a quick trip to the Tip Shop, that's what!
I popped in on our way to visit my Mum, much to the girls horror and embarrassment...but it was Mothers Day, so they had no choice but to accompany me and suffer through the shame and indignity of watching their Mum pick through other people's rubbish. Ha-ha!
Sadly there were slim pickings but I did get these
one dollar the lot!
A closer look
pretty Grindley Ware plate
sweet Alfred Mertens wall hook
Made in West Germany in 1984 and perfect for hanging a special vintage tea towel on.
The Life in Australia book is the real treasure of the lot. Published in 1968 it is full to the brim with the most wonderful photos of Australian people, landscapes, architecture etc. Too good not to share, so expect to see some fantastic images like this one in the future
Sunday afternoon, Palm Beach, N.S.W.
Photo by David Beal
In fact the pics are so cool I think I'm going to feature a pic a post, like I do with my tea towels...
I know I've been dining out on the stuff I found almost two Wednesdays ago... please bear with me while I show you the rest of it... I want to clear the decks so to speak, before I post about some other interseting things I've got in mind...
Okey-doke, here's the rest of it:
I was thrilled to find this and it was only fifty cents!
cheerful Moplen Shred Master
(got to love a Shred Master!)
made in Italy
more kitschy souvenirs...both black and gold but from opposite sides of the world
the real Big Banana...11 metres long
I also bought my husband an old framed National Geographic-ish print of Victoria Falls which he loved but my photo was terrible so I'm not showing (just telling)
Before today's tea towel here's another great photo from "Life in Australia". I've chosen this one in honour of the Tiges great win against the Freo Dockers on Saturday. Especially for you Anth.
photo by Helmut Gritscher
No footy tea towels, this will have to do