Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mama Le Creuset

I have had the loveliest Mother's Day ever!

After a much-needed sleep-in I was woken to my little munchkins bearing gifts, choccies and breakfast in bed. Then when I finally got up my hubbie very unexpectedly suggested I go off to the monthly market a couple of suburbs away for a little break, I don't even know how he knew it was on, it's not like I had been harping on about it constantly for the last few days or anything ;-) The one condition was that I be back in time for lunch as H was preparing me a very special meal, with a little help from Dada of course :-)

Off I went to the market, arms swinging freely (no stroller to push). It was well worth the visit, look what I found...

A large Le Creuset cast-iron oval casserole, I have been eyeballing these for ages on eBay but they usually sell for a lot, I can't believe I got this for $20!!!


There is a bit of chipping to the enamel on the inside, but for $20 who's complaining? Not me!

At another stall I picked up these 2 Le Creuset cast iron pots, they are in fantastic condition. The seller was asking $20 for the larger and $12 for the smaller, but when I rather pathetically counted out the sparse remains of cash in my wallet, coins and all, she was happy to accept my $25.80 for the pair!

I wandered around the market for another while, I was totally out of cash so I was glad I didn't see anything else I fell in love with. There was a cute vintage aqua-coloured microscope for $7 but I already have a black one, and a vintage Remington typewriter for $10 couldn't even tempt me to run to the ATM.

Home I went, a happy mama, even happier sitting out on the deck in the beautiful sunshine watching my hubbie and eldest boy prepare me a delicious lunch of fillet steak in pepper sauce, boiled potatoes and runner beans.

A perfect day :-)

11 comments:

Engracia said...

I went there as well around 1pm though, so some stalls were packing up. I did score a missing hardback copy of Harry Potter book for $6. Very happy, but I'm jealous you got the Le Creuset, they are fab.
Happy Mum's Day
Engracia
xx

kurrabikid said...

Another great find! And aren't markets A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER when you're sans stroller?!!!

E. Fernandez said...

oh, what a great day indeed, lucky mom! Those Le Creuset are awesome finds at a good price too. Happy Mom's Day!

Leslie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. I always see those pots and pans at The Willams Sonoma Outlet and they are way expensive. You got a steal of a deal.

Linda said...

Wonderful finds as those Le Creuset pans are very pricey! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Emma said...

What fabulous finds and how blissful to exlore markets without a stroller/children... very jealous! Thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my blog, it totally made my day. Emma

Kate said...

Ooh le Creuset! I have the little orange one - super cute. What a lucky day!
(And I know what you mean about the one that got away. If only we had super human strength to lift heavy street finds!!)

Missa said...

Oh what a perfect day and such great finds! Based on your previous post too, I'd say it's all well deserved... I love that playroom and the bunting and those pillow covers you found are so perfect in there! You've got some pretty lucky little boys to have such a cool mum :)

captain kk said...

ooo - i love the white ones with the timber handles.. nice treasure :)

Year at the Op Shop said...

Oh those white ones are just lovely!

loura said...

Le Creuset come with a lifetime guarantee. They replaced my chipped enamel pan for free no quibbles.