Monday, January 30, 2012

Green...

Punky & Me is running a meme this week on "My Place and Yours" with the theme being the colour green. I must say I didn't think I was a big fan until I looked around my house and realized I had some lovely green pieces. Here's a collection of frosted depression glass in shades of green...




Go have a look!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

My daughter has only another 2 days left of her summer holidays so tomorrrow we're of to do something fun together...not sure what yet!
Anyway, here's what I found this week...







 Vintage linen...






vintage buttons...




a nearly finished tapestry...





china...













vintage books...



ta da! I love these spotty bowls - never enough!

Go check out all the finds at Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl .

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

It's supposed to be summer here in New Zealand but today we had hail! Not a lot, but enough to bring the rather moderate temperature down a degree or two. Hopefully the weather improves as my mother's coming down from Wellington tomorrow to stay for the week and I'd hate her to think it's always like this!

Anyway, this week I found...


a beautiful vintage glass container and an eggcup...


more of those b****y knitting needles and about 200 mother of pearl buttons...


more vintage buttons...


a tapestry cushion...


a pretty plate for a cake stand...


a green depression glass bowl....


 and a teacup and plate.

As always, I've linked up with Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Candle...

I'm finally ready to unveil the new candle mold I've been working on...





I think he's gorgeous!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

This Weeks Finds....

We've just got back from a weekend in Riverton,a couple of hours south of Dunedin. Unfortunately, it rained the whole time we were there! Anyway, it gave me a chance to relax and knit and kept me away from the time wasting internet (no connection where we stayed). I did manage to find an op shop there which was a pleasant surprise so I added to my weekly haul.



These knitting needles seem to be stalking me.....everywhere I go they seem to jump out at me begging me to take them home. Who am I to resist!


 
see what I mean...







love Midwinter...

















I'm not actually a cat fan as I'm allergic to them but I love the illustrations in this book.

Go check out Her Library Adventures fot this weeks Flea Market Finds.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Bag...

I've been needing a new bag for the last 6 months or so but have been to cheap to buy one. So yesterday I got this bag (sorry for the poor picture quality)

from the op shop for $2. It's a hair product promotional bag that's never been used. I wanted to cover up the words and cross....


so I sewd on some thrifted patches. I also had to replace the strap as it wasn't long enough for me. Much better me thinks!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

Lots to show you this week!

Firstly, my partner and I gave our daughter a trampoline for Xmas so the first find has been invaluable this week - a timer. We've had the neighbourhood kids over a lot this week so the timer has been great at preventing arguments! I had bought a crappy one from an appliance store which broke the first day - then I found this baby in its original box.






This child's bib is scary! I'm not even too sure what the animal is...






detail of a Kiwiana teatowel... 


and another.... 


love the graphics on this one.... 




cute dear figurines... 





I love the colours in these knitting needles... 


a crocheted  sugar bowl cover (I love the little teacup on the top!)





Phew! Back to work tomorrow after 3 weeks off......

Head on over to Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds and Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Mondays....