Just a few quirky, funny little bits and pieces I've found recently that I thought you might like to see. I know my husband would like to see how I've been spending our money while he's away, so this post is a catch-up for you Anth, and for anyone else out there who would like a sticky-beak...
NOTE: I am a very cheap wifey, most of the things I buy come from op-shops, or, even better, the side of the road!
Alrighty...first up this sweet little home-made dolls cradle
it came home with me because I couldn't resist the dear little nursery rhyme transfers it has been decorated with. There's...
Little Jack Horner
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
(I've only got two children and most of the time I still "don't know what to do"!)
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians.
I think it's sweet that one of the cradle's previous owners has painted rays on the sun with nail polish. The cradle also came with funny net curtains hanging on the sides, I was going to throw them away until I noticed how lovingly they were made...ribbons and runching. Oh. They are soaking in Napisan at the moment and when they are whiter than white I will put them back...where they belong.
I also found: this rustic little stool
for one dollar at a garage sale
I'm trying to scrape off the chipboard someone naughty has stuck to the top.
this metal chair
on the side of the road
I'm going to paint it bright yellow so it will say "look at me!" against our charcoal coloured house. And yes, I know, I need to make us some marmalade!
a lovely Italian vase and a pile of vintage Ladybirds
all bible stories though...
my favourite would have to be Animals, Birds and Plants of the Bible!
a pretty blue flowery beauty case
it's just as pretty inside too
a slightly crazy copper fish, which looks pretty good against our copperish wallpaper
And...I think I've saved the best till last...
but not just a windmill, it's a lamp and a music box too!
It needs "attention" (the music box sometimes quite scarily starts playing of its own accord!) but I am besotted...and I've got enough clogs anyway!
I know this is a l-o-n-g post, but because it's going to be my one and only for the week, I've tried to cram in as much as I can...believe me when I say it could easily be longer!
Before I show you today's tea towel I want to thank you for your nice comments on my "quilt" Thanks guys, you are very supportive and encouraging and I really appreciate it. And I'm also happy to see I have some new followers. Yay!
Maybe I should do one of those wordless post's next time...
Here's the tea towel
p.s. next time I'll show you the gorgeous tea towels I recently received from lovely Scarlett...she loves Elvis, doncha know...
oops, linking to thrift share Monday