G’day, here we are, Day 3 of Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage finds, now you know I have not been in favour with the Vintage Treasure Hunting Gods don’t you? Those girls up there have been mean girls for like ever. And then on Saturday oh my, hello vintage style beach cruiser, hello pre-loved bike…in white, no less.
I have to tell you there has been much debate in this old cottage on the purchasing of a new bike, I have had my beady little eye on one for a while, mainly because my lovely blue bike gets shared around a bit and sometimes I find myself bike-less. Husbands have been less enthusiastic with the needs for a range of bikes in a variety of colours in this old cottage. Party pooper.
So when Miss Beach Cottage and I came across this at the weekend, after the chair but before the plate, well we were pretty psyched.
It went a little bit like this.
I hissed at my lovely daughter to hop on and see if it worked. I have had my fingers bitten like this before. Check the working box.
Have a quick look over, a bit of rust, that’s par for the course in this climate but looks good.
Stand back, pop head to side, examine beach cottage qualities. Right up there with the blue Kitchen Aid.
Ask the price. Negotiate a bit.
Clinch the sale.
Pop new baby in the back of car.
Bring home to beach cottage land.
Do the happy dance.
Squeal at husband re new bike.
Tell him it was $20 less than it was just to make it sound really good even though it was already pretty good.
Park it out on the deck.
Make some tea.
Go out and stroke.