The Little Vintage Tea Trolley

The Little Vintage Tea Trolley

For a long time I’ve wanted somewhere to store and organise my baking equipment (you know the stuff that gets lost in the back of cupboard and ends up going out of date) without cluttering up the work tops in our tiny kitchen. I’d considered buying this white trolley from Ikea and I’d seen a few wooden vintage trolleys on eBay and in charity shops which looked good but were either too expensive or impractical when it came to cleaning them.

Then last week Mr Thrifty came home from work dumped his bag and went back out without saying a word, which is most unlike him even if we’ve had a barney. Five minutes later he is whistling his way through the flat and to my surprise he is pushing a trolley, a gold, kitsch tea trolley at that.  He’d spotted it in a skip on his way to work, called in on his bike on his way home to ask if he could have it and popped back out to pick it up after dumping his bag. Gotta love him, eh?It’s in remarkably good condition with only a little rust on the wheels. It has cleaned up well (isn’t scraping stickers off FUN? Not) and is far sturdier than you’d imagine. I had the word  ringing in my ears for the first day or so but for now I’m happy with the way it is…although it may get the spray paint treatment at some point in the future. The people who let Mr Thrifty take it out of their skip had their kindness returned with a big fat cake and a bottle of homemade sloe gin the next day.

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