Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thrifty finds

I love blog surfing sites like "Little Jenny Wren" and "Little Cotton Rabbits" and "Eleanor and Ruby" and seeing all of the gorgeous homey things they uncover when looking for bargains. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful op shop in our little town - Nairne Market is a treasure trove of lucky finds and I have to share three of my recent purchases.

Look at this beautiful needlepoint that someone finished only to never use it? I'm thinking this will be a cushion for my crafty room (as the girls are complaining that the new table is a bit high for the old chairs!)

Then there was this bit of Autumn loveliness for the princely sum of $2.00. There are a few faint spots on it but I can live with that! I am imagining this on a table with a vase full of glorious autumn leaves and rose hips? Come to think of it I don't think I should have left the $2 cream jug behind at the op shop as it would have been perfect for the leaves - arggghh!

This sweet little Easter bunny cost me 50cents and he was our only easter decoration this year as we didn't get around to dyeing eggs or making an easter tree and I couldn't find my big raggy bunny who normally guards the easter baskets.

Funny how you can get such pleasure out of spending a few dollars on a few simple things? I look at Nairne Market as being a little like a trip to the movies - it is money well spent on something you don't actually need but something that gives you pleasure. I've always had a thing for old and handmade things, and I feel good about rescuing someone else's handiwork.

It is a beautiful Autumn day here in the hills. I'm thinking we might go for a walk to the park later and just soak up the last few days of the school holidays.
Have a great day,
keep smiling,


1 comment:

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

How cute is that rabbit/egg! Might have to make a trip to that op shop one day! Hope you took that walk, now that the rain here... we hope.
cheers Jane