Last night we took a walk out before dinner as I wanted to check on the modern house that is being built round the corner, its been interesting watching it take shape. There was a skip outside and on top was this picnic basket, needless to say it came home with me.
The basket was filthy, I did have to think twice about taking it but i decided even if it it didn't scrub up that well it would be nice filled with plants on the balcony. It had been splattered with cement which actually pinged off quite easily with a skewer when I had an initial clean this morning.
It even has the two original plates inside.
I know that taking things from skips on private property is theft, but I took the risk. I love a skip search, when we built our house in Scotland our cloakroom washbasin came out of a skip. I had to stop the builder smashing it to pieces as he had done other sanitary ware and I was able to ask permission to take it plus a stainless steel sink earmarked for our greenhouse. This time there was no one to ask.
If you see the newspaper headline 'basket case woman sentenced after claiming to save item from landfill' pretend you don't know me.