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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some exciting finds todays...

It's been awhile since I've been op shopping or garage sale shopping.  Mum and I used to scour the local op shops together and since she has moved to Darwin it hasn't been quite the same.  In fact I had just said that very thing on Crafty Mamas yesterday.  So imagine my surprise today when I found that we not only had a garage sale happening in our street but also one just around the corner.  It had to be fate right!

First stop was the sale around the corner.  Not only did they have the most magnificent wicker bassinette that I have ever seen in my whole life (which I totally would have bought expect for the fact that its probably not suitable for a 3yo) but hiding at the back they had this charming embroidery stand.  I do have an embroidery stand already but its a cheap, ugly, pine monstrosity which is uncomfortable to sit and work at.  This gorgeous little thing is a hand made beauty but most of all its compact and compliments our home perfectly.  I was thrilled with it and the lovely lady that sold it to me is thrilled that its going to a good home.


At the garage sale in our street I was most disappointed to arrive and find a transaction already under way for a lovely bookcase.  Oh well, these things happen.  I was going through the clothes that they had and found this lovely pink top which I think with a little work should make a perfectly sparkly fairy princess dress for my resident fairy princess.


I'm so happy with my finds today, what a great reintroduction to the world of preloved treasures.  If you'd like to see some other really beautiful preloved treasures step over to Her Library Adventures and check out some of the other Flea Market Finds.

6 comments:

sue said...

Must have been Kharma that brought the sales to your street! I think you will have one very happy faerie once you alter that top!

Janice said...

What a truly gorgeous hoop. Lucky you.

Barrie and Moana said...

Oh that stand is just beyond words for a garage sale find! I've only ever seen cheapy rickety ones in pine. You are a pretty lucky girl! Hope you had a nice valentines :)

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh I love that hoop! What a wonderful garage sale find, I'm inspired now to hit the garage sales next weekend. What fun!
Thanks so much for playing along.
Sophie x

Little Ted Canvas said...

That is a gorgeous embroidery stand, nice find!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

sometimes it's just meant to be ... that embroidery stand is fantastic.