Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fleamarket finds

Morning! Do you like my strawberry calendar? The kids love changing the dates..

I just love it's beautiful red colour.


Are you having a happy weekend? I'm feeling a bit worn out and slightly flat as it's been a tiring week with some drama & stress so I'm taking it quietly today. F.F. is a great distraction, thanks Sophie!!
This is Teddy, Sunday's much loved, special mate. Teddy got her very own teddy, via a gargage sale I went to this morning. It was damp and misty and the road to Eganstown was icy, but I was glad I went because I found Little Ted, and an excellent cane couch & two chairs, for Mum's new deck.


Also from the garage sale was this ace doctors kit for $2. Rosie has been applying bandages, taking temperatures and tending the to sick and infirm with great tenderness.



I found her nurse's apron at Vinnies, now she just needs a little cap!


This sweet little jug cover wasn't found by me but instead found its way to me, a gift from my lovely neighbour & friend. Isn't it delicate and pretty? I love it,

Here is me trying to look foxy in my newly dyed, op shop dress. I'm loving this dress and the fun of taking something that's not quite right, and giving it a new look, all for a few dollars.




Finally, my dear Fleamarket Friends, I'd like to introduce you to my new craft basket.



She eyed me off at the MS Oppie and after a amall amount of money was exchanged we left quickly, arm in handle. She once carried sandwhiches and a thermos, with the odd bottle of vino on special occasions. She probably also saw her fair share of lamingtons and waxy paper but she is moving on, to a new world. A world where partly made bunnies will be popping out of her round bits, and fabric and needles and pins will be packed away under her lid. I can't wait to take her for a test run at this weeks craft night!


Have you had any good finds lately? I love popping around, via Sophie's, to see what you have found. Have a great week sweeties, see you soon xo


21 comments:

Wendy said...

That nurse's apron is perfect! Glad you're having such good great opping mojo...

melissa said...

Love the craft basket...great idea and yes you are looking very spunky, the dress looks great!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Some fabulous finds! What a great idea for a craft basket. I hope you continue to take it easy & have a relaxing, restful sunday...

Catherine said...

Love all your finds - and glad that the basket has found a new and fulfilling life!

sue said...

Wow, you had a wonderful time at the op shops getting such great treasures. I love your new dress on you, looks great. Your new craft basket looks perfect for your bunnies too.

Allana said...

what great finds, especially love your dyed dress!

Knicky Knacks said...

Great finds. Love the doctor's kit - my kids have one also and we spend hours bandaging each other up. The basket is great also.

Bek said...

My jems would love that doc's kit- doctors is her favourite game at the moment! Nice finds!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

well, hello, there in that beautiful dress. hm, is that your house in the back. mhmmmmmmmmmm !

Thea said...

Great finds. The strawberry calendar is the best!

Gypsy said...

Gorgeous! All of it! But especially the strawberry calendar, it's awesome!

collecting feathers said...

I love the basket! In fact, I love any kind of container that you can put stuff in. I was just thinking today(as I was lining a basket with vintage sheeting)...you just can't have enough baskets in life!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Great idea for recycling ... it's amazing how many picnic baskets are recycled as craft baskets. It'll look amazing with a teddy or three poking out.
My Flea Market Find

Catherine said...

Great finds Beck! I do love that strawberry calendar and the nurses apron looks like it will be well loved. Hope you have a wonderful week.xo

teddybearswednesday said...

wonderful finds Beck. But oh my god I'm in love with Teddy and now his teddy soooo beautiful.
Love that calender and jug cover, you are an amazing op shopper xo

Heidi said...

You hit the mother load, what great finds. That basket is amazing!

crzylady said...

dress looks great on you and am very jealous of the amazing basket! The bunnies will love it

Mary said...

Eganstown? I'd HAVE to live there! that is my maiden name!

Dress looks great! Very nice dye job.

Linda said...

I would never have thought to use the basket for crafts~ such a great idea! The dress looks beautiful on you and I just love the teddies...

hester said...

You do look foxy! I've never tried dying clothes but maybe I'll give it a try.

Love that strawberry calendar and the doctor's kit. As an ex-nurse, I reckon those pretend syringes are a great thing for kids to play to normalise injections. We used to give the kids plastic syringes for water fights in our kids' ward until our stuffy old matron banned the practice in case they "grew up to become drug addicts"!

Miss Muggins said...

the op shop gods were certainly smiling on you........again!