Find out what item thrifty Sarah Jessica Parker salvaged from the street

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Sarah Jessica Parker may be best recognised as her shopaholic alter ego Carrie Bradshaw, but it appears she is a little thriftier in real life. The actress salvaged a sink from the street in New York over the weekend, and proudly showed off her find to her 2.3 million Instagram followers.

The Sex and the City star explained that she had spotted the cream cast iron and enamel sink among bags of rubbish on the street in New York's West Village. Sarah was smitten with her find, and took it home to clean up with the help of a friend.

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Sarah Jessica Parker salvaged this sink from the street in New York

Sharing a picture of the sink, Sarah wrote: "And then around 8:33p post forty carrots on my walk home I found this beauty. Discarded like so much trash. Waited to be carted away on bulk Saturday. Or maybe waiting for someone just like me to rescue her.

"I named her Bedford and with the help of a friend and the good fortune to flag a taxi, she is now home with us. Right where she belongs. Just waiting for a good scrub and some new hardware. Isn't that a wonderful bedtime story?"

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Sarah lives with her husband and three children in New York

Sarah lives in a luxurious townhouse in the West Village neighbourhood with her husband Matthew Broderick, their son James Wilkie, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha. She has previously given fans a glimpse inside her home in a video interview with Vogue magazine, revealing she favours dark wood furnishings, with plush green sofas and a well-stocked bar cart taking centre place in the lounge.

However Sarah says her wardrobe is "very disappointing for people" who mistake her for her Sex and the City alter-ego.

"It's much smaller than most of my friend's closets," She told InStyle. "I was just talking to my husband about it the other day, I was saying it's fine. It's not big. I'm not a big shopper and I keep things forever and ever and ever. And I put stuff in archive, too, so that kind of lessens the burden."