Sunday, October 30, 2011
Milk glass magic
A few weeks back, Legoman and I were lucky enough to have some time to explore the seaside suburb of Redcliffe, sans children. We had a long ocean view lunch and then took our time exploring some of the second hand stores and all the op shops we could find. I found a few bits and bobs, but nothing amazing. And then in very last oppie on the list, the Sandgate Salvos, I stumbled onto not one but two gorgeous pieces of milkglass. The bowl was $8 and the vase was $6. I was grinning from ear to ear all the way home to my corella pears.
I already showed you this other piece I also found recently, so it really was milk glass month for me. I am working my way towards a lovely little collection and when my MIL saw it the other day it got her thinking. She might have a cake plate squirrelled away somewhere in her very crowded cupboards. I can't even begin to think about it.
And then at our local weekend markets, this pyrex just popped up. And when I casually asked if it had a lid, she dropped the price to $6. Straight into the trolley dolly, yep move those eggs right over.
In thanks to the op shop gods I have been vigorously decluttering and readying bags of clothes for friends with younger children and toys for our local childcare. Who knows what will show up next?
Linking up with Sophie to share the thrifted joy.