Saturday, May 28, 2011
I know we are still weeks from winter but I seem to keep gravitating towards all the warm and woolly things in op shops. This lovely soft scarf was from one of those lovely choc-a-block op shops where the little old ladies who run the shop also have a rack of handmade baby cardigans and scarves. Unfortunately the cardies were all a little small for miss Liongirl but this scarf just had my name all over it. Mustard, burnt orange and grey- perfect.
Then there was this woolly blankie. Look at all these gorgeous gelati colours. I'm curious to see which of the kids nabs it first for laptime during early morning TV.
And the little packet of wooden pegs for $1. I had been wanting to get some of these for Liongirl as she has her own washing line but the modern plastic pegs are too difficult for her to use. I wasn't sure if supermarkets even sold them anymore but look, there they were in an op shop, on the top of the craft pile and still in the packet.
And some more books for Roboboy- he is needing them for his" Research". I nearly snorted out loud when he selected the Readers Digest's Guide to the Outback at the last fete trash and treasure and cited that it too was required for " research" purposes. I think that was the same day he was watching a Justine Clarke music videoclip on ABC kids and exclaimed out loud to himself about the " beautiful illustrations". I do have some concerns about how his refined gentlemen style of language goes down in the playground amidst games of armies and Ben10.
At least now he will be able to at least tell his friends the correct terminology for all the quartz crystals they keep digging up at school. Pockets full, before every washing load.
And this one was for me, the colour and texture was completely enough to stop me being able to walk away.
I had a good feeling about this little daisy pot. It did not have any brand name on the bottom but had a "made in England" and an impressed number 1582. From these two clues and google, it appears to possibly be some Carlton Ware from the late 1930's but I haven't been able to find anything quite like it on ebay. No matter what its history, noble or otherwise, I still love it.
Oh yes, almost forgot- for anyone like me who was unable to post comments on most blogs ALL THIS WEEK due to a blogger glitch , the way to fix it is when you sign in with blogger, just unclick on the teeny box that says "keep me signed in" and it should all be working. And feel free to pop back and post about your eternal gratitude as that took me 4 days of scrolling through blogger help forums to sort out.