Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fleamarket Finds


Hi Boys & Girls (well Girls anyway..), have you been finding anything amazing lately in your travels around the oppies & markets? I've had a busy week so I haven't been up to my usual adventures....no tip shop either. But I do have some treasures to show you that I may not have blogged about before. The top photo is of a little doggie, Humphrey, who has been living with us for many years now. He sits on a cushion and is just so sweet. I had a phase of collecting china dogs so I have quite a few but he is a bit special.


Talking of cushions here is a favourite of mine...a kind of patchwork that probably has a name but I'm going with Wonky Scrap Patchwork with overlaid hand stitching.



I'd like to make something similar but I'm not sure how to begin...



As it is Sunday & I have been to church to see some children we know receive the Sacrament of Confirmation it seems appropriate that I also show you this lovely frame that hangs in my bathroom. I've always been drawn to religious images & quotes, which is odd as we were not brought up with any religion. I remember when we moved into our house in Fitzroy as children there was a small frame on the mantlepiece that read "Seek, and ye shall find". I love this thought as it can be applied to so many situations.

Have you seen this little stitched picture before? I can't remember, but hey, it's so lovely you can see it again! I also really like birds and am forever looking at them in the garden, in the sky and listening for their different calls and songs. I love the colours in this and the homemade-ness of it, it's stuck to cardboard with tape at the back and is folky & sweet.

And here is sweet Sunday all dressed up for my dad's wedding last night. Her dress & cardi are both from local oppies and doesn't she look adorable?

More sweetness in these illustrations...loving the colours and the simple joy in them. I found this book at an oppie in Ballarat. Do you look at the children's books in opshops? I can't help it, even though we have a million books already. The illustrations and stories can be so inspiring.

I've had a crazy & at times emotional weekend, not to mention being pulled over by the police & then later locking my keys in the car. More on that later! Hope you had a happy and drama free weekend, I'm off to Sophie's for some distraction! See you soon sweeties xo

14 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

you definitely can look good thrifting. more peope need to recognise that.
My Flea Market Find

Me said...

you got some lovely things there!! You really need to go to a tip shop... I can't wait to share what i got TODAY at the Brisbane tip shop!!

Lizzie said...

Lovely op shop finds Beck. The cushion looks like a form of crazy patchwork. Google crazy quilts and see what you think..
Lizzie
xxx

Seaside Siblings said...

Great finds. Loving the patchwork cushion.

Jennie said...

That cushion is very cool - looks like it would have taken some time to make! I love it!

moose and bird said...

Wow, I don't know where to start. So many lovely things. Sunday's outfit is gorgeous, the bird cross-stitch is beautiful (I've got a super special one myself) and I always look at the children's books in oppies. I love making handmade cards with them. Hope your weekend gets better. xo

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

that crazy patchwork stitching is amazing, and i like the posture of your dog in the first picture, even if it is coincidental. very becoming... :)))

Allana said...

Great Oppie pieces! We definately check out the books when we go too. :)

teddybearswednesday said...

Loving all your treasures as usual Beck!! THe cushion is gorgeous , LOVE Humphrey ( he's so humphrey) and I agree with you about those sweet illustrations.
Hope you're having a wonderful long weekend. xo

crzylady said...

hope the wedding went well and that you safely retrieved your keys (I do it at least once every two months). and thank you for sharking the lovelies!

Heidi said...

I love the book and the dog planter and that little crazy quilt piece, I guess I should say all of it....You made out like a bandit missy!

Linda said...

Wonderful finds, Beck! I love the little dog and the print in your bathroom~ I have a religious saying floral print in my bathroom, too!

Catherine said...

we love the books too - even though we akso don't need any more! Great collection of finds, and Sunday looks great!

Nick said...

That little religous quote is quite beautiful...so Anne of Green Gablelish.