taking a punt that pays off...
buy one sealed box marked xmas decorations from a garage sale, only a couple of bucks...probably full of junk, but at that price worth the risk...
get it home, rip it open, and...nestled amongst tinsel that's frankly seen better days...you find (shrieks of joy here)
(just look at Father Christmas, isn't he lovely...and ok I admit, slightly scary...)
freebies from the op-shop...
two Hobbytex cushion covers and a groovy vintage sheet
these were filthy, but it's amazing what a soak in Napisan and a good old fashioned scrub can do. Although I think the lady in the oppy thought I had something wrong with me when I (gleefully) took them off her hands. I think there was some confusion about just who, was doing who a favour...
a trip to the local library...
especially when you spot this book on the shelves
and, even better...
your friendly librarian gives you the heads-up that Adrian Franklin's new book Retro, is about to hit the shelf and she gives you first dibbs to borrow it when it does! (this is a huge deal, as it's a bit like the quick and the dead at our library when interesting books make it to the "new arrival shelf")
and a quick word on Retro: if you think someone you love would like this book for Chrissy (hint hint) Dymocks has a special offer at the mo...purchase a copy of Retro and they will give you a copy of Adrian's (I say it like he's a friend of mine Ha!) Collecting The 20th Century. Yep. I reckon that's a pretty cool freebie, don't you...
Click here for details.
Happiness is also
a vintage happy coat
It was the label that got me
well labels...I really like the Queensland Made tag too
(phew! it's ok, I can read your mind...)
we all know
a new puppy (and an old one too)
Dotty Dog, hand-made beautifully by Allana using a vintage pattern and an old army blanket. You can buy your own, just in time for Christmas, here
Have a lovely weekend. Lucy Violet's going all Christmassy starting Monday, I hope you will pop back then x