virtual coffee & vintage tea boxes found on the road side by the beaches...

are you ready for a *fly by the seat of your pants*...we're grabbing coffee's & trawling my 

local streets *virtual coffee* today...?

hoping these gorgeous wooden boxes i found may tempt you...

you see it's what we call *clean up* on our local beaches- which really just means local council allow

you to throw in a great huge pile pop out the front of your property, anything & everything you've

ever wanted to get rid of...

& they will, after a few days to allow scavengers vintage treasure hunters like myself a little time to

sort out the good from the actual rubbish, then collect these unwanted piles, free of charge & by

doing so free up your garage & your conscience...

i've had a lovely past week visiting many a *local clean up pile*, as i took the kiddos swimming .

..went for my morning hours walk along the harbour...or just spotted something from 

the car as i've been flying past...

i'll share all my goodies later...

there are a few that i may have paid very good money for within the haul,

had i found them in some favourite vintage shop here on the beaches, or in England...

i would have photographed them all - & blogged them to my hearts content...but i'm a little 

preoccupied with a phone call we recieved this morning stating that our very longed for- 

desperately missed container of *life* from the English countryside has landed & 

that we will be surrounded by all that is us soon...

so...enjoy these side-of-the-road-boxes i found..

.there will be sooo many more goodies to share...

have a wonderful few days gals...

i know i'm going to ...




  1. Yippee! I am so happy for you, Sweets. Promise you'll post about your stash tomorrow? J x

  2. I loved those sidewalk rubbish pick ups! You will all be delighted to have all of your treasures again. Happy week! X

  3. Hubby gallantly carried a box of (ant ridden) mason jars home for me after I'd spotted it on someone's verge collection pile! Sigh... My hero! PS - can NOT wait to see your home filled with all your UK goodies!!! :-) xx

  4. I've heard about this marvellous Clean Up tradition before - such a brilliant idea! You must be over-the-moon excted about receviving your container!

  5. Oh my gosh, all you fab stuff has touched down finally! How exciting for you. I hope it arrives really soon so you can play decorator then show and tell.

    We have those collections over here in NZ as well. Not found anything exciting like you though. Usually it's broken stuff. I'm always amazed every year how many old matresses some people have in their house!

  6. Well that's much better with those new pictures! I do agree that these surely are a brilliant find. Imagine how many used they will have. The printing will go so well with all your French stamped items you are about to unpack!! Enjoy filling your boxes.

  7. Wow, what a find! Loving those tea boxes, just gorgeous. And looking forward to more pics of the other 'treasures' found. Plus a big congrats on your container finally arriving...oh the joy of it all. Best wishes for the unpack...soooo exciting : ) Alison x

  8. Wow, they are fantastic! How lucky are you and they look terrific under the table...so many uses and possibilities! Looking forward to seeing your treasures around the house! Robx

  9. How exciting! Both the container arrival and the road side booty. I did a bit of a trawl on Tuesday morning, but came away empty handed. Well done you!

  10. Welcome home and what a find! Street shopping is probably my favorite hobby! x

  11. Exciting!!
    Happy unpacking and styling :)
    I can't wait to see the pics!!

  12. wow that is such a great idea! I wish they did that where I live!

    have fun unpacking all your lovelies from England! I can tell you already are from your instagram pics!!

  13. Awwwwwww.... sigh....... woooooow..... nooooo way....... you gotta be kidding me..... and a walla walla bing bang!
    That is the find of the century... a few small crates for man.... a giant treasure haul for Melissa!! Ok... it's official - I doff my hat to you in piracy looting reverence! :-)

  14. caaaaw. great finds Melissa. I once scored some chandeliers from a neighbour putting stuff out in the kerbside cleanup. Jane x

  15. Ooh, so glad to see the edited version showing those steals! Seriously, how lucky can a girl get? I am so happy for you, Gorgeous. J x

  16. Melissa ... I just love the boxes! Can you imagine how much they would have cost here in England?? Absolutely fab, good for you! Jules x

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