I think my taste had definitely changed over the years. I try to remember when I am having a clear out to give away to charity….
‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’
My taste though now is for anything handmade and pretty, I love kitsch, 60’s and 70’s designs and bone china. I tend to go for these over all others.
My latest offering for Magpie Monday, is something I have wanted for a very long time. You know that feeling when you see it on a crowded shelf just sitting there waiting for you!
I had Miss A with me (in her pushchair) and there were so many people looking in the shop, I’m not ashamed to say, I had to elbow my way in!
They were a bit dirty, and the wood was desperate to be ‘fed’ but I knew with a little TLC I would have something that would make me smile every time I saw it!
Here they are when I first got them home, I paid around £4 for all three.
Three Wooden (possibly teak) Antelope dating from the 1960’s or 70’s
I hope you can see how mucky they looked!
I polished them up with my can of trusty Wood Silk
If you not used this before, it is a must buy, to polish wood with. I use it for all wood every now and then, and especially if it needs rescuing. Here they are once they had been cleaned up:
The came up beautifully. Though I can’t decide yet where to put them, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with them!
My three antelope, a design classic? Or would you relegate them to the charity box?
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