Sunday, 18 September 2011

Blankets, blossoms, buttons, birds and boobs...

I have had a much better week than the last and there is less leakage from my head. I couldn't believe my luck when I ended up with the entire weekend off... Excellent!

Here are my latest treasures...

Tea Tin complete with Tui and other native New Zealand birds (found in the 'free' bin)

Woollen blankets - all made in New Zealand. I had some projects in mind for these but I can't bring myself to cut them. I'm sure a few of you can relate :-)

More Duraware... Collected piece by piece... I love this stuff!

Another beautiful old tin, perfect for...

Buttons :-)

A 'Poole' cup and saucer... I love the colour (I'm a sucker for anything with turquoise), the shape and the weight.

My favourite piece! I think this is a saki cup because it is so small. I was peering through the crockery at my local oppy and she jumped out at me... Isn't she gorgeous!?

The weather has been devine and I have been soaking up the glorious surroundings that spring has provided...

This is the beautiful tree outside my dining room window... Soon it will be almost entirely white.

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them. I am having trouble replying and most times, when I try to leave a comment on your posts it fails ??? I would appreciate your help with this as I would love to participate more. I have filled out my 'google account' but perhaps I'm missing something.

I hope you all have a fabulous week, with full bellies, excellent health and smiles on your dials :-)

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

The world's worst patient...

I awoke last Wednesday feeling a little down and still tired. I shrugged it off as I thought I probably still wasn’t used to waking at 5am yet and of course it was also the middle of the week. By two in the afternoon my nose was leaking, the eyes were weeping and I had a dry hack of a cough. The dust was thick at work due to all the building going on and I assumed that that was the cause of my head woes. By 3pm I couldn’t go on any longer. I left work, got home, changed into my pjs and hit the couch…

After four nights all I can remember, (apart from all the snot) is… being too afraid to cough or swallow… a pulsating head and thinking that all of my teeth were falling out. I do remember some interesting dreams and shamefully demanding that hubby bring me all the drugs in the universe, (these would be the drugs that I usually tell him are good for nothing, money spinning poisons). I now understand why people insist on using tissues instead of loo paper and putting some sort of lubricant around their nostrils. I am sporting two gross sandpaper scabs under my nose.

I haven’t been that sick in a very long time and apart from being so happy to be coming out the other end, I am eternally grateful to have someone in my life who is prepared to look after the world’s worst patient. Thank you Mr J xx

I have enjoyed the ability to do the little things today. The curtains are open, the ‘slow cooker’ is on, the dishes are done and the washing is folded. Here’s to appreciating good health… (clink)!

So… There was yet again no thrifting for me last week, but I still have plenty to show you from the recent past… Enjoy

Sexy Mid-Century Coffee Pot

Funky Fondue Forks

'Hostess' Salad Bowl and Servers

Mahogany Lamp Base

Red Art Glass

A Wee Pot from Denmark

'Toyobo' Fabric Made in Japan

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May this week bring you the most interesting and the much sort after treasure xx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Peg boards, prongs and op shop withdrawals...

I dreamt about peg boards and prongs this week. Grey metal consumed my thoughts each day until I got home, made a cuppa and checked all those lovely blogs with those gorgeous vintage finds.

Alas there has been no time for rummaging this week and I miss the familiar sights and smells of my local op shops. I miss the anticipation of my mapped out treasure hunt and I miss getting home unpacking and cleaning my loot so I can find the perfect spot for it all.

If it wasn't for all you magpies out there who take the time to share your beautiful finds on Blogland I would truly be in despair! So thank you :-)

But... I still have many pics of past vintage finds to show off so I am not completey void of contributions this week...

milk glass jar - made in Belgium

hand painted, gold rimmed plate

New Zealand made woollen blanket

Crown Lynn - 'Colour Glaze' tea cups

floating duck toy with internal bell

I did have time to bake some banana loaves for our lunch this week and I cant wait to devour a piece or two. Have an excellent week and happy hunting xx

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