I'd noticed a few days earlier that the local senior cits were holding a jumble sale (how sweet are those two words? Jumble. Sale. The promise of treasures just waiting to be unearthed...(by me of course!)
Anyway, I got up early, brushed my teeth, chucked my hair in a pony, pulled on my tracky-dacks, (my reasons for telling you this will become obvious soon...)and ended up being one of their first customers! Yay! You know the kid in the lolly shop scenario right? Well that was me!
I bought heaps of stuff...they actually had a twenty cent table...and not the kind of cr_ _ you usually get for twenty cents either ie nothing was stained, chipped, broken, smelly, dirty etc
This post needs a pic...when you see it you will understand the reason for all this carry-on and O.T.T-ness. Look away if you love mid-century furniture and design because I think you are going to be (just a little) jealous...
look at these babies...
do you know what they are?
T H Brown barstools!
How much did I pay for what one ebayer calls "the holy grail of Australian teak furniture"? (that guy's worse than me!) I paid ten dollars. No bargaining either. I just asked the lady how much they were and she told me.
At this point I didn't know they were T H Brown, I just thought they were really cool (and cheap) When I got home I turned my stools upside down, found a label and T H Brown stamp in the wood, did a bit of a Google search and viola...these stools are selling at around the twelve hundred dollar mark for a pair! Is that what you call a bargain or not! I have been talking to and stroking these beauties since I got them home! And it doesn't matter that we haven't got a bar or a kitchen fit to put them in because we will...eventually.
I would love to know about your best bargain btw.
Thanks for reading my little tirade and putting up with my gushiness too. Here's another really cool thing I bought (I'll save all the smaller bits and pieces for another time)
it's a lamp from Zimbabwe
here it is switched on at night...not a good pic thoughcan you make out the family of warthogs? it looks so magical in the dark...
I was going to end now, but please indulge me for a little longer...I need your help...
do you know anything about this picture?
(forgive the "jaunty" angle)
this is the artist's signature
artist's proof...New York Harbour
and some of its beautiful
check out that skyline...
if you do please let me know, because I think it's very special
No tea towel...I've taken up enough of your time already. I know there was a lot to read today...do come back...there will be less words and more pics next time. Promise. And I'll tell you about what happened to me at the jumble sale too...