Monday, 5 August 2013

Magpie Monday - leave your keys

A day out last week in a new town proved most fruitful with lots of new charity shops to explore.

I came away laden with clothes; feather cushions; fabric; kilner jars and quite possibly my best ever charity shop find.

For ages I've been looking for something to put on the dresser to store our keys.  They are forever getting chucked down, abandoned all over the place, cluttering up the worktops and inevitably getting lost.

So this is just perfect.  Somewhere to keep our keys nice and safe, and we'll always know where they are.  I wonder what the mother-in-law will make of it?

Personally, I think it's bright and cheery and I love the positive optimism of the thumbs up.  Best value for money ever as it only cost me 45p.

Please do leave your links below of any second-hand finds, and I'll check right back just as soon as I've watered my pampas grass in the front garden.



60 comments:

  1. You have just given me a great but obvious idea for keeping our keys safe. Will be on the lookout for a cool plate like yours on my next thrift!

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  2. This will be perfect for depositing keys!!!!

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  3. I actually just spat my tea over my keyboard.

    Who made that plate in the first place?!!!

    BEST PURCHASE EVER

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    1. It's backstapmed " Prince William, 22 gold carrat" pure class eh?

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    2. HAHA that's an amazing label on such a hilarious plate!! Makes it even better :D

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    1. You've got some too? *makes note for party invitations*

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  5. BAHAHAHA!

    Ahhh that's made my day :D

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    1. Perfect find eh? I was going to keep it for high days and holidays, but what the hell..?

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    2. It's amazing. I think you should use it for apple crumble.. or dips or something.

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  7. Don't forget to put a box of Daz in the window as well.

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  8. That plate is great! And what a great idea to use a fun thrifted plate to store keys and things!

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  9. Haha, I love that! Hilarious!!! x

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  10. No. Way!????? *screams with laughter*

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    1. Can't quite believe my luck sometimes!

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  11. ha ha ha love it!!! i wonder if you will get any other keys landing on your plate ;) x

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    1. Oooh I wonder. Might have to keep my eye on that!

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  12. Lets just hope people do not get the wrong impression!

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  13. Oh the simple things.. I am laughing my socks off! what a purchase, love it! :)

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  14. Bwahaha! Do let us know what MIL thinks.

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  15. Great vintage plate with humour. Thanks for hosting.
    Joy

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  16. oh, that's hilare... brilliant. Straight out of Abigail's party era.... :) x

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    1. I wish there'd been a whole set, I'd have been sorted for birthday presents!

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  17. Keys with humour. Thanks for hosting.
    Denise

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  18. Fabulous! I'm all for winding up the mother in law too! x

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    1. I think she already fears for her boy!

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  19. I have a friend who would just love one of those for Christmas x

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    1. Haha I'll keep my eyes peeled for another x

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  20. Ha ha, you might get visitors running away when they see it, either that or stroking your leg :-)

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  21. Fab, perfect for keys of all kinds!

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  22. That is amazing! I think it's possibly to do with this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vaughan_%28comedian%29 (the bit about catchphrases) because I remember older relatives doing the thumbs up/down/swinging/dodgy thing - although they could have been part of the pampas grass brigade, heaven forbid!

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  23. It's a definite conversation piece.

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  24. Just wonderful to find some blogs down this end of the hemisphere! Have I linked correctly? Maybe, maybe not. Anyway, I'm enjoying your blog and think that at 45p, this is very baragin worth. Cheers.

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  25. I like it. Really had fun reading this post.

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  26. that's a great find :) sounds like it was one of those treasure trove type carboot sales!

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  27. Great find. I love that it adds a touch of fun to something as dull as keys. :)

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  28. Ha ha-this is great!What a find!

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  29. This gave me a giggle! If I were to have something like that, my MIL would be horrified. We already have a disastrous relationship so I think that would be the icing on the proverbial cake. Although....I would do it just to see the look on her face ;) .

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  30. It's the best plate I have ever, ever seen.
    (I MISS MAGPIE MONDAYS I HAVEN'T JOINED IN FOR YONKS WAAAH)

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  31. You should definitely bring that plate out for parties!

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  32. Brilliant! We have a plastic box, but this is totally epic!

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  33. Loved this first time round, must have read on my ipad if not commented sooner :) x

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